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VOE WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Voe war memorial is at the base of the hillside in a railed area. The cross is a rough hewn cross with a Cross of Sacrifice carved intot he face. This sits on a square rough, hewn, plinth which has been extedned to take both World War 1 and World War 2. names.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF

ANDERSON

William

Pund Voe. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

BLANCE

John

Craven. - John Blanche on records. Private 138128. 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Born 3rd August 1888, died 9th July 1916. Son of Charles and Mary Blanche of Graven, Shetland Islands. Brother of Robert Blanche of Edinburgh, Scotland. Commemorated Railway Dugouts Burial Ground. VI.A.18.

CLARK

Henry

Firth. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

CLARK

Robert

Firth. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

CLARK

William

Bennigart. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

COOPER

Robert F

Swinister. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

COUPER

William

Dale. - Possibly William Cooper. Seaman 1345, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). HMPMS ‘Ascot’. Died 10th November 1918, aged 23 years. Son of William Cooper of Dale Delting, Voe, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 31.

COUPER

William

Quam. - Seaman 6731/L, Royal Naval Reserve (Shetland Section). Died 5th May 1918, aged 50 years. Husband of Isabella Murray Couper. Commemorated Voe Old Churchyard.

GARRIOCK

Andrew

Scatsta. - Possibly A Garriock. Boatswain, Mercantile Marine Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Verdun II’. Died 5th December 1918. Commemorated Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery. Screen Wall. M.54.

GRAY

Gilbert

Rattletown. - Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Malvina’. Died 2nd August 1918, aged 48 years. Son of (the late) Peter and Agnes Gray of Delting, Shetland Islands Islands. Husband of Mary Campbell Gray of 5 Hope Terrace, Leith, Scotland. Commemorated Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery. A.337.

GUNN

Joseph Thomas

Voe. - Rifleman S/5888. 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 30th August 1916. Born Voe, Shetland Islands Islands, enlisted Poplar, Mdx and resident Lerwick, Shetland Islands Islands. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 16B and 16C.

HALCROW

James

Tagon. - Lance Corporal 86666. 28th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly S/16890 Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action 12th October 1917, aged 29 years. Son of John and Robina Halcrow of Tagon, husband of Christina Margaret E Halcrow of Queensetter, Shetland Islands Islands. Born Delting, enlisted Lerwick and resident Scalloway, Shetland Islands Islands. Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

HENRY

William Arthur

Weathersta. - Seaman 313/A, Royal Naval Reserve. SS ‘Alfalfa’. Died 27th April 1917, aged 25 years. Son of (the late) Andrew Smith and Margaret Henry of Delting, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 27.

HUTCHISON

James

Hillside Tagon. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

IRVINE

James J

North Brae. - James Irvine. Seaman 238/L, Royal Naval Reserve. HMPMS ‘Ascot’. Died 10th November 1918. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 31.

JAMIESON

Thomas Henry

Easterscord. - Gunner 121782. 208th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly 407 Scottish Royal Garrison Artillery (Terr). Killed in action 16th October 1917, aged 27 years. Son of Thomas and Robina Jamieson of Easterscord, Shetland Islands. Born Delting, Shetland Islands, enlisted Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and resident Delting, Shetland Islands. Commemorated The Huts Cemetery. X.C.7.

JOHNSON

Charles A

Hardwell. - Possibly Charles Johnson. Sailor, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Heatherside’ (Newcastle). Died 24th August 1917, aged 24 years. Son of John and Helen Johnson (nee Thomson) of West Houtland, Bridge of Walls, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.

JOHNSON

Henry

Sandgarth. - Distinguished Service Cross. Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Vala’. Died 21st August 1917, aged 36 years. Son of James Johnson of Delting, Shetland Islands. Husband of Esther Park Johnson of 362 Easter Road, Leith, Scotland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 27.

JOHNSON

John

Pund Roe. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

JOHNSON

Laurence

Stabness. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

JOHNSON

Robert

Sandgarth. - First Mate, Mercantile Marine. ‘Minorca’ (Leith). Died 11th December 1917, aged 32 years. Son of (the late) James and Mary Johnson. Husband of Jessie Ann Johnson (nee Manson) of Garths, Voe, Shetland Islands. Born Delting, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.

NICOLSON

James

Firth. - Seaman 1486/D(PO), Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Brilliant’. Died 21st January 1917, aged 44 years. Son of John Nicolson. Husband of Ann Clark Nicolson of Holla Firth, Delting, Shetland Islands. Born Delting, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Laxobigging Cemetery. 8.

PETERSON

Robert

Turl. - Seaman 4230B, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Talbot’. Died 8th September 1918, aged 40 years. Son of Robert Peterson of Burnside Voe, husband of Charlotte Peterson of Haggister, Sullom, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 31.

RATTER

John

Knows Roesound. - Able Seaman 254, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Victorian’. Died 20th December 1916, aged 32 years. Husband of Frances Ratter of Upper Ollaberry, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery. Screen Wall. IV.C.E.35.

SUTHERLAND

Laurence

Toft. - Military Medal. Sergeant 205136. Army Service Corps, attached 260th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 5th October 1918. Commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. S.11.H.22

SUTHERLAND

William

Pobies Gio. - Possibly William Sutherland. Seaman 1512/L, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Trawler ‘Evadne’. Died 27th February 1917, aged 45 years. Son of Hugh and Barbara Sinclair Sutherland of 9A St Magnus Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Husband of Tamar Sutherland. Commemorated Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery. E.26.18.

TULLOCH

Arthur

Grind Roe. - Possibly Arthur G Tulloch. Private 202339. 4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 9th April 1918. Enlisted Aberdeen, Scotland. Commemorated Loos Memorial. Panel 115 to 119.

TULLOCK

James

Grobness. - Possibly James Tullock. Able Seaman 207186. HMS ‘Tiger’, Royal Navy. Died 20th June 1916, aged 33 years. Husband of Alice Tullock of 84 Orton Street, Gateshead, Durham. Commemorated Newcastle Upon Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery. VII.U.127.

TULLOCK

John

Strip Brae. - Possibly John James Tulloch. Lance Sergeant 12971. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8th March 1916, aged 26 years. Son of William and Agnes Tulloch of Hamar, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Husband of Nora Tulloch of 61 Delemere Road, Levenshulme, Lancs. Born Shetland Islands, enlisted Grimsby, Lincs and resident Manchester, Lancs. Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. VII.D.73.

TULLOCK

Thomas

Strip Brae. - Possibly Thomas Tulloch. Private S/29822. 1st Battalion, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of wounds 18th September 1918. Born Brae, Delting, Shetland Islands, enlisted Leith, Midlothian and resident Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Vermand Communal Cemetery. A.15.

WHITE

Isaac

Moss Bank. - Private 3323. 60th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A I F. Died 19th July 1916. Commemorated V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles. 23.

WILLIAMSON

William

Roesound. - Private 20650. 6/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born Lerwick, Shetland Islands, enlisted Leith, Midlothian and resident South Delting, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 19 and 33.

ALL OF THIS PARISH. THESE FELL IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR 1914 – 1918.
AT THE CALL OF KING AND COUNTRY THEY LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM,
ENDURED HARDSHIPS, FACED DANGERS AND FINALLY PASSED OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MAN
BY THE PATH OF DUTY AND SELF SACRIFICE GIVING UP THEIR OWN LIVES THAT OTHERS
MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM.
LET THOSE WHO COME AFTER SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES BE NOT FORGOTTEN

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
THOSE OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
1939-1945

ANDERSON

Andrew W

Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Joseph Swan’ (London). Died 4th September 1940, aged 27 years. Son of Andrew William and Catherine Anderson of Voe, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 59.

BALFOUR

James T A

Merchant Navy. - James Thomas Arthur Balfour. Sailor, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Empire Comet’ (Greenock). Died 19th February 1942, aged 20 years. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 39.

COUPER

Matthew

Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Arletta’ (London). Died 5th August1942. Son of William and Isabella Couper. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 10.

GRAY

Peter

Merchant Navy. - Possibly Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Empire Statesman’ (Leith). Died 5th December 1940, aged 20 years. Son of Peter and Elizabeth Gray of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 45.

HALL

Andrew

Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Ben Lomond’ (Leith). Died 24th November 1942, aged 22 years. Son of Jeremiah and Mary Jane Hall of Roe, Shetland Islands. Brother of Robert Arthur Hall. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 16.

HALL

Robert

Gordons. - Robert Arthur Hall. Private 2876304. 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 31st March 1943, aged 27 years. Son of Jeremiah and Mary Jane Hall of Roe, Shetland Islands. Brother of Andrew Hall. Commemorated Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. B3.T.3.

HENDRY

Allan C

Royal Air Force. - Allan Cruikshank Hendry. Sergeant (Pilot) 985887, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 21st October 1941. Commemorated Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery. Sec F. Grave 775.

HUTCHISON

Jeremiah

Merchant Navy. - Sailor, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Southern Empress (Leith). Died 13th October 1941, aged 21 years. Son of Jeremiah and Margaret Hutchison (nee Leask). Husband of Josephine Margaret Hutchison of Whiteness, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 100.

IRVINE

Alexander

Royal Air Force. - Aircraftman 1st Class 1346955, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 200 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 10th October 1942, aged 34 years. Son of Alex Anderson and Mary Irvine of Mossbank, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Fajara War Cemetery. 3.D.8.

JAMIESON

Robert

Royal Air Force. - Aircraftman 1st Class 1057449, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 950 (Balloon) Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 26th February 1942, aged 31 years. Son of Robert and Jemima Jamieson. Husband of Isabella Jamieson of Western Skeld, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery. Plot P. Row 5. Grave 6.

JOHNSON

Anderson M

Royal Naval Reserve. - Anderson Manson Johnson. Able Seaman C/5550/D, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Trelawney’. Died 3rd May 1941, aged 42 years. Son of John and Joan Johnson. Husband of Mary Ann Johnson of Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Muckle Row Cemetery. Grave 42.

JOHNSON

Andrew

Merchant Navy. - Possibly Second Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Tregarthen’ (London). Died 6th June 1941, aged 33 years. Son of Hercules and Wilhelmina Johnson. Husband of Dorothy Louisa Johnson of Barry Dock, Glamorgan, Wales. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 110.

JOHNSON

Peter

Merchant Navy. - Possibly Peter Fraser Johnson. Junior Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Empire Heritage’ (Cardiff). Died 8th September 1944, aged 18 years. Son of Robert John and Margaret A Johnson of Ollaberry, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 42.

MURRAY

Laurence

Merchant Navy. - Boatswain, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Marconi’ (Liverpool). Died 12th May 1941, aged 26 years. Son of Laurence and Jemima Murray. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 16.

NICOLSON

James F

Merchant Navy. - James Francis Nicolson. Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Chulmleigh’ (London). Died 9th November 1942, aged 32 years. Son of Jane Frances Nicolson of Mossbank, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 68.

RATTER

John

Merchant Navy. - John Christopher Ratter. Third Officer, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Otterpool’ (West Hartlepool). Died 20th June 1940, aged 29 years. Son of James and Christina J Ratter of Brae, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 77.

RATTER

William

Merchant Navy. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.

ROBERTSON

Thomas

Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Benalbanach’ (Leith). Died 7th January 1943, aged 30 years. Son of Alexander and Wilhelmina Robertson, husband Elizabeth M Robertson of Brae, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 16.

ROBERTSON

William

Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Benlomond’ (Leith). Died 24th November 1942, aged 34 years. Son of Jerome and Jemima Ann Robertson of Roe Brae, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 16.

WILSON

John

Royal Navy. - Seaman LT/JX258390, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler ‘Orfasy’. Died 22nd October 1943, aged 28 years. Son of Thomas and Jessie Wilson of Swinster, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Panel 12. Column 1.

WOOD

Harry

Merchant Navy. - Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Empire Comet’ (Greenock). Died 19th February 1942, aged 19 years. Son of John H and Grace D Wood of Roe Brae, Shetland Islands. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 39.

Last updated: 18 November, 2008

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