Poolewe War Memorial


Poolewe War Memorial






View looking towards Inverewe Gardens.


View looking north.

View looking east to the bridge over the River Ewe.


View from the Memorial looking to the adjacent recreational area.

Poolewe War Memorial

To the immortal memory of Poolewe men who fell in the Great War 1914-1919.

In October 1922 the Poolewe War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. The memorial is of grey granite and takes the form of an Iona Cross. It is placed on the rock overlooking the bay, the village and the River Ewe. The service was conducted by the Rev E S Russell, Minister of Poolewe, assisted by the Rev D Macleod, Minister of Gairloch, who conducted the Gaelic Service. Admiral Roebeck, Commander of the Atlantic Fleet now in Loch Ewe, honoured the ceremony by sending a Guard of Honour with buglers under the command of Lt Troubridge. Ex-Servicemen wearing their decorations were under the command of Lt Turner, RNVR. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Colonel Cuthbert, CMG, DSO. The Lament was played by Mr W B Macrae. The following names are inscribed on the memorial: Sgt Finlay Maciver, Pte William Ross, Pte Edward Lawrie, Pte Kenneth Macdonald, all of the 4th Bn Seaforth Highlanders; Sgt John Urquhart, Camerons; Pte Frank Cameron, East Kents; and Pte John Maclennan, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Extract from Ross-shire Journal of October 1922

Sgt.  F. McIVER   Seaforth Highlanders
Pte   E. LAWRIE          "              "
Pte   K. McDONALD   "              "
Pte   W. ROSS             "              "
Sgt   J. URQUHART   Camerons
Pte   J. McLENNAN   A and SH
Pte   F. CAMERON   E. Kents

Lean iad cu bluth ri cliu an sinnsear 1939-1945

A.B JOHN MACLEAN M.N.
AB   DONALD MURDO MACKENZIE  MN
AB   RODERICK CAMERON   MN
L/Cpl ANGUS MACKENZIE A. and S.H.
Pte DUNCAN URQUHART BLACK WATCH
Sgt.   DUNCAN LAWRIE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Cpl ARCHIBALD LAWRIE           "                  "
Pte IAN MACIVER                         "                  "
Pte ROBERT R. URQUHART COMMANDOS



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