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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
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3 November 1921
    Attended by: LT-GEN SIR FRANCIS J DAVIES KCB, KCMG, KCVO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 3 November 1921
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8786
Current location

St Giles Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 257 736
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
BRONZE PLAQUE WITH BROKEN TRIANGULAR PEDIMENT AND NOWY SHAPED BASE. 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. THE FEMALE ON THE LEFT KNEELS WITH HEAD BOWED AND HOLDS A WREATH IN HER OTHER HAND AND THE FEMALE ON THE RIGHT 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 CENTRE OF THE 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
Attkinson, Jessie J
Bennet, Helena
Dewar, Margaret S
Edgar, Elizabeth
Jameson, Jessie S
Kerr, Mary T
Mackinnon, Mary
Mark, Hannah D
Marshall, Marry S
Mcconneil, Christian
See details for all 16 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: regiment,rank,surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 1750mm, width 1000mm
    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
Responsibility
ST GILES CATHEDRAL
Reference

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