Major Donald MacDonnell

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Reference WMO258851

Address:

Cille Choirill Catholic Church

Off the A86

Near Roy Bridge, Lochaber

PH31 4AP

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Jacobite Rebellions (1708-1746)
About the memorial: Brass Plaque on wooden backboard. The location is several miles to the east of Roy Bridge, to the north of the A86. There is a sign at the junction with the A86 directing you to the church and graveyard. Given that Major MacDonnell was executed at Carlisle by the English a purist might doubt that tis is a genuine war memorial, but he was undoubtedly a victim of a conflict. The IWM Register gives two spellings for the location, both of which differ from the one shown at the location itself.
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In Memory of/MAJOR DONALD MACDONNEL/OF TIRNADRIS/The victor of the first skirmish of the Rising/of 1745 who was executed at Carlisle on 18th/October 1746 upon him Scott based the Highland/Hero of his " Waverley " , Fergus Mac Ivor. /RIP

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