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War Memorial, Inverness

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LOCATION: Inverness
PERIOD: 2000s
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: INVERNESS:Inverness and Bona
CONTRIBUTOR: Clare Maclean
COLLECTION NAME: C Maclean
IMAGE CREATED: 2008
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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.



IDENTIFIER: PC_MACLEAN_INVERNESS08_05


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