Stromness War Memorial

This is situated on the main road to the north on the way out of Stromness.

Stromness War Memorial

Stromness War Memorial - east face

Stromness War Memorial - south face

Stromness War Memorial - north face

Stromness War Memorial - post 1917

In memory of the gallant dead who gave their lives for honour and freedom in the European war.
1914 – 1919

Erected by the inhabitants of the town and parish of Stromness assisted by natives of the district in this and in other lands.

“Their name liveth for evermore.”

  • The dates for the war are shown as 1914 – 1919.
  • The names are listed by year.
  • There is an additional plaque on the north side, that looks relatively modern, for three additional names after 1917.
  • There are a some names listed as Canadian expeditionary force, men from Stromness frequently served as crew on Hudson Bay Company ships.


The WWII names have been added to a plaque at the rear of the memorial and follows the style of the WWI panels.

Stromness War Memorial - west face

To the Glory of God and in sacred memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War
1939 – 1945

Stromness War Memorial - wreaths