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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
19th Century Wars (1800-1899), Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
Maker
Latten-Gawthorp St. London (Manufacturer)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8828
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: NT 25727 73591
Denomination: Church of Scotland

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Description
Nowy headed Brass Plaque with lettering inscribed mainly in black, but some red
Inscription
''CUIDICH'N RICH'/TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN/OF THE/1ST BATTALION SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS/WHO DIED DURING/THE INTERNATIONAL OCCUPATION OF CRETE 1897/(NAMES)/AND OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE NILE EXPEDITION 1898/BATLE OF ATBARA 8TH APRIL 1898/KILLED IN ACTION/(NAMES)/DIED OF WOUNDS/(NAMES)/BATTLE OF KHARTUM [sic] 2ND SEPTEMER 1898/KILLED IN ACTION/(NAMES)/DIED OF DISEASE/(NAMES)/ERECTED Y THEIR COMRADES. (Exact spacing of lines is not known.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 19th Century Wars (1800-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, service number
    Order of information: rank THEN surname
  • Sudan Campaign (1882-1899)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, rank, regiment, manner of death, place of death, date of death
    Order of information: place of death THEN manner of death THEN rank THEN surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
St. Giles Cathedral
Reference
  • Here are the names. Crete 1897 CAMERON , C , Private , 5085 CONNELL , M , Private , 3151 CORMACK , J , Private , 4864 DREW , F , Private , 3960 FERGUSON , J , Corporal , 4942 FINCH , Percy John , 2nd Lieutenant GRACIE , A , Private , 4464 GRAY , James , Private , 5060 HUTCHESON , T , Lance Corporal , 5456 LOW , W , Colour Sergeant , 2783 McGREGOR , D , Corporal , 5175 McKAY , Matthew , Private , 4461 McPHERSON , E , Private , 4751 MOLYNEUX , J , Private , 3555 NICHOLSON, E, Private OLLIVANT , William Spencer , Lieutenant SHEW , G , Private , 4773 WHITELY , Alfred Wharton , Private , 4831 YOUNG , C , Private , 5047 Sudan - 1898 BAILLIE , Alan Charles Duncan , Captain BOWMAN , W , Private , 4380 CHRISTIE , J , Private , 3434 COLEGATE , E , Private , 4274 DEVLIN , J , Private , 4977 DUFOUR , A , Private , 3910 ELLIS , R , Private , 3836 EVANS , H , Private , 4151 FAIRBURN , D , Drummer , 4642 GIBSON , W , Corporal , 4779 GORDON , P , Sergeant , 2664 GORE , Paul Alexander , 2nd Lieutenant HEYNE , F , Private , 3912 HOUGHTON , A S , Drummer , 4691 JOHNSTONE , J , Private , 5373 JOSS , T , Private , 4098 LOWSON , A M , Lance Corporal , 5114 MARTIN , D , Lance Corporal , 4803 McIVER , D , Private , 5215 McKENZIE , W , Private , 4259 McNEILL , J , Private , 4494 MULLEN , H , Private , 5266 NEWMAN , W , Private , 3627 PATTERSON , J , Private , 4889 RAE , J , Private , 4686 RIPPON , M , Private , 5201 SCOTT , G , Private , 4560 SHERLOCK , W , Private , 3679 STEPHEN , G , Private , 5177

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