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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Western Islands
Town
Kershader/Caersiadair (Isle Of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Macdonald of 2-4 Kershader, who later lost 3 sons in WW2
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: Before 27th October 1934
    Attended by:
  • Rededicated
    Date: 31 August 2002
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58025
Current location

North side of B8060 overlooking Loch Eireasort
at the east end of the Village
Kershader/Caersiadair (Isle Of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 9QA
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 34118 20286
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pillar in the design of a tower. It is made of stone blocks with a central pinnacle at the top with four smaller pinnacles at each corner. There is a celtic cross on the central pinnacle. There are tablets set into three sides of the pillar with incised inscription in gold lettering. The memorial is surrounded by a dry stone wall. This memorial covers the settlements of Kershader/Cearsiadair, Habost/Tabaost, Garyvard/Taobh a'Ghlinnie, Cromore/Cromor, Marvig/Marbhig, Gravir/Grabhair, Lemreway/Taobh a'Ghlinne, Orinsay/Orasaigh, Calbost/Tabaost and Caverstay/Cabharstadh This replaced an earlier memorial- see our reference 84517.
Inscription
6 oclock face: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-19./(Names)/ 1939-45./ (Names) Caverstay 3 o'clock face: 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939-1945/ (Names)/ 1914-1918 1939 - 1945/ Calbost/ (Names) 9 o'clock face: 1914-1918/ (Names)/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, D
Anderson, J
Bruce, W
Campbell, J
Campbell, J
Chisholm, J A
Ferguson, M
Fergusson, M
Finlayson, A
Finlayson, M
See details for all 87 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 49
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 49
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: home village
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: home village, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: home village
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 900mm, height 6000mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2002: Names of those from the old school districts of Cromore/Cromor, Planasker (Marvig/Marbigh and Calbost), Gravir/Grabhair and Lemreway/Leumrabagh were added to the memorial and a dry stone wall was built around the memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Scottish War Memorials Project-warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic324.html
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 27 October 1934 www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000577/19341027/001/0002 WAR MEMORIAL REPLACED. The villagers of Kershader in the Island of Lewis have replaced their war memorial with a more becoming structure. The original memorial was erected shortly after the war, but the villagers were not satisfied with its appearance, and a short time ago they set on foot a fund to enable them to replace it with another structure. The fund was almost entirely subscribed by villagers at home and abroad.

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