Lerwick CWGC Cross of Sacrifice
|Structure:||Stone Cross with a bronze sword|
|War:|| World War 1|
& World War 2
|Names on Memorial:||0|
|OS Map Reference:||HU480405|
In any cemetery with over 40 war graves, you can find a CWGC, (Commonwealth War Graves Commission), Cross of Sacrifice, designed by the architect Reginald Blomfield.
It is a simple limestone cross embedded with a bronze sword and mounted on an octagonal base. The cross represents the faith of the majority of the dead, and the sword represents the military character.
The base inscription reads : This Cross of Sacrifice is one in design and intention with those which have been set up in France and Belgium and other places throughout the world where our dead of the Great War are laid to rest
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE