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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Western Islands
Town
Bornais (Isle Of Uist)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44782
Current location

1 mile south of the turn-off to Bornish
6 miles north of Daliburgh / Dalabrog and a few hundred yards south of a transmission mast.
A685
Bornais (Isle Of Uist)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS8 5SA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NF 74443 28627
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tapered base surmounted by tapered plinth and celtic cross. Inscription on the sides of the plainth and base. Whole is enclosed by a fence. Celtic knotwork design on the face of the cross
Inscription
TO/ THE GLORIOUS/ MEMORY OF THE MEN /OF SOUTH UIST /WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES /IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 'IN THREE CONTINENTS AND IN THE DEEP THEY LIE/ BUT IN OUR HEARTS THEIR DEEDS FOREVER ARE ENSHRINED'/[names arranged by village across the 4 upper faces] At the base- 1939-1945/[names arranged by village across the 4 faces]
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 117
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 117
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename, home village
    Order of information: home village
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename, home village
    Order of information: home village
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, service, forename, home village
    Order of information: home village
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 4FT, height 20FT, width 4FT
    Materials: Granite
Condition
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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