Oban War Memorial

WM name reference IWM5983

Current Location:

start of road to Ganavan Bay Corran Esplanade Oban Argyll And Bute Strathclyde PA34


Two Highlanders carrying a wounded comrade between them, on a base of rough boulders, a separate WW1 and WW2 laque on each face. Contemporary photographs show that the lettering was not originally was gold, it is not known when this change was made. This is what draws the eye now as you approach the memorial, rather than Carrick's emphasis of the Highlanders against the dramatic mountain backdrop.


World War 1


outh Face-MAIRIDH AN CLIU AGUS/ AN AINM GU SIORRUIDH/1914-1918/ (NAMES)/1939-1945/[names] North Face-1914-1918/[names]/1982 FALKLANDS CONFLICT-[NAME] West Face-1914-1918/[names]/1939-1945/[names]

Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Christie James 17-10-1915 Oban Cenotaph War Memorial View
Graham Angus 13-12-1916 Oban Cenotaph War Memorial View

Further information:

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If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
  • The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton

As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.