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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr John Rhind
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1922
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53596
Description
Square base surmounted by stepped plinth, square column and small celtic cross. WW1 inscription carved into the sides of the plinth and base of the column. An additional stone with the names of those killed in WW2 and carved in the shape of a scroll has been placed at the foot of the front face of the memorial. Memorial is enclosed within a low metal fence.
Inscription
Front face: ERECTED/ IN MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ SLATEFORD & LONGSTONE/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 1918/ (Names)/ SUPPLEMENTARY TO THE COLINTON MEMORIAL/ 1939 1945/ (Names) Other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,decorations
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: regiment,rank,surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 500mm, height 2000mm, width 500mm
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2016-WMT funded repairs-low pressure steam clean to remove biological growth and soiling, joints repointed with lime mortar
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Edinburgh City Council
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 70, August 2016, page 8 for grant aided repairs under the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund

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