Lerwick CWGC Cross of Sacrifice

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Memorial Details
Location: Lerwick Cemetery
Structure: Stone Cross with a bronze sword
Date Unveiled:
War: World War 1
& World War 2
Names on Memorial: 0
OS Map Reference: HU480405
UKNIWM No.: 6069
CWGC Cross of Sacrifice lerwick k yard.jpg

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

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