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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), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44613
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
Cross shaped light coloured stone set into ornately carved darker stone frame. Regimental badge depicted in relief at top centre of tablet and Brig.Gen. Maxwell's medals depicted in relief below main inscription. There is a gold painted cross at top centre of frame. Whole has ornately carved grape and vine leaf border. Inscription in black lettering.
Inscription
BRIGADIER GENERAL/ FRANCIS AYLMER MAXWELL/ V.C., C.S.I., D.S.O.,/ KILLED IN ACTION AT YPRES 21 SEPT 1917/ A GALLANT SOLDIER AND VERY PERFECT/ GENTLEMAN BELOVED BY ALL HIS MEN/ (representations of his medals)/A TRIBUTE FROM THE OFFICERS/ N.C.OS & MEN 27TH INF. BDE./ 9TH (SCOTTISH) DIVISION.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, decorations, place of death, date of death, additional, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, decorations, place of death, date of death, additional, regiment,
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 1000 mm, width 700 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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