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TITLE
War Memorial, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MACLEAN_INVERNESS08_05
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Clare Maclean
ASSET ID
29252
KEYWORDS
bridges
statues & monuments
War Memorial, 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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War Memorial, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

bridges; statues & monuments

Clare Maclean

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.