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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8770
Current location

To the right of the West door- number 15 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 metal plaque mounted on a pink and white elaborate marble tablet. In the arched head pediment of the tablet is a moulded shield with the Regimental badge of the Highland Light Infantry, surmounting two branches of laurel leaves. At each side of the tablet are the various battles in which the regiment took part. Lettering is black. Whole appears to be mounted on an outside wall.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF/ THE OFFICERS/ NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/ OF THE/ HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY/ WHO FELL IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR/1899, 1900 -01 - 02./ 1ST BATTALION/ (Officers Names)/ PRIVATES/ (Names)/ MOUNTED INFANTRY COMPANIES/ (NCO Names)/ PRIVATES/ (Names)/ 3RD BATTALION/ PRIVATES/ (Names)/ 4TH BATTALION/ PRIVATES/ (Names)/ VOLUNTEER SERVICE COMPANIES/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alexander, J T
Alford, E H R
Allan, A
Barry, T
Birrell, W
Black, W
Bowie, R
Brown, T
Brownlie, W
Burd, W
See details for all 131 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 131
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 131
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Regiment, rank, initials of forenames, surname, decorations, service number for identical names
    Order of information: regiment THEN battalion THEN rank THEN surname THEN forename THEN service number (as required)
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Pink
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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