Scottish Nurses - WW1
St Giles Cathedral,Royal Mile,Edinburgh,City Of Edinburgh,Lothian,EH1 1RE,Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NT 257 736
Denomination: Church of Scotland
BRONZE PLAQUE WITH BROKEN TRIANGULAR PEDIMENT AND NOWY SHAPED BASE. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF TWO FEMALE FIGURES DEPICTED IN LOW RELIEF AT THE BOTTOM LEFT AND RIGHT OF THE PLAQUE. BOTH HOLD LARGE BANNERS IN ONE HAND. THE FEMALE ON THE LEFT KNEELS WITH HEAD BOWED AND HOLDS A WREATH IN HER OTHER HAND AND THE FEMALE ON THE RIGHT KNEELS WITH HEAD HELD UPRIGHT AND HOLDS A DAGGER IN HER OTHER HAND. COLOURED REGIMENTAL BADGES OF THE QAIMNS, QAIMNSR AND TFNS AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE.
(Names)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE/ SCOTTISH NURSES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 1919/ ERECTED BY MEMBERS/ OF THE/ MILITARY NURSING SERVICE
Subject / Period
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 40
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
Order of information: regiment,rank,surname
Measurements: height 1750mm , width 1000mm
Date: 3 November 1921
Attended by: LT-GEN SIR FRANCIS J DAVIES KCB, KCMG, KCVO
Date: 3 November 1921
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
In 1921 the plaque was stated to be set in green marble, but current photographs show it fixed directly to the wall. The name of Catherine C.C. Miller was originally shown as Caroline C.C.Miller.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
ST GILES CATHEDRAL
The National Archives WO 222/2135
British Journal of Nursing 12 Nov. 1921 pp. 304-5.
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