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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Leith, Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 03 June 1920
    Attended by: Provost Lindsay performed the unveiling
  • Dedicated
    Date: 03 June 1920
    Attended by: Reverend William Swan of South Leith Parish Church performed the dedication
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87441
Current location

35-41
Leith Police Station
Queen Charlotte Street
Leith
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH6 7EY
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 27249 76233
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rectangular Brass Plaque, with the Leith Burgh Police coat of arms at top centre and a stylised double line border, fixed to a black backboard.
Inscription
1914 1918/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE MEMORY OF/ COMRADES OF THIS FORCE WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND IN THE CAUSE OF/ HONOUR AND FREEDOM/ They were/ (names)/ LEITH BURGH POLICE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bruce, James M
Cameron, Angus
Clapperton, George
Duncan, David
Eunson, Francis S
Inglis, Walter
Laing, Alexander
Laing, William R
Latto, Thomas B
Macleod, Alexander
See details for all 18 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: Listed in two columns, neither alphabetically by surname nor chronologically by date of death.
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
History
(N.B. Leith Burgh Police was amalgamated into the City of Edinburgh Police in 1920, which merged into Lothian and Border Police in 1975 and finally became part of Police Scotland in 2013. It therefore had no WW2 memorial).
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Police Scotland
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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