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Fair Isle South Lighthouse WW2 memorial

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Fair Isle South Lighthouse WW2 memorial Reply with quote

Listed on the Bell Rock Lighthouse website is a misc topic showing fatal attacks on the FAIR ISLE SOUTH LIGHTHOUSE and buildings in WW2 by German airmen :

Scotland's Lighthouse Museum , Kinnaird Head Fraserburgh has a Memorial Plaque to the casualties of WW2 erected by the Lighthouse Museum and by the Northern Lighthouse Board

Plaque in Memory of Mrs CATHERINE SUTHERLAND , ( Air Attack December 1941 : Mrs Catherine Sutherland , 22 years , wife of Assistant Lighthouse Keeper was killed and her infant daughter slightly injured in the attack )

the Plaque also lists other casualties :
Mrs MARGARET SMITH , 50 years and MARGARET (GRETA) SMITH , 10 years who was killed on 21 January 1942 when the Fair Isle South Lighthouse was attacked by German aircraft as they bombed the west end of the main block of houses that caught fire .

Also killed in this attack was GUNNER WILLIAM G MORRIS , ROYAL ARTILLERY aged 27 who was on duty manning an anti aircraft gun nearby .

Is this memorial listed and has anyone seen it ?


pat w anderson

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Jim



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a photo at http://shetlopedia.com/Fair_Isle_South_Lighthouse_War_Memorial
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Fair Isle South Lighthouse WW2 Reply with quote

All are commemorated by CWGC


Name: SUTHERLAND, CATHERINE
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 22
Date of Death: 08/12/1941
Additional information: Daughter of John Strachan, of Bankview, Bressay, Lerwick, and of the late J. Strachan; wife of Archibald Sutherland, of South Lighthouse, Fair Isle. Died at South Lighthouse, Fair Isle.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: ZETLAND COUNTY, SCOTLAND


Name: SMITH, MARGARET HELEN
Initials: M H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 50
Date of Death: 21/01/1942
Additional information: Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Groat, of Hools, Widewall, Ronaldshay, Orkney; wife of William Smith, of South Lighthouse, Fair Isle. Died at South Lighthouse, Fair Isle.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: ZETLAND COUNTY, SCOTLAND


Name: SMITH, MARGARET
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 10
Date of Death: 21/01/1942
Additional information: Daughter of William Smith, of South Lighthouse, Fair Isle, and of Margaret Helen Smith. Died at South Lighthouse, Fair Isle.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: ZETLAND COUNTY, SCOTLAND


Name: MORRIS, WILLIE GEORGE
Initials: W G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 94 Bty., 108 H.A.A. Regt.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 22/01/1942
Service No: 3914439
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Morris, of Letterston Pembrokeshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: FAIR ISLE CEMETERY, DUNROSSNESS
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: WW2 lighthouse Shetland Reply with quote

Thanks Jim for adding this info .

Info for the webmasters : **

Maybe this could be moved to the Shetland area on this website as FAIR ISLE is in the Shetland area

pat w anderson


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: fair isle south lighthouse Fair Isle Reply with quote

The Northern Lighthouse Board website for Fair Isle south Lighthouse covers the Enemy action of WW2 and the deaths from these actions of 1941 and 1942

The Lighthouse was the last to be automated in recent years it seems and Ive found that the lighthouse is now a Bed & Breakfast location with its own website .

The NLB website on the Fair Isle lighthouse records this :

"Plaque in memory of the War Dead was erected by the NORTHERN LIGHTHOUSE BOARD and SCOTLANDS LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM on the Boundary wall of the Station in MARCH , 1998."

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: WW2 lighthouse Shetland Reply with quote

Keptie wrote:
Maybe this could be moved to the Shetland area on this website as FAIR ISLE is in the Shetland area


Done

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The below pic was shared with me by Sarah Maciver, Isle of Lewis, during a visit to Fair Isle.

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