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DUNROSSNESS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Dunrossness war memorials are to be found outside Dunrossness Parish Kirkl, Shetland. The World War 1 memorial takes the form of a rough, hewn stone obelisk standing in a paved area, the names and inscription are carved into the front face of the stone; there are 20 names listed. The World War 2 memorial is in the form of a Celctic Cross mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base; there are 6 names listed.
Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

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

AITKEN

John W

Seaman 972/L, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Excellent’. Died 12th June 1918, aged 24 years. Son of John and Mary Agnes Aitken of Tougs, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Dunrossness Parish Churchyard.

ANDERSON

Lawrence

Private 5295. 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 29th September 1917, aged 36 years. Son of Lawrence and Catherine Anderson of 30 Albany Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31.

ANDERSON

William

Air Mechanic 3rd Class, Royal Air Force. Died 12th November 1918, aged 38 years. Husband of Ann T Irvine Anderson of Union Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Lerwick New Cemetery. 7th Terrace. Slope 1.

ARCUS

Adam

Deck Hand 9768/DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Pembroke’. Died 2nd November 1918. Commemorated Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery. Naval.4.206.

BAIRNSON

Robert

Deck Hand 103/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). HMS ‘Victory. Died 21st April 1916, aged 21 years. Son of William and Helen Bairnson of Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Dunrossness Parish Churchyard.

CHEYNE

Alexander L

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

CHEYNE

James William

Seaman 1166/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). SS ‘Meaford’. Died 24th August 1917, aged 19 years. Son of James and Margaret Cheyne of Longfield, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery. D.3653.

EUNSON

Charles

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

EUNSON

Stewart

Private 5537. 2/20th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 81606 Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 12th July 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Eunson of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Enlisted and resident Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi. III.A.13.

GOUDIE

Robert George Dunros

Seaman 499/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). HMS ‘Newmarket’. Died 17th July 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Peter and Annie Goudie of Lunnabister, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 27.

LAWRENCE

David R

Private S/12545. 8th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 14th October 1916, aged 32 years. Son of William and Rosanna Lawrence of Home Farm. Sumburgh, Shetland Islands. Brother of William S Lawrence. Born and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 136 to 136.

LAWRENCE

William S

Private 291269. 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 20th September 1917, aged 19 years. Son of William and Rosanna Lawrence of Home Farm. Sumburgh, Shetland Islands. Brother of David R Lawrence. Born and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 15C.

LESLIE

Robert

Seaman 669/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). HM Torpedo Boat 114. Died 27th October 1918, aged 19 years. Son of Laurence and Mary Leslie of Culster, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Dunrossness Parish Churchyard.

MAINLAND

Andrew

Sergeant S/1749. 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 26th July 1916, aged 40 years. Son of James and Mary Mainland of South Voe, Shetland Islands. Born Dunrossness, Shetland Islands and enlisted Aberdeen, Scotland. Commemorated Meaulte Military Cemetery. E.35.

MAINLAND

John

Seaman 1323/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). Died 10th September 1916. Commemorated Dunrossness Parish Churchyard.

MONCRIEFF

James Robert

Leading Seaman 611/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). SS ‘Bristol City’. Died 16th December 1917, aged 30 years. Son of John and Christina Moncrieff of Spiggie, husband of Bella Moncrieff of Spiggie, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 27.

RIDLAND

Archibald

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

SHEWAN

William S

Captain, MS on memorial (Merchant Service?). Possibly William S Shewan. Master, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘T R Thompson’ (Sunderland). Died 29th March 1918. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.

SMITH

John William

Seaman 1300/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). SS ‘Aparima’. Died 19th November 1917, aged 19 years. Son of Robert and Christina Smith of Troswick, Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial 27.

WILLIAMSON

James

Private 8/3792. 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died 1st August 1916, aged 22 years. Son of (the late) Sinclair and Barbara Williamson of Dunrossness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres. I.E.28.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.

 

IN
SACRED
REMEMBRANCE OF
THE MEN OF
THIS DISTRICT
WHO
DIED FOR THEIR
COUNTRY
IN THE WAR
1939-1945

BLACK

Charles Leslie

Seaman LT/SR50900, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler ‘Bredon’. Died 8th February 1943, aged 24 years. Son of Gavin Thomas and Robina Black of Virkie, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 11. Column 2.

FLAWS

James

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Tarakina’ (Plymouth). Died 20th August 1940, aged 25 years. Son of Henry and Ann Flaws of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 112.

GOUDIE

James Robert

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Gasfire’ (London). Died 17th October 1940, aged 42 years. Son of Charles and Ann Goudie. Husband of Elsie Goudie of Harton, Co Durham. Commemorated South Shields (Harton) Cemetery. Sec 9. Grave 8297.

JOHNSON

John Robert

Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Eastlea’ (Newcastle on Tyne). Died 30th March 1941, aged 22 years. Son of Magnus and Mary Johnson of Quendale Bay, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 36.

MAIL

Robert Malcolm

Second Officer, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Dagomba’ (Liverpool). Died 3rd November 1942, aged 28 years. Son of Sinclair and Janet Mail of Exnaboe, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 34.

MAINLAND

James Robert

Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Crichtoun’ (Leith). Died between 18th and 19th March 1945, aged 55 years. Husband of Robina Mainland of Edinburgh, Scotland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 33.

Last updated: 26 December, 2008

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