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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Delting
Town
above the village of Voe and south of the village of Hillside
County
Shetland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
James Hutchison of Aberdeen (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8 September 1922
    Attended by: Mrs R D Ganson
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6071
Current location

A968
above the village of Voe and south of the village of Hillside
Delting
Shetland
ZE2 9PX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HU 41001 63310
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough hewn latin cross on rough hewn base. WW2 panel worked and added to front face on elevated platform surrounded by railings and reached by steps. The front of the cross bears a sword with the letters HS intertwined where the blade and guard meet. Note that Sullom Church, Delting (which has no known memorials) is expected to close by the end of 2022.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE / EVERLASTING MEMORY OF / (Names) / ALL OF THIS PARISH / THESE FELL IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR / 1914 - 1918. / AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY. THEY / LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM, / ENDURED HARDSHIPS, FACED DANGERS, AND / FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MAN / BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF-SACRIFICE / GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS / MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. // LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER SEE TO IT / THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN. // TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF / THOSE OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, Andrew W
Anderson, William
Balfour, James Ta
Blance, John
Clark, Henry
Clark, Robert
Clark, William
Cooper, Robert F
Couper, Matthew
Couper, William
See details for all 54 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, home place
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, service
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 16
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 16
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, service
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £180

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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