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Ben Nevis War Memorial Plaque, Claggan

War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Ben Nevis War Memorial Plaque, Claggan

Classification War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Fort William

Canmore ID 317303

Site Number NN17SW 89

NGR NN 11687 74297

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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Note (4 April 2012)

There is a plaque at this location with information on the War Memorial Cairn at the summit of Ben Nevis (NN17SE 3). The plaque reads:

'SPECIAL NOTICE TO CLIMBERS OF BEN NEVIS

The War Memorial Cairn at the summit of Ben Nevis was originally built by young men from Dudley (Worcs) on V.J. Day 15th August 1945.

It was rebuilt 7th July 1957 by young men of Fort William under the leadership of Clifford T. G. Beacham.

Fort William and Dudley have thus united in this act of Remembrance of the Glorious Dead.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

This tablet was unveiled by Provost M. I. D. Murphie M.A. on Thursday 15th August 1957.'

Information from RCAHMS (HDS) 4th April 2012

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