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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely memorial to the Black Watch Regiiment who fought so valiantly during the war. It was especially pertinent to me as I was brought up in the small area of Scotland where the Black Watch recruited.

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Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Black Watch Polygon Wood Ypres Belgium memorial to the scottish Black Watch regiment and the battle fought nearby. I first became fascinated with the lore of the Black Watch while reading a Terry Pratchet novel as he loosely based his Scottish characters called the...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The black watch were by far one of the most feared regiments in the British army and fought fiercely to gain ground and hold it . So many lost lives and the memories live on forever

Thank mrgrenade
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Polygone wood has one of the most peacefull cemeteries in the Westhoek. Black Watch Corner is on the corner of the wood. Combine both. Walk the wood and visit the bunkers which are still there.

Thank Tjorven D
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This memorial to the Black Watch Regiment is not as grand as some of the other sites on the Western Front. However, it is fitting and honours the sacrifices in this regiment. It can be easily found near Polygon Wood, and is worth a brief...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 20 July 2018 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
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
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
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
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

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