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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8763
Current location

Top right hand side of Cathedral
near Altar area
194
St Giles' Cathedral
High Street
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Scotland

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

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Description
A nowy headed bronze plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard. An additional plaque with backboard has been added to the base for the WW2 names (our reference 8764). The Inscription and names are in relief. The badge of the Royal Artillery is depicted in relief at the top centre of the plaque. There are foliate and ribbon borders around each column of names.
Inscription
1914 1918 / TO THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES OF / THE FORTH ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY / WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS / First column of names from the left: OFFICERS / (Names) / B.S.MS. / (Names) / B.Q.M.SS. / (Names) / SERGEANTS / (Names) / Second column of names from the left: SERGEANT / (Name) / CORPORALS / (Names) / BOMBARDIERS / (Names) / GUNNERS / (Names) / Third column of names from the left: GUNNERS / (Names) / Fourth column of names from the left: GUNNERS / (Names) / Fifth column of names from the left: GUNNERS / (Names) / 1939 - 1945 / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Alexander
Adamson, Arthur J
Anderson, James
Anderson, Robert
Arthur, John
Beasley, John
Beckham, Edwin G
Benson, Thomas H
Bett, Charles
Braidwood, John
See details for all 124 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 124
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 124
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment
    Order of information: By rank THEN alphabetically by surname.
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 1850 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Ex members of the battery.
Responsibility
St Giles' Cathedral
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1097&mforum=warmemscot
  • And a transcription: 1914-1918 TO THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES OF THE FORTH ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 ADAMS , Alexander , Corporal ADAMSON , Arthur J , Gunner ANDERSON , James , Gunner ANDERSON , Robert , Sergeant ARTHUR , John , Gunner BEASLEY , John , Bombardier BECKHAM , Edwin G , Gunner BENSON , Thomas H , Gunner BETT , Charles , Bombardier BRAIDWOOD , John , Corporal BREMNER , James , Sergeant BUTTERFIELD , Arthur , Gunner CALLANDER , Robert , Gunner CARMICHAEL , Donald , Gunner CARMICHAEL , Robert , Gunner CARNIE , Robert , Gunner CHALMERS , Henry , Bombardier CORBETT , Lewis , Gunner CORTEEN , Thomas A , Gunner CRAIG , John D L , Gunner CRUICKSHANKS , James , Bombardier DAIR , David , Gunner DICK , William , Gunner DOIG , Adam S , Gunner ELLIOT , William , Gunner FAICHNEY , John , Gunner FERGUSON , James , Gunner FERGUSON , John , Gunner FERGUSON , Robert , Gunner FORREST , William , Gunner FOWNES , Henry H , Captain FRY , Edwin H S , Lieutenant GALLOWAY , Henry , Battery Quartermaster Sergeant GILMOUR , Walter B , Bombardier GRAHAM , William , Gunner GUNN , George E , Gunner HAY , David , Gunner HENDERSON , Charles , Gunner HENDERSON , David A , Gunner HENDERSON , William B , Gunner HOLTON , John , Gunner HUDGHTON , James , Battery Quartermaster Sergeant HUNTER , Archibald J , Gunner INNES , John B , Gunner JAMIESON , William , Gunner JARDINE , Charles , Sergeant JARDINE , Walter , Bombardier KINNEAR , Alexander , Bombardier LAMB , Peter , Gunner LILBURN , William , Gunner LINDSAY , J H , Captain LOMAX , Arthur M , Gunner LORIMER , F , Battery Sergeant Major LUKE , John C , Gunner MARNOCK , David , Gunner McDONALD , Robert A , Corporal McDONALD , Charles , Gunner McGILL , David , Gunner McGILL , William , Gunner McGUFFIE , Robert J , Gunner McKENZIE , Albert , Sergeant McKERCHER , George E , Gunner McLAREN , Robert , Gunner McPHERSON , Daniel , Gunner MELROSE , James D L , Captain MENZIES , Samuel , Gunner METCALFE , Thomas , Gunner MILLER , A C , Captain MOFFAT , William W , Gunner MORRIS , Robert C , Lieutenant MORRIS , Andrew , Bombardier MUIR , Joseph , Sergeant MURDOCH , James , Gunner MURRAY , Robert B , Gunner NEAL , George H , Gunner NICHOLSON , Alexander , Battery Sergeant Major NICOL , James , Acting Sergeant NICOL , William , Sergeant MM O' CONNOR , Henry , Lieutenant Colonel VD ORMROD , John , Gunner OVENSTON , David G , Gunner PARKIN , Alfred H , Gunner PATON , Andrew , Gunner PETRIE , Alexander , Corporal PORTEOUS , Thomas , Gunner RAINE , Frederick R , Gunner RAMM , Clifford , Gunner RANKEN , George , Lieutenant RAYNER , Egbert P , Gunner REID , John McB , Gunner REID , Robert W , Gunner REID , William J , Gunner REILLY , John , Bombardier RENSHAW , Edmund , Gunner RICHES , Harry , Gunner ROBERTSON , Alexander , Gunner ROBERTSON , Robert , Gunner ROSS , James F , Gunner ROXBY , James P , Gunner RUSSELL , James , Gunner RUSSELL , Matthew , Gunner SAIDLER , William T , Lieutenant, attached Royal Flying Corps SHARP , James J , Gunner SINCLAIR , John W P , Gunner SMITH , David C , Gunner SPENCE , David , Gunner STEVENSON , George , Gunner STEVENSON , James , Gunner STEWART , James , Corporal SUTHERLAND , Colin , Gunner TAIT , William , Gunner TEMPERTON , Percy , Gunner THOMSON , John , Corporal THORBURN , James , Captain, attached Royal Flying Corps TINLIN , John , Gunner TODD , William , Corporal TRANTER , William H , Gunner WATSON , Alexander , Gunner WHITE , William H , Sergeant WHYTE , Alexander , Gunner WILLIAMSON , Andrew , Gunner WILLIAMSON , James , Gunner YOUNG , David , Gunner YOUNG , Peter , Gunner

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