United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

79th QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS - SUDAN AND EGYPT

Our Ref: 44513

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Address

Station Sq
Inverness
HIGHLAND
Scotland
 
Type:Serviceman/Woman
OS Map Ref:NH 667 455

Inscription

6 o'clock face: TEL-EL-KABIR/ KILLED AT TEL-EL-KABIR/ (Names)/ DIED AT CAIRO/ (Names)

3 o'clock face: KHARTOUM/ (Names)/ 79TH/ THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS/ ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN, PAST AND PRESENT, IN MEMORY OF THEIR/ COMRADES WHO DIED IN EGYPT/ 1882 - 1887/ NOMINAL ROLL OF OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/ AND MEN WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION, OR DIED OF WOUNDS OR/ DISEASE CONTRACTED IN EGYPT AND THE SUDAN

9 o'clock face: ATBARA 1892/ KILLED AND DIED OF WOUNDS/ (Names)/ DIED OF DISEASE/ (Names)/ KOSHEH/ KILLED UP THE NILE/ (Names)

12 o'clock face: GINNISS/ (Names)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLINTHSTONE - PORTLAND40FT5FT5FTGood
STEPSGRANITE   Good
FIGURESTONE - PORTLAND   Good

Physical Description

THREE STEPPED SQAURE BASE SURMOUNTED BY TAPERED PLINTH AND FIGURE OF A CAMERON HIGHLANDER WITH RIFLE IN ONE HAND, THE BUTT OF WHICH RESTS ON THE GROUND. INSCRIPTION ON THE SIDES OF THE PLINTH

FIGURE OF A SPHINX RESTS ON A STEP BEHIND THE FEET OF THE CAMERON HIGHLANDER

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarEgypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
Total names on memorial:141
Served & Returned0
Died141
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?place of death
What information is listed on the memorial? rank, place of death, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Not known

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
GEORGE WADESculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:18
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
BUILDINGS OF SCOTLANDGIFFORD, JOHN1992H & I (1992) p.199