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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Midlothian
Town
Dalkeith
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr J P Alison FRIBA, RSA of Hawick (Architect)
Messrs Donaldson & Burns (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 June 1921
    Attended by: Duke of Buccleuch
  • Dedicated
    Date: 21st June 1953
    Attended by: Rev. George Galbraith and Rev. Mr Black, M.A., S.T.M.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st June 1953
    Attended by: Rev. George Galbraith, minister of the combined churches of St John's and King's Park from 1921 until 1948
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th January 1948
    Attended by: Rev. W. A. Dunnett, O.B.E., B.A.
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th January 1948
    Attended by: Provost Lean
  • Dedicated
    Date: June 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5635
Current location

Kings Park
Eskbank Rd
Dalkeith
Midlothian
Lothian
EH22 3BQ
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 32900 67000
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four-walled stone structure surmounted by eight turrets plus four arching buttresses. One buttress reaches up from each corner to the centre where they meet and hold up a large stone crown. The turrets are located at each corner and in the centre top of each wall. Each one is surmounted by a carved thistle motif. Each wall is inlaid with arch-topped stone inscription tablet for WW1 above a rectangular stone inscription tablet for WW2. Badges of scouts guards, Royal Scots, Highland Light Infantry and Gordon Highlanders carved into corner turrets. Each WW1 tablet has a thistle carved at the top. Main WW1 inscription tablet has a coat of arms used by Dalkeith at the top and under that are four oak leaves per saltire then the inscription wording then a lion couchant.
Inscription
FRONT SIDE TOP TABLET: THE MEN OF DALKEITH/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED/ ON THIS MEMORIAL/ DIED IN DEFENCE/ OF HOME AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19. FRONT SIDE BOTTOM TABLET: AND/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 OTHER SIDES TOP TABLETS: (NAMES) OTHER SIDES BOTTOM TABLETS: (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Addison, A
Addison, J
Affleck, R B
Allan, T
Allan, W
Baigrie, W
Baird, G A
Balgarvie, W
Ballantyne, E O
Ballantyne, G
See details for all 173 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 173
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 173
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died
    Order of information: year died,surname,rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 124
    Served and returned: 62
    Died: 62
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank
    Order of information: surname,rank
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: depth 3048mm, height 7315mm, width 3048mm
    Materials: Granite - Peterhead
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Doddington
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
Costs

Site: £1,500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Midlothian District Council
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=877&mforum=warmemscot
  • Dalkeith Advertiser - Thursday 22 January 1942 -HUNT FOR IRON AND STEEL-SURVEY CARRIED OUT AT DALKEITH-WAR MEMORIAL RAILINGS TO BE SCRAPPED
  • Southern Reporter - Thursday 30 June 1921 -UNVEILING OF DALKEITH WAR MEMORIAL.-THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH ON INDUSTRIAL PEACE.
  • The Dalkeith Advertiser, 30 June 1921

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