Isle of Lewis

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Reference WMO/145004

Address:

Memorial Avenue

Stornoway

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other monument
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Baronial tower with heavily buttressed first stage. Tapering walls are surmounted by a corbelled parapet. Circular turret with castellated parapet at one corner. Inside, vaulted ground floor room has four upper chambers, one for each parish, with bronze name plaques. Plaques are mounted on granite stones and arranged in a circle near the tower, with viewing path and seating area. (WW1: 16 plaques, WW2: 7 plaques) Taken from IWM entry
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CHUM GLOIR DHE AGUS MAR CHUIMEACHAN AIR MUINNTIR LEODHAS A THUG AM BEATHA SEACHAD ANNS A COGAIDH MHOR 1914-1918 (To the Glory of God and in memory of the people of Lewis who gave up their lives in the Great War 1914-1918 Panel 1-LOCHS/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ SONS OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1914-1919/ LOCHS DIVISION/ (names) Panel 2-LOCHS DIVISION CONTINUED/[names]/PARK DIVISION/[names] Panel 3-UIG/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ SONS OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1914-1919/EAST DIVISION/[names] Panel 4-EAST DIVISION CONTINUED/[names]/WEST DIVISION/[names] Panel 5-WEST DIVISION CONTINUED/[names] Panel 6-BARVAS/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ SONS OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1914-1919/ NORTH DIVISION/[names] Panel 7-NORTH DIVISION CONTINUED/[names] Panel 8-NORTH DIVISION CONTINUED/[names]/SOUTH DIVISION/[names] Panel 9-SOUTH DIVISION CONTINUED/[names] Panel 10-STORNOWAY/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE/ SONS OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1914-1919/POINT DIVISION/[names] Panel 11-POINT DIVISION CONTINUED/[names] Panel 12-POINT DIVISION CONTINUED/[names]/BURGH & CENTRAL DIVISION/[names] Panel 13-BURGH & CENTRAL DIVISION CONTINUED/[names] Panel 14-BURGH & CENTRAL DIVISION CONTINUED/[names]/BACK DIVISION/[names] Panel 15-BACK DIVISION CONTINUED/[names] Panel 16- {no available photograph} Panel 17-STORNOWAY/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/1939-1945/BURGH OF STORNOWAY/CENTRAL DIVISION/NEWMARKET/[names]/SANDWICK, MELBOST & HOLM/[names] Panel 18-POINT DIVISION/AIGNISH/[names]/SWORDALE/[names]/KNOCK/[names]/SHADER/[names]/ SHESHADER/[names]/PORTVOLLER/[names]/ AIRD/[names]/FLESHERIN/[names}/PORTNAGURAN/[name]/ GARRABOST/[names]/LOWER BAYBLE/[names] Panel 19-POINT DIVISION CONTINUED/UPPER BAYBLE/[names]/BACK DIVISION/BACK/[names]/COLL & UPPER COLL/[names]/VATISKER/[names]/GRESS/[names]/ TOLSTA/[names]/TONG/[names] Panel 20-LOCHS/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/1939-1945/LOCHS DIVISION/LUERBOST/[names]/GRIMSHADER/[names]/RAERNISH/[names]/ CROSSBOST/[name]/ACHMORE/[name]/ KEOSE/[names]/LAXAY/[names]/BALALLAN/[names]/PARK DIVISION/CROMORE & TORISTAY/[names]/MARIVEG & CALBOST/[names]/GRRVIR/[names]/LEMREWAY/[names]/KERSHADER/[names] Panel 21-UIG/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/1939-1945/EASTERN DIVISION/TOLSTA CHOALAIS/[names]/DOUNE/[names]/BREASCLETE/[names]/CALLANISH/[name]/ GARYNAHINE/[names]/CARLOWAY & GARENIN/[names]/WESTERN DIVISION/[names]/BERNERA/[names] Panel 22-NORTHERN DIVISION/BOROPIE/[names]/NORTH & SOUTH GALSON/[names]/BORVE/[names]/SOUTHERN DIVISION/SHAWBOST/[names]/NORTH & SOUTH BRAGAR/[names]/ARNOL/[names]/BRUE/[names]/BARVAS/[names]/BALLANTRUSHAL/[names]/UPPER & LOWER SHADER/[names] Panel 23-BARVAS/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/1939-1945/NORTHERNN DIVISION/LIONEL/[names]/FIVEPENNY/[names]/KNOCKARD/[names]/PORT OF NESS/[names]/ADABROCK & BORODALE/[names]/NORTH & SOUTH DELL/[names]/CROSS/[names]/SWAINBOST/[names]/HABOST & CROSS, SKIGERSTA ROAD/[names] Taken from IWM entry

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