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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Charles d'Orville Pilkington Jackson Reply with quote

After trawling through the internet struggling to find anything about this sculptor other than that he created the Bruce statue at Bannockburn I found this online list of his papers at the National Library of Scotland. There are a lot of memorials listed.

http://www.nls.uk/catalogues/online/cnmi/inventories/acc7445.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Adam,
I actually started researching those files a few years back but only got as far as Box 2 (file no.82) and haven’t been back since. This only takes you to 1922 which is really only the start of the war memorial construction period but here’s what I have for what its worth. By the way the files are Jackson’s own papers and some things can be a bit vague and you have to guess what he means.

Charles Pilkington D’Orville Jackson

Attended Loretto School, Edinburgh.

WWI served in the Ayrshire Artillery Brigade and in Palestine as a Staff Officer under Allenby. He was Mentioned in Despatches.

Files:
1919
Warrenden Parish Church – bronze plaque to Charles David Scott McKirdy, Lieutenant of the XI Hussars, killed 22/3/1918.

Bronze plaque to Patrick Graham Jenkins, Second Lieutenant in 7th Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders.

Also working in Dunrobin Castle and Marchmont House for Sir Robert Lorimer.

1920
Liberton war memorial. Jackson received a highly critical letter from the architect William Davidson regarding his execution and the proportions of the monument.

Engraved brass plaque in Doune Church to Colin T. Burn Murdoch, Captain, 20th DCO? Punjabis.

Submitted sketch model of ‘Agriculture Victorious Over Prussian Militarism’ for both the Kirkcudbright and Denny war memorials (both commissions awarded to G.H. Paulin)

Markinch war memorial

Rosebank U.F. Church (Edinburgh?) memorial.

Cambuslang West Parish Church (Glasgow) memorial.

Tarbrax war memorial, designed by J.R. McKay.

‘Rab and his friends’ memorial, Penicuik churchyard.

Cowan and Co. war memorial to Robert Craig Cowan, Second Lieutenant, Royal Scots (in Murrayfield church?)

Crucifix for St. Mary’s Cathedral war memorial, Aberdeen (below).


1921
5th Royal Scots memorial in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, designed by Sir Frank Mears, architect, and executed in a green marble. Features a medieval female figure flanked by two Royal Scots, one in shrapnel helmet, one in sun helmet and tropical uniform.

‘The Crusader’, bronze statuette of infantryman of Palestine Expeditionary Force in full kit purchased by Imperial War Museum.

Doctor Elsie Inglis memorial, Saint Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. Designed by F.C. Mears and carved by Allan & Sons in a rose pink French marble.

Castle Douglas war memorial, architect F.C. Mears

Memorial to Captain J.A. Orr in church, North Berwick, featuring a St. Michael slaying a dragon.

Albion Motor Car Company war memorial, Scotstoun.

Kelso war memorial, architect Sir Robert Lorimer. Bronze of knight slaying a dragon.

Orwell war memorial (near Milnathort).

St. George’s U.F. Church Edinburgh memorial

St. James’ U.F. Church Paisley memorial, featuring a scallop shell (the symbol of St. James) and with an Elterwater slate surround.

Biggar church memorial, designed by Mr. Robert T. Rose

Memorial to Thomas Arthur Nelson and the Men of Parkside, Edinburgh.

Submitted what looks from the rough sketches to have been a striking memorial design for Rothesay war memorial featuring a large bronze sculpture of Saint Columba, which was rejected.

McLay memorial, Loretto School Chapel.

Partick Church, Glasgow memorial.

1923
Royal Bank of Scotland war memorial, designed by architect F.C. Mears and featuring a wall panel in marble and bronze.

1924 Bronze sculpture for Alloa war memorial, designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.
Alloa War Memorial:


The Scottish National War Memorial, architect Sir Robert Lorimer. Jackson was responsible for the following:
Exterior:
Badges of the Services
Divisional Signs
Royal Lion (over porch)

Interior:
Figure of ‘Reveille’ over entrance to Hall of Honour
Bosses in roof of porch
Inner and outer faces of arch leading to shrine
Memorials to Navy, Air Force, Mercantile Marine, Household Cavalry, Indian, English, Irish, Welsh, Colonial & Dominions, and Yeomanry.
All service badges
All lettering in stone and bronze
Keystones over windows
Medallion to Earl Haig

Jackson was also responsible for the bronze work on the Royal Scots Memorial at the east end of Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, a semi-circular monument designed by Sir Frank Mears.

1928 Responsible for Douglas Haig’s gravestone at Dryburgh Abbey
Post WWII


Post WWII
Below - A sketch model for an R.A.F. Memorial by Jackson


Royal Scots Fusiliers’ war memorial, Ayr. Features the bronze statue of a Fusilier.

Bronze equestrian of King Robert the Bruce for Bannockburn Memorial. Copy executed for Calgary, Alberta.
Bannockburn:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:

Memorial to Thomas Arthur Nelson and the Men of Parkside.

Does anyone have any further details of this memorial to Nelson?

jamiemcginlay wrote:

1928 Responsible for Douglas Haig’s gravestone at Dryburgh Abbey
Post WWII

Haig is buried with a common CWGC headstone at Dryburgh.
Perhaps it was the Haig statue on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle that Jackson was responsible for?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Derek,
According to one document I have Jackson was given responsibility for the design of Haig's CWGC headstone. He didn't carve but he will have designed and handed over the template to the masons. Seems strange to me too since it was a regulated design and so I don't understand what exactly his input would have been.

I'm afraid I didn't take many notes on Nelson. It was file no. 72 and there may be more stuff in there I didn't record. All I've noted is that it was the Parkside Works War Memorial (no location mentioned), to Thomas Arthur Nelson and the Parkside Men who gave their lives. Jackson had a letter of complaint stating that the tablet was not square and coming away from the stonework which was jointed very poorly, and Jackson replied blaming Alexander Carrick's masons for this since they did the on-site work. The work appears to have taken place in the Summer of 1921. As I mentioned these are Jackson's business letters so he doesn't go out of his way to explain who Nelson is!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would Haig have qualified for a CWGC headstone? Was he not outside of the qualifying dates?

Would this mean that his headstone is in the CWGC "style" while not actually being one? Any photos?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David McNay wrote:
Would Haig have qualified for a CWGC headstone? Was he not outside of the qualifying dates?
Would this mean that his headstone is in the CWGC "style" while not actually being one? Any photos?

The headstone is definately to the CWGC design. Haig is said to have not wanted an ornate headstone and asked for a common soldiers stone instead. Why Jackson would have had to design it is beyond me as the CWGC headstones would have been quite easily supplied from source.
He was certainly outside the qualifying dates for war grave status.
Who designed the Haig memorial at Edinburgh Castle?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamiemcginlay wrote:
As I mentioned these are Jackson's business letters so he doesn't go out of his way to explain who Nelson is!
Jim

Thomas Nelson was one of the famous Scottish printing family of that name. He was a close friend of John Buchan who wrote a memoir on Tommy in the book "These For Remembrance". I recommmend this book to everyone.
Thomas was killed at Arras on the 9th April 1917 and is buried in Fabourg D'Amien Cemetery. He was three times mentioned in despatches. He was also a Scottish Rugby internationalist.
From Buchan's book, Tommy Nelson was one of the greatest Scottish personalities of that time, an amazing man in an equally amazing generation.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only 17 months late in replying to the last post!

The Nelson / Parkside memorial is in Edinburgh. It is on an internal wall of East Preston Street Cemetery, a small burial ground very near the Commonwealth Pool. It is council maintained and never open. I transcribed the memorial about 15 years ago but don't have photographs I'm afraid.

I am going to contact the Bereavement Services Team in Edinburgh Council to see about getting access. There is also one CWGC grave in the cemetery.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His Royal Bank WW1 memorial was under the overall architectural design of Dick Peddie &Walker Todd.
He also created the Commercial Bank WW2 memorial under the overall design of Sir Frank Mears.
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