United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Quintinshill Railway Accident

Our Ref: 44218

Address

Gretna Green
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Scotland
 
Type:Cairn
Other Location Details:

In the car park of the visitor centre, near the blacksmith's shop.

OS Map Ref:NY 322 686

Inscription

IN MEMORY OF/ 214 OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF/ THE 1/7TH ROYAL SCOTS/ (THE ROYAL REGIMENT0/ WHO, TOGETHER WITH A FURTHER/ 13 RAILWAYMEN AND OTHER/ PASSENGERS, DIED IN THE / QUINTINSHILL RAIL DISASTER,/ ON 22ND MAY 1915. / THE CRASH SITE, ABOUT HALF A/ MILE TO THE NORTH CAN BE SEEN/ FROM THIS SPOT./ ERECTED BY/ THE SCOTTISH AREA OF THE/ WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION/ MAY 1995.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
CairnStone   Good
PLAQUEBRONZE   Good
BaseSTONE - SANDSTONE   Good

Physical Description

Cairn formed of stones taken from near the site of the accident. dedicatory bronze plaque, headed by Western front Association emblem, on sandstone slab placed on top of the cairn. Badge of the Royal Scots on two sides of the cairn

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:21 May 1995
RolePerformed By
Dedicated UNKNOWN
Unveiled UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Other
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:2
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
The Gallipolian  Winter 2005 
Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service   Photocopy of cover only.
Forward (Great Central Railway Society)Great Central Railway Society No.149 (Autumn 2006) p.44. 
OrganisationIdWebsite
Scottish War Memorials ProjectA+E 100
Scottish War Memorials Project http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic332.html