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BLACK WATCH (PRE-1859), DUNKELD

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: BLACK WATCH (PRE-1859), DUNKELD Reply with quote

UKNIWM - 6064
Located within Dunkeld Cathedral;



The inscription below the marble mural reads;

LEFT HAND SIDE
FLANDERS
TECONDEROCA
MARTINIQUE
GUADELOUPE
HAVANNAH
EGYPT
CORUNNA
FUENTES D'ONOR
PYRENEES

RIGHT HAND SIDE
NIVELLE
NIVE
ORTHES
TOULOUSE
PENINSULA
WATERLOO
ALMA
SEVASTOPOL
LUCKNOW

CENTRE
IN MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS
OF THE 42ND ROYAL HIGHLANDERSTHE BLACK WATCH WHO FELL IN WARS
SINCE THE CREATION OF THE REGIMENT TO THE CLOSE OF THE INDIAN MUTINY 1859.
THE 10 INDEPENDENT COMPANIES OF THE FREACADAN DUBH, OR BLACK WATCH, WERE FORMED INTO A REGIMENT ON THE 25TH OCTOBER 1879, AND THE FIRST MUSTER TOOK PLACE IN MAY 1740, IN A FIELD BETWEEN TAYBRIDGE AND ABERFELDY. HERE 'MONG THE HILLS THAT NURSED THE HARDY GAEL, OUT VOTIVE MARBLE TELLS THE SOLDIER'S TALE, ART'S MAGIC POWER EACH PERISHED FRIEND RECALLS, AND HEROES HAUNT THESE OLD CATHEDRAL WALLS. ERECTED BY OFFICERS OF THE CORPS 1872.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carved by John Steell.Design inspired by lines in The Ingoldsby Legends
"But a sombre sight is a battlefield
To the sad survivor`s sorrowing eyes"
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HISTORY OF THE 42nd ROYAL HIGHLANDERS -" THE BLACK WATCH"


"Passing over the next three years, we come to 1872, when, on 2nd April, a handsome monument erected by the officers of the 42nd in memory of the Officers, N.C. Officers, and Privates "who fell in war from the creation of the regiment to the close of the Indian Mutiny in 1859" was unveiled in Dunkeld Cathedral; where, on the same day, the old colours of the 42nd were deposited".
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