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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Western Islands
Town
Breaclete
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J Hood and Sons (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57332
Current location

Across road (East) from Community Centre and Museum (car park and café)
Breaclete
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 9LT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 15934 36765
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three stepped white painted stone base surmounted by a three stepped plinth tapered column and fleur de lys carving. Inscription carved and in-filled in white on the sides of the plinth. Memorial is enclosed with railings with a small gate on the 3 o'clock side of the memorial.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: Erected/ TO/ COMMEMORATE THE MEN/ OF THIS DISTRICT/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE FOR KING AND/ COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR/ OF 1914-1918/ FOR THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND GOOD OF HUMANITY./ AIR A THOGAIL MAR/ CUIMHNEACHAN L/ MUINNTIR AN AITE./ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ 1939-45 WAR./ (Names) (Gaelic translation: Built in remembrance by the local people) Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ferguson, John
Ferguson, Kenneth
Macarthur, Donald
Macaulay, Angus
Macaulay, Donald
Macaulay, Donald
Macaulay, John
Macaulay, John
Macaulay, John
Macdonald, Angus
See details for all 38 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, village, address
    Order of information: village THEN address
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, village, address, decorations
    Order of information: village THEN address
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
  • Gate
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
History
c 2007: Lettering has been repainted ; 2003: Some of the letters are hard to read
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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