Dalkeith War Memorual
WM name reference IWM5635
Kings Park Eskbank Rd Dalkeith Midlothian Lothian EH22 3BQ
Four-walled stone structure surmounted by eight turrets plus four arching buttresses. One buttress reaches up from each corner to the centre where they meet and hold up a large stone crown. The turrets are located at each corner and in the centre top of each wall. Each one is surmounted by a carved thistle motif. Each wall is inlaid with arch-topped stone inscription tablet for WW1 above a rectangular stone inscription tablet for WW2. Badges of scouts guards, Royal Scots, Highland Light Infantry and Gordon Highlanders carved into corner turrets. Each WW1 tablet has a thistle carved at the top. Main WW1 inscription tablet has a coat of arms used by Dalkeith at the top and under that are four oak leaves per saltire then the inscription wording then a lion couchant.
World War 1
RONT SIDE TOP TABLET: THE MEN OF DALKEITH/ WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED/ ON THIS MEMORIAL/ DIED IN DEFENCE/ OF HOME AND COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 19. FRONT SIDE BOTTOM TABLET: AND/ THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939 - 1945 OTHER SIDES TOP TABLETS: (NAMES) OTHER SIDES BOTTOM TABLETS: (NAMES)
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- Who or what formation of the Regiment is named on the memorial. What event, dates or other inscriptions on the memorial.
- The country, nearest town/city or other details of location.
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Please sent any information that you find to: Michael Campbell-Lamerton
As the information on the database builds up Michael Campbell-Lamerton will be sending regular updates to Archives at RHQ who remains the point of contact about for inquiries on past members of the Regiment.