Dingwall Boer War Memorial

Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Battalion Boer War Memorial is located at the end of the High Street in Dingwall at map reference NH 55251 58684 on Ordnance Survey Explorer Series Sheet 432. The memorial was erected by the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and men past and present of the Seaforth Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany’s in memory of their comrades who lost their lives in South Africa between 1899 – 1902.

The Monument is a grey granite pillar standing on a dressed red plinth of the same material, all on a base of hewn granite with a Celtic cross on top.

The Cross has a hemisphere on each arm. Then there are panels of a Celtic motif, and below that a representation of the Seaforth Regimental Badge, with motto. Also the word ASSAYE in a scroll, and an elephant under that.

180 names on the Monument are divided into ten lists, on three sides.  These men were in the Highland Brigade, Seaforth 2nd Batt, at Modder River and the Battle of Magersfontein.

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Photo possibly the unveiling ceremony of the memorial?

Attribution: Photo courtesy of Dingwall Museum Trust

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The Seaforths returning from the Boer War and marching along Station Road, Dingwall. 

Attribution: Photo RCHS

Dingwall Boer War Memorial

Dingwall Boer War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce

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And here is how the Relief of Ladysmith (1st March 1900) was announced to the townspeople.

Attribution: Photo RCHS

Dingwall Boer War Memorial

Seaforth Monument (Boer War 1899-1902)

The180 names on the Monument are divided into ten lists, on three sides. These men were in the Highland Brigade, Seaforth 2nd Battalion. They fought at Modder River and the Battle of Magersfontein.

Dingwall Boer War Memorial plaque No. 1

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce

Erected by

the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and men

past and present of the Seaforth Highlanders

Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany’s,

in memory of their comrades

who lost their lives in South Africa between 1899 – 1902.

Dingwall Boer War Memorial plaque No. 4

Front Panel

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce

Four lists on Front Panel

KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS

MAJOR K R MACKENZIE
CAPTAIN J RUTHERFURD CLARK
CAPTAIN & AJT A W M BRODIE
CAPTAIN H M BLAIR
CAPTAIN M W H LINDSAY
LIEUTENANT E COX
2ND LIEUT W R COWIE
2ND LIEUT R H McCLURE
2ND LIEUT D B MONEYPENNY
2ND LIEUT E M SUTHERLAND
2284 COL SERGT R BREMNER
3567 COL SERGT W LEDBROOK
2899 COL SERGT W WALLACE
2711 SERGT T FEDARB
5078 SERGT D LEITCH
2575 SERGT W SUTHERLAND
5221 SERGT R THOMSON
1570 LCE SERGT D BRODIE

2000 LCE SERGT G FERGUSON
2093 LCE SERGT R HENDERSON
4193 LCE SERGT T McKAY
3200 CORPORAL J CROUT
3550 CORPORAL J LOWDEN
3667 CORPORAL R MULLINGS
2763 CORPORAL A ROBERTSON
3578 CORPORAL F SHEPHERD
3983 LCE CORPL W BAKER
6030 LCE CORPL J BEATON
4155 LCE CORPL J BRUCE
5432 LCE CORPL J DICKIE
5584 LCE CORPL W GRAHAM
6404 LCE CORPL W JACKSON
6013 LCE CORPL M LIDDLE
2896 LCE CORPL J MUNRO
3100 LCE CORPL J REID
5970 LCE CORPL J RUTHERFORD

2852 LCE/CORPL D SMITH
5882 LCE/CORPL C THOMSON
3295 PIPER A McKAY
5623 DRUMMER T McDONALD
3545 DRUMMER W MILNE
5739 DRUMMER J RODGERS
6199 PRIVATE W AGNEW
1725 PRIVATE J BROWN
3033 PRIVATE W BROWN
3933 PRIVATE W BROWN
1773 PRIVATE C BURGESS
3925 PRIVATE R CATCHPOLE
3655 PRIVATE J CHEESLEY
3626 PRIVATE E CHESHIRE
4230 PRIVATE P COLEMAN
6423 PRIVATE J CONNELL
3825 PRIVATE F CONWAY
3174 PRIVATE W CRAIG

2733 PRIVATE W DAVIDSON
3522 PRIVATE J DAVIS
6105 PRIVATE W DEMPSTER
1076 PRIVATE G DICKENSON
3437 PRIVATE R DOUGLAS
3625 PRIVATE W DOUGLAS
6227 PRIVATE T FARMER
4416 PRIVATE A FARRELL
6237 PRIVATE J FINLAYSON
6254 PRIVATE G FISHER
2819 PRIVATE A FORBES
6501 PRIVATE J FORBES
6372 PRIVATE G FRASER
5542 PRIVATE W GEMMELL
3105 PRIVATE J GILMOUR
6112 PRIVATE D GORDON
1685 PRIVATE J GORE
4337 PRIVATE W GORMAN

Panel Facing Station Road

KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS

Dingwall Boer War Memorial plaque No. 2

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce

2690 PRIVATE W GRAY
4384 PRIVATE J GUNN
5168 PRIVATE J HENDERSON
4114 PRIVATE F HILL
3311 PRIVATE J HUNT
1645 PRIVATE J HUNTER
3249 PRIVATE R INNES
6333 PRIVATE G IRVINE
3754 PRIVATE J JARVIS
3125 PRIVATE R JENKINS
2933 PRIVATE W JOHNSTONE
4583 PRIVATE J KING
3328 PRIVATE J KYNOCH
2755 PRIVATE H LEITCH
4801 PRIVATE C LLOYD
2592 PRIVATE J LOWERY
2648 PRIVATE D McARTHUR
3314 PRIVATE T McCANDLISH

2871 PRIVATE J McCRONE
2260 PRIVATE J McDONALD
6059 PRIVATE A McDONALD
3820 PRIVATE H McEWAN
3767 PRIVATE H McGOWAN
4186 PRIVATE J McGREGOR
2936 PRIVATE A McKAY
4520 PRIVATE D McINTYRE
4048 PRIVATE J McKENZIE
1817 PRIVATE C McKENZIE
2789 PRIVATE M McLEAN
3828 PRIVATE P McLEAN
2795 PRIVATE L McLEOD
3700 PRIVATE J McLEOD
6095 PRIVATE A McRAE
6130 PRIVATE E MAITLAND
3368 PRIVATE G MITCHELL
4405 PRIVATE J MORRISON

4557 PRIVATE A MORRISON
3415 PRIVATE J MURDOCH
3083 PRIVATE W MURRAY
719 PRIVATE A ODDIE
2997 PRIVATE A PAGETT
3459 PRIVATE H PAINE
6131 PRIVATE A PURVIS
3313 PRIVATE G REID
5651 PRIVATE D RIACH
3345 PRIVATE J ROBERTSON
6099 PRIVATE M ROBERTSON
4829 PRIVATE P ROSE
1682 PRIVATE A ROSS
1063 PRIVATE J SCOTT
2614 PRIVATE D SINCLAIR
2654 PRIVATE H SMITH
5685 PRIVATE J STEWART
2505 PRIVATE W SUTHERLAND

Panel Facing Ferry Road

Upper Panel

KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS

Dingwall Boer War Memorial plaque No. 3

5179  PRIVATE  W SUTHERLAND
5743  PRIVATE  A SWANSON
3824  PRIVATE  H THACKERAY
3866  PRIVATE  R THEWLIS

3789 PRIVATE H TIDBURY
6172 PRIVATE A VIDLER
1216 PRIVATE A WATSON
3885 PRIVATE W WARREN

2864 PRIVATE A WILSON
2864 PRIVATE J WILSON
6258 PRIVATE D WILSON

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce

Lower Panel

DIED OF DISEASE OR ACCIDENT

753  SERGT MAJR  W WOOD
4218  SERGT  J McGILL
6408  LCE SERGT  A LAWSON
8552  LCE SERGT  W MATHESON
2056  CORPORAL  R PATTERSON
5415  LCE CORPL  W DOYLE
4262  LCE CORPL  G McCRONE
7195  LCE CORPL  A McINTOSH
7007  LCE CORPL  W McLEOD
5140  LCE CORPL  G MOIR
6167   LCE CORPL  F OGLE
6283  LCE CORPL  J ROSS
8573  PRIVATE  W BAIN
3872  PRIVATE  A COLLIER

6802 PRIVATE P DUNCAN
3318 PRIVATE J FOLEY
1881 PRIVATE J FORBES
5121 PRIVATE D FRASER
1615 PRIVATE W FRASER
6373 PRIVATE W FRASER
3795 PRIVATE H GARDNER
4868 PRIVATE H GILLESPIE
2259 PRIVATE W LAMB
4314 PRIVATE H LEONARD
6490 PRIVATE R McAULAY
6995 PRIVATE A McBEATH
6447 PRIVATE J McKAY
5277 PRIVATE J McLAINE

  7172 PRIVATE J McLENNAN
3750 PRIVATE J McLEOD
4537 PRIVATE M McMILLAN
6982 PRIVATE W MAXWELL
5731 PRIVATE W NICHOLSON
3884 PRIVATE G RADMALL
6797 PRIVATE J RANKIN
6261 PRIVATE G ROBB
6282 PRIVATE R ROSS
6211 PRIVATE A RUSSELL
6209 PRIVATE T THOMSON
3499 PRIVATE C WHITE
1059 PRIVATE H WOODWARD