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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)
Maker
W. S. Black
Captain Alan McKilloys - Inverness architect.
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 October 1905
    Attended by: General Sir Ian Hamilton GCB GCMG DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: unknown
    Attended by: Battalian Chaplain, Rev. Frank McLauchlan MC.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8787
Current location

Memorial No. 5 on back wall of Old Church in 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 lined borders.Commemoration and names in black lettering. At bottom of plaque, under glass are pictures of memorials at Kohima and in white lettering, a history of the battles and more general information.
Inscription
[gaelic dedication]/SACRED/TO THE MEMORY OF/THE UNDERMENTIONED OFFICERS NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/OF THE QUEENS OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/DURING THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900-1902/THIS TABLET IS RAISED IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF/THEM BY THE OFFICERS, NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/PAST AND PRESENT OF THE REGIMENT
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 73
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 73
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, service number, regiment
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone, Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Giles' Cathedral
Reference
  • The Observer, 8 October 1905, p.8.

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