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Remembering the Battle at High Wood, 30th July 1916

On 30th July 2016 we remembered 154 men of The Black Watch who were killed, most at the Battle of High Wood (as part of the Battle of the Somme). The Memorial Service was led by Rev Alex Forsyth, and … Continue reading

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A Pipe Major, Delville Wood and The Black Watch

The South African troops that relieved the 8th Battalion The Black Watch at the battle of Longueval pushed in to Delville Wood the next day. Despite brave and tenacious fighting they were unable to hold the position, despite reinforcement and  … Continue reading

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