Transvaal Scottish War Memorial
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Unveiled 1923 (Building Mar 1921:437)
This memorial was originally erected in memory of the SA Scottish Regiment who died in World War I. The original inscription reads:
In 1952 the Transvaal Scottish Regimental Council approved the addition of a second inscription.
ALSO IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE
Following demographic changes in the City of Johannesburg, and particularly in the Joubert Park area, the memorial (then sited in King Georges Street) was surrounded by an informal taxi rank, grime and litter. In 1986 the Transvaal Scottish Regimental Council mooted the idea of moving the memorial to a more suitable location. Discussions were entered into with the City Council and by 1988 the Council had agreed in principle to this proposal.
In the early 1990s, the City Council finally accepted responsibility for the memorial's removal. A portion of the road reserve directly to the north of the Transvaal Scottish HQ "The View" in Parktown, was acquired and the memorial was duly relocated.
Details of the stone mason, sculptor and architect who were responsible for the memorial transcribed from the inscription on the granite base:
[William MARTINSON, June 2010.]
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