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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Western Islands
Town
Borve (Isle Of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
LOCAL CRAFTSMAN (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2002
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57329
Current location

In a memorial garden and located opposite the Community Centre
A857
Borve (Isle Of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 0RX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 40617 55776
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Curved multicoloured stone wall capped with white stone coping. Names of the fallen set on three granite tablets set in stone wall in white lettering. In front of wall is a white stone plinth with inset tablet containing the dedicatory inscription. The whole is set on brick paviers within a lanscaped garden that is enclosed by a dry stone wall. On the end sections of the wall are tablets with Navy, Army and RAF badges carved in coping. Covers the North Lewis Communities of North Galson, South Galson, Melbost Borve, Mid Borve, Borve, Lower Shader, Upper Shader and Ballantrushal
Inscription
Plinth: NORTH LEWIS WAR MEMORIAL/ Galson - Ballanthrushal/ This Memorial Was Erected/ In Remembrance Of/ Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice/ In The Two World Wars/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/[...]/ "At The Going Down Of The Sun/ And In The Morning/ We Will Remember Them"./ Nar Cuimhare Gu Brath (Translation: In Our Memory Forever) Wall: (Names)
Inscription legible?
no
Names on memorial
Campbell, J
Finlayson, K D
Gillies, P
Graham, D
Graham, D
Graham, J
Graham, M
Graham, R
Graham, W
Macaskill, J
See details for all 92 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, regiment/service, date of death, age
    Order of information: home village THEN address
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 62
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 62
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, service, date of death, age
    Order of information: home post office THEN address
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, service, date of death, age
    Order of information: home village THEN address
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, service, date of death, age
    Order of information: home village THEN address
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, service, date of death, age
    Order of information: home village THEN address
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth 914m, height 1219mm, width 2438mm
    Materials: Stone - Local
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
2003: Some of the inscription on the dedicatory tablet is hard to read 2010: Left hand tablet was illegible in many places.
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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