• Short Summary

    Memorial ceremony and parade for the Royal Scots who died in Gretna rail crash.

  • Description

    Memorial ceremony and parade for the Royal Scots who died in Gretna rail crash.

    Rosebank Cemetery on Pilrig Street in Edinburgh.

    Opens with Lord Rosebery unveiling memorial with group of people around base of tall pillar covered with dark fabric. Lord Rosebery steps up, pulls something that after some struggle works and makes the cover fall away, revealing tall carved pillar.

    Parade in the rain; people standing under umbrellas. Another Scottish group in kilts march at head of parade. Shot of group of old men marching in robes with ermine tops. More military men lined up on side.

    G375B

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1848.24
    Media URN:
    71237
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:04:00 / 01:33:04:00
    Canister:
    ON 008 K

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The memorial pillar commemorates the 214 Officers and soldiers of the 1/7th Royal Scots who died in Britain's worst ever rail disaster at Quintinshill, Dumfriesshire, on 22 May 1915.

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  2. jamied says

    A further 13 railwaymen and other passengers also died.

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  3. jamied says

    "Lord Roseberry" should read Lord Rosebery.

    The memorial seen here is being unveiled in Rosebank Cemetery on Pilrig Street in Edinburgh.

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  4. British Pathé says

    Nice to finally know where this is. Thanks!

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