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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
John More Dick Peddie (Architect)
William James Walker Todd (Architect)
MR PILKINGTON JACKSON (Sculptor)
T O W Gratton (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 February 1923
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 November 1951
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5643
Current location

Public space
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
36 St Andrew Square
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH2 2AD
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 25577 74171
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Names inscribed in gilt lettering on a large panel of green slate surrounded by a bronze frame. This was placed in a recess created on a background of Hoptonwood stone designed to harmonise with the vestibule architecture. In the arched head of the recess is a circular bronze plaque showing a figure symbolising Sacrifice before a trenched and shelled battlefield with a cross marking a soldier's grave. A wreath of leaves and poppies runs around the arch. The Second World War section is in the form of a table or plinth carved from Hoptonwood stone attached to the original. Placed upon it are three cast bronze plaques with the names in raised roman-style lettering. A back panel links the memorial table to the wall mounted First World War section. This panel is in cast bronze with the figure of St Andrew placed centrally between two relief plaques. One depicts a laurel wreath, the emblem of Victory, the other depicts the palm leaf, the emblem of peace.
Inscription
TABLET: IN MEMORY OF THOSE STAFF OF THIS BANK/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ (Names) PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF THE STAFF OF THIS BANK/ WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ 1939 IN THE WAR 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, Andrew
Allison, James Stewart
Anderson, Peter Harper
Armour, Thomas Elliott
Beaton, Peter Edwin
Berwick, John
Birrell, John
Brittain, Alexander Mercer
Brockie, Robert Cecil
Brown, Harold Cellars
See details for all 84 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 46
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 46
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 1130mm, height 5000mm, width 2400mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Table
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 1130mm, height 5000mm, width 2400mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

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