Port Ellen War Memorial

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Port Ellen

Isle of Islay

PA42 7DG

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Northern Ireland
About the memorial: Freestanding memorial with granite statue on top next to harbour A square section rough dressed grey granite stepped plinth and block which are about 3m high. The WW1 inscriptions and names of fallen are on polished grey granite panels with black lettering on 3 sides if the memorial. The main inscription is towards the road. The other panels are on either side. The WW2 inscription is on the plinth on the same face as the WW1 inscription. The new stone with the Egypt and N Ireland names are on a side face of the plinth. Above the block is a kilted highland soldier with pack and canteen. He wears a highlander’s bonnet and has his head bowed. His hands rest on the butt of his rifle which rests by its barrel on the top of the block. He faces the same direction as the main inscriptions. The statue is about 2m high. The memorial is set on a grassy knoll by the yacht pontoons and ferry terminal close to the A846. It is surrounded by low metal railings and gained by 6 Stone Steps.
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6 O'clock: To The Glory Of God/ And In Memory Of/ The Men Of This Parish/ Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice/ In The Great War/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ "Mairidh An Ainm Gu Siorruidh 3 O'clock: (names) 9 O'clock: (names) Plinth: To The Glory Of God And In Memory Of/ The Men Of This Parish/ Who Gave Their Lives In The 2nd World War/ 1939 - 1945/ (names)/ Gu Ruig An T-Am 'S-Am Brist An La. Stone: (names)

WW1 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Lieut. A MacKinnon/C.Q.M.S. J MacNab/Cpl. J. Hunter/L/Cpl N. /L/Cpl W. Whyte/Ptes D Whyte/ J MacCallum/ A MacLachlan/ H MacArthur/ D Anderson/ D MacDougall. P Brown/ D Quintin/ G Quintin/ A Torrie/ J MacDougall/ N Fraser/ J G Ferguson/ J Campbell/ A Smith/ J Grant/ J MacIntyre/C MacEachern/ J White/ R Black/ J MacLellan/ N Kennedy/ D.MacTaggart/ R MacPhail/ M MacDougall/ A Heads/Pte. D. MacKerrell Gordon Highlanders R.S.M. N MacPhail/Ptes R Johnston/ H MacDougall/ J Donald/ D MacDougall/ H MacTaggart Highland Light Infantry Capt. N Leitch/Ptes D Sinclair/ N MacDonald/ D MacArthur/ J Hutchinson Cameron Highlanders/Lieut. M. McIntyre/Pte. D Johnston/Piper G McCalman Merchant Service/Chief Officers A MacMillan/ O Gilchrist Machine Gun Corps/Ptes D MacKay/ D McMillan Kings Own Scottish Borderers/Pte R MacArthur Australian Imperial Force/Pte J McKerrell Canadian Infantry/Corpl D MacMillan Canadian Highlanders/Corpl. D Bell Royal Naval Reserve/ R Q.M. J MacGibbon/Q.M. H MacAllister/ R Paul/ J. Burns/ A MacFarlane/ D MacFarlane/ A Johnston/ D MacArthur/D MacMillan/ A McInnes Royal Marines/Seaman D Campbell Royal Engineers/Sgt McNeill/Pte J MacMillan Royal Field Artillery/Sgt. J MacIntyre/Gunner A. MacDougall Royal Garrison Artillery/Gunner A MacCalman R E West Africans/Lieut. M McGilvray Seaforth Highlanders/L. Col D. MacDougall/Ptes. A McLellan/Pte. J Morrison Scots Guards/Pte N Cameron Scottish Rifles/Pte J MacDougall WW11 Pilot Officers A MacTaggart/I Ramsay/Flt. Sergt. Engr. A Campbell/L.A.C. J. McKerrell/Paratrooper D Livingstone/Rfn. D McNab /Pipe Major J McCalman/Pte. A. Coia,/Carpenter D McEachern,/A.B. D McMillan/Sgn. G McCallum/Dvr. A Galbraith Cpl. Ross Murray R. A. F., Egypt 1953 Gdsm. George Hamilton Northern Ireland 1971

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