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Memorial details

Memorial type
Lamp or lighting
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Leith, Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: July 1925
    Attended by: Sir Malcolm Smith, former Provost of Leith
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
87505
Current location

It was South Leith United Free until 1929 when it became Claremont Church. It was later known as Claremont Kirk before taking the name Leith St Andrew's on union with St Andrew's Place Church in 1973.
410-412
St Andrew's Church
Easter Road
Leith
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH6 8HT
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 27237 75685
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Lamp with the WW1 dedication on one side of the base of the lamp, and the WW2 dedication on a 2nd side
Inscription
Side 1: SOUTH LEITH U.F. CHURCH/ERECTED BY THE 3RD LEITH COY. B.B. EX-MEMBERS ASSOCIATION//"O THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF/OUR FALLEN COMRADES 1914-1919"[names in 2 columns] Side 2: CLAREMONT CHURCH/TO THE GLORY OF GOD/AND IN MEMORY OF/THE EX-MEMBERS/OF THE 3RD LEITH COMPANY/THE BOYS BRIGADE/WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/IN THE WAR OF 1939-45/[names in 2 columns]/"THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Henry S
Alston, John S
Alston, Thomas
Anderson, James
Anderson, John
Auld, John
Beatson, John
Blaikie, Robert
Brown, James
Burke, Douglas
See details for all 48 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 36
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 36
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Lamp or Lighting
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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