HU4163 : The War Memorial at Voe

taken 10 months ago, near to Hillside, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

The War Memorial at Voe
The War Memorial at Voe
The war memorial at Voe stands at the base of the hillside above the A970 at the eastern end of the village. It is set in a railed area with steps leading up from the road. The memorial consists of a rough-hewn cross which sits on a plinth. The cross has a Cross of Sacrifice carved into its face whilst the plinth carries the dedication and the names of the fallen. The memorial was originally erected after the First World War and the plinth was extended after the end of the Second World War to carry the names from that war.

The inscription on the plinth reads:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF
(list of names)
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
(list of names)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 410 633 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:21.0989N 1:15.5322W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 409 632
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Shetland  Monument  Memorial  World War I  First World War  The Great War  War Memorial 

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