South Ronaldsay War Memorial

This is situated on the main road on the southern approach to St Margaret’s Hope.

South Ronaldsay War Memorial

South Ronaldsay War Memorial

To commemorate and honour the men of Sth Ronaldshay who fell in the Great War.

  • The dates of the war are given as 1914-1919 on the ends of the surrounding wall.

WWII

The WWII names have been added to the side of the memorial following the style of the WWI panel.

South Ronaldsay War Memorial

Sanday War Memorial

This is situated at the crossroads in the middle of the island at Lady Village.

Sanday War Memorial

Sanday War Memorial

Sanday War Memorial

Sanday War Memorial

In grateful and ever loving remembrance of the men of Sanday who died in the service of their King and country in the Great War 1914 – 1919.

Erected by the inhabitants of the island.

“Their name liveth for evermore.”

  • The Sanday Heritage Centre next to the memorial has a display giving more information about the memorial and the men commemorated on it.
  • The memorial was dedicated on 17 June 1921 with a large crowd in attendance.

WWII

Three WWII names have been added to the base of the memorial following the style of the WWI panels.

Sanday War Memorial display in the Heritage Centre

Sanday War Memorial display in the Heritage Centre

Sanday War Memorial display in the Heritage Centre

Walls War Memorial

This is situated on the main road opposite the harbour in Longhope.

Walls War Memorial

Walls War Memorial

Walls War Memorial

Walls War Memorial

 

To the glory of God and in grateful memory of those from this parish who gave their lives for King and country in the Great War 1914 – 1918.

Erected by the parishioners of Walls, Orkney, 1921.

  • Longhope is the main village in the parish of Walls that encompasses the island of South Walls.

WWII

The WWII names have been added to the base of the cross at the front and left side following the style of the WWI panels.

Firth War Memorial

This is situated in the corner of the graveyard in Finstown next to the main Stromness to Kirkwall road.

Firth War Memorial

Firth War Memorial - north face

Firth War Memorial - west face

Firth War Memorial - south face

Firth War Memorial - east face

In memoriam
Sailors and soldiers of Firth who sacrificed their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919.
Greater love hath no man than this.

  • The dates for the war are shown as 1914 – 1919.
  • Finstown is the main village in the parish of Firth.

WWII

The WWII names have been added to the base of the cross at the front and left side following the style of the WWI panels.

Westray War Memorial

This is situated on on the main road to the north of Pierowall, opposite the old Lady Kirk and it’s graveyard.

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

Westray War Memorial

 

In grateful and loving memory of the men of Westray who fell in The Great War.

  • The dates for the war are shown as 1914 – 1919.

WWII

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

In loving memory of the dead.

Westray War Memorial

Kirkwall War Memorial

The Kirkwall and St. Ola memorial forms the main entrance to the graveyard of St Magnus’ Cathedral in the centre of Kirkwall.

Kirkwall and St Ola war memorial

To the glory of God In memory of the men of Kirkwall And St. Ola who fell for freedom in The Great War

  • The dates for WWI are shown as 1914-1919.

WWII

The WWII names have been added on to the outside of the WWI names and follow the style of the earlier memorial closely.

Congregation memorial

This is a plaque on the north wall of the cathedral nave and lists members of the congregation who died in service during WWI.

St Magnus congregation war memorial

To the glory of God and to the honoured memory of the men of this congregation who gave their lives for King and Country in The Great War

  • This lists the dates as 1914 – 1918.

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.

WWII

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