Scotland`s War Memorials
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I have a large collection of War Memorial images, both in the UK and abroad and this section is due to be revamped with memorials listed in their respective regional locations etc*
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This memorial at Berriedale, financed solely by the Duke of Portland, was the first Great War memorial to be completed in the County of Caithness. It is easy to miss as it sits on a sharp bend of the A9 main road at Berriedale Glen but there is a small parking area alongside.
The bronze figure on top of the granite plinth is that of St Andrew, cast from a model by the London born sculptor Basil Gotto (1866-1954) (right). During the South African War of 1899-1902 Gotto worked as a war correspondent for the Daily Express newspaper. He also served as a staff-officer in the army during the First World War.
Somewhat unusually the Berriedale memorial contains not only the names of men who were killed or wounded during the Great War but also the names and regimental particulars of locals who served, 68 in total. Of these, 19 were lost and 15 wounded.
Located 9.6 miles (15.5 km) north of Berriedale, the Latheron War Memorial commemorates the men of Forse, Latheron and Latheronwheel who `Fell in the War 1914-1919`. Like many Great War memorials this one gives the date of the conflict as 1914 -1919. This is because although hostilities ceased in 1918 when Armistice was declared, technically the war was not over until the following year when the Germans officially surrendered and signed the Treaty of Versailles.
A later inscription lists the men of the district who were killed during the Second World War.
Additional images and information can be found on my blog, Clydeside Images.com. Further War Memorial and Military History content, not exclusively relating to Scotland, may also feature in the galleries of individual countries on this site. Also, check out my Stock Photography Archive for even more shots.