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LAGGAN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Martin Edwards 2018

Laggan War memorial is to be found in a field east of Laggan, on the A86, next to the Gaskmore House Hotel, Laggan. It takes the form of a square pillar, made of stone blocks, in the shape of a small tower with battlement top and 4 cannon-like barrels protruding, one on each corner, the whole stands on a two-stepped base. Carved on the front face is a crest with motto below and the dates 1914-1919. The dedication and names inscribed on two inset tablets, one on the front and the other on the right-hand side. The World War 2 memorial is on the right hand face as you look at the memorial. The memorial was built by Messrs. Garden & Co. There are 31 names listed for World War 1 and 6 names for World War 2. The names here have been sorted here into alphabetical order for ease of reading and research.

Photograph Copyright © Russell Edwards 2017

MAR CHUIMMNEACHAN

1914-1919

IN HONOUR OF
THE GLORIOUS DEAD
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
FREEDOM AND HUMANITY IN THE
GREAT WAR

ANDERSON James
Private 266680, 1st/6th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 18 October 1918. Aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, of Balgown Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. Buried in IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 25.
ANDERSON William
Corporal S/13625, 6th (Service) Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 4 April 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Dumfries, Dumfriesshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson, of Balgown Laggan, Kingussie. Attested 18 September 1914 at Dumfries, aged 21 years 9 months, Gamekeeper by profession, born Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 132lbs, chest 36 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, red hair, religious denomination Presbyterian. Posted 7th Battalion 19 September 1914, posted 6th Battalion 13 Noevmber 1916. appointed Lance Corporal 7 August 1916, Acting Corporal 16 September 1916 and Corporal 23 September 1916; embarked France 9 July 1915. Buried at FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 22.
CAMPBELL Charles
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CAMPBELL Donald
Lance Corporal, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
CONNOR Angus
Sergeant, Scots Guards
CONNOR Donald
Private 455315, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 6 October 1916, Aged 21. Son of Colin and Christina Connor, of Loch Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Buried in 2ND CANADIAN CEMETERY, SUNKEN ROAD, CONTALMAISON, Somme, France. Row A. Grave 2.
CRAIB James S
Sergeant, Royal Scots
DUNBAR Robert
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
DURRANT John
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
FRASER Donald
Piper, Seaforth Highlanders
GRANT John McPherson
Lance Corporal 11/267, Wellington Mounted Rifles, New Zealnd E. F. Killed in action at Gallipoli 27 August 1915. Aged 26. Son of James and Catherine Grant, of Gaskmore, Laggan, Scotland. No known grave. Commemorated on HILL 60 (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli).
KENNEDY Alexander
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
KENNEDY John
Private S/30816, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born and resident Laggan, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-Shire. No known grave. Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 74.
KENNEDY Louis
Private 1507, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died on service 23 May 1915. Agedn 19. Born Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, resident and enlisted Dalwhinnie, Inverness-Shire. Son of Donald and Maggie Kennedy, of Drumochter, Dalwhinnie. Buried at ROBECQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 12.
LIVINGSTONE Robert
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 7332, Recruits Depot, Royal Flying Corps. Died 13 September 1915. Aged 20. Born at Lochlaggan, Kingussie. Son of Jessie Livingstone, of Post Office, Knilochlaggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire, and the late James Livingstone. Buried in the North-West part in LAGGAN PARISH CHURCHYARD, Inverness-shire.
MACCOOK Donald
Private 125472, 1st/1st Battalion, Lovat Scouts (Sharpshooters). Killed in action 24 October 1917. Aged 30. Born Laggan, Inverness-Shire, resident Newtonmore, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-Shire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCook, of Newtonmore, Inverness-shire. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 9.
MACDONALD Angus
Private 1660, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died on active service in Bedford 2 January 1915. Born and resident Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-Shire. Buried at BEDFORD CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Section I. Grave 357. See also Bedford Cemetery.
MACDONALD Angus
[Listed as MCDONALD on SDGW] Gunner 144166, 31st Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service in United Kingdom 22 October 1916. Aged 27. Born Laggan, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Kingussie. Son of Archibald and Isabella MacDonald, of Lochlaggan Side, Kinlochlaggan. Buried South of the ruin in KINLOCH LAGGAN (ST. KENNETH) ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAVEYARD, Inverness-shire.
MACDONALD William
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MACLACHLAN Angus
Lance Corporal 776, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 17 May 1915. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, resident Kingussie, Inverness-Shire. Son of Allan and Isabella McLachlan, of Torcroy, Kingussie, Inverness-shire.No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 41 and 42.
MACLEOD John
[Listed as MCLEOD on SDGW] Sapper 166653, 124th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 39. Born Laggan, Inverness-Shire, resident Tulloch, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-Shire. Son of Lachlan and Anne MacLeod, of Gallovie, Kinloch Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. Attested 31 January 1916, aged 37 years 7 days, joined 18 April 1916, Gamekeeper by profession, height 5 feet 11 inches. weight 168lbs, chest 38 inches, religious denomination Presbyterian, skilled as Mason (Walling). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.
MACPHEE Duncan
[Spelt MCPHEE on CWGC] Private 3/5049, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 23 February 1920. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. Mary Macpherson, of Chapel House, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. Buried Near the North-West corner of the Church in LAGGAN PARISH CHURCHYARD, Inverness-shire.
MACPHERSON Ewan
[Spelt MCPHERSON on CWGC] Sergeant S/17815, 7th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 19 March 1918. Buried in the North-West part of LAGGAN PARISH CHURCHYARD, Inverness-shire.
MACPHERSON John
[Spelt MCPHERSON on SDGW] Private 1467, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 27 May 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Kingussie, Inverness-Shire. Son of John and Jessie MacPherson, of Catlodge, Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 76.
MACPHERSON John
Private 31767, 6/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died on active service 31 July 1917. Aged 33. Born and resident Laggan, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Kingussie, Invernessshire. Son of the late Thomas and Kitty MacDonald Macpherson. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 and 33.
MACPHERSON John D
Private, Scots Guards
MACRAE Gilbert
Private 1659 [CWGC] or 1059 [SDGW], 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died on active service in United Kingdom 24 February 1915. Aged 17. Born Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-Shire, resident and enlisted Kinloch, Laggan, Inverness-Shire. Son of Alexander MacRae, of Laggan Cottage, Kinloch, Laggan. Buried North-East of the Church in LAGGAN PARISH CHURCHYARD, Inverness-shire.
MILLAR Forbes
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MUNRO Simon
Private S/26208, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Laggan, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Inverness, Inverness-Shire. Son of Roderick Munro, of Lagg Cottage, Laggan, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 136 to 138.
ROBERTSON James [Alexander]
Private S/25707 [SDGW] or S/27507 [CWGC], 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Laggan, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, resident Dundee, Forfarshire, enlisted Monifieth, Forfarshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
TOLMIE Alexander
[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private S/27436, 6th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 10 April 1917. Aged 25. Resident Laggan, Inverness-Shire, enlisted Beauly, Inverness-Shire. Son of J. Bolton Tolmie and of Betsy Tolmie, of Church St., Partick, Glasgow. Bank Clerk. Buried in ORANGE TRENCH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 26.
IN PROUD AND HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939-1945
BLAIR James
Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
CALDER James
Driver, Royal Army Service Corps
CARR James
Private, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
MACDONALD Donald
Lance Sergeant 2931514, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Died 1 May 1943. Aged 36. Son of James MacDonald and of May MacDonald (nee Kennedy); husband of Elizabeth MacDonald (nee MacKenzie), of Laggan, Inverness-shire. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 5.
MACKENZIE John
Lance Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps
WILSON Alexander
Trooper, Lovat Scouts

Last updated 22 July, 2018

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