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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Reredos or screen
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Musselburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
SIR ROBERT LORIMER (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 February 1922
    Attended by: Mrs Almond, widow of Dr H Almond, former headmaster of the school, who lost 3 sons in the war
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57603

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Current location

On the screen in front of the organ.
Loretto School Chapel
Linkfield Road
Musselburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH21 7RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 349 729
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wooden screen in front of the chapel organ. The main panel depicts angels blowing trumpets with a unicorn and lion holding the royal arms. There is a saltire in the top left corner and the cross of St George in the top right. Below are two small angels holding a scroll. Eight panels either side of the main panel list the names of the dead.
Inscription
Centre panel: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN PROUD MEMORY/ OF THE/ SONS OF LORETTO/ WHO IN THE / WAR OF 1914-1919/ BY LAND and SEA and AIR/ FACED DEATH for FREEDOM/ AND PASSED/OUT OF THE SIGHT OF MEN/ ALL THAT THEY/ HAD,THEY GAVE Other panels: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 147
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year of death, surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: year of death
Components
  • Screen
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6785&mforum=warmemscot
  • The online version of the original printed Roll of Honour- ol.loretto.com/RollOfHonour
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Lor/L/34/37/14; Lor/L/34/37/15; MLD/198/1
  • The Scotsman 4 February 1922. -WAR MEMORIALS -LORETTO SCHOOL.— Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, A.R.S.A., a beautifully carved oaken organ loft screen, to the memory of 141 old boys and 2 masters, who fell in the war, was unveiled in Loretto School, Musselburgh, yesterday afternoon. Panels bearing the names flank a central recessed, canopied panel, on which appears the following inscription:— "To the glory of God and in proud memory of the sons of Loretto, who in the greatest of all wars, by land and sea and air, faced death for freedom, and passed out of the sight of men." In the course of the fully choral service, conducted by Rev. C. W. Wordsworth, the names of those who had given their lives were read. Thereafter, Mrs Almond, widow of Dr H. Almond, the famous "Head" of Loretto, whose three sons all fell in the war, unveiled the memorial, and a brief address was given by Mr C. J. G. Paterson, chairman of the Directors of the school. A small stone altar, part of the memorial, was also dedicated. Mr H. B. Tristram, brother-in-law of Dr Almond, who succeeded him as headmaster, was present, as also Mr A. R. Smith, who is headmaster of Loretto today.

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