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INVERNESS HIGHLAND RAILWAY COMPANY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

Bronze plaque on the outside wall of the former offices of Highland Rail, adjacent to Inverness Railway Station. Rectangular plaque with inscription in relief. Banner at the top of the plaque with badge in the centre of it and laurel branches below. Unveiled on 6 August 1921 by General Lord Horne of Stirkoke; dedication performed by local clergy and dignitaries. About 25% of the workforce of 756 served in the First World War.

The Highland Railway ran from Perth in Central Scotland north to Inverness and then on up the east coast to Wick and Thurso. From Dingwall, the railway ran west to Kyle of Lochalsh to serve Skye and the Western Isles. From Inverness, another line ran east to Keith, where it connected with the line to Aberdeen. Several branches were built from this core network to serve nearby towns. For a list of stations and the lines they were on a separate page has been created.

Highland Railway main lines
By NordNordWest made File:Scotland location map.svg, using United States National Imagery and Mapping Agency data, World Data Base II data and image:Scotland topographic map-fr.jpg by Sting, User:Edgepedia drew the railway lines.
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Pro Deo Pro Patria
In Memory of the Employees of
The Highland Railway Company
Who gave their lives in the
Great War 1914-1919

BAIN Robert
Fireman - Corporal 22780, 13th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 11 May 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Wick, Caithness, enlisted Glencorse, Midlothian. Son of Margaret Bain, of 33, Barrogill St., Wick, Caithness, and the late John Bain. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 13.
BELL William
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CAMERON Archibald
Clerk - Private 1701, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born Dull, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, resident Aberfeldy, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 B.
CAMERON John
Waiter - Trooper, Lovat Scouts.
CAMPBELL Donald
Clerk or Pointsman - Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
CAMPBELL Donald
Clerk or Pointsman - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
CAMPBELL William
Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
CHISHOLM John
Clerk - Private, Gordon Highlanders.
CHRISTIE Malcolm
Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
DEAS Daniel George
Clerk - Private S/31773, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Inverness, resident Mayfield, Forres, Elginshire, enlisted Inverness. Formerly TR/1/851, 40th Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
DREW John S
Lance Serjeant, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
DREW William
Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
EDWARDS John
Porter - Private S/30441, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Aged 18. Born Watten, Caithness, resident Plocktown, Ross-Shire, enlisted Perth, Perthshire. Son of John Edwards, of 1, Planefield Rd., Inverness. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
ELDER William
Apprentice Turner - Private, H.M.B. Field Ambulance
FIGGINS Alexander
Storeman - Corporal 5333, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Agd 34. Born Motherwell, Lanarkshire, resident Inverness, enlisted Newcastle-On-Tyne, Nothumberland. Son of David and Annie Figgins, of 21, Greendykes Rd., Broxburn; husband of Annie Figgins, of 59, King St., Inverness. A Reservist. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 and 40.
FISHER Philip
Signalman - Private S/29995, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 1 December 1917. Aged 22. Born Duthie, Inverness-shire, resident Carr Bridge, Inverness-shire, enlisted Inverness. Son of Malcolm and Mary McKenzie Fisher, of Slochd, Carr Bridge, Inverness-shire. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 12.
FRASER Alexander
Porter - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
FRASER Hugh
Clerk - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
FRASER Hugh
Clerk - Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
GIBSON John
Driver, Royal Horse Artillery
GILLESPIE Maurice
Surfaceman - Trooper, 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
GOLLAN Alexander aka Alex
Fireman - Private 1260, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Son of Donald and Christina Gollan, of 1, Stephen St., Inverness. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42.
GORDON John
Fitter - Corporal 1711, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 17 May 1915. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Son of Bella Gordon, of "Craigellachie," Millburn Rd., Inverness, and the late Peter Gordon. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42.
GORDON William
Signalman - Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
GRANT Alex
Corporal, Suffolk Regiment
GRANT David [W]
Clerk - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
GRANT Gavin
[Listed on memorila as Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders] Private S/40418, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Born and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Son of Mr. J. Grant, of Station Cottages, Burghead, Morayshire. Buried in LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Row H. Grave 19.
GRANT Peter
Clerk - Private, North D. Fus.
GRAY William
Stores Warehouse - Serjeant, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
MacASKILL Donald
Cellarman - Private, Gordon Highlanders
MacBAIN Malcolm
Private 2247, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 1 September 1916. Resident Aviemore, Inverness-shire, enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 11.
MacDONALD Daniel
[Spelt McDonald on Railway documentation] Bankman - Private, Royal Garrison Artillery
MacDONALD James
[Spelt McDonald on Railway documentation] Shunter - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacFARQUHAR Duncan
[Spelt McFarquhar on Railway documentation, SDGW and CWGC] Private 6136, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 11 November 1914. Aged 30. Born and resident Inverness, Inverness-shire, enlisted Fort George, Inverness-shire. Son of Roderick and Isabella McFarquhar, of 41, Muirtown St., Inverness. No known grave. Commemorated pn YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 and 40.
MacGREGOR Duncan
Serjeant, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacKAY Alexander
Pointsman - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacKENZIE Duncan
Clerk - Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
MacKENZIE Ewen
Checker - Private, 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
MacKENZIE John
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacKENZIE John A
Private, H.M.B Field Ambulance
MacKENZIE Murdo
Labourer - Private 7123, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 28 September 1915. Born, resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Buried in NINTH AVENUE CEMETERY, HAISNES, Pas de Calais, France. Grave lost. Special Memorial Grave 39.
MacKENZIE William
Labourer - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacLEAN Donald
Clerk or Signalman - Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
MacLENNAN Donald
Covermaker or Surfaceman - Lance Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacLENNAN John
Carriage Builder - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MacLEOD Alexander
Surfaceman - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
MacLEOD Charles
Surfaceman - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
MacLEOD Donald
Cellarman - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
MacLEOD John
Head Night Porter - Serjeant, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MacMILLAN Donald
[Spelt McMillan on Railway Documentation] Porter - Private, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
MacRAE William M
Lance Corporal, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
MacVINISH Harry
Porter - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MARSHALL Charles
Surfaceman - Private, Wiltshire Regiment
MATHESON John
Clerk - Serjeant S/23877, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 29. Resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Son of John and Catherine Matheson. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Inverness-shire, a scholar, resident with his parents at 32, Inness Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
McARTHUR William
Clerk - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
McINTOSH Alexander
Porter - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
McLEAN Duncan
Clerk or Signalman - Serjeant, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
McLENNAN Donald F
Clerk or Surfaceman - Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
MELLIS William
Signalman - Private 1512, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 10 March 1915. Aged 31. Born Elgin, Morayshire, 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. In the Scotland, Post Office Directory 1911 he was a pointsman. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42.
MITCHELL Alexander
Porter - Corporal S/25347, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 11 April 1917. Resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Buried in ORANGE TRENCH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 27.
MORRISON Murdo
Porter - Private, Scots Guards
MUNRO William
Apprentice Trimmer - Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
MURDOCH William
Foreman Cleaner - Sergeant Major, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
MURRAY William
Checker - Corporal (Acting) S/40125, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 18 April 1918. Aged 27. Resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Murray, of 11, Grant St., Inverness. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 11.
NOBLE Andrew
Clerk - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
NOBLE James
Porter - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
O’NEILL Henry
Private, Gordon Highlanders.
OLIVER George
Boiler Shop - Lance Serjeant S/27634, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 4 April 1917. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Husband of Jean Paton, of The Conservative Club, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 1.
PAUL Simon
Clerk - Signaller, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
RAMSAY Donald
Private 40307 [SDGW] or S/40397 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 21 September 1916. Resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France . Pier and Face 15 B.
REID Thomas G
Surfaceman - Private, Scots Guards
ROBERTSON Ian
Porter - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
ROSS Hugh
Pointsman - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
ROSS James
Signalman - Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division
ROSS William
Porter - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
SIMPSON Alexander
Porter - Serjeant, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
SIMPSON David [B]
Yard Pointsman - Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's).
SMITH John
Serjeant, Royal Army Service Corps
SOUTER Robert
Private, H.M.B. Field Ambulance
STEWART David
Signalman - Private, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
SUTTIE John
Holder-Up - Private S/40959, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 26 April 1917. Aged 33. Resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Husband of A. Suttie, of 18, Friars Lane, Inverness. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France . Plot III. Row F. Grave 6.
TAYLOR Arthur
Clerk - Lance Corporal S/20824, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action between 23 and 28 April 1917. Born Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire, resident Turriff, Aberdeenshire, enlisted Inverness-shire. Buried in TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE, Pas de Calais, France. Row F. Grave 1.
THOMSON Duncan
[Spelt THOMPSON on SDGW and CWGC] Private 29765, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 5/6 June 1917. Born and enlisted Inverness. No known grave. Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1 and 2.
URQUHART Simon
Private, Highland Light Infantry
WATSON Archibald
[Listed as Private] Brass Finisher - Lance Corporal 7966, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Born Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Inverness, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated pn YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 and 40.
WILLIAMS Roderick
Covermaker - Private S/9923, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 21 March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.
YATES Samuel
Chief Clerk - Private S/31407, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 6 May 1918. Aged 20. Son of Harry and Jane Wilson Grey Yates, of 74, Denny St., Inverness. Born, resident and enlisted Inverness, Inverness-shire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 52.

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