George Watson’s College War Memorial

WM name reference IWM76624

Current Location:

George Watson College Archibald Place Edinburgh City Of Edinburgh Lothian


Stone arch with wrought iron gates. Inside the arch there is a semi-circular wall with 3 Bronze WW1 plaques, and a small Korean War tablet on the floor. On either side of the wrought iron gates, on the external face of the arch is a WW2 bronze plaque - 2 in total


World War 1


At the top school crest with school motto - Ex Corde Caritas. On the gates - 1914 FAITH DEATH 1918 In the stonework left of the gates -1939/[names plaque below, in 2 columns] In the stonework right of the gates -1945/[names plaque below, in 2 columns] Plaques on the internal wall- [names in 3 columns on each of 3 plaques] On Brass circular plaque at the top of the arch -THE WHOLE EARTH IS THEIR TOMB Floor Plaque inside the arch - [name]/KOREA 1950

Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
Menzies Archibald 25-11-1917 George Watson's College War Memorial View

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