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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8755
Current location

Midway down right hand side of Cathedral
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 25728 73590
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Colours with associated brass plaque
Inscription
THE COLOURS OF THE/EDINBURGH CIVIL DEFENCE MESSENGER SERVICE/carried during the War 1939-45/The Messenger Service was raised amongst/the Boys of the City, who volunteered and/were banded together for the defence of/the City against Air Raids
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Flag
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Fabric
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
St. Giles Cathedral
Reference

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