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DALWHINNIE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Malcolm Davies 2007

The memorial is to be found at the cross roads of the A9 and another minor road into Dalwhinnie. It takes the form of a rough hewn, three-stepped base surmounted by square plinth and obelisk. The inscription is to be found on a granite tablet set into the front face of the plinth. The whole mounment stands within a landscaped, walled and railed enclosure

Photograph Copyright © Malcolm Davies 2007

TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS AND MEN FROM DALWHINNIE
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 - 1919

ALBRIGHT

Martin Chicheley

[Listed as Major on CWGC] Captain, 1st/1st Battalion, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcestershire Yeomanry). Died of wounds 8/11/1917. Age 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Albright, of Bromesberrow Place, Ledbury, Herefordshire; husband of Barbara Albright, of Apperley Court, Tewkesbury, Glos. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery. Plot XIX. Row D. Grave 9.

BETTS

Charles W

[7th Battalion CWGC & SDGW] Private 203102, 1st/4th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 31/7/1917. Born Belton, Rutlandshire, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-shire, resided Belton, Uppingham, Rutlandshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL. Panel 38 and 40.

CAMERON

Alexander

Private 1760, 1st/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 18/5/1915. Born Kilmallie, Fort William, Inverness-shire enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire resided Fort William. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cameron, of New Pier Terrace, Fort William, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 41 and 42.

CAMPBELL

Charles James

Private 1653, 7th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Killed in action 17/8/1916. Age 19. Born Inverness, Inverness-shire, enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire, resided Inverness, Inverness-shire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, of Dalreoch, Calvine, Perthshire. Native of Kinchyle, Inverness-shire. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 25.

CAMPBELL

D

Lance Corporal 9565, 1st Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Died 29/11/1914. Age 19. Born Kingussie, Inverness-shire, enlisted Edinburgh, Midlothian, resided Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. Son of John and Hannah Campbell, of Farrowview, Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY. Plot II. Row N. Grave 13.

CRAIB

James Shand

Sergeant 51409, 15th Battalion, Royal Scots, formerly 9030, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 13/4/1918. Age 22. Enlisted Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, resided Dalwhinnie. Son of William and Mary Craib, of Lochend Cottage, Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 1.

DUNLOP

Alexander Hamilton

Second Lieutenant, 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 6/11/1917. Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. I. M. Dunlop, of Doonside, Ayr. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section M Grave 71.

KENNEDY

Alexander Hugh

Private S/40088, 6th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Died of wounds 17/10/1916. Age 33. Born Fort William, Inverness-shire, enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire, resided Tomatin, Inverness-shire. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Kennedy, of Drumochter, Dalwhennie; husband of Mary Cumming Kennedy, of Ord Bhan, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire. Buried in the North East part of KINGUSSIE PARISH CHURCHYARD

KENNEDY

Louis

Private 1507, 1st/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Died 23/5/1915. Age 19. Born Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, enlisted Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire, resided Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire Son of Donald and Maggie Kennedy, of Drumochter, Dalwhinnie. Buried in ROBECQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave 12.

McCOOK

Donald

Private 125472, 1st/1st Battalion, Lovat Scouts Died 24/10/1917. Age 30. Born Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, enlisted Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire, resided Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCook, of Newtonmore, Inverness-shire. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY. Plot I. Row B. Section 9.

McLENNAN

William Ross

[Listed as WGR on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 1st/5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 21/3/1918. Age 28. Son of Alexander and May McLennan, of East End, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 46.

MACKENZIE

Alexander

Private S/27537, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 3/5/1917. Born Moy, Inverness-shire, enlisted Nairn, Nairnshire, resided Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL. Bay 9.

MACRAE

Patrick Cameron

Captain, 80th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5/3/1917. M.A., M.B., C.H.B. Buried North of the West end of the Church in KINGUSSIE PARISH CHURCHYARD

MELLIS

William

Private 1512, 1st/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 10/3/1915. Age 31. Born Elgin, Morays, enlisted Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. Son of John Watt Mellis, of Shore St., Inverness, and the late Catherine Mellis; husband of Emily Chisholm Mellis, of Ord Village, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL. Panel 41 and 42.

Also the World War
1939-1945

CAMERON

Charles

[Trooper on CWGC], Signaller 325204, Lovat Scouts Died 15/12/1939. Age 24. Son of John Watt Mellis, of Shore St., Inverness, and the late Catherine Mellis; husband of Emily Chisholm Mellis, of Ord Village, Muir-of-Ord, Ross-shire. Buried in KINGUSSIE CEMETERY. Grave 326.

KERR

Thomas S

Corporal 2930913, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Died 24/10/1942. Age 32. Son of George and Georgina Kerr; husband of Isabella Kerr, of Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 6A.

MacLAGAN

William James

[Listed as McLAGAN on CWGC] Sergeant 2930917, 5th Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Died 18/7/1944. Age 25. Son of George and Georgina Kerr; husband of Isabella Kerr, of Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

POE

George Macpherson

Lieutenant 300343, 2nd Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Died 5/8/1944. Age 20. Son of James Wilson Poe and Catherine Poe, of Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY. Plot VI. Row B. Section 21.

Last updated 20 August, 2007

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