In memoriam: victims of the Gretna Rail Disaster (1915)

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LHNCC’s secretary laying a wreath

Monument to the victims of the Gretna Rail Disaster of 22 May 1915, Britain’s worst rail crash, in which 227 officers and men of the Royal Scots were killed. The monument is located in Rosebank Cemetery, Edinburgh.

The train crash killed 214 of the Leith-based 7th Battalion and on the 23 May 101 coffins were taken in procession along a route lined with more than 3,000 soldiers for burial in a mass grave at the nearby Rosebank Cemetery.

LHNCC’s secretary laid a commemorative wreath at 11.00am on Friday 22 May 2020.

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