Raasay/Raasay and Rona war Memorial

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Reference WMO230621

Address:

Suisinish

Overlooking Inverarish Bay

Inverarish

Raasay

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial has an overall height of approximately 16 feet. It has a rectangular base finished in a fine limestone pebble dash, which is splayed on all four sides to a second block of polished grey granite. This carries the body of a polished grey obelisk of Aberdeen granite The names of the fallen are on the southeast (First World War) and northeast (Second World War) faces, inscribed in lead cut letters. The finial is a single slender block of the same grey granite tapering to a pyramidal point.. The memorial has inscriptions of 22 names for WW1 and 6 names for WW2. The memorial which was paid by public subscription, was sculpted and erected by D & A Davidson of Academy Street, Inverness. The memorial was unveiled by David T Munro of Suisinish in April 1920.
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