The centenary of the end of World War I

At 6.00 am on Sunday 11 November 2018 young piper Ben Martin (16) played The Battle’s O’er in tribute to those from Killearnan and Fettes who gave their lives in World War 1.

Later that morning dozens of local people gathered at the War Memorial to join the Rev Susan Cord and members of the community council to commemorate those who had died in armed conflicts.

The centenary of the end of World War 1 was marked by reading the names of the fallen, their resting places or memorials in France and Belgium and their homes in the parish, where known.

Readers included a group of teenagers as well as other residents. Nine of the dead had attended Tore Primary School and the present day pupils designed and made medals to express their gratitude to that lost generation. These were placed at the Memorial along with wreaths from the community, the church, Highland Council, and the Noble family who suffered the loss of three sons.

The commemoration ended with Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen, who was killed a week before the Armistice was signed.

Killearnan War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

View from the Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

Killearnan War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

Killearnan War Memorial

View from the Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

Two views from the Memorial.

1914 - 1918

In Greatful Remembrance Of The Men Of This Parish
Who Gave Their Lives For King And Country
In The Great War 1914 – 1919

PTE.

JOHN CAMPBELL

2 SEAFORTH HRS.

PTE.

CHARLES MACLEOD

-- --

PTE.

JAMES NOBLE

 4 " "

L/CPL

CHARLES A. MACRAE

-- --

PTE.

WILLIAM MACKENZIE

 5 -- --

L/CPL.

DUNCAN MACKINTOSH

6

L/CPL.

ALEXANDER NOBLE

 1 CAMERON Hrs

SERGT.

KENNETH FRASER

2 " "

  PTE.

HORACE J. CHAPMAN

   " "

  PTE.

WILLIAM MACKAY

  4 " "

  PTE.

RODERICK MACLENNAN

  " "

  CPL.

  KENNETH NOBLE

  5 " "

  PTE.

  JOHN F. MACKENZIE

  7 GORDON Hrs

  PTE.

  DUNCAN FRASER

  " "

  L/CPL.

  RODERICK NOBLE

  HIGHLAND L.I.

  PTE.

  FARQUHAR FRASER

  2 SCOTS GUARDS

  PTE.

  MURDO MACRAE

  ROYAL SCOTS

  PTE.

  JOHN MACDONALD

  12 " "

  CPL.

  DUNCAN MACDONALD

MACHINE GUN CORPS

  PTE.

  WILLIAM MACKENZIE

  -- -- --

  PTE.

  JAMES C. CAMPBELL

13 KINGS LIVERPOOL

 2/ LIEUT.

  DUNCAN MACLEAN

  OTAGO INFANTRY

  CPL.

CHARLES S. MACDONALD

  13 CANADIAN HRS.

  PTE.

  JOHN MACKENZIE

  4 U.S. INFANTRY

IS CIAN A BRIOS LUAIBH AIR NA SUINN

Killearnan War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

1939 - 1945

And Of Those Who Gave Their Lives
In The Second Great War 1939 – 1945

C.S.M.

CHARLES ELDER

5th SEAFORTH HRS

Pte

FINLAY CAMPBELL

2nd CAMERON HRS

Lt. Col

IAN PATRICK GRANT

5th         ''             ''

P.O.

DONALD MATHESON

M.T.B. SECT. ROYAL NAVY

Sub Lieut

JAMES GREGOR RIGGS

R.N.V.R.

Sergt.

M.C. MACMENEMY

LOVAT SCOUTS

Killearnan War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.