Royal Scots Greys-Boer War

Current location

Opposite junction with Frederick St
West Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH2 2HG
Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NT 25203 73799
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Equestrian statue in bronze, of a Trooper of the Regiment in full review order of 1899, on a rock pedestal bearing bronze plaques with inscriptions and regimental badges.

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF/ OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/ THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE BOER WAR 1899-1902/ (NAMES) THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN 1906/ IN MEMORY OF THE ROYAL SCOT GREYS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA/ DURING THE BOER WAR 1899 TO 1902/ TABLETS WERE ADDED AFTER THE THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 TO 1918/ AND AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 TO 1945/ IN 1971 THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS AMALGAMATED WITH/ THE 3RD CARABINERS TO FORM/ THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS/ (CARABINERS AND GREYS)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Total names on memorial: 76
Served and returned: 0
Died: 76
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname,rank,decorations
Order of information: Rank,surname

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 157
Served and returned: 0
Died: 157
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname,rank,regiment,additional,decorations
Order of information: Rank,surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 158
Served and returned: 0
Died: 158
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname,rank,year died,regiment,additional,decorations
Order of information: Rank, surname

Subject/Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, rank
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Total names on memorial: 3
Served and returned: 0
Died: 3
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, rank, year of death, place of death
Order of information: Undefined

Subject/Period

Iraq War (2003-2011)
Total names on memorial: 2
Served and returned: 0
Died: 2
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Surname, rank,year of death, place of death
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

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

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 16 November 1906
Attended by: Earl of Rosebery KG PC

History

2016 WMT funded repairs-Bronze cleaned and protective wax applied, low pressure steam cleaning of stone and joints repointed with lime mortar

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

Edinburgh City Council

Reference

For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 264 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

Reference

Other website http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_buildings_r/0_buildings_-_royal_scots_greys_0.htm

Reference

Other website http://stonechaser.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/royal-scots-greys-edinburgh.html

Reference

War Memorials Trust Bulletin 70, August 2016, page 8 for grant aided repairs under the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund

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