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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Annandale And Eskdale
Town
Gretna Green
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21 May 1995
    Attended by:
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21 May 1995
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44218
Current location

Car Park
Blacksmith's Shop Visitor Centre
Gretna Green
Annandale And Eskdale
Dumfries And Galloway
DG16 5EB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NY 32139 68534
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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