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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Pulpit or pulpit part
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1951
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5628

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Current location

Greyfriars' Church
Greyfriars
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 2QQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 25635 73264
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular Restored pulpit with roll of honour on three scrolls each on white paper in own leather frame and all frames joined side by side. Central panel is inscribed in the form of a cross. Carving on back of pulpit consists of three armorial shields in colour - those of City of Edinburgh, Queen of Scots and the University of Edinburgh with date 1951. Carved back, canopy and memorial panel added as War Memorial
Inscription
Left hand panel: HERE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD LET THE GLORIOUS DEAD/BE EVER REMEMERED IN HONOUR AND GRATITUDE. (NAMES)/GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN/LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. Central panel: THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE IN THE CONGREGATION/WHO DIED IN THE/SECOND WORLD/WAR ARE COMMEMORATED IN THE PULPIT/ WAR/MEMORIAL/1939-1945 Third panel: THIS MEMORIAL ALSO COMMEMORATES THE/HIGH ENDEAVOURS, DEVOTION TO DUTY AND/SACRIFICES OF ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN/ WHO SERVED IN THE NAVY, THE ARMY, THE AIR FORCE/AND THE CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICES, WHO DEFENDED/OUR SHORES AND OUR LIBERTIES. WE REMEMBER/AND GIVE THANKS TO ALMIGHTY GOD. WE ALSO REMEMBER/ ROBERT CRUICKSHANKS/KILLED IN KOREA/23RD AP. 1951.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Burns, John Thomas
Coventry, David Kernahan
Cowe, Andrew George Robert
Cruickshanks, Robert
Davitt, Charles
Farquharson, Ian Stewart
Finnie, John
Gordon, Donald Mathieson
Hamilton, John
Laidlaw, Ian Douglas
See details for all 15 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename, surname, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pulpit
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: height 240 mm, width 170 mm
    Materials: White paper
Condition
History
Parish Council
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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