Fair Isle South Lighthouse

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Fair Isle South Lighthouse

The boundary wall of the lighthouse station

Fair Isle, Shetland

ZE2 9JU

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular plaque attached to the boundary wall of the lighthouse station.
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FAIR ISLE SOUTH LIGHTHOUSE/ BUILT: 1892/ ENGINEER: DAVID A STEVENSON/ AUTOMATED: 31st MARCH 1998/ During an air attack in December 1941 Mrs Catherine Sutherland/ aged 22 the wife of an assistant lighthouse keeper was killed/ and their infant daughter slightly hurt./ On the 21st January 1942 during a second attack a bomb hit the west/ end of the main block of houses. The building caught fire and/ was burnt out. The wife of the principal lighthouse keeper was/ Margaret Eileen Smith aged 60 and their daughter Margaret/ (Greta) Smith (aged 10) were killed. A soldier, gunner William Morris/ aged 27 manning an antiaircraft gun nearby was also killed./ Extensive damage was done by fuel, blast and flying debris./ Mr Roderick Macaulay, Assistant keeper at Fair Isle North, walked through snow drifts and gale force winds to help restore the/ south light. He received the B.E.M. for outstanding service./ IN MEMORY OF/ (Names)/ This plaque is raised/ by/ Scotland Lighthouse Museum, Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh

Mrs Catherine Sutherland, Mrs Margaret Eileen Smith, Margaret (Greta) Smith, William Morris

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