Click Here to View the WW1 Scottish War Memorials Map
Across Flanders and France there are many memorials to those of all nations who fell in World War One. This map is intended to assist in identifying those for the Scots who made the ultimate sacrifice during the conflict.
Before we move to France and Flanders, let’s take a look at Scotland’s National War Memorial. Built following World War One, the memorial stands at the highest point in Edinburgh Castle. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and funded by donations, the memorial is an iconic building. Inside are recorded the names of all Scots who fell in World War One and all subsequent conflicts while serving in the armed forces of the United Kingdom and the Empire, in the Merchant Navy, women’s and nursing services, as well as civilians killed at home and overseas.
Finding the memorials
The map shows the general location on the Western Front of the memorials for Scottish regiments or battalions. If the memorial is in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery then that website will give you directions.
For other memorials and for road maps you could use an online map such as ViaMichelin.
What the memorials commemorate?
The descriptions of the memorials in this list are designed to give you a brief outline of what and who is being commemorated. By using the QR code provided you will be taken to a website that will tell you a bit more. Don’t forget there are likely to be many more websites in various formats that will provide similar information and by doing a simple search you may find one that is more suitable for your interest.
Are there other memorials?
Well, there probably are. So if you know of a memorial to Scots who fell in World War One that is not mentioned here then please tell us. Put ‘Memorial Map’ into the subject field of your e-mail and send details to: firstname.lastname@example.org