Tolsta Chaolais Obelisk


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Reference WMO261138

Address:

On village street outside mission house.

Tolsta Chaolais (Isle Of Lewis)

HS2 9DW

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
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Makers- Gibb Bros Unveiled Date: August 1921 Attended by: Lord Leverhulme Granite obelisk mounted on plinth with three-stepped base. Sword and wreath in relief on front face of obelisk. Inscription on faces of plinth. Whole enclosed by fence
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6 o'clock face, upper inscription: "cadal suain cu lo"/ to the glory of God/ and in/ grateful remembrance/ of the men and women of/ this township who gave their lives/ for king and country in the/ Great War 1914-1918/ this monument was erected in/ loving memory by the inhabitants/ and natives of Tolsta Chaolais/ resident at home and abroad. 6 o'clock face, lower inscription: mar chomhar air iad bhi dileas/ thug iad mar iobairt iad fhein 3 o'clock face: killed in action/ (names)/ died/ (name) 9 o'clock face: killed in action/ (names)/ drowned/ (names)/ died/ (names) 12 o'clock face: 1939-45 war/ killed in action/ (names)/ died/ (names) (note: names on 3 and 9 o'clock faces refer to WW1)

WW1 Killed In Action/Neil Macgregor/Norman Maciver /Norman Macleod /John MacSween Drowned /Alick A Macleod /Donald Macaulay Died/Catherine Macleod /Malcolm Macleod /Murdo Macdonald/John Macgregor Killed In Action/Murdo Macgregor / Malcolm Macleod /Norman M Macleod /Norman Macleod/ Norman Macleod/John Macleod /Donald Macgregor Died/ John Macaulay 1939-45 War Killed In Action /Hector Macdonald /Murdo Macleod /Norman Macleod /John Mackay Died /Donald Mackenzie (at sea) /Roderick Murdo Macleod

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