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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Western Islands
Town
Carloway (Isle of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
Locals (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 November 1989
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5961
Current location

Centre of village by church on hill
Parish Church
Carloway (Isle of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 9AH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 20559 42515
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Pillar of polished red granite set on stone base. Dedicatory inscription on 6 o'clock face of plinth. Cornice with names on four sides. Cornice supports crests of Army, Navy, Merchant Navy and RAF in gold. The whole memorial is enclosed by a fence.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: CARLOWAY WAR MEMORIAL/1914-1918/UPPER CARLOWAY/(Names)/PARK/(Names)/ IN FOND REMEMBRANCE OF/ THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE/ THAT WE MAY HAVE OUR FREEDOM. 3 o'clock face: CARLOWAY WAR MEMORIAL/1914-1918/KNOCK/(Names)/1939-1945/(Names)/IOLAIRE DISASTER 1-1-1919/(Names). 12 o'clock face: CARLOWAY WAR MEMORIAL/1914-1918/KIRVICK/(Names)/DOUNE/(Names)/1939-1945/(Names)/KOREAN WAR 1950-1956/(Names) 9 o'clock face: CARLOWAY WAR MEMORIAL/1914-1918/BORROWSTON/(Names)/CARENIN/(Names)/1939-1945/(Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Macarthur, A
Macarthur, A
Macarthur, A
Macarthur, D
Macarthur, D
Macarthur, D. J.
Macarthur, K
Macarthur, K.j.
Macarthur, N
Macaskill, J
See details for all 77 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, home village, croft number, service
    Order of information: Home Villiage
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 9
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 9
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service, home village, croft number
    Order of information: home village
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, service, home village croft number
    Order of information: home village
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, home village, croft number
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Balmoral
  • Coat of arms / Regimental insignia
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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