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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
Frank Charles Mears (Architect)
MR CHARLES D'ORVILLE PILKINGTON JACKSON (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 June 1921
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8799
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: NT2573173576
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Green Egyptian Marble Tablet with a brass female figure of Honour standing at the doorway of an early Greek tomb flanked by soldiers in Western front and Gallipoli kit and with a stone superimposed dedication tablet
Inscription
TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY/OF THE FALLEN OFFICERS/NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND/MEN OF THE 5TH BATTALION/ROYAL SCOTS/-QUEEN'S EDINBURGH RIFLES/WHO ON THE 25TH APRIL 1915/LANDED AT GALLIPOLI AS PART OF/THE 29TH DIVISION/OR WHO SUBSEQUENTLY FOUGHT IN/ANY CAMPAIGN OF THE GREAT WAR/ In the Marble below- THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Green
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
St Giles Cathedral
Reference
  • The sculptor Charles Pilkington D'or Jackson's business papers are lodged in the National Library, Edinburgh, Accesssion Number 7445. In Box 1, File 40 there is some correspondance regarding Jackson's work on the memorial. The panel was designed by architect F.C. Mears and is of green Egyptian marble. According to a press release prepared for the unveiling on 25/6/1921 the female figure represents 'Honour' standing at the doorway of an early Greek tomb flanked by men in Western Front and Gallipoli kit. One part also describes the regiment as the 'Queen's Edinburgh Rifles'.

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