Tain War Memorial

Tain War Memorial lies within the Old Church of St Duthus.


Tain War Memorial






Detail from the 1914-1918 plaque - the figure of a scholar with a cloak, book and stick.


Detail from the 1914-1918 plaque - the figure of a kilted soldier with a rifle.


Detail from the 1939-1945 plaque - an aircraft.


Detail from the 1939-1945 plaque - a naval vessel.

Tain War Memorial

OUT OF WEAKNESS WERE MADE STRONG, WAXED VALIANT  IN FIGHT.  TURNED TO FLIGHT THE ARMIES OF THE ALIENS.
1914- 918
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF TAIN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.


List One
MAJ  HUGH DUFF  Lovat Scouts
MAJ  WM ROBERTSON  4 Seaf
MAJ  ARTHUR YOUNG  Gurkhas
LT  P. G. WOLFE MURRAY  R.N.V.R.
CAPT  J. HENRY BUDGE  4 Seaf
CAPT  LORNE CAMPBELL  Canadians
CAPT  IAN MACKENZIE  5 Seaf
CAPT  KEITH MACKENZIE  2 GDNS
CAPT  PERCY M MACKENZIE  2 GDNS
CAPT  ANDW B. ROSS  R.A.M.C.
LT  A. IAN D. CAMERON  2 Seaf
LT  Wm CAMERON  Transvaal
LT  CHAS IRVINE  Royal Scots
LT  W. R. KENNEDY  4 GDNS
LT  ERIC MACKENZIE  R. F. A.
LT  GEO A. MACKENZIE  8 GDNS
LT  ALISTAIR MACRAE  5 Seaf
LT  CHAS E. MACRAE  4 Seaf
LT"  THOS MUNRO  7 Seaf
LT  DON ROSS  S Afr Scot
CSM  D. A. MACKENZIE  Canadians
CSM  ROBERT MURRAY  Canadians
CSM  DON ROSS  10 GDNS
SGT  W. ANDERSON  4 Seaf

List Two
SGT  ALLAN CAMERON  4 Seaf
SGT  ANDREW FRASER  4 GDNS
SGT  DON FRASER  Lovat Scouts
SGT  ANGUS FRIDGE  4 Seaf
SGT  ALEX GRAHAM  4 Seaf
SGT  D. R. HEPBURN  5 Seaf
SGT  J. MACGILLIVRAY  4 Seaf
SGT  SIMON MACKENZIE  4 Seaf
SGT  A. WALLACE MUNRO  Canadians
SGT  JAMES ROSS  4 Seaf
SGT  JOHN ROSS  4 Seaf
SGT  ROBERT ROSS  4 Seaf
SGT  DAVID URQUHART  R. Scots
CPL  WILLIAM FRIDGE  4 Seaf
CPL  CHARLES GORDON  4 GDNS
CPL  GEORGE GRAHAM  4 Seaf
CPL  JAMES MACDONALD  5 GDNS
CPL  EWART MACKAY  R S F
CPL  ALEX. MACKENZIE  4 Seaf
CPL  D. A. MACKENZIE  R Dragns
CPL  WILLIAM MUNRO  Canadians
CPL  HUGH ROSS  4 Seaf
CPL  ALEX SCLATER  2 Camerons
CPL  WM SUTHERLAND  Seaf
L/CPL  KENNETH ROSS  6 Camerons

List Three
L/CPL  J CAMPBELL  Australians
L/CPL  WM CHRISTIE  Lewis G C
L/CPL  ALEX LEARMONTH  4 Seaf
L/CPL  W McCULLOCH  2 Seaf
L/CPL  A MACKENZIE  4 Seaf
L/CPL  MAL MACLEAN  12 R Sc
L/CPL  COLIN MACRAE  4 Seaf
L/CPL  JAMES MUNRO  4 Seaf
L/CPL  JOHN MUNRO  7 Camerons
L/CPL  JOHN NICOL  Essex Rgt
L/CPL  JAS SANGSTER  4 Seaf
PTE  JOHN ADAMSON  4 Seaf
PTE  W BRUCE  Vancouver Seaf
PTE  K R CAMERON  Australians
PTE  H CAMPBELL  A AND S H
PTE  T CAMPBELL  3 Seaf
PTE  MAL CHRISTIE  4 Seaf
PTE  JAMES CORMACK  4 Seaf
PTE  JOHN EWING  3 Seaf
PTE  THOS EWING  4 Seaf
PTE  A FARQUHAR  4 Seaf
PTE  DON FORBES  4 Seaf
PTE  JAS FORBES  4 Seaf
PTE  WM FORBES  2 Seaf
PTE  WM GRAHAM  4 Seaf

List Four
PTE  JAS GRANT  PO Rifles
PTE  A HARPER  RAMC
PTE  JOHN HENRY  4 Seaf
PTE  J MACDONALD  2 GDNS
PTE  ALEX MACKAY  4 Seaf
PTE  ANDW MACKAY  Lovat Scouts
PTE  FRED MACKAY  3 Seaf
PTE  HUBERT MACKAY  4 Seaf
PTE  LACH MACKAY  Australians
PTE  J A MACKAY  4 Seaf
PTE  MUNRO MACKAY  4 Seaf
PTE  W MACKAY  Australians
PTE  J MACKENZIE  4 Camerons
PTE  J D MACKENZIE  S Afr Sc
PTE  J G MACKENZIE  Seaf
PTE  R C MACKENZIE  HLI
PTE  W MACKENZIE  Australians
PTE  W J MACKENZIE  S Afr Sc
PTE  ALEX MACLEOD  4 Seaf
PTE  G MACLEOD  Canadians
PTE  G MATHESON  4 Seaf
PTE  R MICHAEL  4 Seaf
PTE  G MITCHELL  4 Seaf
PTE  D J MORRISON  4 Seaf

List Five
PTE  DONALD MUNRO  M G C
PTE  KENNETH MUNRO  4 Seaf
PTE  JAS NESS  Lovat Scouts
PTE  D A PATIENCE  4 Seaf
PTE  J PERCY  4 Seaf
PTE  JAS ROBERTSON  HLI
PTE  ANDREW ROSE  Seaf
PTE  ALEX ROSS  RAMC
PTE  ALEX ROSS  4 Seaf
PTE  ANDW ROSS  4 Seaf
PTE  DONALD ROSS  Seaf
PTE  HECTOR ROSS  H L I
PTE  JAMES ROSS  6 Seaf
PTE  JOHN SKINNER  4 Seaf
DMR  J G SUTHERLAND  4 Seaf
SAPPER  A THOMSON  R E
DVR  H G URQUHART  Ross M B
PTE  MATTHEW URQUHART  Canadians
PTE  ROD URQUHART  S Afric
PTE  JAMES WATT  4 GDNS
PTE  P WILLIAMSON  4 Seaf
PTE  RON WILLIAMSON  4 Seaf
PTE  THOS WILLIAMSON  4 Seaf

1939-1945

List One
PTE  J BIRNIE  4 Seaf
CPL  G CHRISTIE  A/Corps
F/O   G R DAVIDSON  RAF
SGT  J DAVIDSON  RAF
AB     K J EWEN  Merchant N
PTE  A M FORSYTH  4 Seaf

List Two
AC/2  C FOX  RAF
AC/2  A M FRASER  RAF
          A S FRASER  Dutch H G
PTE  J K FRASER  Black Watch
CPO  A D GRANT  RN

List Three
CPO  R R GRANT  RN
CSM  C MACKAY  WAE
PTE  H MACKAY  4 Seaf
F/O  J G MACLEOD  RCAF
SGT Pilot  R M MACLEOD  RAF

List Four
P/O  W R D MACLEOD  RAF
CSM  J R MOYES  7 Black Watch
PTE  J MUNRO  Army Air Corps
FUS  J H ROBERTSON  R S F
AC/1  F ROSS  RAF

List Five
L/CPL  W D ROSS  7 Seaf
TPR     W U ROSS  Lovat Scouts
AB       M ROSS  RN
PTE     T D SUTHERLAND  4 Seaf
SGT     F TOUGH  RAF
PTE     W WILLIAMSON  5 Seaf

The Ross-shire Journal of 8 July 1922 reported as follows:

In the Old Church of St Duthus, a historic building dating back to the 14th century, the people of Tain and district have placed the first part of their tribute to the memory of the men who fell in the Great War. It takes the form of a massive brass tablet, seven feet high by four feet wide on a marble slab erected on the north wall of the Church. A total of 122 names is inscribed on it. The unveiling ceremony was performed by Col Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, Bart, Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty. A Guard of Honour was provided by the 4/5th Seaforth Highlanders, who were camped on the Mhorrich Mhor. Mr Alexander MacBain accepted custody of the memorial on behalf of the Tain Guildry Trust.
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