Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Memorial

Rich In History

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Memorial is positioned almost directly opposite the Hawthorn Mine crater (filmed exploding at 07:20 on 1 July 2016) and adjacent to The Sunken Lane where Geoffrey Malins filmed men of the 1st Lancashire Division preparing to go "over the top" on the morning of 1 July.

The memorial is a Celtic cross. I was unvieled by the Duke of Argyll in 1923. It lists details of the actions of the 8th Argyllshire Battalion, Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the 51st Highland Division, the 61st Division and the 15th Scottish Division.

The monument notes that during its service in the field (from 1 May 1915 until the end of the war) 51 officers and 831 NCOs and men were killed. 105 officers and 2527 NCOs and men were wounded.

A Gaelic inscripttion on the memorial reads "Friends are good on the day of the battle".

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 50.018393 Longitude: 2.689395