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Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial
Highland Light Infantry Memorial

Image credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

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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. His eyes are fixed on the near distance, and his posture is expressive of the urgency of the situation in which he finds himself.

This unique set of images captures the memorial immediately before the vandalism in February 2019, immediately after the vandalism took place, and, immediately after the restoration in October 2019.
Title

Highland Light Infantry Memorial

Date

1906

Medium

grey sandstone

Measurements

H 428 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

G3_GB_006

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Glasgow City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

A (Scotland)

Unveiling date

28 September 1906

Listing date

20/05/86

Access

at all times

Inscription description

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 / [1]899 1900-01-02 / ERECTED BY COMRADES AND FRIENDS

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Located at

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

G3 6BY

Set near the end of the Prince of Wales Bridge.