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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Western Islands
Town
Griminish (Isle Of Benbecula)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Mr Donald Macphee, Benbecula (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26th September 1925
    Attended by: Mrs Morrison, Uachdar, Benbecula - a widow who lost two sons
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26th September 1925
    Attended by: Rev. Mr Macdonald, St Mary's, Benbecula.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44779
Current location

2.5 miles south of Graimsdale & 1.5 miles north of Creagorry
Junction of A865 and Lane to Griminish
A865
Griminish (Isle Of Benbecula)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS7 5QA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NF 80218 51851
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CAIRN SURMOUNTED BY CELTIC CROSS. INSCRIPTION ON TABLETS SET INTO THE SIDES OF THE CAIRN. TWO WOODEN SEATS PLACED NEXT TO THE MEMORIAL
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN SACRED REMEMBRANCE OF THE/ GALLANT MEN FROM THIS ISLAND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Buchanan, A
Campbell, D
Campbell, D J
Campbell, D J
Colquhoun, William
Fraser, A
Garbutt, Thomas
Johnson, M
Macaulay, J
Maccormack, D
See details for all 56 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,. initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
  • Cairn
    Measurements: depth 3FT, height 12FT, width 3FT
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
C 2001: TABLETS RECENTLY RENOVATED
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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