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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Animal Memorials
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER, Phyllis Bone RSA, MR ALEXANDER CARRICK RSA RBS, MR CHARLES D'ORVILLE PILKINGTON JACKSON, Hazel Kennedy, PERCY HERBERT PORTSMOUTH ARSA, George Salvesen, DR DOUGLAS STRACHAN LLD FRSA, John R Sutherland, MRS GERTRUDE ALICE MEREDITH WILLIAMS, MR THOMAS HADDEN, MESSRS W & A CLOW, Nathaniel Grieve, MR NEIL MCLEOD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 July 1927
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 July 1927
    Attended by: THE MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2002
Current location
  • Within the Castle
    North side of crown square
    Edinburgh Castle
    Edinburgh
    City Of Edinburgh
    Lothian
    EH1 2NG
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NT 25163 73490
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Large stone building featuring a long hall of honour and a shirne. Also included 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 Aftrican Scotish and the Tyneside plaques, and the 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
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 147690
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 147690
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 57938
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 57938
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 656
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 656
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Animal Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Condition
Costs

Site: £150,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Trustees, Secretary of State for Scotland
Reference
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/scottish-national-war-memorial/
  • Scottish National War Memorial Official Guide
  • Architecture Scottish National War Memorial, Souvenir issue, august 1927
  • BBC News, 30 May 2007, Salmond attends memorial service
  • Call to Arms, Patrick W Anderson, Newsletter of the New Zealand Western Front
  • Courier Advertiser, Tuesday 22 February 2000, Long quest puts hero on honour roll.
  • The Daily Telegraph, Thursday 25 November 2004, War Memorial for all brave creatures great and small, Caroline Davies, page 16
  • The Times, Saturday 18 January, page 5, Issue 42001, Edinburgh Castle as War Memorial
  • A. Smith, The First of Foot, page 33-34, VI The Two Memorials
  • Letters to the editor, October 30, War Memorials
  • The Times 1 Feb. 1918 p.10;18 Jan. 1919 p.5; Use of Edinburgh Castle for Scottish National War Memorial
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • 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

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