Rosebank Cemetery

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Rosebank Cemetery (1846-)


This cemetery was opened by the Edinburgh and Leith Cemetery Company.

Within the cemetery is the grave of the men of the Royal Scots who died in the Quintinshill Disaster of 1915. It is marked with a memorial to the 215 soldiers. The accident occurred at the Quintinshill Loops, just north of Gretna Junction. The men, many of whom were from Leith, were on board a special troop train from Larbert to Liverpool and were intended to join the Gallipoli campaign.

The plaque reads

In memory of officers, non commissioned officers and men 1:7th Battalion, the Royal Scots, Leith Territorial Battalion, who met their death at Gretna on 22nd May 1915, in a terrible railway disaster on their way to fight for their country.

This memorial and a bed in Leith Hospital are dedicated by mourning comrades and friends.

'Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Rosebank Cemetery



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Nearby stations
Pilrig Street
Leith Walk
Leith Walk [CR]
Ferry Road
Leith Central
Junction Bridge
Scotland Street
Easter Road
Newhaven [Leith New Lines]
North Leith
York Place [Tram]
Leith North
Rosebank Iron Works
Powderhall Loop
Powderhall Destructor
Victoria Brass Foundry
Powderhall Viaduct
Bonnington Goods
Bonnington South Junction
Midlothian Oatmeal Works
Weldun Boiler Works
Bonnington (Rosebank) Goods
Shrubhill Tram Depot
Bonnington Bridge Paper Works
Bonnington South Viaduct
Bonnington Bond
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.