Scottish National War Memorial

Our reference
2002
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 14 July 1927
  • Dedicated : 14 July 1927

Current location

EDINBURGH CASTLE,Edinburgh,City Of Edinburgh,Lothian,EH1 2YT,Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NT 250 720
Denomination: Unknown

Description

LARGE STONE BUILDING FEATURING A LONG HALL OF HONOUR AND A SHRINE. ALSO INCLUDES A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE SCOTTISH WHO FELL IN THE TWO WORLD WARS. MOUNTED ON THE HALL OF HONOUR WALLS ARE MEMORIALS TO THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS, ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS, FLYING SERVICES, HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY, SCOTTISH RIFLES, ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, SCOTS GUARDS, ROYAL SCOTS, KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, BLACK WATCH, SEAFORTHS, ROYAL NAVY, GORDONS, SCOTS GREYS, ROYAL MARINES, BRITISH DOMINIONS AND COLONIES, MERCANTILE MARINE AND ALL SCOTS WOMEN, INDIAN ARMY, NURSING SERVICES, PADRES, 1939-45 AND POST-45 CASUALTIES, TREE OF EMPIRE, ROYAL ARTILLERY, HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY, RAMC, RASC, ROYAL ENGINEERS AND THE SCOTTISH YEOMANRY, LONDON LIVERPOOL AND SOUTH AFRICAN SCOTTISH AND THE TYNESIDE SCOTTISH PLAQUES, AND THE ENGLISH IRISH AND WELSH.

Inscription

Entrance: TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN/ MEMORY OF SCOTS WHO FELL/ 1914/ 1918 Shrine, frieze, upper: THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HAND OF GOD THERE SHALL NO EVIL HAPPEN TO THEM. THEY ARE IN PEACE Shrine, frieze, lower: OTHERS ALSO THERE ARE WHO PERISHED UNKNOWN; THEIR SACRIFICE IS NOT FORGOTTEN, AND THEIR NAMES, THOUGH LOST TO US, ARE WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS OF GOD East and West bays: Remember also the humble beasts that served and died.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 57938
Served and returned: 0
Died: 57938
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

Animal memorials
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Total names on memorial: 656
Served and returned: 0
Died: 656
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 147690
Served and returned: 0
Died: 147690
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,decorations
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Book
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Paper
Listed?: No

Component

Hall
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Shrine
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 14 July 1927
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 14 July 1927
Attended by: THE MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

Costs

Site: £150,000
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

TRUSTEES & SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND

Notes

OTHER REFERENCES TO THE MEMORIAL IN VARIOUS PUBLISHED SOURCES ARE RECORDED IN THE FILE. GUIDE BOOKS FROM 1928 AND 1997 ARE HELD IN THE FILE ALONG WITH SEVERAL UNDATED POSTCARDS AND A SMALL SOUVENIR BOOKLET OF PHOTOGRAPHS.

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/scottish-national-war-memorial/

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK PP161-164 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

The Times 1 Feb. 1918 p.10;18 Jan. 1919 p.5; Use of Edinburgh Castle for Scottish National War Memorial

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