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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Orkney
Town
Deerness
County
Orkney
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61734

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Current location

Sandside Bay
adjacent to Skaill Farm and Church
end of the B9050 road
Deerness
Orkney
Orkney
KW17 2QJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HY 58821 06364
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tapered Red Granite Obelisk, on a tapered plinth, and a base-both of which are red granite
Inscription
Front Face-ERECTED BY/PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/NATIVES OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919 2 Other Faces-[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Cormack, David
Craigie, Jas. H
Craigie, Wm.
Cromarty, Jas. W
Dick, Jas. C
Foubister, Robt.
Foubister, Thos.
Irvine, Thos.
Linklater, David
Mowat, John L
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, regiment, place of death, date of death, age
    Order of information: date of death
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Red
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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