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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Port Ellen (Isle Of Islay)
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st May 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44794
Current location

Main Street
Port Ellen (Isle Of Islay)
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA42 7DG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NR 36404 45504
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A square section rough dressed grey granite stepped plinth and block which are about 3m high. The WW1 inscriptions and names of fallen are on polished grey granite panels with black lettering on 3 sides if the memorial. The main inscription is towards the road. The other panels are on either side. The WW2 inscription is on the plinth on the same face as the WW1 inscription. The new stone with the Egypt and N Ireland names are on a side face of the plinth. Above the block is a kilted highland soldier with pack and canteen. He wears a highlander’s bonnet and has his head bowed. His hands rest on the butt of his rifle which rests by its barrel on the top of the block. He faces the same direction as the main inscriptions. The statue is about 2m high. The memorial is set on a grassy knoll by the yacht pontoons and ferry terminal close to the A846. It is surrounded by low metal railings and gained by 6 stone steps.
Inscription
6 O'clock: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (names)/ "MAIRIDH AN AINM GU SIORRUIDH 3 O'clock: (names) 9 O'clock: (names) Plinth: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE 2ND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945/ (names)/ GU RUIG AN T-AM 'S-AM BRIST AN LA. Stone: (names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, D
Bell, D
Black, R
Brown, P
Burns, J
Cameron, N
Campbell, A
Campbell, D
Campbell, J
Coia, A
See details for all 93 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 78
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: regiment
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: regiment
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,service,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height c 3000mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN A & B (2000) p.554 Source: Image Library
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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