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WW1 Remembered at Whitefoord House

11 Sep 2014 The rededication ceremony

The fallen of the First World War were remembered at a special event at  Whitefoord House in Edinburgh attended by over 100 of our supporters and members of the Armed Forces and ex-Service community.

Memorial plaques to fallen soldiers had been rediscovered in the attics of Whitefoord House when work started on creating additional rooms and a gym this year. 

Bereaved families often remembered their loved ones by sponsoring beds or dormitories at Whitefoord House and each donation was marked with a plaque remembering the courage of our servicemen and that of the family and friends they left behind.  Not all of the plaques have survived but those that did relating to the First World War were remounted with the help of members of the Scottish War Blinded centre at Linburn.   The memorials, including a beautiful wooden board designed by the renowned architect Sir Robert Lorimer RSA were rededicated in a short ceremony by Reverend Neil Gardener, Minister of the Canongate. 

It was a very poignant moment as we stood in the rain and brought to mind all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.  We will remember them. 

detal of the plaques

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