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H.L.I. 7TH (Bythswood) Battalion - Glasgow Green

 
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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:19 pm    Post subject: H.L.I. 7TH (Bythswood) Battalion - Glasgow Green Reply with quote

Highland Light Infantry memorial to the 7th (Blythswood) Battalion in the Glasgow Green.


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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cross stands near the John Street entrance to the park, not far from the battalion HQ in Bridgeton. It was unveiled on Sunday 16th October 1921 by Colonel Clark, honourary colonel of the battalion. In his speech the colonel gave an account of the battalion which was mobilised in August 1914 and proceeded to Gallipoli in May 1915 and was involved up to the evacuation from the peninsula in January 1916. From there it served in Egypt and Palestine until April 1918 when it was transferred to France. About half of the NCO's and men who were mobilised in 1914 were killed.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me or has this been moved? My photos from today look quite different to Jims...





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Glesga Keelie



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No David it hasn't been moved. There has been a lot of replanting and other gardening work been going on in the park and they have removed the trees and other bushes from around the Memorial.
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