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 in Scotland by Alexander Carrick, a famous Scottish sculptor and WWI veteran. In 1923, the South African Scottish Regimental Association commissioned him to create a similar statue in a larger scale, changing only the cap badge and certain items of equipment including the bayonet which were specific to the South African soldiers. Google Earth co-ordinates are: 25°45’14.77″S, 28°11’30.52″E
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