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War Memorial, New Elgin

Until I looked up Elgin War Memorial before our trip I had no idea there was a New Elgin. It lies to the south of Elgin itself.

We came up via the A 941 after turning off the A 95 at Craigellachie and passed though another Highland League town, Rothes, which has no less than four distilleries, but we didn’t have time to stop there for a look round.

Since I knew it where to find it I was able to stop to photograph New Elgin’s War Memorial. It is a figure of a kilted soldier with reversed rifle above a square plinth with scrolled edges.

War Memorial, New Elgin

Dedication, “To the men of New Elgin, Ashgrove and Mycroft,” and names:-

War Memorial, New Elgin, Dedication and Names

Great War names. Note Nurse Mary Fraser VAD:-

New Elgin War Memorial Great War Names


Great War Names, New Elgin War Memorial

Memorial’s reverse. Second World War names:-

Reverse, New Elgin War Memorial


Ballindalloch War Memorial

Continuing our trip up north in April  I spotted another War Memorial. This was by the side of the A 95 road on a pretty sharp bend.

There is no location identifier on the memorial but this pink granite cross on a pyramidal base is Ballindalloch War Memorial. Ballindalloch village is itself small but has two distilleries and a castle to its name:-

Ballindalloch War Memorial

It’s dedicated for both World Wars:-

Names, War Memorial, Ballindalloch




Grantown-on-Spey, Strathspey District War Memorial

Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the former county of Moray in the Highland region of Scotland.

Its War Memorial is a stone column on a square plinth and sits beside the town square. The names of killed and missing are on bronze plaques on the plinth where can also be found a frieze depicting a kilted soldier. When we visited the memorial was decorated with flags making some of the inscriptions unreadable. (Unobstructed photos can be found here.)

Grantown-on-Spey War Memorial 1

Frieze, Grantown-on-Spey War Memorial

Dedication and names of men from Grantown-on-Spey. (The dedication is highlighted here.)

Grantown-on-Spey War Memorial, Name Plaque

The next plaque bears names from Abernathy (obscured,) Duthil, Rothiemurchus and Aviemore.

Name Plaque, Grantown-on-Spey War Memorial 3

The top named town below (Inverallan) is obscured but Cromdale and Advie are discernible:-

Name Plaque, Grantown-on-Spey War Memorial

The Royal British Legion building in Grantown has minor Art Deco styling and was also decorated for remembrance (even though it was April.)

Minor Art Deco in Grantown-on-Spey, British Legion Building

White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium

White House Cemetery lies beside the N313 road just north-east of Ieper (Ypres,) Belgium.

It is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and contains mostly graves of soldiers killed from 1915-1918, but there are 9 burials from the Second World War including a Belgian casualty.

Cemetery from road:-

White House Cemetery, From Road

Entrance Gate:-

Gate, White House Military Cemetery

Panoramic stitch:-

White House Cemetery

Stone memorial to Great War soldiers buried elsewhere:-

Memorial Stone, White House Cemetery

There were too many graves from the Great War (1163) to itemise them individually. The graves of the nine World War 2 dead are shown below.

Three WW2 Graves. Cpt V C Marr, MC, The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 23/5/1940, aged 41. Cpl F S Payne, The Queen’s Royal Regiment, 23/5/1940. Cpl F C Schilling, The Buffs, 23/5/1940, aged 32:-

Three 1940 Graves

Thrre more graves from 1940. Private F T Birchall, Royal Sussex Regiment, 23/5/1940, aged 20. Private G A Edwards, Royal Sussex Regiment, 23/5/1940, aged 20. Lt Col F T Green, Northamptonshire Regiment, 23/5/1940, aged 41:-

Three More 1940 Graves, White House Cemetery

Two 1940 graves. Gunner D Strachan, Royal Artillery, 22/5/1940, aged 36. Fusilier W Penrose, Lancashire Fusiliers, 22/5/1940:-

Two More 1940 Graves, White House Cemetery

Louis Henri Vanninsel, 13/9/1898 – 24/5/1940. Stierf Voor Belgie:-

Belgian Grave, White House Cemetery

Thee was a fenced off crater nearby signalling the continuing legacy of the Great War,

Crater near White House Cemetery



Camelon War Memorial

Camelon is an area of Falkirk.

The War Memorial is a new one (one of the plaques says, “Erected in 2016”) and sits by the side of the B816 road near Lock 16 of the Forth and Clyde Canal. It’s unusual in being constructed of steel panels each with a jagged cut through it:-

Camelon War Memorial

Reverse  view:-

Camelon War Memorial Reverse View

Inscribed memorial stone:-

Camelon War Memorial

Name plaques and dedication which reads “Erected by the people of Camelon in faithful memory of all their fellow Mariners who gave their lives in time of conflict so that we today should enjoy ans cherish the blessing of freeedom.” Mariners is a nickname for all people from Camelon:-

Camelon War Memorial Names

More names:-

Camelon War Memorial More Names

Camelon War Memorial Names

War Memorial Gates, Auchterarder

Auchterarder is a town in Perth and Kinross. The Gleneagles Hotel is not far from it. We had a walk round the town after we had moved on from Tullibardine Chapel.

About halfway along the 1½ mile High Street is a pair of War Memorial Gates. These are dedicated to the dead of World War 2. Looking through the gates Auchterarder’s Great War Memorial can be seen :-

War Memorial Gates, Auchterarder

The Second World War names are displayed on the right hand gate:-


Auchterarder, War Memorial Gates

On the paving in front of the gates is inscribed 1914 and 1945.

Paving at War Memorial Gates, Auchterarder

Comrie War Memorial

Comrie‘s War Memorial is a plain Celtic Cross on a square tapering base set in a memorial garden just south of the River Earn off the B 827.

Comrie War Memorial

Dedication. Great War Names on main cartouche, Second World War names below. The lowest wording says, “Mighty by Scarifice.”:-

War Memorial, Comrie, Dedication

More Great War nNames are given on the Memorial’s sides:-

Great War Names, Comrie War Memorial

Along with more Second World War names:-

War Memorial, Comrie, Great War Names

Just to the side is a commemoration of a VC recipient, Second Lieutenant John Craig, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 5/6/1917:-

VC Commemoration By Comrie War Memorial

Crieff War Memorial

Crieff is a town in Perth and Kinross, almost 18 miles due west of Perth.

Its War Memorial is a stone cross on a hexagonal column above a hexagonal base situated on a triangle of land by the A 85 beyond the east end of the High Street.

Crieff War Memorial

Circumscribing the stone above where the name plaques are is inscribed, “In proud and grateful memory of those who fell in the Great Wars 1914-1918 1939 1945.”

Names for Great War, Korean War and Malaya:-

Crieff War Memorial, Names for Great War, Korean War and Malaya

Great War name plaques:-

Name Plaques, Crieff War Memorial 3

Names for World Wars 1 and 2:-

Crieff War Memorial, Names for World Wars 1 and 2

World War 2 name plate:-

Crieff War Memorial, Second World War Names

War Graves, Haddington

These were in St Mary’s Collegiate Church yard.

Serjeant A Runciman, Royal Scots, 15/8/1915, aged 37:-

War Grave, Haddington

Military Medal recipient Serjeant J H V Suffill, HLI, 14/2/1919, aged 22:-

Haddington War Grave

Sapper J B Cranston, Royal Engineers, 13/5/1916, aged 28:-

aGrave 5

The grave of Colour Sergeant L H Hardie, Royal Scots, 28/5/1972, aged 39, being a non-war death, has an amended version of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone with a notch cut either side of the top:-

Post-war Grave, Haddington

Another grave had a dedication to Flying Officer James Hubert Craig, RAF, 28/3/1946,in Burma aged 24. Buried in Rangoon:-

Military Dedication, Haddingto

Haddington War Memorial

Haddington War Memorial lies in the grounds of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Haddington, East Lothian.

Its War Memorial is an embellished stone cross on a tapering column above a square base.

The first picture has St Mary’s Church in the background:-

Haddington War Memorial

Great War Dedication (plus some names for World War 1):-

Great War Dedication, Haddington  War Memorial

Second World War Dedication and names:-

Second World War Dedication, Haddington War Memorial

More Great War names:-

Great War Names, Haddington War Memorial

War Memorial, Hadduington, Great War Names

Great War Names, War Memorial, Haddington

Additional World War 2 names:-

Haddington War Memorial, Great War Names

Second World War Names, Haddington War Memorial 8




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