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INTRODUCTION TO 'ORKNEY WAR MEMORIALS'

This extensive compilation of Orkney war memorials is a database of thousands of files, mostly images, but also memorial lists and biographies, presented in the style of a spreadsheet.

It is dedicated to the many Orcadians who went to war in the 20th Century and did not return alive to their homes.

Brian thanks the following people who have kindly provided significant information and/or photos for this project:


Allan Taylor, Richard Shearer, Charles Tait and Richard Bevan of Kirkwall
Willie Budge of South Ronaldsay for (Holm) Churchill Barriers Memorial
George Esson of South Ronaldsay (for also Burray)
Robert Marwick and Tom Gibson of Rousay
Phyllis Gee of Flotta
Tony Lee of Sanday
Bill Miller of Stronsay
Margaret Watters of Stenness
Marlene Rorie of Orphir (for Eday)
George Drever, Nancy Scott and Catherine Stevenson of Westray
Bill Wiseman of Kendal (for Newlands Brothers)
John Sutherland for Flanders grave photos
Beatrice Thomson of North Ronaldsay
Robbie Sutherland of Stromness
Mabel Eunson of Deerness
Joyce Johnston of Holm


He would appreciate any additional information, especially corrections or new photos, and can be contacted by E-mail at:


Some files are indicated as 'MS Word' format. It is appreciated that some PCs do not include the MS Office program suite. Fortunately, Microsoft provides a free MS Word 'Viewer' which can be downloaded and installed by using the link below:


MS Word Viewer link

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