North Head

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Reference WMO/148022

Address:

North Head Footpath

Wick

KW1

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • 18th Century Wars
  • 19th Century Wars
  • 20th Century Wars
About the memorial: The North Head Memorial Tower was raised in 1909 by public subscription, and dedicated to Caithness men who had served in military campaigns from 1700 to 1909. A detailed list of 400 veterans was complied by the Rev Horne in 1909 and exists. The Memorial tower was recently saved from Highland council demolition. A plan to restore to the tower is currently be developed.
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TO/ PERPETUATE THE PATRIOTISM/ OF THOSE/ NATIVES OF CAITHNESS/ WHO/ SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ ON/ LAND AND SEA./ MANY OF THEIR NAMES, RESCUED/ FROM FORGETFULNESS, ARE/ PRESERVED FOR POSTERITY IN/ THIS MEMORIAL TOWER./ "Their names are here:/ their deeds are in the histories/ of the world."/ 1909/ CAMPERDOWN/ TRAFALGAR/ THE NILE/ ST VINCENT/ THE BALTIC/ ABOURKIR/ THE NORE/ CHINA/ WATERLOO/ SALAMANCA/ TOULOUSE/ LUCKNOW/ ALMA/ INKERMAN/ SEVASTOPOL/ (Unknown)/ (Unknown)/ KANDAHAR/ CHITRAL/ EGYPT/ AFGHANISTAN/ ZULULAND.

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