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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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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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