The memorial stone is made of light granite and the inscription reads as follows:
TOMAS FONDENÆS * 23 October, 1882 * 21 January, 1902.
There is also an inscription on the pedestal:
THIS MEMORIAL IS RAISED * BY HIS TEACHERS AND * COLLEGE FRIENDS * AT VOLDEN (VOLDA).
Tomas Andreasson Fondenæs, born 23 October, 1882 at Hosanger, was son of Andreas Johnsen Fondenæs, born 1846 at Lindås, and Anna, born 1845 at Manger. In 1900, the household lived at Lomelde and Andreas Fondenæs was cantor, teacher, sub-postmaster, and farmer. Tomas and his sister Maren were students at "Sogndals folkehøgskule". Tomas probably started at the teachers training college at Volda in the autumn of 1901, and died of meningitis on 21 January, 1902.