Category Archives: Scottish Regimental

Alexander Young VC

Alexander Young (27/01/1873 – 19/10/1916) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Anglo Boer War at Ruiters Kraal in 1901. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 November 1901, Issue: 27373, Page: 7221, reads: “Sergeant – Major Alexander … Continue reading

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Black Watch Memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland

These photographs of the Black Watch Memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland, was taken by James Houston-McMillan and are used with his permission. © DRW 2012-2018.  Created 12/11/2012. Images © James Houston-McMillan. Moved to blog 02/03/2014

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South African Scottish Monument in Brixton Cemetery

This memorial to the South African Scottish Regiment used to appear on the local map books but I was never able to find it. It appears as if it had been damaged by a contractor and the remains were dumped … Continue reading

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The South African Scottish Memorial in Parktown

The memorial was designed by William Tait Conner, a Glasgow born architect who moved to Johannesburg in 1903.  The sculptor was Arthur Taylor.   It is said that the face of the soldier is modelled after Capt. Thomas Hesketh Ross … Continue reading

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South African Scottish World War 1 Memorial: Burgers Park, Pretoria

This memorial in Burgers Park Pretoria, commemorates the officers and men of the South African Scottish that lost their lives in World War 1. The memorial, showing a Highlander in full battle dress, is based on the memorial in Killin … Continue reading

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Scottish Horse Memorial on Caledonia Hill

The Scottish Horse Memorial on Caledonia Hill. Kensington. Most of the original photographs were taken in August 2007, on Caledonia Hill in Kensington. **Update 11/02/2019** The memorial has been further damaged sometime before 9 February 2019, as well as wrapped … Continue reading

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