Year of creation:1914
- Rider(s):1514 memorial
The 1514 memorial commemorates the four-hundredth anniversary of the skirmish at Hornshole, during which a band of young Hawick Callants routed a troop of English horsemen and stole their flag.
- Sculptor(s):Beattie, William
(1886-1918) was a promising Scottish sculptor killed in the closing weeks of the First World War. His most famous work is the 1514 Memorial in Hawick.
Two months after the unveiling, the Great War broke out in Europe. William joined the artillery and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery in carrying wounded soldiers despite being under heavy shellfire. In 1918, he was badly gassed and spent more than five months convalescing back in Britain. He made a slow but steady recovery and rejoined his unit in September 1918. But, just two weeks later, William was fatally wounded in action and died at a casualty clearing station in France on October 3, 1918. It was only five weeks until the end of the war
Picture by Jonathan Oldenbruck