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The monument takes the form of a representation of a soldier, dressed in the uniform of the Highland Light Infantry, and engaged in scouting duty. It commemorates those soldiers of that regiment killed in the South African War. Wearing a sola topi and puttees, and equipped with a rifle, ammunition belt, water cannister, bed-roll, and satchel, the soldier is shown clambering over a naturalistically carved rock as if responding to an unexpected event.
H 428 x W (?) x D (?) cm
purchased by public subscription
Glasgow City Council
28 September 1906
at all times
in bronze letters attached to the front of the base: TO THE MEMORY / OF / THE OFFICERS / NON-[C]OMMISSIONED OFFICERS [AND M]EN / OF THE / HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY / WHO FELL / IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 899 1900-01-02 / ERECTED BY COMRADES AND FRIENDS