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Embo War Memorial plaque
Embo War Memorial plaque

Colour photograph of the Embo Memorial plaque World War 1 and 2. The plaque orginated from a proposal emanating from Donald Ward, Jeanette (McGrath) Cumming, Christine (Gill) Mackay and Liz Robertson, with assistance provided by Sheila Board. They wondered why Embo did not have its own War Memorial and discovered that this was because the Embo names were included on the Dornoch War Memorial.

Firm in the belief that Embo should remember those from the village who had lost their lives in the two World Wars, they decided to commission a plaque listing all the Embo names from the Dornoch War Memorial.

They contacted an American naval base in Forss (who had previously assisted Embo with a charity event) asking if they would take part in an unveiling ceremony, which they very kindly agreed to do. (see 2011.016.02)
[The plaque has been included in the War Memorials page on the Historylinks website]
Picture added on 04 March 2011 at 12:03
I am fairly sure that Private J Mackay NZ Barr was my mother's maternal uncle who I am named after. His brother Donald also lost his life during the war.
Added by John Mackay on 10 April 2016
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