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Edinburgh, Ocean Drive, Thomas Peck Hunter War Memorial

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Ocean Drive, Thomas Peck Hunter War Memorial

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Ocean Terminal

Canmore ID 306331

Site Number NT27NE 1653

NGR NT 26805 77157

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 1653 26651 76949


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (7 March 2005)

Arched bronze relief in stepped integral frame, containing a four-fifth frontal view of Thomas Peck Hunter in uniform, ribbon detail either side and inscription below. Sited on front of a rectangular cairn facing towards the road

Inspected By : S. Hurtado

Inscriptions : On bronze plaque, below portrait (raised letters):

CPL . THOMAS . PECK . HUNTER . V . C . / ROYAL . MARINES . 43RD . COMMANDO / FORMERLY . A . MEMBER . OF . THE . STAFF / OF . MESSRS . WADDIE . & . CO . LTD . AND . OF / 2ND . BATT . EDINBURGH . HOME . GUARD / UNTIL . CALLED . UP . FOR . SERVICE . IN . 1942 / During an attack on strongly fortified / German positions on the Canale di Valetta / Italian Front he sacrificed his life to save / those of many of his comrades by his / prompt action and fearless courage which / won for himself posthumously the award / of the first Victoria Cross granted to the / Royal Marines in the World War of 1939-1945 / EDUCATED AT STENHOUSE AND TYNECASTLE SCHOOLS / MEMBER OF 67TH COMPANY BOYS' BRIGADE / "Greater love hath no man than this"

On small plaque on stone base (raised letters): Erected by the Members and Friends of the Edinburgh Branch / of / The Royal Marines Association / 16th June 2002

Signatures : On bottom right edge of portrait frame (incised letters): T.J. Burn S. I. 46

Year of unveiling : 2002

Unveiling details : 16 June 2002

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN1362)

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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