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The Black Watch

| South-west corner of Polygon Wood, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Fitting memorial

A quiet, well maintained memorial. Like all the memorials in the area there is a board explaining... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
texasmm
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Texas
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Emotional

My uncle was buried near here in september 1917. His grave is unknown. I was really pleased to be... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Silvea25
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Fougeres, France
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“polygon wood” (6 reviews)
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| South-west corner of Polygon Wood, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A quiet, well maintained memorial. Like all the memorials in the area there is a board explaining the significance and events.

Thank texasmm
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

My uncle was buried near here in september 1917. His grave is unknown. I was really pleased to be able to commemorate his sacrifice here and plant a cross and a popy.

Thank Silvea25
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

With all the history the area has this show the site of a battle that could have gone either way. Well maintained like all the sites if you have scottish roots that served Ypres its a place to visit but bring some tissues.

Thank RabbiBuckley
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

I don't think I would have found this one, except that we were staying at a B&B just along the road. It's a small, well-kept area, with flags flying and a lone Scottish soldier on a plinth. Very nice.

1  Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This Beautiful memorial to the Heroes of The Black Watch is on the Outskirts of Polygon Wood, facing Nonne Bosschen Wood from which they desperately resisted very heavy German Attacks during the 1st Battle of Ypres in Autumn 1914, in arguably the Greatest British defensive...More

3  Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Being both Scottish and ex army this Black Watch memorial was a must see. It fully lived up to expectations being well sited and very well executed.

3  Thank Len T
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We wanted to see the Black Watch. Our GPS led us in small country roads and after a while we found it. It was quite worthwhile! The Black watch is on a stone pedestal, ready to fight with his bayonet. In front of the pedestal,...More

1  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This part of Belgium has more than its fair share of memorials but this one is very modern and well worth a visit. It is a little bit off the main road but with the aid of a good Sat Nav you should find it...More

Thank 63Traveller355
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

We visited this Memorial and Cemetery on our Back Roads Battlefields Tour. Again we found it to be well cared for and respected. The sacrifice these men gave for this country is well remembered.

Thank JuneG38A
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Like many there are memorials scattered all round the area, this one to the Scotts. Simple and moving with benches to sit on and reflect, may be you will be lucky enough to hear a piper playing here on some occasions.

Thank TravelTrax1
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