Fort William Boer War Memorial

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Reference WMO259762

Address:

The Craigs Burial Ground

Belford Road

Fort William

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Grey granite scroll mounted on a stone support commemorating three local men who died in the 1899-1902 South African War. At the entrance to The Craigs Burial ground. Entering the burial ground the memorial is to the right of the entrance gateway after going through the gateway near the Ewan Maclachlan obelisk.
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To The Memory / of / FORT WILLIAM MEN / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES / IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899 - 1902 PTE. DAVID MACLAREN / LOVAT SCOUTS, MORTALLY WOUNDED, / QUAGGERSFONTEIN, 21ST SEPT. 1901. PTE. WALTER PRINGLE / LOVAT SCOUTS, / ACCIDENTALLY KILLED DURBAN VILLE, / BERG REIVER, 22TH DECR. 1901. WILLIAM MACNIVEN, M.B., CH,B,. EDIN. / CIVIL SURGEON, / SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE, / DIED ON H.M. TROOPSHIP PLASSEY, / SOUTHAMPTON 25TH JUNE 1902. ERECTED BY THE TOWNSPEOPLE / OF FORT WILIAM.

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