United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
  The Imperial War Museum

Scottish Nurses - WW1

Our Ref: 8786

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Address

St Giles Cathedral
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
LOTHIAN
Scotland
EH1 1RE
 
Type: Board/Plaque/Tablet
Denomination: Church of Scotland
OS Map Ref: NT 257 736

Inscription

(Names)/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE/ SCOTTISH NURSES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 1919/ ERECTED BY MEMBERS/ OF THE/ MILITARY NURSING SERVICE

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PLAQUE BRONZE 1750mm 1000mm   Good

Physical Description

BRONZE PLAQUE WITH BROKEN TRIANGULAR PEDIMENT AND NOWY SHAPED BASE. INSCRIPTION IN RELIEF

TWO FEMALE FIGURES DEPICTED IN LOW RELIEF AT THE BOTTOM LEFT AND RIGHT OF THE PLAQUE. BOTH HOLD LARGE BANNERS IN ONE HAND. THE FEMALE ON THE LEFT KNEELS WITH HEAD BOWED AND HOLDS A WREATH IN HER OTHER HAND AND THE FEMALE ON THE RIGHT KNEELS WITH HEAD HELD UPRIGHT AND HOLDS A DAGGER IN HER OTHER HAND. COLOURED REGIMENTAL BADGES OF THE QAIMNS, QAIMNSR AND TFNS AT THE TOP CENTRE OF THE PLAQUE.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

War First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 40
Served & Returned 0
Died 40
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? regiment > rank > surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, regiment, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes

Maintenance

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

ST GILES CATHEDRAL

Maintenance History:

In 1921 the plaque was stated to be set in green marble, but current photographs show it fixed directly to the wall.
The name of Catherine C.C. Miller was originally shown as Caroline C.C.Miller.

Ceremonies

Date: 3 November 1921
RolePerformed By
Unveiled LT-GEN SIR FRANCIS J DAVIES
Dedicated Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: None
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

NameOccupation
Louis Frederick Roslyn Sculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:  
Photographs: 2
Other Documents: None
Form / Letter: O
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Publications: 1
Press Cuttings: 1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
British Journal of Nursing     12 Nov. 1921 pp. 304-5.  
OrganisationIdWebsite
The National Archives WO 222/2135
Scottish War Memorials Project   http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ftopic754.html