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Memorial details

Memorial type
Church Fabric / Fitting: Table
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Scott Morton Ltd (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28 November 1920
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
88995
Current location

Was St James United Free Church until 1929
then Inverleith Parish Church until closed and sold after 2011
43
Edinburgh Tabernacle
Inverleith Gardens
Edinburgh
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH3 5PR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 24319 75938
Denomination: Nonconformist

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Description
Communion Table
Inscription
Front- TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED/ MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THIS /CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO/ THEIR COUNTRY IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/[names in 2 columns] Side 1-AND THOSE WHO FELL 1939-45/[names B-L] Side 2-AND THOSE WHO FELL 1939-45/[names M-W]
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, Ian M
Barwell, Frederick C
Blyth, James P
Castle, Thomas
Dobbie, James S
Donald, Peter A M
Falconer, James V P
Geddes, George
Geddes, Robert
Gibb, Eric A F
See details for all 39 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 20
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 20
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Table
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5805&mforum=warmemscot
  • he Scotsman, Thursday 11th December 1930. (page 14) INVERLEITH CHURCH Fire Damage Unestimated An estimate of the damage caused by fire to Inverleith Church, Ferry Road, Edinburgh, early yesterday morning, as reported in the late editions of The Scotsman of yesterday, has not been attempted. Considerable damage has been done by water as well as by fire. The organ, which was at the seat of the fire, and which was destroyed, cost £800, when it was installed many years ago. Little remains of the roof but a few blackened rafters which were not dislodged. Part of the pulpit has been destroyed, and the communion table, which forms the war memorial, badly damaged. A clock in front of the organ gallery stopped at 1.10 A.M., about half an hour after the fire was detected. The fire engines did not leave the building until nearly half-past four, when danger of further outbreak seemed to be at an end. Two firemen and an officer remained on duty until after daybreak. No decision has been made so far as to where the services on Sunday next and later will be held.

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