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TITLE
South African War Memorial Tablet, Forres
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GM2_POSTCARDS_036
PLACENAME
Forres
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE
DATE OF IMAGE
1905
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Grantown Museum
ASSET ID
22884
KEYWORDS
war memorial
military
soldier
soldiers
uniform
kilt
kilts
South African War Memorial Tablet, Forres

This postcard from the Grantown Museum archives records the unveiling of the South African War memorial tablet in Forres. The ceremony took place on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 1905, when the tablet was formally unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. After the ceremony, the tablet was erected in the entrance room of Nelson's Tower.

The inscription reads, "In memory of the men from Forres and District, who died for their country in the South African War, 1899-1902".

The names on the tablet are listed as: Capt. Alistair Brodie of Brodie, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Robert Jenkins, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Charles Mitchell, Seaforth Highlanders; Private James Scott, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Alexander Watson, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Alexander Williamson, Seaforth Highlanders; Capt. F.T.H. Thurlow Cumming Bruce, Black Watch; Corporal William Wilson, Scots Guards; Lance-Corporal John MacRae, Gordon Highlanders; Private James Sutherland. Cameron Highlanders; Trooper Andrew Grant, Lovat Scouts; Trooper John Ledingham, Imperial Light Horse.

The tablet ends with the inscription, "They Grance Britannia's Story".

The South African War is also known as the Second Boer War.


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South African War Memorial Tablet, Forres

MORAYSHIRE

1900s

war memorial; military; soldier; soldiers; uniform; kilt; kilts

Grantown Museum

Grantown Museum Photographic Collection

This postcard from the Grantown Museum archives records the unveiling of the South African War memorial tablet in Forres. The ceremony took place on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 1905, when the tablet was formally unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. After the ceremony, the tablet was erected in the entrance room of Nelson's Tower.<br /> <br /> The inscription reads, "In memory of the men from Forres and District, who died for their country in the South African War, 1899-1902". <br /> <br /> The names on the tablet are listed as: Capt. Alistair Brodie of Brodie, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Robert Jenkins, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Charles Mitchell, Seaforth Highlanders; Private James Scott, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Alexander Watson, Seaforth Highlanders; Private Alexander Williamson, Seaforth Highlanders; Capt. F.T.H. Thurlow Cumming Bruce, Black Watch; Corporal William Wilson, Scots Guards; Lance-Corporal John MacRae, Gordon Highlanders; Private James Sutherland. Cameron Highlanders; Trooper Andrew Grant, Lovat Scouts; Trooper John Ledingham, Imperial Light Horse. <br /> <br /> The tablet ends with the inscription, "They Grance Britannia's Story". <br /> <br /> The South African War is also known as the Second Boer War. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: gosmuseum@btconnect.com">Grantown Museum</a>