Black Watch Boer War Memorial - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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N 55° 57.007 W 003° 11.675
30U E 487848 N 6200545
Quick Description: Memorial for the soldiers of the Black Watch who fell in the South African War 1899-1902
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/18/2018 6:56:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMZC8E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
 

"The Black Watch Boer War Memorial can be found in Market Street, Edinburgh. It takes the form of a base surmounted by a plinth and a figure of a soldier of the Black Watch in full review order of 1899. The dedicatory inscription is on the front face of the plinth, above which is a bronze scene of a battle charge of highlanders. The names of those who died are on plaques surrounding the plinth. The soldier figure stands in an easy posture with his arms resting on the barrel of his rifle with the butt resting on the ground. The site was present by the Bank of Scotland on 27th June 1910. The sculptor was Mr William Birnie Rhind. There are 211 names listed. The names here have been sorted into alpahbetical order for ease of research and reading."

Source and further information: www.roll-of-honour.com/Midlothian/EdinburghBoerWarBlackWatch.html

This inscription reads:

To the memory of
officers
non-commissioned officrs & men
of
The Black Watch
who fell in the South African War
1899-1902

Which Boer War?: Not listed

Boer War Website: Not listed

First Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

Second Boer War (Alternate Name): Not listed

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