The History of Leith

November 20, 2011

The Jameson Monument.

Is the South-East Porch, and fixed on the North Wall of it, this Monument will be found. It is not likely that it was in this position before the renovation of the church about the middle of last century. There are no data left which help us to settle the question. An unsuccessful attempt has been made to discover the plans used in the work of that time. The
inscription is as follows :—
” To the Memory of
James Jameson, Late Surgeon of the S8th
Regiment, a Youth adorned with every
grace of body and of Mind, Inferior to few
in skill and activity in his profession.
Exceeded by none in spirit as a Volunteer.
who having distinguished himself in both
these capacities during two campaigns of
the German War, at last fell in the Battle
of Campen, 16th Oct. 1760 having that
day exhibited manifold proofs of military
ardour and address
Aged 21 ”

source-South leith Records

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