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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
Messrs Begg & Lorne Campbell, architects, Edinburgh (Designer)
Mr. J. S. Gibson (Wood Carver)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st June 1921
    Attended by: The Duke of Sutherland, Lord High Commissioner.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st June 1921
    Attended by: The Rev. Dr. J. A. M'Clymont, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (Also the Moderator of the United Free Church and the Moderator of the Free Church)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
88767
Current location

East wall of the South aisle
near the Communion table.
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
Three Section Wooden Board. Two large tablets, separated by a central feature with a canopied niche containing a massive Celtic Cross on a pedestal with the main dedication. The canopy has the Burning Bush emblem in the tracery. Surmounted by a carved cresting with the thistle emblem, incorporating four angel figures supporting shields - two with the St. Andrew's Cross and the other two the chaplain's badge. The left hand side is for the Church of Scotland and the right hand side for the United Free Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland.
Inscription
On the Central Cross- TO THE/GLORY OF/GOD/AND IN MEMORY/OF THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS, PRO-/BATIONERS, AND/STUDENTS OF DIV-/INITY WHO LAID/DOWN THEIR LIVES/IN THE GREAT WAR/1914-1919 Across the Base-ERECTED BY THEIR BRETHREN IN THE MINISTRY Left Hand Side-CHURCH OF SCOTLAND/I. (1)ORDAINED MINISTERS/[9 names]/(2) COMBATANTS/[14 names]/II. PROBATIONERS AND STUDENTS OF DIVINITY/[37 names] Right Hand Side-UNITED FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND/I. ORDAINED MINISTERS/(1) CHAPLAINS TO H.M. FORCES/[6 names]/(2) COMBATANTS/[6 names]/II. PROBATIONERS AND STUDENTS OF DIVINITY/[31 names]/FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND/I. ORDAINED MINISTER./COMBATANT/[name]/II. STUDENTS OF DIVINITY/[10 names]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Agnew, J. S.
Allan, John S.
Badenoch, John
Barclay, R. S.
Black, W. D. T.
Black, William
Booth, Wm. J.
Boyle, H. T.
Buchan, Charles
Buchan, David
See details for all 115 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 115
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 115
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: denomination, type of minister, surname, forenames, academic qualifications, decorations, home parish (only for ministers, not for students or probationers)
    Order of information: denomination THEN type of minister THEN surname
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: height 6ft 6in, width 8 ft long
    Materials: Wood - Scottish Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Scotsman - Thursday 02 June 1921 MINISTERS' WAR MEMORIAL. UNVEILING IN ST GILES' CATHEDRAL.
  • A lot of biographical detail on those named and details of further reading- warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=880&mforum=warmemscot
  • Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 02 June 1921 WAR MEMORIALS TO SCOTTISH MINISTERS. UNVEILED IN ST GILES.

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