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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44609
Current location

St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 25731 73576
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
RECTANGULAR BRONZE PLAQUE WITH CORNICE. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF IN GOLD PAINTED LETTERING. HEAD AND SHOULDERS BAS RELIEF CARVING OF Lieutenant SALVESEN IS DEPICTED IN THE CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE. JUST ABOVE THE DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION IS A PATTE ON THE LEFT AND A BLUE AND WHITE SALTIRE CROSS ON THE RIGHT
Inscription
"HE SAW A NATION IN HER NEED;/ HE HEARD THE CAUSE OF HONOUR PLEAD;/ HE HEARD THE CALL HE GAVE IT HEED."/ IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF/ EDWARD MAXWELL SALVESEN, B.A. (OXON)/ BORN 30TH AUGUST 1891, 2ND SON OF LORD SALVESEN, EDINR./ HE ENLISTED AS A PRIVATE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE/ WAR, RECEIVED A COMMISSION AS 2ND LIEUTENANT OF THE/ 2ND ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS AND FELL NEAR ST JULIEN,/ FRANCE ON 25TH APRIL, 1915, IN AN ATTACK IN WHICH 26/ OFFICERS OF HIS REGIMENT WERE KILLED OR WOUNDED.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Salvesen, Edward Maxwell
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, regiment, place of death, forenames, manner of death, age, relationships, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1330MM, width 660MM
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
ST GILES CATHEDRAL
Reference

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