(Scottish Gaelic: Sìldeag) is a village in Wester Ross in the
Northwest Highlands of Scotland. The
village was founded circa 1800 with a view to training seamen for
war against Napoleon. After Napoleon's defeat and exile to Elba, the
community found itself a new role as a fishing village.
Shieldaig memorial is in an elevated position on a rock at the north
end of the village. It takes the form of a two stepped, square base,
surmounted by a tapered plinth, a tapered column and an urn style
sculpture with the inscription carved on the front face of the memorial
and painted in black lettering. There are 15 servicemen listed for
World War 1 and one civilian; there are three names listed for World
War 2 plus one civilian.
names are listed by the person location but have bene sorted here
into alphabetical order by surname, forename within conflict for ease
of reading and research.
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