Roslin War Memorial

WM name reference IWM89316

Current Location:

just along from the entrance to Rosslyn Chapel Penicuik Road Roslin Midlothian Lothian EH25 9LH


Celtic style cross on a pedestal of four roughly hewn stone blocks and a base. There is a WW1 tablet on the front face and a WW2 tablet at the base.


World War 1


Shaft of the Cross- TO THE MEMORY/OF THOSE FROM/ROSLIN AND/DISTRICT WHO/GAVE THEIR LIVES/FOR FREEDOM/KING AND COUNTRY WW1 Tablet- 1914-1919/[names in 2 columns] WW2 Tablet-Remember them also /who suffered death/1939-1945/[names]

Surname First Name Date of Death Name of Memorial(s)
McNair Archibald 31-7-1917 Roslin-Cross War Memorial View
Knox Alexander 5-9-1918 Roslin-Cross War Memorial View

Further information:

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If you have information on a specific memorial please send it on to the Historical Committee. The Memorial information required is:

  • 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.
  • A description of the memorial with a photograph if possible.
  • For bigger sites a copy of any advertising information or leaflets would be useful.

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.