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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
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 258 736
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
CROSS SHAPED LIGHT COLOURED STONE SET INTO AND ORNATELY CARVED DARKER STONE FRAME. INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING REGIMENTAL BADGE DEPICTED IN RELIEF AT THE TOP CENTR EOF THE TABLET AND BRIG GEN MAXWELL'S MEDALS ARE DEPICTED IN RELIEF BELOW THE MAIN INSCRIPTION. GOLD PAINTED CROSS AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE FRAME. ORNATELY CARVED GRAPE AND VINE LEAF BORDER ON THE FRAME
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/ 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: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 1000MM, width 700MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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