Ross & Cromarty War Memorials

 

SHIELDAIG

There are two Memorials in Shieldaig. The local Memorial is on a camping site overlooking Loch Gairloch. The other is a USAAF one accessible via the Nav Bar below.

As the picture above shows, the local one is a tapered grey pillar, set on a larger, similarly-shaped block where the inscriptions are. The pillar has a cupola on top. That block rests on three more stepped blocks, each increasing in size.

The map reference for local one is NG 816 542 on OS Sheet 19.
Map Reference for USAAF one is 810 713 on the same sheet (19).

The first list is for 1914-1918 and has the dedication

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING NCO's AND MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

L/CPL GEORGE A GRANT CEF SHIELDAIG
L/CPL ALEX GORDON SEAFORTH HDRS SHIELDAIG
PTE WILLIAM GORDON SEAFORTH HDRS SHIELDAIG
PTE DUNCAN GORDON SEAFORTH HDRS SHIELDAIG
PTE RODERICK MACGREGOR SEAFORTH HDRS SHIELDAIG
PTE KENNETH CAMERON SEAFORTH HDRS SHIELDAIG
PTE DONALD N MACLENNAN SEAFORTH HDRS SHIELDAIG
PTE GREGOR MACDONALD GSR SHIELDAIG
SIGNLR JOHN MACLENNAN RN SHIELDAIG
PTE ALEX MATHESON LOVAT SCOUTS KINLOCH
PTE FINLAY MACDONALD RGA ARDHESLAIG
PTE THOMAS M MACRAE NZEF CAMUS-AN-EILEAN
PTE ALEX MACPHERSON CAM HGHS ARRINA
PTE DONALD MACRAE NZSR CUAIG
PTE KENNETH GILLIES AEF GALACILLE
LSO MARGARET MACKENZIE SHIELDAIG - LOST WITH LUSITANIA

Abbreviations explained

AIS AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE
CEF CANADIAN EXPEDIONARY FOPRCE
FLT/SGT FLIGHT SERGEANT
HDRS HIGHLANDERS
LSO Cannot find definition
MN MERCHANT NAVY
NZEF NEW ZEALAND EXPEDIONARY FORCE
NZSR NEW ZEALAND ??
PTE PRIVATE
QM QUARTER MASTER
RAFVR ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE
RGA ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
RN ROYAL NAVY

Also 1939-1945

RN NORMAN MACBEATH PRD SEAMAN ARRINA
RAFVR ALEX JOHN MACDONALD FLT/SGT BALCY
MN JOHN MACDONALD QM AIRD

Abbreviations are explained in 'More Info'

THEY WAXED VALIANTLY IN FIGHT THEY PUT TO FLIGHT
THE ARMIES OF THE ALIENS

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