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WALLS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Walls war memorial is to be found at the roadside in Walls. It takes the form of a Celtic cross with a tapering shaft mounted on a plinth with a three stepped base; the whole is made from sandstone. There are eleven names for World War 1 and 15 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2008

To the glory of God and to commemorate the memory of the men of Wall District who gave their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

ANDREW Robert
Lieutenant. Manse. Salonica. - Lieutenant. 12th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 8th May 1917, aged 24 years. Son of Rev. Robert (MA) and Martha S Andrew (nee Stuart) of Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Doiran Memorial.
COUTTS John S
Lance Corporal. Forratwatt. France. - Lance Corporal 291293 John Smith Coutts. 7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 20th November 1917. Enlisted Lerwick, Shetland. Commemorated Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquires. I.D.8.
COUTTS Robert
Private. Forratwatt. France. - Private S/43360. 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 14th November 1916. Born Walls and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland. Commemorated Varennes Military Cemetery. I.E.58.
DOWELL James
Royal Naval Reserve. Dale. Dale. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
FRASER Andrew
Royal Naval Reserve. Setter. Sea. - Seaman 1760D, Royal Naval Reserve. HMS ‘Ramsey’. Died 8th August 1915, aged 43 years. Husband of Elizabeth Fraser of Roadside, Setter, Wells, Shetland. Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial. 10.
FRASER Christopher
Scarpigarth. Sea. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
FRASER Peter
Private. Kinkwall. Salonica. - Private 17881. 10th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died of wounds Salonika 10th May 1917, aged 30 years. Son of (the late) Magnus and Jane Fraser of Kinkwall, Walls, Shetland. Born Walls and enlisted Lerwick, Shetland. Commemorated Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston. B.268.
FRASER Walter
Scarpigarth. Sea. - Sailor, Mercantile Marine. SS ‘Zillah’ (London). Died 22nd October 1917, aged 22 years. Son of Thomas and Barbara Fraser (nee Muir) of Scarpigarth, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial.
INKISTER Alexander S
Lance Corporal. Springfield. France. - Lance Corporal 129834. 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died 1st March 1917, aged 29 years. Son of (the late) Alexander and Robina Inkster of Springfield House, Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Vimy Memorial.
IRVINE William
Captain. Greenfield. Sea. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
MacCUILLIE Peter
Private. Happyhanset. Ypres. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
Their name liveth for evermore.
1939-1945
COUTTS Laurence
Mellaculse. Merchant Navy. - Carpenter, Merchant Navy. MV ‘Harpagus’ (London). Died 20th May 1941, aged 45 years. Husband of Jemima P Coutts of South Shields, Co Durham. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 55.
FRASER John W
Leradale. Merchant Navy. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
HENDERSON James William
Sergeant. Seafield. Air Gunner, Royal Air Force. - Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1825541, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th March 1944, aged 19 years. Son of Alexander and Catherine Henderson of Walls, Shetland. Brother of Robert A Henderson. Commemorated Walls Parish Churchyard.
HENDERSON Robert Arthur
Seafield. Merchant Navy. - Boatswain, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Yewforest’ (Glasgow). Died 19th November 1942, aged 33 years. Son of Alexander and Catherine Henderson. Husband of Margaret Jane Henderson of Walls, Shetland. Brother of James W Henderson. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 126.
HENRY Gilbert A
Greentown. Merchant Navy. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
ISBISTER James Robert
Netherdale. Merchant Navy. - Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Temple Moat’ (London). Died 23rd February 1942, aged 22 years. Son of George and Jemima Isbister. Husband of Mary Isbister of Ollaberry, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 106.
JACOBSON John George
Stove. Merchant Navy. - Boatswain, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Dalblair’ (Newcastle On Tyne). Died 28th August 1940, aged 34 years. Son of Peter and Jane Ann Jacobson of Walls, Shetland. Husband of Jean Elizabeth Jacobson of Leven, Fife, Scotland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 34.
LEASK Thomas
Stove. Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Nailsea Court’ (Cardiff). Died 10th March 1943, aged 50 years. Son of William and Mina Leask. Husband of Ann Leask of Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 71.
MANN John T
Stove. Merchant Navy. - Unable to identify and no further information currently.
REID John
Stove. Merchant Navy. - Able Seaman, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Dalblair’ (Newcastle On Tyne). Died 28th August 1940, aged 25 years. Son of Charles and Barbara Reid of Stove, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 34.
ROBERTSON James William
Saltness. Merchant Navy. - Sailor, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Lavington Court (London). Died 18th July 1942, aged 20 years. Son of Robert and Henrietta Robertson of Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 64.
SMITH John Thomas
Voe. Merchant Navy. - Carpenter, Merchant Navy. SS ‘New Sevilla’ (Jersey). Died 20th July 1940, aged 37 years. Son of Andrew and Tamar Smith. Husband of Robina Smith of Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 73.
WILLIAMSON Albert Edgar
Bayhall. Merchant Navy. - Sailor, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Clarissa Radcliffe’ (London). Died 9th March 1943, aged 23 years. Son of Matthew and Joan Catherine Williamson of Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 48.
WILLIAMSON Charles Robert
Captain. Leons. Merchant Navy. - Master, Merchant Navy. SS ‘Fort Missanabie’ (London). Died 19th May 1944, aged 57 years. Son of Arthur and Georgina Williamson. Husband of Jessie Williamson of Oldhall, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 50.
WISHART Andrew
Forratwatt. Merchant Navy. - Quartermaster, Merchant Navy. Died 14th March 1943, aged 29 years. Son of Robert and Christina Wishart of Walls, Shetland. Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial. Panel 48.

Last updated: 21 December, 2009

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