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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Pilkington-Jackson (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 Febuary 1923
    Attended by: Earl of Balfour, Chancellor of the University. Wreaths also laid by Polish, French and Serbian students
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1952
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61983
Current location

Old College. Western side of quad
inside centre archway above stairs
University of Edinburgh
Old Quad
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH8 9YL
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 259 733
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone wall with figure statue centred above bronze plaques with names. Each bronze plaque topped with a crest in relief with the University of Edinburgh crest in centre. Incised dedicatory inscription in Latin above plaques with incised dedicatory inscription in English at base.
Inscription
Top: Arms of Navy, Army, RAF and RAMC with the Arms of the University in the centre Upper: VIVERE NOS DOCEANT QUI DIDICERE MORI Plaques: (Names) Lower: MCMXIV/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE ALUMNI/ OF THIS UNIVERSITY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ MCMXIX Below: 1939 and 1945 on side walls Plaques: (Names) On paving slabs: THEY TURNED WITHOUT FEAR OR QUESTION FROM THESE GATES OF LEARNING TO THE GRAVE / IN ORDER THAT MEN MIGHT CONTINUE TO LEARN FREEDOM/ Rudyard Kipling 7th ????
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Acton, W T
Aitchison, A S
Aldridge, B H
Allen, A L W
Anderson, L
Anderson, W
Arnot, D B
Asher, L R
Askari, S W H
Austin, A B
See details for all 229 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 979
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 979
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations, additional
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 229
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 229
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, decorations, additional
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Freestone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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