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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Western Islands
Town
North Tolsta (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, Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956), Berlin Airlift (1948-1949)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 September 1998
    Attended by: RELATIVES/FRIENDS OF THE FALLEN
  • Rededicated
    Date: 19 September 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58023
Current location

Village Centre
North Tolsta (Isle Of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 0NL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 53560 47067
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Set into wall protruding from the hall
    Community Hall
    North Tolsta (Isle Of Lewis)
    Western Islands
    Western Isles
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular metal plaque set into a niche within a stone plinth. It is set in a small landscaped garden of paths and flowerbeds.
Inscription
MAR CHUIMHNEACHAN/ AT THE OPENING OF NORTH TOLSTA SCHOOL THIS TABLET WAS PRESENTED BY THE TOLSTA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY/ OF THE LOCAL RESIDENTS AND FORMER PUPILS OF TOLSTA SCHOOL, MANY OF WHOM HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE, WHO WERE KILLED/ IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS AND ILLNESSES RECEIVED WHILE SERVING WITH THE ARMED FORCES IN THE FIRST/ HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY/ (Names)/ "IS ANN AIR LATHA ACHATHA A DH A(...)CHEAR CAIRDEAN" - GAELIC PROVERB/ DILEAS GU BAS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Campbell, Alexander
Campbell, Alexander
Campbell, Angus
Campbell, Angus
Campbell, Colin
Campbell, Donald
Campbell, Donald
Campbell, John
Campbell, Kenneth
Campbell, Kenneth
See details for all 76 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,forename,age, additional, decorations; address, regiment/service
    Order of information: service/regiment
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death,forename,age, additional, decorations; address, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, forename, age, additional,decorations, address, service/regiment
    Order of information: service/regiment
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, forename, age, additional,decorations, address, service
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Egypt and the Suez Crisis (1951-1956)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, forename, age, place of death, address
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Berlin Airlift (1948-1949)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, forename, age, place of death, address
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
Nov 2016-The Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund has awarded £2,930 to the monument. Works will repair the cement mortar, treat the bronze panel and clean the monument; 2008: Surface of the plaque has become mottled; 1990s: Some graffiti on the plaque
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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