Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

MacDonald Monument at Mulbuie

A monument, at Mulbuie on the B9169 near Sir Hector's birthplace at Rootfield on the Black Isle. There is a panel, visible above the doorway, carrying the words shown below - what a record.

The map reference is NH 551 552 on Sheet 26

"AIR MUIR 'S AIR TIR"
(On Sea and on Land)
then a crossed swords motif
and a wreath

ERECTED IN MEMORY OF
SIR HECTOR ARCHIBALD MACDONALD
KCB, DSO, ADC, LLD
BORN AT ROOTFIELD MARCH 1853
ENLISTED PRIVATE SOLDIER JUNE 1870
DIED MAJOR GENERAL MARCH 1903

WAR SERVICE
AFGHANISTAN, HAZARDARAKMT, GHARASIAH,
KABUL, CHUDUKHTEAN,KABUK TO KANDAHAR
BATTLE OF KANDAHAR
SOUTH AFRICA:- MAJUBA HILL
SOUDAN EXPEDITION:- SUAKIN
GAMAIZAH, TOSKI, TOKAR
DONGOLA EXPEDITION:- FIRKIT, HAFIR
NILE EXPEDITION:- ABU HAMED
ALTBARA, OMDURMAN
SOUTH AFRICA, 1900-1901, KOODOOSBERG
PAARDEBERG, WITTERBERGEN

THANKED BY BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

AWARDED TEN DECORATIONS, FOURTEEN CLASPS,
MENTIONED ELEVEN TIMES IN DESPATCHES

ERECTED BY THE FRIENDS OF HIS YOUTH

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