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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Orkney
Town
Westray, Pierowall
County
Orkney
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 September 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44750

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Current location

Opposite Lady Kirk
B9066
Westray
Pierowall
Orkney
Orkney
KW17 2DF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HY 43946 48934
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped base surmounted by polished pink and grey granite plinth and obelisk topped by a fleur-de-lys finial. There are inscriptions on the sides of the plinth with an additional free-standing engraved tablet of World War two names positioned at the base of the plinth. The memorial is enclosed within a three-sided stone-wall courtyard with paved steps and path leading up to it.
Inscription
6 o'clock: ERECTED/ IN GRATEFUL/ AND LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF WESTRAY/ WHO FELL IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ (Names...) Tablet: SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE DEAD/ (Names...) Other faces: (Names...)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bain, Wm. T
Burgher, Jas.
Cooper, John
Cooper, Tho.
Drever, Jas.
Drever, John
Drever, Thos.
Foulis, John
Foulis, John
Foulis, Thos.
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank, forenames, surname, home village
    Order of information: regiment THEN surname
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, home village
    Order of information: rank THEN ship name
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service, home village
    Order of information: rank
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
2014: War Memorials Trust made grant of £894 towards repair and conservation.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Funded by members of the public after an appeal for funds in the Orkney Herald Newspaper in 1919.
Reference

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