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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Orkney
Town
Lady Village (Island Of Sanday)
County
Orkney
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17 June 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57300
Current location

South end f Sanday
looking over Stove
near the Community Centre
B9069
Lady Village (Island Of Sanday)
Orkney
Orkney
KW17 2BW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HY 68657 40951
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone obelisk on a plinth and 2 square steps, which sits on 2 circular bases, with iron railings around the memorial, and a stone wall behind. At the base of the cross there is a separate granite tablet for WW2. A further tablet with a 3rd WW2 name was added in 2012.
Inscription
Front Face- IN GRATEFUL/AND EVER LOVING/REMEMBRANCE OF THE MEN/OF SANDAY/WHO DIED IN THE SERVICE OF/THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS/OF THE ISLAND/"THEIR NAME LIVETH/FOR EVERMORE" Other 3 faces- [names] WW2 Tablet-SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945/IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aulds, John
Brown, James
Brown, Magnus
Burnett, James A
Campbell, James
Clyne, James
Dearness, John C
Dick, James
Dick, Richard
Drever, David
See details for all 51 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames, regiment, home village
    Order of information: Surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, service
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Cast Iron
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    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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