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Brora War Memorial


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The Brora War Memorial is a baronial styled monument which was built around 1920 to commemorate those who gave their lives during WW1. Later the names of those who sacrificed their lives during WW2 were added and more recently, the Gulf War. A distinctive Brora landmark, it also includes a clock that chimes out in unison with Big Ben.

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As befits such a splendid memorial to those who sacrificed their lives so that we could live ours in the freedoms we enjoy today, it holds a prominent position in the heart of Brora on the banks of the river as well as in the hearts of the villagers. The names of the servicemen inscribed on the memorial can be seen below.

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Quite where the idea for the memorial came from has been a subject of debate for many years, but perhaps this photograph and insight shared by Adam Brown may shed light on its design.

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I think the ruined Bethune Clock Tower may have been an inspiration for this memorial. The 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders defended Bethune in April 1918 as part of the 51st Highland Division and would have been familiar with this landmark.
-Adam Brown

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