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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Western Islands
Town
Crossbost (Isle Of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2000
    Attended by: John Mac Aulay, RNR, a survivor of MDV Corburn sunk 21 May 1940.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58026
Current location

Unclassified road to Lochs Free Church. Memorial is on the right hand side of the road just after Free Church Manse and before Crossbost Cemetery.
Crossbost (Isle Of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 9NP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 38580 24675
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Black polished marble pillar with the dedicatory inscription at the top. The names and districts are are below with the title of the memorial at the base. The lettering is in white. On the front face is a small wreath incised in white at the top At the bottom left there is a small picture of a woman, maybe a widow, and on the bottom right is an unknown emblem. Leaves are incised either side of the name lists. At the base of the 3 o'clock face is a carved white dove.
Inscription
AGUS THUG IAD BUAIDH TRE FHUIL/ 1914-1918/RANISH/(Names)/CROSSBOST/[names]/LEURBOST/[names]/CROMORE/[names]/ACHMORE/[names]/ 1939-1945/RANISH/ (Names)/GRIMSHADER/[names]/ACHMORE/[names]/LOCHGANVICH/[names]/LEURBOST/[names]/CROSSBOST/[names] H.M.Y. IOLAIRE/ 1st Jan. 1919/RANISH/(Names)/ CROSSBOST/[names]/GRIMSHADER/[names]/LEURBOST/[names]/ ACHMORE/[name]/Erected in memory of all those who fought and died for freedom/ At the going done of the Sun and in the Morning we will remember them./ NORTH LOCHS WAR MEMORIAL/ 1914-1918 1939-1945/ and the tragedy of/ H.M.Y.IOLAIRE. 1st JAN.1919 (Translation of Gaelic: And they won the victory with their blood.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bruce, William
Kennedy, Alex
Macarthur, Donald
Macarthur, John
Macaulay, Donald
Macaulay, George
Macaulay, John
Macdonald, Angus
Macdonald, David
Macdonald, Donald
See details for all 104 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, village, croft number
    Order of information: home village THEN croft number
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 22
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 22
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, home village, croft number
    Order of information: home village THEN croft number
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
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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