Avoch War Memorial


Avoch War Memorial















The War Memorial was the site of a midnight service on 31 December 1999.

Avoch War Memorial


This imposing Memorial stands on high ground at the junction of the main road into Avoch (A832) and a side road which leads to a former Free Church, now converted into a dwelling house. Map reference is NH698551 on Sheet 26.
 
The Memorial is a well-designed, elegant tapered pillar, painted primrose-yellow, and standing on a three-stepped platform painted a dark grey. The pillar has an engraved
sword on it under which are the words -



SKIPPER  DONALD McLEMAN  RNR
PO  ALEXANDER LESLIE  MN
JAMES WILLIAM PATIENCE  MN
SEAMAN  DONALD REID  MN 
SEAMAN  JAMES A JACK  MN
SEAMAN  JOHN LEITCH McLEMAN  MN
PO  HUNTLY McKAY  RAF
F/S  WILLIAM J McINTOSH  RAF
SGT  ANDREW McNAIR  RAF

MAJOR  E MACKINNON  R.A.M.C.
SERGT  B MACLEMAN  COLDSTREAM GUARDS
CPL  D B MACLEMAN  SCOTS GUARDS
L/CPL W VASS  H. L .I.
"           W SKINNER  SCOTTISH RIFLES
PTE J H BISHOP  K .O. S .B.
"       J MACDONALD  K .O. Y .L .I.
"       K C MACKENZIE  SCOTTISH HORSE
PIPER  W MACKENZIE  ROYAL FUSILIERS
PTE  H MACLEMAN  R A M C
"        M MACRAE  ROYAL SCOTS
"        G MANN  TANK CORPS
  "      J REID  GORDONS
SERGT  T O ROSS, DCM   CANADIANS
PTE A R DUNN  CANADIANS          
"       L MACINTOSH  CANADIANS          
"     A MACLEMAN    CANADIANS
"       R MACLEMAN  CANADIANS
SAPPER D ROSS  CANADIANS

A.B.  JAMES JACK  R.N.
A.B.  ALEXANDER McINTOSH  RN 
SEAMAN  JOHN P REID  RN
SEC. HAND  THOMAS REID  R.N.R
L/SEAMAN  DONALD PATIENCE  RNR
SEAMAN  JAMES REID RNR
    "             ALEXANDER JACK  RNR
    "             WILLIAM ALLISON  RNR
L/STW  DONALD SUTHERLAND  R.N.S.R.

1ST CLS PTY OFFCR  J. W. PATIENCE  R.N.R
SEAMAN  W. BRODIE   "   
       "          A. CLARKE   "   
       "          H. MACINTOSH   "   
       "          D. MACLEMAN   "   
       "          R. PATIENCE   "   
       "          W. PATIENCE   "   
       "          D. REID   "   
       "          J. REID   "   
       "          D. SKINNER   "  
       "          J. SKINNER   "   
       "          J. SUTHERLAND   BOOM DEFENCE
       "          D. DAVIDSON  R.E.
L/CPL  D. SUTHERLAND  AUSTRALIANS
PTE  A. ROSS  NEW ZEALANDERS
PTE  J. ROBERTSON  SOUTH AFRICANS

STOKER  JOHN DICKSON  R.N.
L/CPL  EVAN FINLAY  4  SEAFORTHS
  "          EDWARD J SHEARER (Sonny)  5 SEAFORTHS
PTE  GEORGE FINDLAY  4 SEAFORTHS
  "       HUGH A. PATIENCE  4 SEAFORTHS
   "      ALEXANDER GRANT  6  CAMERONS
GDS  GILBERT PATIENCE  SCOTS GUARDS
GNR  GEORGE PATIENCE  R.A.
  "       ROBERT JACK  RA
  "       JAMES REID  N.Z.F.A.

ACSM  W. SHOBBROOK  SEAFORTHS
SERGT  G. MACINTOSH       "         
SERGT  G. PATIENCE        "          
SERGT  D. SUTHERLAND       "   
CPL  W. McSTEPHEN        "          
CPL  D. SUTHERLAND        "         
L/CPL  K. McLEAN        "         
L/CPL C. A. MACRAE        "          
PTE  R. BISSETT        "          
PTE  J. McP. LESLIE         "         
PTE  D. MACDONALD        "         
PTE  D. MACLEAY         "          
PTE  W. J. MACRAE         "         
PTE  D. PIRIE        "          
PTE  J. S. MACINTOSH  CAMERONS
PTE  W. G. MACKAY         "          
PTE   R. J. MACKERCHAR         "         
PTE   D. JACK  BLACK WATCH
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