Quintinshill Railway Accident

Our reference
13438
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period

Current location

Larbert Station,Larbert,Falkirk,Central,FK5 4AN,Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NS 859 825
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Badge of the Royal Scots above inscription. Gilt lettering on black marble.

Inscription

QUINTINSHILL RAIL DISASTER/ 22ND MAY 1915/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF THE 1/7TH BATTALION/ THE ROYAL SCOTS LEITH TERRITORIAL BATTALION/ WHO LEFT LARBERT STATION ON THEIR WAY TO/ THE FRONT TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ BUT WHO MET THEIR DEATHS IN A RAIL DISASTER/ AT QUINTINSHILL OUTSIDE GRETNA/ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"/ ERECTED BY CLLR. W. BUCHANAN

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Marble - Black
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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