Black Watch Corner

The statue of a Black Watch soldier, unveiled in May 2014, at the southwest edge of the Polygon Wood, is situated at almost exactly the same place that made history as the "Black Watch Corner” on 10/11 November 1914 when a German advance was halted.


It constitutes a permanent tribute to the steadfastness of the legendary Black Watch Regiment and honours nearly 9.000 officers and soldiers killed and more than 20.000 injured during WWI. The bronze statue is designed by Edinburgh sculptor Alan Herriot, the statue, which was made in Scotland and shipped to Belgium last month, depicts a Black Watch sergeant in a World War One.