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CUNNINGSBURGH DISTRICT, MAIL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

The Cunningsburgh war memorial is to be found inside Cunningsburgh District Cemetery, Mail, Shetland. It takes the form of a rough hewn, granite stone with a carved face bearing the inscriptions for World War 1 and an additional stone at the base containg the names for World War 2; the whole stands in a three-walled concrete area with steps leading up to it at thre front. There are thirteen names for World War 1 and ten for World War 2.
Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

1914-1919
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THIS DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.

CHRISTIE

Magnus

Private 6458. 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 17th November 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Laurence Jamieson Christie of Skibhoull, Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Born Cunningsburgh and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 15B and 15C.

GARRIOCK

John Thomas

Major. 173rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 3rd April 1918. Son of James and Margaret Garriock of Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Husband of Ethel Allison Garriock of ‘Beverley’, Kaimes Road, Corstorphine, Midlothian, Scotland. Commemorated Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. I.J.8.

HALCROW

Alexander

Royal Naval Reserve on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

HALCROW

John J

Sergeant S/5391. 10th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action Salonika 10th October 1916, aged 22 years. Son of Laurence and Marjory D Halcrow of Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Born Lerwick, Shetland Islands and enlisted Dunfermline, Scotland. Commemorated Doiran Memorial.

MALCOLMSON

Laurence

Second Hand 3194C, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler Kirkland‘’. Died 20th August 1917, aged 34 years. Son of Mr and Mrs George Malcolmson of Cunningsburgh, husband of Laura Ann Malcolmson of Fairview Cottage, Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 27.

MALCOLMSON

William

Leading Seaman 3737A, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Yacht ‘Verona’. Died 24th February 1917, aged 24 years. Son of George and Barbara Malcolmson of Cunningsburgh, husband of Jessie Malcolmson of Sellafirth, North Yell, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 27.

McCULLIE

Alexander

Driver 1916. 3/3rd Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25th November 1917. Commemorated Cunningsburgh Cemetery.

SMITH

Benjamin

AB, MS (Able Seaman, Merchant Service?) on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

SMITH

John

Seaman 3738A, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Laurentic’. Died 25th January 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Andrew and Anne Smith of Midgate, Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 27.

SMITH

Magnus

Royal Naval Reserve on memorial. Possibly Magnus Hugh Smith. Seaman 969L, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Stryman’. Died 27th October 1917, aged 25 years. Son of Gideon Anderson and Jane Smith of Hillend, Mid Yell, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 27.

SMITH

Robert

QM, MS (Merchant Service?) on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

THOMSON

Lawrence

Seaman 4188B, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘B90’. Died 18th June 1917, aged 29 years. Son of Laurence Thomson of Arthsellar, Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 27.

THOMSON

Robert

Private 962. 31st Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 20th July 1916, aged 26 years. Son of Lawrence and Margaret Thomson of Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated V.C Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles. 4.

1939-1945

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

HALCROW

Hugh McKenzie

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Homeside’ (Newcastle on Tyne). Died 28th January 1941, aged 35 years. Son of Malcolm and Margaret Halcrow of Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 57.

HALCROW

James A

Captain, Merchant Navy on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

HALCROW

Peter

Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Brandenburg’ (Leith). Died 10th February 1941, aged 18 years. Son of Peter and Mary Halcrow of Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 18.

HALCROW

Robert John

Ordinary Seaman 4776. Royal New Zealand Navy. Died 5th January 1943, aged 21 years. Son of Robert Smith and Mary Smith Halcrow of Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand. Commemorated New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand. Panel 2.

HENDERSON

William

Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Brandenburg’ (Leith). Died 10th February 1941, aged 49 years. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 18.

MALCOLMSON

Magnus Walter Johnson

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Empire Kingsley’ (Greenock). Died 22nd March 1945, aged 30 years. Son of James and Laura Malcolmson of Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 42.

MANN

Laurence Robert

Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Florian’ (Liverpool). Died 20th January 1941, aged 54 years. Son of Andrew and Margaret Mann. Husband of Margaret L T Mann of Wallasey, Cheshire. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 49.

McPHERSON

Malcolm Goudie

Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Eastlea’ (Newcastle on Tyne). Died 30th March 1941, aged 49 years. Son of James and Urcilla McPherson. Husband of Jemima McPherson of South Shields, Co Durham. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 36.

SMITH

John D

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.

SMITH

William Andrew

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Sourabaya’ (Jersey). Died 27th October 1942, aged 28 years. Son of Andrew and Andrina Smith (nee Malcolmson). Husband of Williamina C Smith (nee Bolt) of Crumlin, Northern Ireland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 99.

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Last updated: 26 December, 2008

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