The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

LIBERTON, Edinburgh (WW1)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Edinburgh - Civic Memorials
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Adam Brown
Curator


Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 7285
Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: LIBERTON, Edinburgh (WW1) Reply with quote

Liberton War Memorial
Location: Liberton Cemetery, off Liberton Brae
Style: Cenotaph
WW1 Names: 125
Unveiled: 18 September 1920
Google Maps Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/nQ0AS













Adam


Last edited by Adam Brown on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:03 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21080
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Wales Alexander G Reply with quote

Wales Alexander G Pte 770112 60th Canadian Inf b Aberdeen 22/10/1878 e Toronto Age 38 Killed in Action F & F 15-Apr-17 NoK: Margaret Wales, Stable Yard, Dalmeny House, West Lothian. Occ: Porter. 1891 Census 3 Gilcomston Terr; Aberdeen 168/2 6/64 Age 12: Blacksmith Earand Boy. 1901 Census : N Mokonhall Lodge, Liberton Occ: Byreman. Age 22. Brothers George & William also died. Vimy Memorial M. R. 23
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21080
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Wales George B Reply with quote

Wales George B Pte 285189 6th Seaforth Highlanders b Aberdeen e Greenock Killed in Action F & F 25-Mar-18 Son of Margaret & the late David Wales. Father's Occ: Slater. Husband of Jeannie Weir Wales, Inverkip Cottage, Inverkip, Renfrewshire. Formerly 6040 A & S H.Date on Inverkip 21-3-18. 1891 Census 3 Gilcomston Terr; Aberdeen age 4. 1901 Census : Stable Boy age 14. Brother William & Alexander also died. Arras Memorial M. R. 20 Panel 8 Burntisland Inverkip & Liberton
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anne park
Our first ever 2000 poster


Joined: 25 Sep 2007
Posts: 21080
Location: Aberdeen

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Wales William Brown Reply with quote

Wales William Brown
Gnr 159280 4th RAR Coy attd 1st/2nd (Lancs) Heavy Bty b Old Machar e Glencourse,Edinburgh r Dalmeny Age 41 Killed in Action F & F 12-Aug-17 Son of Margaret & the late David Wales, 24 Wardlaw Pl; Gorgie, Edinburgh. Father's Occ: Slater. Royal Garrison Artillery. 1891 Census : 3 Gilcomston Terr; Aberdeen 168/2 6/64 : Baker's App. 1901 Census: N Mokonhall Lodge, Liberton 693/1/125:Forester age 24. Brothers Alexander & George also died. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery B 010 Plot VI Row D Grave 6

Gunner Wales is also listed on the [url=http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=891]Dalmeny War Memorial[/url]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ADP



Joined: 13 Jun 2008
Posts: 465
Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scotsman, Monday 20 September 1920

    War Memorials

    LIBERTON. A memorial to the men of the parish who fell in the war was unveiled on Saturday afternoon at Liberton Cemetery by Mrs Wauchope, Niddrie, in the presence of a large assembly. The memorial consists of a simple Celtic cairn of dressed Cullaloe stone, the names of the fallen, numbering 125, being recorded on four bronze panels, over which the inscription, "To the Glory of God, and in memory of the men from the district of Liberton, who died in the Great War, 1914-1919." The service was presided over by Brig.-Gen. R. G. Gordon-Gilmour who said that the memorial would serve not only to commemorate the valour of those who had fallen, but as an incentive and reminder to future generations to do likewise, and follow their example if ever a similar danger occurred again. The memorial differed from all others near the same spot not to one person who had died in bed full of years, but to a splendid band of men who had dared all, and given their lives for King and country. After the singing of the 46th Psalm, an address was delivered by the Rev. Wm. Main, Trinity College, Edinburgh, who said that the brave men whose sacrifice they were commemorating had been inspired by a love of righteousness, country, and God. The splendid comradeship that the war had called forth was never more needed than in these present days of strife and unrest - the aftermath of war. He appealed for a greater spirit of sacrifice and brotherhood to overcome the difficulties that lie ahead of the nation. During the unveiling ceremony a lament was played by the pipers, and a volley fired by a party of Highland Light Infantry, after which the "Last Post" was sounded on the bugles.

ADP
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jamiemcginlay



Joined: 20 Dec 2006
Posts: 931
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sculptor Charles Pilkington D'or Jackson's business papers are lodged in the National Library, Edinburgh, Accesssion Number 7445. In Box 1, File 6 there are letters confirming that the memorial was designed by the architect William Davidson. The modelling and bronze work was carried out by Jackson and cast by Messrs. McDonald & Creswick.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kenneth Morrison



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 6535
Location: Rockcliffe Dalbeattie

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MACALISTER, GEORGE HOWDEN.
Rank:Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 24/08/1916
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
5th Bn. attd. 78th Bn Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Panel Reference
Memorial: DOIRAN MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Son of the late Rev. George Macalister, D.D., of Jaipur, Rajputana, India, and of the late Mary Murray Procter, his wife.

Edinburgh University Roll of the Fallen
MACALISTER, GEORGE HOWDEN (b. 1891).
George Watson's College. Student of Arts, 1910-14; M.A. (Hons. Phil.) 1914. 15th Royal Scots, Private Sept. 1914. 3/5th Royal Scots Fusiliers, attached 78th Machine-Gun Coy., 2nd Lieut. July 1915. Salonika July 1916. Missing, presumed killed on Salonika Front on 24th August 1916.

Named on the George Watson's College War Memorial.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4356
_________________
Ken
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 2466

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WMR 87439
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Edinburgh - Civic Memorials All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com