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Latitude: 57.6157 / 57°36'56"N
Longitude: -3.1022 / 3°6'7"W
OS Eastings: 334253
OS Northings: 858951
OS Grid: NJ342589
Mapcode National: GBR L8PL.KNL
Mapcode Global: WH6JJ.BV02
Plus Code: 9C9RJV8X+74
Entry Name: Fountain, Wilson Memorial, Fochabers
Listing Name: Fochabers, by Cricket Field, Fountain
Listing Date: 24 March 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332216
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1551
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde
Traditional County: Morayshire
Tagged with: Fountain
Dated 1893. Hexagonal fountain on stepped base. Red and grey
polished granite. Facetted tapering canopy supported by 6
polished granite shafts with cusped heads. Decorative
Fountain erected in Memory of Major Allan Wilson of Fochabers
and inscribed: '1893. Erected by the natives of Fochabers to
commemorate the heroic stand made against the forces of the
King of Matebeleland by Major Allan Wilson of this town who
with a small band of comrades fell bravely fighting against
overwhelming odds near the Shangani River in South Africa on
the 4th of December 1893.'
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