Kirk Memorial Evangelical Union Church WW1 (LOST)


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Reference WMO259202

Address:

Calton Centre

Montgomerie Street

Edinburgh

Scotland

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Status: Unknown
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Unknown
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The Scottish War Memorials Project discussion thread (see link), quotes The Scotsman of 1/3/1921 - "At Kirk Memorial Congregational Church, Edinburgh on Sunday last. Lieutenant-General Sir Francis J. Davies unveiled a brass tablet encased in an oak frame, in memory of 46 men connected with the church and brotherhood who gave their lives in the war. The men were worthy of all honour, said the General, and he believed that their courage, bravery and heroism would ever be an inspiration to all to do what they could for the well-being of humanity. He felt sure that the tablet would ever remind them of the great debt of gratitude due to the memory of these worthy men. The Rev. William Watson conducted the service, and offered the dedicatory prayer." The name given in this extract is different to the name given by the IWM Register but the SWMP thread believes that they are the same entity. The church closed in 1980 and has been used for several purposes since but there is no sign of the memorial despite extensive SWMP research.
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