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King's Own Scottish Borderer's Colonial Campaigns, Edinburgh

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:09 pm    Post subject: King's Own Scottish Borderer's Colonial Campaigns, Edinburgh Reply with quote

King's Own Scottish Borderers Memorial, Edinburgh
Location: North Bridge, Edinburgh
OS Ref: NT 259 738
Memorial Type: Statue
UKNIWM Ref: 53597

A very impressive memorial but in a very difficult position to get a good photo. There are bound to be more photos of this memorial out there which can be posted.







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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can do you a couple of old postcards....





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial was unveiled on 4 Oct 1906 by Lt Gen Sir E P Leach. The sculptor was Mr William Bernie Rhind. There is currently a duplicate entry for this on UKNIWM under ref 53597 but I have mailed them today to ask them to remove this duplicate.

Difficult to get the inscription in a single photo so here it is transcribed.

IN MEMORY OF OFFICERS NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN WHO WHILST SERVING WITH THE KINGS OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS (THE EDINBURGH REGIMENT) GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE FOLLOWING CAMPAIGNS AFGHANISTAN 1878-1880, EGYPT 1888-1889, CHIN LUSHAI 1889-1890, CHITRAL 1895, TIRAH 1897-1898, SOUTH AFRICA 1900-1902

I rather like the following photo, as much for the background as the memorial itself.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:34 am    Post subject: WMR Number Reply with quote

This is WMR 53597 as report 5653 is the report that was deleted
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