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Royal Scots Greys, Princes Street

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:47 am    Post subject: Royal Scots Greys, Princes Street Reply with quote

This memorial was originally erected to commemorate the fallen from the Boer War. Plaques have subsequently been added for the two World Wars.

Again, apologies for the photos. It was a foul wet day when I took these and I've had to lighten them so you can actually see anything.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are copies of cutting I have from an old Scots Magazine. Unfortunately I forgot to write the date of the issue on the page (judging by the opening paragraph it was 1986) so I'll post it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating information, thanks for posting that.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the names









The original photos are better if anyone wants them

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also: http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_buildings_r/0_buildings_-_royal_scots_greys_0.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: 53588



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some recent piccies:





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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the tram works in Edinburgh it is impossible to get a shot from Princes Street. I'll add a few more from the Gardens.

This is a close-up of the equipment, piping on the breeches and the gloves. Also the other photographs should show the detail of the horse furniture.









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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A minor royal heads the list of the Second World War names

WINDSOR, ALASTAIR ARTHUR DUFF
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
Age: 28
Date of Death: 26/04/1943
Service No: 64562
Additional information: 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Son of H.R.H. Prince Arthur of Connaught, K.T., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., and of H.R.H. Princess Arthur of Connaught, R.R.C., of Braemar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: MAR LODGE CHAPEL, BRAEMAR, CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR

He had only been the 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn for just over a year when he died. Before that he used a title from his mother's side of the famly -the Earl of Macduff.

At the time of his death he was ADC to the Governor General of Canada and he died in Ottawa (His granfather, the 1st Duke, had been Governor General of Canada in the early 20th Century) . It is his ashes that are in the Mar Lodge Chapel.
Also known as St Ninian's, Mar Lodge Chapel was the private chapel of the Mar Lodge estate which was owned by his mother at that time. His mother apart from being the Princess of Connaught was also the Duchess of Fife and Countess of Macduff in her own right.

The death of the 2nd Duke is quite strange. Seemingly he fell asleep beside an open window and died of hypothermia!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this chap on one of the First World War panels seemingly has the dubious honour of being the first British Army officer killed in the First World War

SWETENHAM, FOSTER
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Age: 38
Date of Death: 28/08/1914
Additional information: Husband of Muriel Gladys Swetenham. Served in the South African War..
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: South-West corner.
Cemetery: MOY-DE-L'AISNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Another officer listed was the son of the 5th Marquess of Bath

THYNNE, JOHN ALEXANDER
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Age: 20
Date of Death: 13/02/1916
Additional information: Viscount Weymouth. Son of the Sir Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess and Violet Caroline, Marchioness of Bath.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 1.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY

And topping the Great War lists are two Brigadiers. Both were killed in action

BULKELEY-JOHNSON, CHARLES BULKELEY
Rank: Brigadier General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: A.D.C. Commanding 8th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division
Secondary Regiment: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Secondary Unit Text: formerly
Age: 49
Date of Death: 11/04/1917
Additional information: Officer of the Legion of Honour (France), Order of St. George, 3rd Class (Russia), Order of the Medjidie, 4th Class (Turkey). Son of Francis and Jane Sophia Bulkeley-Johnson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 30.
Cemetery: GOUY-EN-ARTOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

LONG, WALTER 'TOBY'
Rank: Brigadier General
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: Cdg. 56th Inf. Bde. , 19th Division
Secondary Regiment: 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Secondary Unit Text: late
Age: 37
Date of Death: 28/01/1917
Awards: C M G, D S O, Twice Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Order of St. Stanislas 2nd Class, with swords. Son of Rt. Hon. Walter Hume Long, P.C., M.P. Secretary of State for the Colonies (afterwards 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall) and of Lady Dorothy Blanche Long (now Viscountess Long of Wraxall) daughter of 9th Earl of Cork and Orrery; husband of Hon. Mrs. Walter Long, O.B.E. (now Hon. Mrs. Ralph Glyn).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 19.
Cemetery: COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

two postcards



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Trooper Ian Caie Reply with quote

Trooper Ian Caie who died in a bomb blast in Northern Ireland is remembered on this memorial.

News Article

from the article..."Trooper Ian Caie, from Aberdeen, was serving in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards when he died in a bomb blast near Crossmaglen, County Armagh, in August 1972.

... Trooper Caie's younger brother Alistair, laid a wreath at the War Memorial of The Royal Scots Greys in Princes Street Gardens where his name is inscribed on the monument.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
These are copies of cutting I have from an old Scots Magazine. Unfortunately I forgot to write the date of the issue on the page (judging by the opening paragraph it was 1986) so I'll post it.


I did some searching online and found the service record for Anthony Hinnigan.

It includes his death certificate that shows that, despite this article saying he died in Irvine in 1931, he actually died on 24th June 1954 in Fleetwood.

It also states that on his discharge from the army in 1910 his conduct was listed as "bad" - he was sentenced to be discharged with ignominy due to forgery, but this was remitted. He was held in custody for a month.

There is also no mention of his being discharged "with honour" (given his conduct I would think that unlikely) although Tidworth is correct.

There is also no mention of his being wounded, although he is listed on the casualty roll as being wounded on 26th May 1900. It is definitely the correct man since the information on his marriage in his service record matches the article.

There's no mention of him being in Dublin - his record merely states "Home" for that period, which would be correct for the time.

There's also no mention of him being the model for the memorial but that would be unlikely to be mentioned in a service record.

I'm not sure of the rank of Sergeant-Major. He reached the rank of Squadron Sergeant - is that an equivalent to Sergeant Major.

Just goes to show - don't believe everything you read, or what the family tell you!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unveiled 16th November 1906.

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