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SANDWICK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Michael Peck 2009

The Sandwick war memoriasl are to be found at the local parish kirk, Sandwick. The World War 1 memorial is a rough hewn obelisk with the inscription and names carved into the front face. There are nineteen names for World War 1. The World War 2 memorial is in the form of a plaque set into the kirkyard wall. There are evelen names 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.

FINLAY Robert S
Corporal, S A H (South African Highlanders?) on memorial. Possibly Robert Finlay. Corporal 340. 4th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 12th October 1916, aged 34 years. Son of (the late) Frederick and Mary Finlay of 145 High Street, Kinross, Scotland. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 4C.
HALCROW Andrew
Private 202796. 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born Sandwick and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 8 and 9.
HENDERSON John Robert Smith
Gunner 181736. 32nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26th May 1918, aged 28 years. Son of (the late) Gilbert and Barbara Smith Henderson. Born Sandwick, enlisted Lerwick and resident Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Caestre Military Cemetery. I.B.30.
JAMIESON George
Royal Naval Reserve on memorial. Possibly George Fraser Jamieson. Leading Seaman 211l, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). SS ‘Mordenwood’. Died 19th May 1917, aged 41 years. Son of James and Bessie Jamieson of East Yell, Shetland Islands. Husband of (the late) Barbara E Jamieson. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 27.
JAMIESON Robert T
Private S/43386. 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 17th June 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Laurence Jamieson of Hoswick, Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Born Sandwick and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 8 and 9.
JAMIESON Samuel
Seaman 504/L, Royal Naval reserve. HMS ‘Pembroke’. Died 17th August 1916, aged 21 years. Son of James and (the late) Isabella Jamieson of Channerwick, Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Sandwick Parish Churchyard. 64.
JOHNSON Thomas

Royal Naval Reserve on memorial. Possibly T Johnson. Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Victory’. Died 10th March 1919. Commemorated Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery. U.198.

OR Possibly should read Johnston? Thomas Johnston. Seaman 1097L, Royal Naval reserve (Shetland Section). HMS ‘Queen Mary’. Died 31st May 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Robert John and Jessie Helen Johnston of 6 Garthspool Docks, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 23.

JOHNSTON George S
Royal Naval Reserve on memorial. Possibly George Johnston. Second Hand 2265D, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Charles Astie’. Died 26th June 1917, aged 40 years. Son of Thomas and Joan Johnston. Husband of Agnes Johnston of Bournmouth (?), Sandwich (Sandwick?), Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 27.
LEISK Frederick S F
Fred S Leisk on both CWGC/SDGW. Private S/25541. 6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd March 1918, aged 30 years. Son of Peter and Jane Leisk of 12 Ronald Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Born Sandwick, Shetland Islands and enlisted Aberdeen, Scotland. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay 8.
LEISK John George
Private 130285. C Company, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Born 18th October 1889, died 9th April 1917. Son of James and Mary Ann Leisk of 121 Sixth Avenue West, Vancouver, Canada. Born Nanaimo, Canada. Commemorated Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. XIII.B.3.
MURRAY Alexander
Royal Naval Reserve on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
SINCLAIR Robert
Lance Corporal S/16029. 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds home 24th May 1917, aged 24 years. Son of John Strong and Martha Sinclair of Hoswick, Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Born Sandwick and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland Island. Commemorated Sandwick Parish Churchyard.
SINCLAIR Robert John
Gunner, Royal Navy. HMS ‘Conqueror’. Died 8th February 1919, aged 36 years. Son of Matthew Sinclair of Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Husband of Violet Alice Sinclair of 26 St George’s Road, Gillingham, Kent. Commemorated Sheerness (Isle of Sheppey) Cemetery. AA.37.
SMITH Henry Edward
Private 2020775. 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Born 11th July 1891, died 2nd September 1918. Son of Mrs Margaret Smith of Leebitton, Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt. A.19.
SMITH Laurence
Seaman 91/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). HMS ‘President’. Died 30th April 1915, aged 32 years. Husband of Rachel Smith of 4 Fleet Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Lerwick New Cemetery. 6th Terrace, Lower Side. 49.
SMITH Magnus
Gunner 307453. 2/1st Lowland Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 13th July 1917, aged 18 years. Son of Magnus and Joan Smith of Houlland, Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Born Sandwick, Shetland Islands and enlisted Edinburgh, Scotland. Commemorated St Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul. I.C.25.
THOMSON Jeremiah Lawrence
Deck Hand 2831/DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Horatio’. Died 3rd June 1915, aged 52 years. Son of James and Janet Thomson. Husband of Elizabeth Thomson of Burnside Cottage, South Veister, Shetland Islands. Born South Veister, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Sandwick Parish Churchyard. 162.
THOMSON Laurence Brown
Corporal 40912. 16th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, formerly 3448 Royal Scots. Killed in action 2nd December 1917, aged 22 years. Son of James and Margaret Thomson of South Veister, Shetland Islands. Born Sandwick, Shetland Islands and enlisted Edinburgh, Scotland. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 131 to 132.
TULLOCH Laurence
Deck hand 21399DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Vivid’. Died 2nd November 1918, aged 18 years. Son of (the late) Magnus and Jane Tulloch of ‘Brown’, Channerwick, Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Ford Park cemetery (formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery [Pennycomequick]). General K.17.41.
Their name liveth for evermore.
   Erected by the people of Sandwick in loving and sacred memory of those who gave their lives in World War II.
FARQUHAR Donald
Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Giralda’ (Leith). Died 30th January 1940, aged 43 years. Son of James and Helen Farquhar. Husband of Margaret Tait Farquhar of Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Kirkwall (St Olaf’s) Cemetery. Plot 2. Joint Grave 1B.
GEORGESON Edward F
Cook, RNRP on memorial but unable to identify CWGC and no further information currently.
HALCROW James Alexander Smith
RD. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Marigold’. Died 9th December 1942, aged 35 years. Son of Adam and Jane Halcrow of Orpington, Kent. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 65.3.
JAMIESON Lawrence
Lance Corporal 2343372. Royal Corps of Signals. Died 25th November 1945, aged 26 years. Son of Lawrence and Margaret Jamieson of Swinister, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Kandy War Cemetery. 2.C.14.
MALCOLMSON Laurence
Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Crichtoun’ (Leith). Died between 18th and 19th March 1945, aged 61 years. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 33.
MALCOLMSON William Cecil
Second Radio Officer, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Empire Attendant’ (Glasgow). Died 15th July 1942, aged 21 years. Son of Peter (Master Mariner, Merchant Navy) and Margaret Malcolmson of Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 38.
SANDISON Laurence Bruce
Ordinary Seaman LT/JX281871, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler ‘Wallasea’. Died 6th January 1944, aged 27 years. Son of John and Sarah Sandison of Levenwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 14. Column 3.
SINCLAIR Laurence
Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Pacific President’ (London). Died 2nd December 1940, aged 41 years. Son of Lawrence and Isabella Sinclair. Husband of Mary Sinclair of Edinburgh, Scotland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 79.
SMITH William S
Able Seaman, Merchant Navy on memorial. Possibly William Stanley Smith. Sailor, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Rosewood’ (London). Died 9th March 1943, aged 22 years. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 88.
TAIT Alexander
Bosun, Merchant Navy on memorial. Possibly Alexander Tait. Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Alexander Kennedy’ (London). Died 22nd February 1945, aged 51 years. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 5.
YOUNGCLAUSE James
Corporal VX40674. 2/10 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers. Died 22nd November 1943, aged 46 years. Son of John and Elizabeth Youngclause of Sandwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. A15.B.8.

Last updated: 21 December, 2009

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