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Rue De Bois, 1st Battalion The Black Watch, Battle of Richebourg, 9 May 1915

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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This painting depicts the 1st Battalion The Black Watch near the Rue de Bois (running from Béthune to Lille) on 9th May 1915 at the Battle of Richebourg l’Avoué, part of the Battle of Aubers Ridge.

It was painted from a snapshot taken on the battlefield by Captain Orr Ewing, 2nd Battalion The Black Watch.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum





oil on canvas 


H 57 x W 80 cm

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Acquisition method

presented to The Black Watch by Lady Cromer, niece of the subject, 1893; gift from 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1934; on loan to The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland

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H. B. Vaughan


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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR Scotland

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