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SHETLAND ISLES (LERWICK), WW1 & WW2
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:28 am    Post subject: SHETLAND ISLES (LERWICK), WW1 & WW2 Reply with quote

This photograph was posted by the forum member valiron in another thread but I have moved it here to it's own thread



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím finding conflicting information on the internet about this memorial but from what I can gather it is the County of Shetland War Memorial as well as the Lerwick War Memorial. Iím hoping someone can clarify this with photographs of the plaques.

Its location is Upper Hillhead, Lerwick, opposite the Town Hall. It was unveiled in 1924 by Mrs T Hardy from Girlsta who had lost three sons during the Great War.

These are the two UKNIWM entries for this memorial. Both titles suggest it is not just the Lerwick War Memorial. Unfortunately the rest of the information is not very detailed. The second entry just confuses things by confirming the location but giving a slightly different name and nothing else.

SHETLAND ISLANDS MEMORIAL

UKNIWM Ref: 6070

Address
LERWICK
SHETLAND
SCOTLAND

Type: CROSS
Other Location Details: TOWN CENTRE

OS Map Ref: HU 470 410

Inscription

Components
Component Material(s) Condition
MEMORIAL STONE GOOD

Physical Description
LATIN ON SQUARE COLUMN AND CRUCIFORM BASE. EACH ANGLE OF BASE HOLDS TWO PANELS. WHOLE RESTS ON ELEVATED COBBLED PLATFORM. SWW NAMES ON SEPARATE WALL

SWORD OF SACRIFICE AND SHETLAND ARMS ON FRONT FACE; COAT OF ARMS (UNIDENTIFIED) ON EACH OTHER FACE


SHETLAND COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL

UKNIWM Ref: 8881


Address
HILLHEAD
LERWICK
SHETLAND
SCOTLAND

Type: UNIDENTIFIED
OS Map Ref: HU 470 410


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patience, my son. 2007 was the year of Orkney. 2008 may well be the year of Shetland.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have recently acquired "We will remember - historical record of the British Legion Scotland" published in 1959 in which is a photo from 1958 of a parade. "to church at Lerwick for the unveiling of a memorial plaque to those who fell in WWII". Not sure if that is a plaque on this memorial or there is a separate memorial in the church. I will post the photo when the position becomes clear.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the county memorial and includes names from all the parishes and islands. The side panels are World War Two casualties.

Here is the memorial in lashing rain! Apologies for the quality.

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