Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Leith, Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 September 1933
    Attended by: His Grace The Duke of Montrose CB CVO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53602

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Current location

At top of stairway
99
Trinity House
Kirkgate
Leith
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH6 6NJ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 26992 76087
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stained glass window with an anchor and the letters "M M" at centre top, with 4 circular pictures of ships and personnel in centre panel below, badges and coats of arms in left and right panels. A full description of the imagery, in each case reading from top down- Left Panel-The Arms of Leith, The Lookout, The Wireless Operators, The Stokers, Merchant Service badge Centre Panel-SERVICE- The minesweepers, VIGILANCE- The Helmsman, HEROISM-the submarine menace, SELF-SACRIFICE- anxious families Right Panel-St Andrews's cross and crown, The seamen, The Cooks & Stewards, The Engineers, Trinity House arms The transverse panel below shows the Signal Tower of Leith, and a drifter leaving the shore of Leith. The Mariner's compass, a chart and other nautical emblems are shown
Inscription
"IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF ALL RANKS OF THE MERCHANT SERVICE./ OF THE PORT OF LEITH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR/ .1914. 1918. THIS WINDOW IS THE GIFT OF MRS COLINA M GRANT/ DAUGHTER OF MUNGO. CAMPBELL. GIBSON. SHIPOWNER. 1918"
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
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Corporation of Trinity House of Leith
Reference

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