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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Unst Ed
Town
Norwick
County
Shetland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians
Maker
James Taggart of Aberdeen (Makers)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 Jun 1922
    Attended by: Alex Priest & William T Sutherland, ex servicemen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8846
Current location

Norwick Kirkyard
Norwick
Unst Ed
Shetland
ZE2 9EF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HP 65170 14110
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Granite Obelisk in 5 stages surmounted by a Gothic style cross
Inscription
6 o'clock face-ERECTED/IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF/THE MEN/OF THIS PARISH/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/FOR US/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919/THEIR NAMES LIVETH/FOR EVER/[names]/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS/THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS 3 o'clock face-[WW1 names] 9 o'clock face-[WW1 names] 12 o'clock face-1939-45/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abernethy, James M
Bruce, William
Bruce, William N
Edwardson, James T
Edwardson, Peter
Henderson, James J
Henderson, James J
Henderson, William
Hughson, William
Johnson, John H
See details for all 24 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, regiment, age at death
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 17
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 17
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, regiment, age at death
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, service, age at death
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Lettering
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Lead
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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