Lieutenant-Colonel Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DSO- Houses

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Reference WMO268066

Address:

Memorial Square

Balmerino

DD6 8SB

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Memorial Homes/Alms Houses
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Houses- Each house bears a plaque on which is inscribed the last message which David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn sent to his men before the battle of Anzio. The official Historic Scotland Description is -Formal lay out of traditional single-storey cottages, harled with margins, arched doorpieces with fanlights, pantiled. N. range 3 cottages with piend roof; E. range 3 cottages, piend roof, centre tetrastyle R-doric portice with pediment formerly at Birkhill; S. cottage 4-window and centre door. Rubble linking wall, front wall and steps, late Georgian cast-iron urns at terminal piers. The columns date from 1812-14 and belonged to a porch added at that date. In 1858 the columns were dumped and the bases used in building gatepiers. The capitals were too badly damaged to be used again and casts were made. The pediment was improvised from the dressed masonry of disused buildings in the garden at Birkhill. (Letter from the Earl of Dundee 14 April 1969)
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H.J.S.W. Built 1948 in memory of my brother David OC First Battalion Scots Guards died of wounds Anzio. March 1st 1944. I am the resurrection and the life saith the Lord. He that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall live. Ans whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

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