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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Western Islands
Town
Bragar (Isle of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Jim Crawford (Designer)
Jim Crawford (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 8 Oct 2005
    Attended by: Leod Murray of Shawbost, a former Gunner in the Ross Mountain Battery, 51st Highland Division. He was captured at St Valery in 1940 and spent five years as a Prisoner of War
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57331
Current location

Main Road
Bragar (Isle of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 9DF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 28956 47603
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Folly-like circular structure with no roof. Coping stone surmount the top of it. Wide entrance way at the front of the memorial. Unit badges carved on stones around the top of the outside of the structure. Inside the structure are the dedicatory tablets. A mosiac floor area inside the structure, made from pebbles taken from Holm beach, commmemorates those who died in the Iolaire disaster. Outside the structure are 105 quartz pebbles, one for each of the fallen. The Memorial is set within a small garden which is enclosed by railings. Covers the following communities- Arnol, North Bragar, New Shawbost, North Shawbost, South Shawbost and South Bragar
Inscription
(Names) This Memorial was erected in memory/of those that made the supreme/sacrifice in the two World Wars/and the Iolaire disaster/Opened on 8th October 2005/by Leod Murray of Shawbost/"Unto the ends of all the earth/Wars into peace he turns" Ps 46 v9
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 81
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 81
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, regiment/service, year of death, age
    Order of information: home village 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, year of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, regiment/service, year of death, age
    Order of information: home post office THEN address
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, address, surname, initials of forenames, regiment/service, year of death, age
    Order of information: home village THEN address
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Gneiss
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Mosaic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Memorial: £42,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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