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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:16 am    Post subject: Dalmeny, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Dalmeny War Memorial
Location: In centre of village at junction of Main Street and Bankhead Road
OS Ref: NT 143 774









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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman - Monday, 13th November 1922

    UNVEILING CEREMONY AT DALMENY.

    General Sir Francis Davies, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Scotland, unveiled a war memorial at Dalmeny on Saturday afternoon in presence of, a large gathering on the village green. The memorial stands on a site granted by Lord Rosebery. It is in the form of a Mercat Cross, and is of the finest Cullalo freestone. A shaft rises from steps and plinth, and is surmounted by a lion rampant, supporting four shields with appropriate heraldic devices. A bronze tablet on the plinth records the names of 33 inhabitants of the parish who fell in the war. General Davies said they did well to pay honour to the fallen, as they had brought great honour to these who remained. The day must be one of sad memory to many people present, but he asked these who had relations commemorated by the monument to believe him when he said that when they passed it they might hold their heads high. A little more than eight years ago the men they now commemorated were living there amongst them, most of them educated in their schools and worshipping in their church. When the call came they did not hesitate. They went forth and gave their lives. There was more to be done than putting up the monument. He asked them to remember these whom the fallen had left behind, and also these who had returned from the war and needed their help. They who put up the monument were not likely to forget what it meant, but as time went on the reason of the memorial might be forgotten. He asked, therefore, that the children should be taught how the call, when it was made, had been answered, and how they, if the call should come again, would have to do the same. If that was done their comrades would not have died in vain, and their sacrifice would be an inspiration to generations to come. The names of the fallen having been read by Mr A. D. Walker, the memorial was dedicated by the Rev. Dr Dunn, and thereafter the Dalmeny Pipe Band played "The Flowers of the Forest", and buglers sounded "The Last Post." A number of beautiful wreaths were placed at the foot of the memorial, and an impressive ceremony terminated with the benediction being pronounced by the Rev. W. Bower Wilson. General Davies afterwards inspected a number of ex-service men of the parish, who were paraded near the memorial.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited the memorial in February 2012 to check the condition following a request from the WM Trust - I sent in a report at the time.

The general condition of the memorial is mostly OK although there is loose and missing mortar between the masonry joints, there is significant weathering of the stonework and the lion has lost both arms.

I sent a report to the Trust - the Conservation section has contacted Edinburgh City Council highlighting the need for repairs and repointing the masonry.

I have posted a link from War Memorials Online back to this topic.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MORRISON, DOROTHY MAY.
Rank:Private
Service No:W/121464
Date of Death:14/06/1942
Age:17.
Regiment/Service:Auxiliary Territorial Service
Grave ReferenceGrave 1509.
CemeteryQUEENSFERRY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Daughter of James Morrison, and of Isabella Morrison (nee Calder), of Dalmeny.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Dalmeny, Edinburgh Reply with quote

Here's the transcription:

    In memory of the men
    of Dalmeny parish who
    fell in the war 1914 - 1918

    J. Beveridge
    R. P. Brown
    J. Cameron
    A. Campbell
    R. Campbell
    W. Campbell
    R. J. Dickson
    A. Halliburton
    C. Johnston
    H. J. Jorls
    J. Kennie
    J. Livingstone
    J. Mackay
    J. Mackie
    H. McDiarmid
    J. McKitlay
    R. Middleton

    P. Alderson
    J. Cullen

    J. C. Nelson
    W. Pearson
    A. Ramage
    J. Reilly
    R. Robertson
    W. Ronaldson
    W. Russell
    A. Rutherford
    J. Scott
    J. Smith
    J. Swayne
    W. Trotter
    W. Turner
    W. B. Wales
    J. Wilson
    G. Young

    C. Moodie
    R. Todd


    In memory of
    those who fell
    in the war 1939 - 1945

    Charles Bell
    George Irvine Davidson
    William Ferrol
    John Grant
    Dorothy Morrison
    John Shanks
    Harry Teevan


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: W Russell Reply with quote

William Russell Cpl S/3960 9th Gordon Highlanders b St Cuthberts,M'lothian e Edinburgh Aage 28 Died of Wounds F&F 25/09/1915 (Battle of Loos) Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Russell, of 16, Springfield St., Leith; Husband of Elizabeth Hill Law (formerly Russell), of 8, South Richmond St., Edinburgh. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Loos Memorial M. R. 19 Panel 115 to 119 Edinburgh Evening News 30-11-15 Page 4 : Photo: Dalmeny
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