Remembrance at War Cemetery


North Merchiston Memorial to those who died during both world wars.

North Merchiston Church

North Merchiston Church was situated at the corner of Slateford Road and Hermand Crescent. It was demolished in 1988.

Unfortunately the War Memorial did not survive when the church was demolished. Only an old print of a photograph remains.

Rev. W. H. Kilpatrick was minister there during the first World War. His son, Robert died during this conflict and his name is on the memorial.

"Memorials of Gorgie Mission and Faith Church" which was published in 1899 states that Rev. Kilpatrick was ordained in 1891 and became minister of Gorgie Mission, during which time they were strongly recommended to build a new church in a prominent site in Slateford Road. This was completed in 1896 and became known as North Merchiston Church.

North Merchiston War Memorial

The writing states:

NORTH MERCHISTON CHURCH SLATEFORD ROAD EDINBURGH 11
Dedicated 1896 - Demolished 1988
DEDICATED WITH THANKFULNESS TO GOD AND IN GLORIOUS HOPE TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THE BOYS AND MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO FELL IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR.
ALSO IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THOSE OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR 1939-1945

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