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Liverpool Scottish Stone

Just past the Commonwealth war cemetery R.E. Grave (Railway Wood) is situated along the edge of the forest the "Liverpool Scottish Stone", dedicated to the 1st / 10th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment) which consisted mainly of Scottish volunteers.

On the large bronze plate is a text, left in English, right in Dutch:

The Liverpool Scottish Stone
Bellewaarde
16.06.1915

From a line at 250 meters west of this
point, 23 officers and 519 other
ranks of 1/10th (Scottish)
Battalion, The King's (Liverpool)
Regiment,advanced east up
The slope towards German trenches
on Bellewaarde Ridge.

4 officers and 75 other ranks
were killed, 11 officers and 201
other ranks were wounded and 6
officers and 103 other ranks were
missing. Of the missing all officers
and - with a very few exceptions all the
men were subsequently reported killed.

This stone shows a regimental bagde
And was originally sited above the main
entrance to Regiments Headquarters
in Liverpool. It was donated to and placed
here by the city of Ypres in July 2000,
Regiments centenary year, as a
memorial to all those who have served in
the Liverpool Scottish and have died
in the service of their country.
1900 - 2000 "

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Source

  • Text: Marie-Christine Vinck
  • Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck