Quintinshill Railway Accident

Our reference
44218
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 21 May 1995
  • Dedicated : 21 May 1995

Current location

Gretna Green,Annandale And Eskdale,Dumfries And Galloway,Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NY 322 686
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Cairn formed of stones taken from near the site of the accident. dedicatory bronze plaque, headed by Western front Association emblem, on sandstone slab placed on top of the cairn. Badge of the Royal Scots on two sides of the cairn

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF/ 214 OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF/ THE 1/7TH ROYAL SCOTS/ (THE ROYAL REGIMENT0/ WHO, TOGETHER WITH A FURTHER/ 13 RAILWAYMEN AND OTHER/ PASSENGERS, DIED IN THE / QUINTINSHILL RAIL DISASTER,/ ON 22ND MAY 1915. / THE CRASH SITE, ABOUT HALF A/ MILE TO THE NORTH CAN BE SEEN/ FROM THIS SPOT./ ERECTED BY/ THE SCOTTISH AREA OF THE/ WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION/ MAY 1995.

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

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listed?: No

Component

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

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 21 May 1995
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 21 May 1995
Attended by: UNKNOWN

Costs

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

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

The Gallipolian Winter 2005

Reference

Scottish War Memorials Project A+E 100

Reference

Photocopy of cover only.

Reference

Scottish War Memorials Project http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic332.html

Reference

Forward (Great Central Railway Society) by Great Central Railway Society No.149 (Autumn 2006) p.44.

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