Newburgh war memorial in Fife featuring an infantryman of the Black Watch.  Many men in the area served in the Black Watch and Carrick was aware of this when the monument was commissioned, the men of the local regiment often being listed on the most prominent plaque on the pedestal.  The slight twist in the posture of the soldier which creates a dynamic sense of movement as he draws his bayonet is very reminiscent of Birnie Rhind's Highlander drawing his sword at the famous Black Watch memorial at Aberfeldy (see next page) and this may have been a conscious tribute to Rhind's work (Carrick served his apprenticeship in Rhind's yard) and a way of commemorating the continuity of the great traditions of the regiment through continuity in artistic tradition.




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