Report in the Ross-shire Journal of 10m September 1920:

On Saturday (4 September) the elements unfortunately interfered with the unveiling of the War Memorial in Maryburgh. As a result of a strong gale and heavy rain, the preliminary service took place in the Drill Hall. The Rev J G Nicolson, Parish Minister of Strathpeffer, presided and was supported on the platform by Col. Stewart Mackenzie of Seaforth, the Rev J Izatt Johnston, the Rev Norman Campbell, and Mr P W McCallum, Bakerhill, unveiled the Memorial on which were inscribed the names of 19 men from the district who lost their lives during the past War.

Looking east from the Memorial.

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

Looking east from the Memorial.

Looking south from the Memorial.

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

Looking south from the Memorial.

In 2007, Tom Thomas, a local resident, secured funding to enable the stonework of the Memorial to be cleaned and the lettering improved.

Maryburgh War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

Maryburgh War Memorial

Memorial cleaned

Attribution: Unknown or not recorded

The Memorial cleaned up with lettering improved

1914 - 1918

LIEUT

RODERICK MACDONALD

SOMERBY

SERGT

JAMES MACRAE

MARYBURGH

CORPL

ALEXANDER FRASER

"

CORPL

ARCHIE SLOAN STRACHAN

"

CORPL

KENNETH JAMES STRACHAN

"

L/CPL

ROBERT J MACKAY

BRAHAN

PTE

ALEXANDER ALLAN

MARYBURGH

PTE

WILLIAM CAMPBELL

"

PTE

DONALD CHISHOLM

MOY

PTE

RODERICK FINLAYSON

MARYBURGH

PTE

FINLAY MACIVER

KNOCKFARREL

PTE

ALEXANDER M F MACKAY

MARYBURGH

PTE

DUNCAN MACKINTOSH

BALNAIN

PTE

JACK MURDO MACLENNAN

MARYBURGH

PTE

JOHN MACPHAIL

TOLLIE

PTE

WILLIAM ROSS

MARYBURGH

PTE

DUNCAN STEWART

KNOCKFARREL

PTE

ANGUS STEWART

MARYBURGH

PTE

KENNETH W STEWART

BOGBAIN

Maryburgh War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

In proud and loving memory of the heroes

who gave their lives for the cause of freedom

in The Great War 1914-1918.

Maryburgh War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

1939 - 1945

MAJOR HON FRANCIS STEWART MACKENZIE OF SEAFORTH, 98TH FIELD REGT RA SURREY and SUSSEX YEOMANRY
MAJOR HON MICHAEL BRODERICK COLDSTREAM GUARDS
CSM JOHN A MACLEAN DCM QUEEN’S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
CORPL JACK BLAIN 12th CAMERONIANS
PTE ERNEST SUTHERLAND 6th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
PTE JOHN GUNN 5th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
PTE CHRISTINA M MACKINTOSH ATS

THEIR NAMES WILL REMAIN FOR EVER

To the glorious memory

of those who died

in World War II, 1939 – 1945.

Maryburgh War Memorial

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.

The Memorial Garden

A special community garden was opened on the 20th June 2017 to honour all war dead. This was the idea of Tom Thomas, a member of Maryburgh Community Council, to turn a neglected piece of ground close to the Amenities Centre into a memorial garden. In this Tom had the practical support of volunteers, including Sean Mackenzie, David Robertson, Ian Gray, Carol Harvey, Eilidh Green and Liz Sinclair. Plants and compost were funded by donations from Dingwall and Beauly branches of the Royal British Legion, as well as Santander.

To find out more about the Memorial Garden, its preparation and opening ceremony click on the link:

24 Maryburgh Memorial Garden

Attribution: Mr John W Bruce, Dingwall.