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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)
Maker
A Balfour Paul (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 March 1921
    Attended by: The Earl of Mar and Kellie KT, Deputy Governor
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5624
Current location

Royal Bank of Scotland
36 St Andrew Square
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH2 2YB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 251 739
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 14
    Royal Bank of Scotland
    George Street
    Edinburgh
    City Of Edinburgh
    Lothian
    EH2 2PF
    Scotland

    OS Grid Ref: NT 25442 74045
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Two mural tablets of Greek statuary marble, on which are inscribed in Roman lettering the name, rank, regiment, and military decorations of each of the 99 members of the bank's staff who lost their lives. The dedicatory description is in lettering of raised bronze set out on a granite lintel and sill. The panels are surmounted by a trophy arrangement consisting of Allied flags with a wreath of laurel in cast bronze.
Inscription
FIRST TABLET: IN PROUD MEMORY OF/ THESE BRAVE MEN, MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF/ THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND LTD/ (Names)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 SECOND TABLET: IN PROUD MEMORY OF/ THESE BRAVE MEN, MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF/ THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND LTD/ (Names)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbot, Alexander G
Allan, James G
Arthur, Arthur
Ashcroft, John B
Bailey, Ernest A
Balfour, James A
Barbour, H D
Barclay, Harold W
Barr, Robin A
Black, Frank
See details for all 99 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 99
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 99
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: height 4100 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 80 mm, height 3600 mm, width 1490 mm
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc
Reference

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