Scottish National War Memorial

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The Scottish National War Memorial is located in Edinburgh Castle and commemorates Scottish soldiers, and those serving with Scottish regiments, who died in the two world wars and more recent conflicts.wikipedia
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Edinburgh Castle

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The Scottish National War Memorial is located in Edinburgh Castle and commemorates Scottish soldiers, and those serving with Scottish regiments, who died in the two world wars and more recent conflicts.
The castle also houses the Scottish regalia, known as the Honours of Scotland and is the site of the Scottish National War Memorial and the National War Museum of Scotland.

Robert Lorimer

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Sir Robert Lorimer, one of the architects involved in the Imperial War Graves Commission, was appointed in 1919, but opposition to a large-scale monument arose from the Cockburn Association and others concerned with the castle's heritage.
He received a knighthood for his efforts and went on to gain the commission for the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle in 1919, subsequently opened by the Prince of Wales in 1927.

Pilkington Jackson

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The exterior of the building is decorated with gargoyles and sculpture by Pilkington Jackson, John Marshall and Phyllis Bone, whilst the interior contains elaborate wall monuments commemorating individual regiments.
He was appointed as "supervising sculptor" for the Scottish National War Memorial, which was planned and built within Edinburgh Castle between 1919 and 1927.

John Stewart-Murray, 8th Duke of Atholl

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Proposals for a Scottish National War Memorial were put forward in 1917, during the First World War, by John Stewart-Murray, 8th Duke of Atholl, and Capt George Swinton of Kimmerghame.
He was key in establishing a Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle after the First World War and his papers relating to this are retained by the National Library of Scotland.

John Marshall (Scottish sculptor)

John Marshall
The exterior of the building is decorated with gargoyles and sculpture by Pilkington Jackson, John Marshall and Phyllis Bone, whilst the interior contains elaborate wall monuments commemorating individual regiments.
Heraldic sculpture, Scottish National War Memorial (1924-1927) with Pilkington Jackson

Phyllis Bone

Phyllis Mary Bone
The exterior of the building is decorated with gargoyles and sculpture by Pilkington Jackson, John Marshall and Phyllis Bone, whilst the interior contains elaborate wall monuments commemorating individual regiments.
Lion and unicorn flanking the entrance of the Scottish National War Memorial (1924-7) working with Pilkington Jackson and Sir Robert Lorimer plus internal roundels relating to animals used by the troops during World War I (carrier pigeons, mules etc.)

War memorial

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For various reasons connected with their character, the same may be said to apply to certain governmental memorials in the United Kingdom (the Cenotaph in London, relating to the Empire in general, and the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh, also with a reference to the Empire, but with particular connections to the United Kingdom, having been opened by the Prince of Wales in 1927 and with the King and the Queen the first visitors and contributors of a casket of the Scottish names for addition within the Shrine).

List of people from Edinburgh

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Robert Lorimer (1864–1929), architect, whose works include the Scottish National War Memorial

Sculpture in Scotland

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The major project of the Scottish National War Memorial within Edinburgh Castle, provided opportunities for sculptors, many of whom were drawn from Edinburgh College of Art, helping to cement an Arts and Craft ethos.

1929 New Year Honours

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Alexander Park Lyle For services in connection with the Scottish National War Memorial.

St Andrew's Garrison Church, Aldershot

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During the 1920s Sir Robert Lorimer designed a number of war memorials, including the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

1927 in Scotland

1927
14 July – the Scottish National War Memorial is opened at Edinburgh Castle (architect: Robert Lorimer).

1927 in architecture

1927
July 14 – Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, designed by Robert Lorimer, is opened.

Scottish American Memorial

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The memorial was paid for by The Scottish – American War Memorial Committee representing Scottish-Americans as a tribute to the bravery of Scottish troops during World War I. The Scottish National War Memorial (with similar design relating to the military in the Shrine) having been opened in July of that same year it was evidently relatedly unveiled on 7 September 1927 by the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alanson B Houghton,

Sir Alexander Grant, 1st Baronet

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He one was of the main contributors towards the financing of National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, and gave the Palace of Holyrood a 4,000 piece silver banqueting service, linen, cutlery and glassware estimated at a cost of £10,000.

Remembrance Sunday

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Most notably at the Scottish National War Memorial, in Edinburgh in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff and at the Northern Ireland War Memorial and Cenotaph in Belfast in the grounds of the Belfast City Hall.

Alexander Carrick

Scotland made one final act of remembrance in the late 1920s with the erection of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle.

Fylfot

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In Scotland, it is found in a window in the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh.

Hazel Armour

Together with Phyllis Mary Bone and Gertrude Alice Meredith Williams, Armour worked on the Scottish National War Memorial, specifically finishing the Chaplains' memorial in about 1927.

Welsh National War Memorial

The memorial's form was inspired by two visits to French North Africa and particularly Tunisia, where the architect was inspired by the public works erected by the emperor Hadrian; it seems that historical and secular architecture and religious design in architecture coincided within the memorials erected in the West, in particular in the 1927 Lorimer War Memorial in Edinburgh where the use of a sword as an element with the Cross of Sacrifice in the cemeteries of the Imperial War Graves Commission is echoed within the central element of the Shrine (this memorial having been opened in 1927 by the Prince of Wales as the Scottish National War Memorial, and consequently presumably in some form associated with that of Wales and possibly others).

Morris Meredith Williams

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Morris designed the metal frieze of naval and military figures, modelled by Alice, for the shrine of the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

Thomas Hadden

Hadden's work for Robert Lorimer included the wrought iron gates for the Thistle Chapel in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh (1911), and the casket for the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh (1927).

Diana Rowden

Diana Hope Rowden
Her name is registered with the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle, at the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, England, on the "Roll of Honour" on the Valençay SOE Memorial in the town of Valençay, in the Indre département of France, and on the "Roll of Honour" in Limpsfield, Surrey.