Bressay - WW1 & WW2 Tablets

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Reference WMO/153600

Address:

Parish Church

Heogan Road

Bressay

Shetland

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: There are two (1 for each conflict) white marble, curved topped, tablet with black lettering set into recesses in the church wall, either side of the entrance door.
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THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE/1914 1919/[names]/ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF BRESSAY/IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/FOR HOME AND KINDRED/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/1939 1945/ [names]/ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF BRESSAY/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS

WW1-JOHN W ANDERSON SEAMAN/ LEWIS DEYELL GORDONS/ JOHN W GIFFORD SEAMAN/ OGILVY GIFFORD SEAMAN/ CAPN SAMUEL GRAY MERCHANT NAVY/ CAPN JAMES GRAY MERCHANT NAVY/ LAURENCE LEASK ROYAL SCOTS/ WILLIAM HALCROW SEAMAN/ JOHN HUNTER RNR/ WILLIAM HUNTER AUSTRALIANS/ CHARLES KIRKPATRICK SEAMAN/ JOHN MANN LT RNR/ JOSEPH C NICOLSON CAMERONS/ ALEXANDER NICOLSON NEW ZEALANDERS/ WILLIAM STEPHEN SEAFORTHS/ GIFFORD TAIT NEW ZEALANDERS/ WW2- WILLIAM ANDERSON MN/ WILLIAM P ANDERSON MN/ GEORGE A BIRNIE MN/ LEVI L CLARK RNR/ ADAM GIFFORD MN/ PETER GORDON MN/ NEIL GRAY RAF/ COL GEORGE LINKLATER RASC/ GEORGE MOUNT MN/ THOMAS MANSON MN/ THOMAS K MANSON MN/ CATHERINE SUTHERLAND ENEMY ACTION/ BERTRAM SMITH MN/ JAMES M SMITH MN/ THOMAS SMITH MN/ SGT STANLEY R J SMITH GORDONS/ MORRISON D SMITH MN/ CHARLES SUTHERLAND MN/ WILLIAM SUTHERLAND MN/ WILLIAM WISEMAN COASTGUARD/ *Catherine Sutherland is also commemorated on a gravestone in the Kirkyard-presumably she is also buried there.

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