Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)
|Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:52 pm Post subject: Scottish Provident War Memorial
|The Scottish Provident War Memorial used to be located in the firm's offices in 6 St Andrew Square in Edinburgh.
In 2000 Scottish Provident was taken over by Abbey and in 2003 the brand disappeared. In 2004 the St Andrew Sq building was closed and is still empty today.
Operations moved to Glasgow. Does anyone know where the memorial is? In the Scottish Provident 150th anniversary book published in 1987 a photograph of the memorial was printed.
There are 12 Great War names and 8 Second World War names.
The first man listed is this man who had worked at the head office in Edinburgh
GARDINER, EVELYN FRANCIS
Initials: E F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 90th Coy.
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Awards: M C
Additional information: Son of Thomas MacLeod Gardiner and Charlotte Elizabeth Gardiner, of "Glenroy", Spylaw Bank Rd., Colinton, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL