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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Western Islands
Town
Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 September 1927
    Attended by: General Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57912
Current location

On the corner behind fence.
Drill Hall and TA Centre
Church Street And Lewis Street
Stornoway (Isle Of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS1 2LS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 42555 33025
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Circular tapering surmounted by a bronze thistle. On the front is a stone mount with a metal plaque for each World War. Royal Garrison Artillery badges above the inscription.
Inscription
TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF/ OFFICERS NCOS AND MEN/ OF THE 1ST ROSS-SHIRE/ MOUNTAIN BATTERY R.G.A. (T)/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR /1914-1919/ EGYPT-GALLIPOLI-BALKANS./ ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/ THE MEMBERS OF THE ABOVE BATTERY/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cairn
    Measurements: height 3000mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Costs

Comments: Sponsored by members of the unit

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Territorial Army.
Reference
  • THE ROSS BATTERY. A REMARKABLE RECORD. SIR I. HAMILTON'S TRIBUTE. GENERAL SIR IAN HAMILTON, accompanied by Colonel C. H. Clark, D. S. O., and Colonel Bruce Allan, O. B. E., who commanded the Ross Mountain Battery in Gallipoli, arrived at Stornoway on Tuesday night for the purpose of unveiling yesterday afternoon the monument erected at the Drill Hall to the memory of the men of the Ross Battery who, fell in the war. In the forenoon they visited the Nicolson Institute, where Sir Ian Hamilton addressed the teaching staff and pupils. The Scotsman - Thursday 29 September 1927 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000540/19270929/342/0008
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