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3rd Leith BB War Memorial

Full length view - restored lamp - Photo by T Coyle taken on 19.09.2012

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Leith St Andrew's Church
Easter Road
Edinburgh EH6 8HT
On original site
Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Lamp or Lighting
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)

About the memorial

The 3rd Leith BB Memorial Lamp stands in the grounds of Leith St Andrew's Church at the bottom of Easter Road, Edinburgh. It commemorates the former members of the 3rd Leith BB Company who were killed in both the First and Second World Wars. There are 36 young men remembered on the WW1 plaque with a further 12 who lost their lives in WW2

Condition level: Good
Comments: Conservation work undertaken in 2014 following a CMRF grant offer for more information please visit:
Condition level: Good
Comments: Following a complete restoration, grant aided by the Centenary Memorial Restoration Fund and with additional donations from individuals, a BB Reunion and Church fundraising, our memorial is now in excellent condition.
Condition level: Very bad
Comments: The base of the memorial is in poor condition with the paint needing to be stripped off and the whole memorial repainted and regilded. The upper lamp section is is a very bad condition and in need of urgent repair.

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The inscription and names field should show what exactly appears on the war memorial. This is designed to be an accurate record in case of theft or damage.

Inscription: WW1 Plaque: South Leith UF Church Erected by the 3rd Leith Coy BB Ex-Members Association. To the Glory of God and in affectionate remembrance of our fallen comrades 1914-1919 WW2 Plaque Above names: Claremont Church. To the glory of God and in memory of the ex-members of the 3rd Leith Company The Boys Brigade who gave their lives in the war of 1939-1945 Below names: Their name liveth for evermore

Names: WW1 Names: Henry S Adams Thomas Alston James Anderson John Anderson John Auld John Beatson Robert Blaikie Douglas Burke Andrew Chapman Thomas W Forret George Gilbert William Gillespie Robert Hare Thomas King William Legge Douglas R M Lindsay Alex S Lumsdaine James D McGregor George McGregor Thomas McKinlay George McLean George M Miller Andrew Moodie Charles Munro John Orr William S Rattray William Redpath Thomas H Swanson George Swanson George Thomson David Walker Edward G Walker John Walker James Warrington Douglas Wilson John Wilson WW2 Names: John S Alston George Henderson William M Knox David McKenzie David McRae Alex B Nichol Howard Patterson James V Patten Raymond Smith Robt Snodgrass Thos M Stevenson Robert R Wilson Howard Patterson

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