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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Whiteness Weisdale Tingwall
Town
Tingwall
County
Shetland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MESSRS GARDEN & CO
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 Dec 1921
    Attended by: Major R McDougall
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 Nov 1950
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8878
Current location

Tingwall Kirkyard
B9074
Tingwall
Whiteness Weisdale Tingwall
Shetland
ZE2 9SB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HU 41905 43701
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular, tapered plinth, set on a rectangular shorter plinth with rounded edges, set on a base. The upper plinth bears an engraved names list in black and an engraved coat of arms on top. Names list is set in a engraved frame with a four-centred arch. Lower plinth is decorated with inscription and a crossed flag and sword.
Inscription
TO/ TINGWALLS SONS/WHO DIED IN WAR/THEIR NAME LIVETH FOREVERMORE/SCALLOWAY/(Names)/"THEY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR FRIENDS" GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS (lower plinth) 1914-1919/ LEST WE FORGET Separate stone-1939-1945/[names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brown, James
Craig, Angus
Gilbertson, John
Gray, Robert
Gunn, Robert R
Halcrow, James
Hardy, Charles
Hardy, Hercules
Hardy, Thomas
Hardy, Wm David
See details for all 49 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, home village
    Order of information: home village then surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, home village
    Order of information: home village then surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Aberdeen
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The Scottish Military Research Group - warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic3461.html - Accessed 21 January 2016.
  • An account of the unveiling service is in the Shetland Times dated 7/1/1922 page 5e-f
  • The two orders of service for unveiling are available at Shetland Archives-reference D41/4/7/5 for WW2 and D41/4/7/13 for WW1.

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