War memorial, Oban Scotland United kingdom


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Oban war memorial Scotland

Oban war memorial Scotland

War Memorial Oban

On the coast in Oban Scotland stands a World War One memorial for the Oban soldiers who lost their lives during the Great War. In later times fallen from World War Two and one from the Falkland war have been added to the memorial.

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Oban war memorial

Oban war memorial

Oban war memorial unveiled on 11th November 1923

Oban war memorial unveiled on 11th November 1923

The memorial was unveiled on the 11th of November in 1923, it was created by the sculptor Alexander Carric. It resembles two Highland infantrymen carrying a wounded comrade. The goatskin Jerkin worn by the soldiers was common for soldiers from Killin, Dornoch and Oban. The memorial commemorates fallen from the Argyll Mountain Battery which had a section from Oban, the Highland Division memorial can be found near the roundabout in Oban.

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Oban war memorial Scotland (3)

Oban war memorial Scotland, with the city of Oban in the back

Oban war memorial Scotland, with the city of Oban in the back

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Oban war memorial Scotland (4)

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Oban war memorial Scotland (5)

Visit

The memorial can be found at the end of Corran Esplanade in Oban, driving from the roundabout just follow the road, you can’t miss it. There is a car park just in front of it.

 





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