Attribution: Photo courtesy of Morris Colven

The Ross-shire Journal of May 1923 reported as follows:

Contin and District people have done honour to their dead in the monument they have erected in the village to the memory of its sons, who fell in the Great War.

The monument is one of the most original and unique in the county. The unveiling ceremony was carried out by Colonel A F Mackenzie of Ord, CMG, MVO, who was supported by Colonel D Mason-Macfarlane of Turin, CMG, CBE, who was tenant of Craigdarroch when War broke out.

Names inscribed on the memorial are: Captain R Ernest English, Captain Carlyon W Mason-Macfarlane, Seaforth Highlanders. Cpl Alick Matheson, Tarvie; L/Cpl Alick Ross, Torachilty; Pte Hugh Mackenzie, Torachiltyside; Pte Alick Maclean, Riverside; Pte Norman Macleod, Jamestown; Pte Donald Chisholm, Moy Bridge; Cameron Highlanders. Pte John Stuart, Pte Hugh W Stuart and Pte Alexander Stuart, all of Little Moy; Scots Guards. Sgt Hugh Tolmie, Contin; Black Watch. Piper D Stewart, Elswick; Royal Engineers. Sapper George Mackenzie, Wester Moy; Northampton Regiment. Pte Christopher Macrae, Kinellan; Pte John MacAulay, Aultnabreac; Hampshire Regiment. Pte Peter Macrae, Kinellan; Canadian Infantry.

Contin War Memorial - front

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

1914 - 1918

IS E DIA AR TEARMUNN

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY
OF OUR SONS, OUR BROTHERS
AND OUR FRIENDS FROM THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
*       1914 – 1919       *

SOMERSET YEOMANRY:

CAPTAIN

ROBERT ERNEST ENGLISH

SCATWELL

7th QUEENS OWN HUSSARS:

CAPTAIN

CARLYON W. MASON-MACFARLANE

CRAIGDARROCH

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS:

CORPORAL

ALICK MATHESON

TARVIE

LCE CORPORAL

ALICK ROSS

TORRACHILTY

PRIVATE

HUGH MACKENZIE

TORRACHILTY

PRIVATE

ALICK MACLEAN

RIVERSIDE

PRIVATE

DONALD CHISHOLM

MOY BRIDGE

SCOTS GUARDS:

SERGEANT

HUGH TOLMIE

CONTIN

CAMERON HIGHLANDERS:

PRIVATE

JOHN STUART

LITTLE MOY

PRIVATE

HUGH K. STUART

LITTLE MOY

PRIVATE

ALEX STUART

LITTLE MOY

MACHINE GUN CORPS:

PRIVATE

NORMAN MACLEOD

JAMESTOWN

BLACK WATCH:

PIPER

D. STEWART

ELSICK

ROYAL ENGINEERS:

SAPPER

GEORGE MACKENZIE

WESTER MOY

HAMPSHIRES:

PRIVATE

CHRISTOPHER MACRAE

KINELLAN

PRIVATE

JOHN MACAULAY

ALTNABREAC

CANADIAN INFANTRY:

PRIVATE

PETER MACRAE

KINELLAN

IN THE DAY OF THE ORDEAL THEY ENDURED, NOT COUNTING THE COST FOR THE SAKE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH THEY RENDERED THE SUPREME SACRIFICE – THEIR LIFE. WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN.

Contin War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

1939 - 1945

1939 – 1945

SCOTS GUARDS:
CAPTAIN IAN K. MATHESON, LITTLE SCATWELL

SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS:
LCE. CORPORAL GEORGE ROBERTSON, KINNAHAIRD
PRIVATE DONALD URQUHART, RIVERSIDE

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