Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Memorial

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Memorial

CRUACHAN
SAIR GHAISGICH
A CHOGAIDH-MHOIR
NA LAOICH
A CHAIDH ROMHAINN

Cruachan! [*]
so many heroes
a great war
the heroes
that went before us

 

The large and imposing memorial is to the 8th Battalion Argyll &
Sutherland Highlanders and is in the form of a massive Celtic Cross. The
site for the memorial is located very near to where the Battalion HQ
was in 1916. The French landowner gave the land on nominal terms and on
Sunday the 4th of March 1923, the memorial was unveiled by the Duke of
Argyll. An officer and 20 other ranks from the battalion, plus French
representatives including the Mayor of Beaumont Hamel, attended the
ceremony, at which pipers played.

 

[*] the battle cry for Highland clans Campbell and MacIntyre

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