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Fort William

Town or City: Fort William
County: Argyll and Bute
Country: Scotland
WMT Reference Number: WM2389

Value of grant: £446.00
Type of memorial: Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Small Grants Scheme in Scotland
Year: 2008

UKNIWM reference number: 5887

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Fort William sculpture © Highland Council, 2009This stone memorial is composed of three steps up to two base sections, which in addition to the plinth, contain the dedicatory inscriptions. On top of the plinth stands a marble figure of a kilted highland soldier with his head bowed, and his hands resting on an inverted rifle in front of him. The memorial stands on a paved area which has posts and chains linked on three sides.

The war memorial is located on The Parade, High Street, Fort William.

In 2008 War Memorials Trust gave a grant of £446 through the Small Grants Scheme in Scotland. A wooden rifle had been placed on the memorial as previous rifles kept being stolen, and Highland Council had received complaints regarding the wooden replica. The grant went towards a new marble rifle which has been installed on the memorial as per the original design. The rifle was more firmly secured on the memorial by being fixed with stainless steel pins and epoxy based marble filler.

The memorial dates from around 1920 and is dedicated to those who fell in World War I, World War II, and the Gulf War.

Fort William sculpture © Highland Council, 2008

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM2389
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 5887

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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