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TITLE
Cavell Gardens, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
HC_INV_CLAVELLGDNS_001
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1990s
SOURCE
The Highland Council
ASSET ID
13461
KEYWORDS
war memorials
monument
monuments
sculpture
World War 2
World War II
First World War
Second World War
Cavell Gardens, Inverness

The War Memorial at Cavell Gardens, on Ness Bank, Inverness, commemorates the dead of the two World Wars. Standing 33 feet high, the red sandstone Celtic cross was designed by John Hinton Gall and created by D & A Davidson, Sculptors. It was unveiled on 16 December 1922 in front of a crowd of 5000.

World War I had a devastating impact upon the Scottish Highlands which sustained one of the highest per capita casualty rates in Europe. It is estimated that one out of seven men in Inverness parish died in the conflict. Many more were injured.

Cavell Gardens were named after Edith Cavell, a nurse who helped French and British soldiers to cross the Dutch border during World War I. She was executed by the Germans in Brussels in October 1915.

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Cavell Gardens, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1990s

war memorials; monument; monuments; sculpture; World War 2; World War II; First World War; Second World War

The Highland Council

Highland Council: Inverness Area (1990s)

The War Memorial at Cavell Gardens, on Ness Bank, Inverness, commemorates the dead of the two World Wars. Standing 33 feet high, the red sandstone Celtic cross was designed by John Hinton Gall and created by D & A Davidson, Sculptors. It was unveiled on 16 December 1922 in front of a crowd of 5000. <br /> <br /> World War I had a devastating impact upon the Scottish Highlands which sustained one of the highest per capita casualty rates in Europe. It is estimated that one out of seven men in Inverness parish died in the conflict. Many more were injured.<br /> <br /> Cavell Gardens were named after Edith Cavell, a nurse who helped French and British soldiers to cross the Dutch border during World War I. She was executed by the Germans in Brussels in October 1915.