Scotland South District Post Office Staff Boer War

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Other
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Memorial takes the form of a richly illustrated presentation scroll executed in calligraphy, signed on behalf of the 'Subscribers of the Southern District (Post Office) War Fund' by POSTMASTER: Greenock Postmaster, Ayr Postmaster, Paisley Postmaster, Kilmarnock Postmaster, The Secretary & Treasurer of the Surveying Dept. Dumfries and The Assistant Secretary & Treasurer of the Surveying Dept, Dumfries. The letter describes the establishment of a fund to assist the families and dependents of the 34 men of the Southern (Scotland) District Post Office who rejoined the army for active service in South Africa 1899-1902. Example of a presentation scroll, as distributed to Scotland South District staff that served - this example was given to C MacNab. Presented to PO Scotland in 1973 - framed by them and retained at Edinburgh HPO until closure of the building in 2001. Deposited at British Postal Museum and Archive in March 2005. Previously held in Edinburgh Head Office
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