Lieut A.H.MURRAY – Boer War
Location: Courthill Chapel, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Highlands, IV54 8XD
Details on cross:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Lieut A.H.MURRAY, GRENADIER GUARDS.
DIED OF WOUNDS JUNE 3rd 1900
NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPETH
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): Hand painted in black
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 1295mm
Width of wood: 110mm
Cross beam width: 610mm
Thickness or depth – shaft/arm: 75/35mm
Mounting to wall: It hangs on brackets without xings.
Evidence of use in eld (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): None
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent):
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, un nished etc): White paint or liming
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): Good – no marks apart from scu ng
Notes and observations: In the past a regimental flag also hung in the nave. It entirely disintegrated when moved during redecoration, and is in storage somewhere, I think. There is a good photo of it, and also photos of detailing.
There is also a stained glass window of St. George, incorporating Alasdair Murray’s face.
Survey and photographs courtesy of Marcus Given. Date of survey : 15/1/17