Thanks to the many people who turned out last night to hear the presentation in Hawick High School by Alan Brydon and Ian Landles about William Beattie and the 1514 Memorial. William sculpted the magnificent memorial in the centre of the town, also known as “The Horse”, which was unveiled in 1914. He then enlisted and endured some of the hardest fighting throughout WW1, being awarded the MC for bravery when saving comrades in the face of heavy fire. He was killed on 3rd October 1918, 100 years ago today only a few weeks before the end of the war.
See you tonight at the parade.