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St George's Church, Second World War, Edinburgh

 
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: St George's Church, Second World War, Edinburgh Reply with quote

St George's Church Second World War Memorial
Location: St Andrew's & St George's Church, George Street, Edinburgh
OS Ref: NT 254 741

There are several memorials in the vestibule and up the staircases of this church. I've listed this as the St George's Church memorial but that may be incorrect







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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM is no help to confirm the identity of the memorial. The only info is that it is made of oak. The location has not been updated and there is no record of the inscription or count of names, but it does refer to an entry in The Scotsman on 7 Nov 1949. UKNIWM Ref: 8734 if it is this memorial but the UKNIWM record certainly needs to be updated.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking the other memorials in this church I'm confident it has been identified correctly.

It also means St George's lost a minister in both wars. Rev. Gavin Pagan in 1917 and Rev. Cameron Carnegie in 1944

CARNEGIE, The Rev. CAMERON DUNDAS
Rank: Chaplain 4th Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Age: 27
Date of Death: 16/07/1944
Service No: 301343
Additional information: Son of John Clarke Carnegie and Mary Denoon Carnegie, of Edinburgh. M.A.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. L. 1.
Cemetery: LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the others listed

ALLAN, JOHN CRAIG
Rank: Sailor
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Unit Text: S.S. Benlawers (Leith)
Age: 22
Date of Death: 06/10/1940
Additional information: Son of John Turner Allan and Mabel Nisbet Allan, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 16.
Memorial: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

ANDERSON, BENJAMIN
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/06/1940
Service No: 7882243
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 2.
Memorial: DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

CAMERON, DANIEL
Rank: Lance Bombardier
Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Artillery
Unit Text: 3 Regt.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 17/06/1944
Service No: 1107005
Awards: Military Medal
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. C. 2.
Cemetery: TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY

CARNEGIE, THOMAS SLOAN
Rank: Midshipman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.L.C.T. 410.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 10/07/1943
Additional information: Son of Thomas S. Carnegie and Agnes G. Carnegie, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 84.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Midshipman Sloan was lost at the Invasion of Sicily

CRANSTON, JAMES BIRD
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Age: 31
Date of Death: 22/05/1945
Service No: 264221
Additional information: Son of James Buchan Cranston and Anne Crookston Bird Cranston, of Haddington; husband of Helen B. Cranston, of Haddington.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 161.
Cemetery: HADDINGTON (ST. MARTIN'S) NEW BURIAL GROUND

RIDLAND, IAN ROBERT MANSON
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Secondary Regiment: Commando
Secondary Unit Text: and No. 4
Age: 26
Date of Death: 06/06/1944
Service No: 3059929
Additional information: Son of John Robert Manson Ridland and Catherine Phillips Ridland, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. I. 8.
Cemetery: HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY

Not mentioned on the plaque Pte Ridland was a Commando lost on D-Day

SHAND, GEORGE DEY
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Attack.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 15/02/1942
Service No: D/JX 127050
Additional information: Son of George Dey Shand, and of Jemima Shand (nee Mowat), husband of Helen Shand, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 2. Row B. Grave 9.
Cemetery: GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY

WHITE, STEPHEN ARCHIBALD
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 07/10/1944
Service No: 268139
Additional information: Son of Archibald and Jane H. White, of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 12.
Cemetery: FAENZA WAR CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memoral is currently in St Andrew's & St George's Church



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the former St George's Church, now West Register House in Charlotte Square.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A direct front elevation picture of St George's Church (West Register House) building is not easy, so I cheated and used an ultra-wide-angle lens for this shot from September 2006. It was taken from within Charlotte Square gardens which were open that day for some Festival event that was taking place there.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WMR record is now fully updated. By the end of this week (19 April 2020) WMR should finally have all the known memorials in Edinburgh not only on the system, but also fully updated.
At that stage all memorials from Gretna to Edinburgh via the West Coast, Shetland and back down the East Coast will be in, and down through the Scottish Borders. That will 'only' leave The Lothians and across the Central Belt back to the Ayrshire Border and Loch Lomond yet to update- that 'only' is many months work yet, but real progress is being made.
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