Black Watch War Memorial
William Birnie Rhind, RSA, 1873-1933
Bronze on a polished red granite base with the Black Watch crest above a bronze relief and bronze lettering
Junction of North Bank Street and Market Street, the Mound, Edinburgh
The Black Watch War Memorial, commemorating men from this famous Highland infantry regiment who died in the Boer War of 1899-1902, is prominently placed on a site donated by the Bank of Scotland in 1906 (see "The Black Watch War Memorial"). It is striking from any angle. The figure itself is over 11' tall, and was described in the Scotsman of 25 May 1910 as "a piece of strong and picturesque modelling. He stands firmly on his left foot, and with his right slightly bent, he is resting both arms on his rifle in a characteristic attitude" (see "Boer War Memorial"). [continued below]
Photograph, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.
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