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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Western Islands
Town
Tolsta Chaolais (Isle Of Lewis)
County
Western Isles
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS GIBB BROS. (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 1921
    Attended by: LORD LEVERHULME
  • Dedicated
    Date: August 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63432

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Current location

On village street
outside mission house.
Tolsta Chaolais (Isle Of Lewis)
Western Islands
Western Isles
HS2 9DW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NB 19524 37811
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite obelisk mounted on plinth with three-stepped base. Sword and wreath in relief on front face of obelisk. Inscription on faces of plinth. Whole enclosed by fence.
Inscription
6 o'clock face, upper inscription: "CADAL SUAIN CU LO"/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF/ THIS TOWNSHIP WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN/ LOVING MEMORY BY THE INHABITANTS/ AND NATIVES OF TOLSTA CHAOLAIS/ RESIDENT AT HOME AND ABROAD. 6 o'clock face, lower inscription: MAR CHOMHAR AIR IAD BHI DILEAS/ THUG IAD MAR IOBAIRT IAD FHEIN 3 o'clock face: KILLED IN ACTION/ (Names)/ DIED/ (Name) 9 o'clock face: KILLED IN ACTION/ (Names)/ DROWNED/ (Names)/ DIED/ (Names) 12 o'clock face: 1939-45 WAR/ KILLED IN ACTION/ (Names)/ DIED/ (Names) (Note: Names on 3 and 9 o'clock faces refer to WW1.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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