Just north of Messines village, by the side of the road to Wytschaete, stands the memorial to the London Scottish, listing their battle honours on the Western Front and elsewhere during the Great War. The inscription on its base states ‘Near this spot on Halloween 1914 the London Scottish came into action, being the first Territorial battalion to engage the enemy’. The Scots held firm in the face of continuous German attacks on the night of 31st October 1914, suffering more than 400 casualties before they were eventually withdrawn. The memorial, unveiled by Earl Haig and King Albert in May 1923, is sited on the approximate line of the Scottish trenches. The band will be playing at the memorial and at the Menim Gate to remembers the 124th anniversary of the this action.
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