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Port Wemyss District Memorial, Islay

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:12 am    Post subject: Port Wemyss District Memorial, Islay Reply with quote

The memorial lies on a grassy hill on the west side of the village of Port Wemyss facing Portnahaven. It is a stone celtic cross on a stone block. The block lies on a cemented stone cairn/ mound that rises above the level of the enclosing low thick cement wall. The main inscription and names of WW1 fallen face west towards Portnahaven. The inscription and names of fallen of WW2 faces east. The main face has celtic knotwork on the cross although not on the wheel.

Grid Ref NR 166523











Main Dedication Inscription on the shaft of the front face of the cross below the celtic knotwork


TO
THE GLORY OF
GOD
AND
IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN
OF THIS DISTRICT
WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1919

“THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE”


Gaelic inscription below WW1 names of the fallen.

“GRADH A’S MO NA SO CHA’N EIL AIC NEACH
AIR BITH, GU’N LEICEADH DUINE A BHEATHA
SIOS AIRSON A CHAIRDEAN”


WW1 names of fallen, in two columns, arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename and surname only are given

Column 1

ARCHIE CAMERON
ALEXR CURRIE
DONALD FERGUSON
DONALD GILLIES
JOHN HOLMES
HECTOR MACALLISTER


Column 2

NEIL MACARTHUR
PETER MACARTHUR
ALEXR ACKELLAR
DUNCAN MACLEAN
NEIL MACLEAN
JOHN MACNIVEN


A single name below both columns

JOHN MACTAGGART


WW2 Inscription on the shaft of reverse face of cross

AND
IN EVER GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
OUR HEROIC MEN
WHO PERISHED
IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 – 1945


WW2 names of fallen, in two columns, arranged alphabetically by surname. Forename and surname only are given

Column 1

JAMES CAMERON
WILLIAM DOCHERTY
ERNEST GOODWIN
DONALD MACAULAY
DUNCAN MACAULAY
DONALD MACLEAN


Column 2

DONALD MACLEAN
NEIL MACLEAN
GILBERT MACLELLAN
DUNCAN MACNEILL
GEORGE TURNER


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