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Posted on Thursday 4th April

As part of the four-year commemorative programme marking the centenary of the First World War, a bronze statue of a Black Watch soldier is to be erected in Belgium next year.

The statue will stand around 5 yards high, on a base of Scottish granite. The clay model which will act as a base from which the bronze will be cast has been unveiled and the statue –a Black Watch soldier in WW1 fighting uniform – is being created by sculptor Alan Herriot in Edinburgh.

It is hoped that around 200 serving soldiers and veterans will travel to Belgium next May for the unveiling of the memorial at Black Watch Corner near Ypres and will be the only memorial to the 8,000 Black Watch officers and soldiers killed and 20,000 wounded during the First World War.

Further Reading

Cameos of the Western Front: Salient Points Two

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Cameos of the Western Front: Salient Points Two

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by Ted Smith

Another group of stories in the Salient Points series. A collection of stories of men, their units and the actions they took part in during the conflict of 1914-1918, together with stories other points of interest along the old Western Front. Each story is supported with photographs and maps showing the area of the action as it was then, and is today. The content feature-titles are: The Black Watch; Lord Worsley at Zandvoorde; The 1st… Read more...

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