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Gretna Rail Crash Memorial, Rosebank Cemetery Edinburgh
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gourdongirl



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caroline wrote:
One of the crosses (the far left one) has come adrift of the wall and fallen forwards. It's unbroken, though. CWGC and Edinburgh Council have been notified and its re-erection is planned.


I was there end of September/begining October and it was attached to the wall then, so I guess it must be recent. Hope they are quick to restore it before the damage gets worse.
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Caroline



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, yes, it's recent. Probably something to do with all the cold conditions.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Pte Thomas Inglis Wilson, 1279, Royal Scots Reply with quote

Wilson Thomas Inglis

Rank: Private
Service No: 1279
Date of Death: 22/05/1915
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots "D" Coy. 7th Bn.
Grave Reference:
Cemetery Edinburgh(Rosebank) Cemetery
Died: Home
Born: Leith
Enlisted: Leith

Thomas Inglis Wilson was the son of David Wilson and Agnes Inglis. 1901 census shows him living with parents and siblings at 98 Salamander Street Leith. At the time of his death the family was living at 11 Laurie Street, Leith. He is also remembered on the South Leith Church memorial.
Death Certificate, GROS 1915 827/00 0113, shows he was a General Labourer before enlisting. Death was registered on 15 July 1915 by Captain Bertram, 7th Royal Scots.
Note: CWGC, SDGW and Rosebank panel :Thomas Inglis Wilson or Thomas I. Wilson. However, South Leith Church memorial and Evening Dispatch 2 and 5 June 1915 have Thomas J. Wilson.
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Unveiling report Reply with quote

Summary of report in 13th of May 1916 Scotsman.

Unveiled on Friday 12th of May 1916 by the Earl of Rosebery.

The memorial was designed by George Simpson, the town architect. Sculpture work was by John S. Rhind, Edinburgh.

Nearly 4000 was subscribed and the left over money was used for a bed in Leith infirmary as well as a grants to the Royal Scots Association and relatives of the deceased who were in dire circumstances.

Derek.
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Footage of Lord Rosebery unveiling the memorial:

http://youtu.be/u-t-sS8fseg
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's probably appropriate that this memorial is mentioned today.

Adam
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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been given a copy of the Order of Service Programme and a booklet about the disaster that were issued at May's memorial service. On the page in the booklet about the memorial it states: "For some unknown reason the name of Pte George Garrie was missed out on the plaques although he appeared on all the lists, including those of the plaques, published later. His name, together with that of Pte William S Paterson, who was also missed out, is to be added on a separate plaque during the 2015 Commemoration, bringing the final official total of 1/7RS killed in, or as a direct result of the crash, to 216."

Does anyone know if the new plaque has been added yet?
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike

I will try and make it down to the cross and have a look.

Thanks

Adam
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stuartn



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 53610
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