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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)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 November 1921
    Attended by: Lieut.-General Sir Francis Davies, K.C.B., KCMG, KCVO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 November 1921
    Attended by: The Rev. Dr. Wallace Williamson, the Dowager-Countess of Airlie, Local Clergy/Dignitaries were present.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8786
Current location

Memorial No.33 on right hand side of High Church section of Cathedral
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 25731 73576
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Rectangular bronze plaque with Corncod top and Nowy shaped base. In top, centre, is figure of St. Andrew and Saltyro(?) cross. Inscription in relief. Two female figures depicted in low relief at the bottom left and right of the plaque; both hold large banners in one hand. Left figure kneels with head bowed and holds a wreath in her other hand. Right figure kneels with head held upright and holds a dagger in her other hand. Coloured Regimental badges of the QAIMNS, QAIMNSR, and TFNS at the top center of plaque.
Inscription
(Names)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE/ SCOTTISH NURSES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 1919/ ERECTED BY MEMBERS/ OF THE/ MILITARY NURSING SERVICE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Armstrong, Ellen
Bennet, Helena S
Bond, Ella Maude
Climie, Agnes M
Dalton, Joan G
Dewar, Margaret S
Edgar, Elizabeth
Forbes, Beatrice
Grant, Mary
Harkness, Bessie
See details for all 40 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forename, initial, surname
    Order of information: Service, rank, surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1750 mm, width 1000 mm
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
In 1921 the plaque was stated to be set in green marble, but current photographs show it fixed directly to the wall. The name of Catherine C.C. Miller was originally shown as Caroline C.C.Miller.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Giles' Cathedral
Reference
  • Scottish War Memorials Project warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic754.html
  • Here's a transcription of the names with them in alphabetical order rather than by service which is how they are arranged on the plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE SCOTTISH NURSES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 1919 ARMSTONG , Ellen , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve BENNET , Helena S , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve BOND , Ella Maude , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve CLIMIE , Agnes M , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service DALTON , Joan G. , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service DEWAR , Margaret S , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve EDGAR , Elizabeth , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve FORBES , Beatrice , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service GRANT , Mary , Sister, Territorial Force Nursing Service HARKNESS , Bessie , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve HASTINGS , Helen M , Sister, Territorial Force Nursing Service JACK , Christina , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve JAMIESON , Jessie S , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service KEMP , Christina M F , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve KERR , Mary T , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service MacBEATH , Margaret A , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve McCOMBIE , Christina , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve McDONALD , Elizabeth , Assistant Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service MacGILL , Mary , Matron, M.F.N.S [note, shown on CWGC as Mary Mitchell MacGill, QAIMNS, of Stirling, died 11 Mar 1915] MacKENZIE , Isabella , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve MacKINNON , Mary , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service MacROBBIE , Jessie E , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve MANN , Agnes G , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve MARK , Hannah D , Assistant Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service MARNOCH , Margaret B , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service MARSHALL , Mary B , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve MELDRUM , Isabella , Sister, Territorial Force Nursing Service MILLER , Catherine C C , Assistant Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service MILNE , Helen , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve MILNE , Mabel , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service PATERSON , Jessie J , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service REID , Annie C , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve RITCHIE , Jessie E , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve SIMPSON , Edith , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service SMITH , Jeanie B , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve STEWART , Wilma B , Staff Nurse, Territorial Force Nursing Service THOMSON , Elizabeth R , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve WATSON , Mary , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve WILSON , Christina M , Sister, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve WILSON , Myrtle , Staff Nurse, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY NURSING SERVICES
  • British Journal of Nursing 12 Nov. 1921 pp. 304-5.
  • The National Archives WO 222/2135

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