Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

POOLEWE

The Memorial is a grey stone pillar with a Celtic on top. It is located in a delightful garden with well-mown lawns, a path leading to thr monument, and a number of ??. The whole site overlooks the famous Inverewe Gardens.

The monument comprises a number of blocks on whuch the pillar stands. The top-most block, on which the pillar stands, carries the 1914-1918 names. The next block down has a gaelic inscription -

"Lean Iad Gu Dluth Ri Cliu An Sinnsear"

which translates as -
"They followed soon after their forefathers"

The third and fourth blocks show the names for the 1939-1945 War. Thus we have the unusual situation that there are more names for WW2 than for WW1. It is normally the other way round. The map reference is NG 857 809 on OS Sheet ??.

TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY
OF POOLEWE MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

SGT F McIVER, SEAFORTH HRS
PTE E LAWRIE, SEAFORTH HRS
PTE K McDIONALD, SEAFORTH HRS
PTE W ROSS, SEAFORTH HRS
SGT J URQUHART, CAMERONS
PTE J McLENNAN, A & S H
PTE F CAMERON, E KENTS

AB JOHN MACLEAN MN
AB DONALD MURDO MACKENZIE MN
AB RODERICK CAMERON MN
L/CPL ANGUS MACKENZIE A & S H
PTE DUNCAN URQUHART BLACK WATCH
SGT DUNCAN LAWRIE SEAFORTH HDRS
CPL ARCHIBALD LAWRIE SEAFORTH HDRS
PTE IAN MACIVER SEAFORTH HDRS
PTE ROBERT R URQUHART COMMANDOS

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There is a small bee-hive shaped cairn in the grounds which has the inscription

POOLEWE WAR MEMORIAL

THE PATH AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THIS SITE WERE MADE IN
OCTOBER 2000 AND FUNDED BY

FRIENDS OF WAR MEMORIALS
HIGHLAND FIELDCRAFT TRAINING CENTRE ASSOCIATION
ROWALLAN COMPANY RMA SANDHURST
THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL
WESTER LOCH EWE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL DONATIONS
WORK WAS CARRIED OUT BY MACLEOD & MITCHELL POOLEWE LTD
WITH THE KIND PERMISSION OF MRS MACDONALD-BUCHANAN
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