Wilson memorial


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Reference WMO250883

Address:

High Street

Fochabers

IV32 7DH

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Drinking fountain
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Matabele Wars (1893-1897)
About the memorial: Granite and marble circular plinth, surmounted by six columns with a water fountain in the centre, topped by a small dome
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Erected by the natives of Fochabers to commemorate the heroic stand made against the forces of the King of Matebeleland by Major Allan Wilson of this town who with a small band of comrades fell bravely fighting against overwhelming odds near the Shangani River in South Africa on the 4th of December 1893

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