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TOPIC: FORT WILLIAM - Fort William South African War Memorial

FORT WILLIAM - Fort William South African War Memorial 05 Jul 2018 13:24 #1

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Never noticed before I saw the 1907 newspaper report, must have walked past it many times. Was not mentioned on Canmore, HER or IWM War Memorial Register (will be there after their overnight update).

Fort William South African War Memorial
In the Craigs Burial Ground
NN 10802 74205
Entering the burial ground, the memorial is to the right of the entrance gateway after going through the gateway, near the Ewan Maclachlan obelisk.
The scroll is 575MM wide and 1110M high. It is mounted on a stone that is 770MM wide and 1700MM high.
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To The Memory
of
FORT WILLIAM MEN
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902
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PTE. DAVID MACLAREN
LOVAT SCOUTS, MORTALLY WOUNDED,
QUAGGERSFONTEIN, 21ST SEPT. 1901.
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PTE. WALTER PRINGLE
LOVAT SCOUTS,
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED DURBAN VILLE,
BERG REIVER, 22TH DECR. 1901.
--
WILLIAM MACNIVEN, M.B., CH,B,. EDIN.
CIVIL SURGEON,
SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE,
DIED ON H.M. TROOPSHIP PLASSEY,
SOUTHAMPTON 25TH JUNE 1902.
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ERECTED BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE
OF FORT WILIAM.

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Inverness Courier - Friday 05 July 1907
Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
A WAR MEMORIAL. — There was erected on Friday last within the precincts of the Craigs Burying-grouud an appropriate memorial to sons of Fort-William who gave their lives for their country in the South African campaign. The monument, which takes the shape of a grey granite scroll, is the work of Mr W. R. Vass. It bears the following inscription:—“ To the memory of Fort-William men who lost their lives in the South African War, 1899-1902, Private David Maclaren, Lovat Scouts, mortally wounded, Quaggersfontein, 21st September 1901; Private Walter Pringle, Lovat Scouts, accidentally killed, Durban Ville, Berg-River, 27th September 1901; William Macniven, M.B., Ch.B., Edin., civil surgeon, South African Field Force, died H.M. troopship Plassey, Southampton, 25th June 1902. Erected by the townspeople of Fort-William.”
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Craigs Burial ground, Fort William
ID:MHG17282
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ewen Maclachan Obelisk & Gateway, The Craigs Burial Ground, Fort William
Grid Reference:NN 10800 74220
Map Sheet:NN17SW
Civil Parish:KILMALLIE
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
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Site Type BURIAL GROUND, GATEWAY, OBELISK
Canmore ID 108567
Site Number NN17SW 47
NGR NN 10819 74240
Council HIGHLAND
Parish KILMALLIE
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District LOCHABER
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE





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