Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Royal Scots Greys - Edinburgh

On the Edinburgh Castle side of West Princes Street, overlooking the gardens is the  Royal Scots Greys Memorial.   It commemorates the regiment's fallen since the Boer War. It is very imposing. There is an interesting history on the statue here, in particular an unfinished debate on who the model for the soldier  really was!  This is quite likely to be one of the most photographed memorials in Scotland. Certainly one of the best known. I am surprised that there is not a list of the fallen anywhere. I hope I have done a good transcription.

There is a record of the memorial on the IWM's UK Memorial Database, but it does not have a record of the other conflicts that this regiment has been involved in. The number is IWM WMA  REF: 53588

A link to the unveiling ceremony is here

The names of the fallen  on this Datastore blogpage.


THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN 1906
IN MEMORY OF THE ROYAL SCOT GREYS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA
DURING THE BOER WAR 1899 TO 1902

TABLETS WERE ADDED AFTER THE THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 TO 1918
AND AFTER THE SECOND  WORLD WAR 1939 TO 1945

IN 1971 THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS AMALGAMATED WITH
THE 3RD CARABINERS TO FORM
THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
(CARABINERS AND GREYS)

Looking upwards from the gardens. West Princes Street is to the left.

The Boer War Plaque
The plaque with a list of the fallen from the Great War
1914-1918
This is the first part

This is the second part of the list of the fallen from The Great War


The left hand side the World War 2 Plaque

The right hand side of the plaque

  
Korea, Northern Ireland and Iraq plaque.
The name of the sculptor  MR WILLIAM BIRNIE RHIND can be seen on the top left corner of this photo

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