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Liverpool Scottish Memorial, Bellewaarde near Ypres

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Liverpool Scottish Memorial, Bellewaarde near Ypres Reply with quote

Liverpool Scottish Memorial, Bellewaarde near Ypres. Unveiled 29th July, 2000.

In the Battle of Hooge on the 16th June 1915, known officially as the 'First Action at Bellewaarde':

'Of 23 officers and 519 other ranks who went into action, only two officers .... and 140 men came through untouched'.
(From The Liverpool Scottish 1900 -1919 by Lt. Col A.M. McGilchrist published by Henry Young and Sons 1930)

http://www.liverpoolscottish.org.uk/stoneunv.htm
http://www.liverpoolscottish.org.uk/history.htm


Picture courtesy of Andy Lonergan.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The unusual shape of this memorial is because the sandstone bit came from the old Liverpool Scottish Drill Hall which was demolished in 1967.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited this memorial earlier this month. The flagpole is no longer there. Behind the memorial in Railway Wood, the mine craters have recently been cleared of trees & one crater drained, at the bottom were some unexploded Stokes Motars!
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