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Current location

Far end of Cathedral to right of altar
when facing altar
number 17 on the Church plan
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
Rectangular bronze plaque on a marble backing. The upper edge of the plaque is arched to a point. Foliate borders and two pillars. Floral emphasis in top corners, lower half of side edges, and bottom side. Crossed flags head the plaque. Gold lettering.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS N.C. OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE/ 74TH HIGHLANDERS./ (NOW 2ND BATTN. HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY)/ WHO WERE KILLED OR MORTALLY WOUNDED IN THE VARIOUS ACTIONS IN/ WHICH THE REGIMENT WAS ENGAGED/ IN INDIA 1789 TO 1805./ (NAMES)/ AND 225 N.C.O. AND MEN/ IN THE PENINSULAR AND FRANCE 1810 TO 1814./ (NAMES)/ AND 146 N.C.O. AND MEN/ IN SOUTH AFRICA 1851-2/ (NAMES)/ AND 27 N.C.O. AND MEN IN EGYPT 1882/ (NAMES)/ AND 21 N.C.O. AND MEN/ ALSO OF/ (NAMES)/ AND 48 N.C.O AND MEN OF THE REGT. WHO WERE DROWNED AT THE/ WRECK OF H.M.S. "BIRKENHEAD" ON THE 26TH FEBY. 1852/ OFF POINT DANGER, CAPE OF GOOD HOPE./ AFTER ALL THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN ON BOARD HAD BEEN/ SAFELY LANDED IN THE SHIP'S BOATS./ ERECTED BY SURVIVING COMRADES 1886
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Andrews, T
Aytone, David
Campbell, Charles
Campbell, John
Campbell, John
Campbell, John M
Campbell, Lorn
Carey, Hirzel
Collins, Bassett
Colville, T
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • British East India Company Campaigns (1757-1858)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, initial, forename, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Xhosa Wars (1779-1879)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Egypt and the Sudan (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, rank, date of death, place of death, manner of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Giles' Cathedral

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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