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Memorial details

Memorial type
Tower
District
Western Islands
Town
Tarbert (Isle Of Harris)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
John G Chisholm (Architect)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5959
Current location

East of A859
near ferry terminal.
Main Street
Tarbert (Isle Of Harris)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS3 3DJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NG 15552 99952
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four-sided turreted tower. Two-stepped base surmounted by granite pedestal and tower. Tower supporting castellated turret with flag pole. Panels with names for WW1 set into all sides of tower. Bronze plaque with WW2 dedication set onto 6 o'clock face of pedestal. Additional bronze plaques with WW2 names in raised lettering on unknown face(s) of tower. No material condition change at September 2015 site visit so the images remain current, no purpose seen in taking the same images again. As of Spring 2019 this is on the War Memorials Trust caseload for possible refurbishment of the names panels. This memorial covers the following communities on the Isle of Harris-Ardahasaig, Amhuinnsuidh, Ardslave, Ardvey, Borosdale, Borsam, Borve, Bowglass, Carrigrich, Caw, Cluer, Collam, Crossbay, Diriclate, Drinishadder, Finsbay, Flodibay, Geocrab, Grosebay, Hushinish, Kyles Scalpay, Leacin, Leacklee, Leverburgh, Lickisto, Manish, Marig, Meavag, Mollingimish, Northton, Quidinish, Rhenigidale, Scadabay, Scalpay, Scarista, Scarp, Seilbost, Stockinish, Strond, Tarbert, Tolmacan, & Urgha
Inscription
6 o'clock face: DILEAS GU BAS/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR/ KING AND COUNTRY/ IN/ THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ SO COMHAR AGUS CUIMHNEACHAN/ AIR SAIGDEARAN AR GRAIDH,/ LE'N DHIONADH AR RIOGHACHD DHUINN/ FODH LAIMH AN TI IS AIRD/ A SHEAS GU DAINGEANN DIONGMHALTA/ IS DILEAS THUNN A BHAIS/ MAR RINN GACH FEAR DE'N SINNSRIBH/ O LINN GU LINN S GACH AIT. Bronze Plaque below- ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY/ IN THE 1939-1945 WAR. Inscribed in stonework below the WW2 Dedication Plaque- 1914-19/ 1939-45 3 o'clock face: ARMY./ OFFICERS./ (Names)/ RANK & FILE./ (Names) 12 o'clock face: NAVY./ (Names)/ MERCANTILE. (Names) 9 o'clock face: (Names) Plaque, unknown location: 1939-45/ ARMY/ (Names)/ NAVY/ (Names) Plaque, unknown location: 1939-45/ MERCHANT NAVY/ (Names)/ RAF/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cameron, W J
Campbell, C
Campbell, D
Campbell, J
Campbell, L
Campbell, M
Campbell, N
Fenton, P
Ferguson, E
Ferguson, F.
See details for all 175 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 107
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 107
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, home village, initials of forenames
    Order of information: officers first, then home village
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, service, home village, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, regiment, home village, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, service, home village, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: depth 3048mm, height 7620mm, width 3048mm
    Materials: Granite
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
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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