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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Shetland Islands memorial discussion Reply with quote

This thread is now solely for discussion of potential memorials not covered by the Project in the Shetland Islands.

List last updated 9th July 2008


Civic

AITHSTING - Location not known
*BIGTON WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
BRESSAY WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8885
BRESSAY WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8886
BURRA (ISLE) WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8890
CUNNINGSBURGH WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8895
CUNNINGSBURGH WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8895
DELTING WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8875 & 6071
DUNROSSNESS WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8896
DUNROSSNESS WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8897
*ESHANESS WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8865
FAIR ISLE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8899 - Fair Isle Cemetery
FETLAR - UKNIWM Ref No. 44706 - Fetlar Church
FOULA - UKNIWM Ref No. 8843 - Location unknown

Gulberwick, Quarff and Cunningsburgh , Location - Not known
LERWICK - UKNIWM Ref No. 8884 - Within Parish Church
*LEVENWICK WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
LUNNASTING WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 6072
MID YELL WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8845
MID YELL WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8855
NESTING (NORTH) WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 6066 & 8876
NESTING (SOUTH) - UKNIWM Ref No. 8877 - At the school ?
*NORTH ROE & LOCHEND WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8863
NORTH YELL WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8851
NORTH YELL, WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8852
NORTHMAVINE - Within Parish Church (10 men)
*OLLABERRY WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8864
PAPA STOUR WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 44708
QUARFF WW1 - Inside Church ?
QUARFF WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8892
SANDNESS WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 6067 & 8868
SANDSTING - Location not known
SANDWICK WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8893
SANDWICK WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8894
SOUTH YELL WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. Not listed
SHETLAND ISLES (LERWICK) WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 6070 & 8881
*SKELD WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8866
SKERRIES - In churchyard
TINGWALL & SCALLOWAY WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8878
UNST (NORTH) WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8846
UNST (MID) WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8848
UNST (SOUTH) WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8849
UNST (SOUTH) WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8850
WALLS WW1 & WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 6068 & 8867
*WEST BURRAFIRTH WW1 & WW2 - 8870
WHALSAY WW1 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8861
WHALSAY WW2 - UKNIWM Ref No. 8862
WHITENESS & WEISDALE - UKNIWM Ref No. 8879

* NOT A CIVIL PARISH

Church

Burravoe Kirk - Roll of Honour UKNIWM Ref No. 8857
Lerwick, Parish Church, Parishioners , Location - Parish Church , Additional location info - Mainland , UKNIWM Ref No. 8884
Lerwick, Wesleayan Church, Parishioners , Location - Wesleayan Church , Additional location info - Mainland , UKNIWM Ref No. 8883
Scalloway, Wesleyan Chapel Parishioners , Location - Wesleyan Chapel , UKNIWM Ref No. 8887
West Burrafirth, Methodist Church Parishioners , Location - West Burrafirth Methodist Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 44707

School

Lerwick, Anderson Insitute , Location - Anderson High School , Additional location info - Mainland
Sellafirth, Gutcher School , Location - Public Hall , UKNIWM Ref No. 8853

Individual

Bressay, Deyell Memorial , Location - Not known , Additional location info - Isle of Bressay , Additional info - L DEYELL , UKNIWM Ref No. 44704
Lunna, Howarth Memorial , Location - Lunna House , Additional info - DAVID HOWARTH , UKNIWM Ref No. 8874
Mid Yell, Kantonella Memorial , Location - Mid Yell Parish Church , Additional location info - Isle of Yell , UKNIWM Ref No. 8856
West Burrafirth, Irvine Memorial , Location - Chapel , Additional info - F W IRVINE , UKNIWM Ref No. 8871

Regiment & Unit

Lunna, Norwegian Seamen , Location - Parish Church , UKNIWM Ref No. 8889
Lunna, Shetland Bus , Location - Lunna House , UKNIWM Ref No. 8873
Scalloway, Shetland Bus , Location - Engine House , UKNIWM Ref No. 8888

Other

Baltasound, Jessie Saxby Shetlander's Cairn , Location - Not known , UKNIWM Ref No. 8847
Burravoe, Catalina Air Crash , Location - Old Haa Museum , Additional location info - Isle of Yell , Additional info - Airforce. Aircrash , UKNIWM Ref No. 8859
Dale, Bristol Beaufort Air Crash , Location - Golf Club , Additional info - BRISTOL BEAUFORT BOMBER CRASH SITE , UKNIWM Ref No. 8880
Dunrossness, Halifax Air Crash , Location - Not known , Additional info - HALIFAX BOMBER CRASH SITE , UKNIWM Ref No. 8898
Grunay, Blenheim Air Crash , Location - Not known , Additional location info - Isle of Grunay , Additional info - Blenheim V5433 404 Sqdn RCAF , UKNIWM Ref No. 8860 & 13508
Lerwick, CWGC Memorial , Location - Lerwick cemetery , Additional location info - Mainland , UKNIWM Ref No. 6069
Lerwick, Independent Order of Rechabites , Location - The Shetland Museum , Additional location info - Mainland , UKNIWM Ref No. 8900
Lerwick, Anglo-Scottish Pier Explosion, 1943, Location - North Ness , Additional location info - Mainland , Additional info - RN. MTB 626 AND MTB 686 , UKNIWM Ref No. 44703
Meal Sands, Unknown Seaman , Location - Not known Grave? , UKNIWM Ref No. 8891
Melby, Unknown Soldier , Location - St Margaret's Kirk Grave? , UKNIWM Ref No. 44705
Sandness, 1917 Cross , Location - Parish Church
South Yell, Catalina Air Crash , Location - Not known , Additional location info - Isle of Yell , Additional info - Catalina Crash site , UKNIWM Ref No. 8858


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the variety of information to hand I have updated the civic/parish lists for Shetland and linked accordingly.

Without any first hand knowledge there could be others at locations presently unknown.

I have a feeling that some parishes have been disected and area/districts have their own memorials.

For Northmalvine, for instance, they have Ollaberry covering the east, Eshaness - the west, North Roe & Lochend, the northern part. Would there be a memorial in Sullom area covering the south end?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

There are some dodgy refs in the list. For example, there is no civic memorial in Scalloway. I asked various people and the museum there. Apart from the one in the methodist church and the various Shetland Bus memorials, there isn't one. I passed through Brae many times and asked several people - they couldn't think of one and thought that the one at Voe covered it. Another dodgy one is 'Sellafirth, Gutcher School' - there is not a lot at Gutcher, apart from the ferry terminal. I wonder if the one I photographed through the window at Sellafirth church is the one? West Burrafirth is such a scattered community - I couldn't find a methodist church or a chapel.

Sandsting & Aithsting? Northmavine?

I was frustrated a few times - the parish church in Lerwick is having a complete renovation and the plaques have been moved. The Rechabite memorial is in the museum, but not on show, and they could not produce it for me in the time I had there.

Ah well, an excuse to go back another time, I suppose.

Unless Mark lifts them all from some website........
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,

No, that was about the lot from Shetlopedia and ones we didn't have. Better photos of some, to include names, would be better.

The details in the list in bold highlights were from Adam's original list. I think they could go too unless there is information to suggest memorials exist. I know Adam had a huge job doing the lists and I think any/every reference was being added so it was covered.

Aithsting, Standsting and Northmalvine are all/were parishes on Shetland. I think that perhaps the churches at the two former locations may have something.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had another look at the memorial at Voe (Delting Parish) & its description on the UKNIWM. It has to be the one also given as 'Brae'. I think this has been duplicated with different references.

Meant to say. If there are any references/naming in the lists that are completely wrong or should be changed please let me know. Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting a list for Shetland was a bit of a scunner because it is so far away and we didn't have a local on the forum to advise us.

I based it on the RBL list, the UKNIWM databse which isn't always accurate, some Shetland FHS Monumental Inscription publications which included war memorials in graveyards and also references to memorials I could find on the internet.

I have no local knowledge of Shetland and it may be that some of these are duplicates. Remember though that quite often in small rural areas the local memorial is in the churchso it might double up as church and community memorial.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHETLAND A memorial to the thirty-eight men belonging to the parish of Tingwall, including Scalloway, Shetland, has just been unveiled. The memorial consists of an artistic column of Aberdeen granite, and is situated at the entrance to the churchyard in the centre of the lovely Valley of Tingwall. A service was first held in the church, at which the Rev. Wm. Browne delivered an appropriate address. Headed by a piper playing "Lochaber No More," the company then walked towards the memorial, which was unveiled by Major MacDougall. The names, of the dead having been read over, the "Last Post" was sounded by Seaman Geo. Hay, R.N.R. Wreaths were thereafter placed at the front of the column.

The Tingwall Memorial included Scalloway. I've removed Scalloway from the list.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is mention of a memorial stone at VIDLIN.
Memorial in Gruting Churchyard.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Shetland's Roll of Honour Reply with quote

Aberdeen Family History has a large volume of the men from Shetland and it's title is Shetland's Roll of Honour.
Most entries have a photo and gives info of rank, military service, where and when killed also age.
I could do look-ups. Anne
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhubthaigh wrote:
There is mention of a memorial stone at VIDLIN.

See Lunnasting for this.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanA wrote:
dhubthaigh wrote:
There is mention of a memorial stone at VIDLIN.

See Lunnasting for this.


Thanks for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink I see that you have made a mistake with the WW 1 memorial in Sandwick. You have the same on Sandwick , Orkney, that's the right place Wink
Its a good page you have here, lot of good info. I'm the one who is mostly dealing with the memorials on http://shetlopedia.com/Category:War_Memorials and finally started to do something about them again...: Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Oddrun, thanks for the info. Maybe you can assist with information etc. on the Orkney/Shetland side.
I take it the WW1/WW2 memorials posted are Sandwick, Orkney ?

There is a Sandwick Parish on Shetland - are there any memorials there ? - Help!!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the WW 2 memorial is right, that's erected on the wall of Sandwick Kirk in Shetland, I've taken the picture myself Smile , but the WW1 memorial must be in Orkney, because it is not the Sandwick Kirk I know, or any other kirk in shetland. I've seen most of them...And I have not found any WW 1 memorial in Sandwick...Confusing, isn't it ? Rolling Eyes
You can find all the info I have if you click on the link I added on my first post, and you are free to use it all. I have quite a bit more to add there, I'm working with it...And I will try to help if there is anything you want to know.
Orkney is a white spot on the map for me Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
Getting a list for Shetland was a bit of a scunner because it is so far away and we didn't have a local on the forum to advise us.


Well, you've got a local now. Very Happy
Shetlander born and bred, although I live in Norway now with my partner Oddrun . But I have access to a lot of info and this project really interests me, so feel free to ask questions (PM's work best for me as I always read them) . I'll have to spend a bit of time reading the pages to see what you have, then maybe I can add a bit, or correct a bit.
I'll do what I can to help.

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