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Memorial details

Memorial type
Panelling
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Musselburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER (Architect)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57601

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Current location

Loretto School Chapel
Linkfield Road
Musselburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH21 7RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular wooden oak panel with carved dedicatory inscription. Insect carved at the top left of the panel and the Life Guards Badge is carved at the top right within a foliate style border.
Inscription
SOLERTIA DITAT/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HAPPY MEMORYOF/ GEOFFREY LACY WHITELAW/ 2nd.Lt.1st LIFE GUARDS reserve/ SERVED IN FRANCE MAY to OCT/ 1917 THREE TIMES WOUNDED/ DIED AT EDINBURGH 14 APRIL 1918/ OF ILLNESS CONTRACTED ON/ ACTIVE SERVICE/ LORETTO 1912-1916 CRICKET XI 1913-14-15 FOOTBALL XV 1915-16/ REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS/ AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE./ A TRIBUTE FROM THE SCHOOL.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Spalding, Frederick
Whitelaw, Geoffrey Lacy
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, rank, regiment, place of death, date of death, forenames, manner of death, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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