South African Scottish in support, East of F…

South African Scottish in support, East of Fresenberg Ridge, 22 September 1917. (9th Division).

The 4th South African Infantry Regiment became known as the South African Scottish as it was raised from two South African infantry regiments of Scottish settlers, the Cape Town Highlanders Regiment and the Transvaal Scottish Regiment.

The commanders of the South African Brigade, Sir Henry Lukin was the only colonial soldier to be promoted to the command of a British division when he was given the 9th Scottish Division in November 1916.