About Ken

The I514 Memorial in HawickKen The Horse
Otherwise known as ‘Ken The Horse’ unveiled in 1914 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of a skirmish between the youths of Hawick where they routed the the English army at Hornshole, and captured the Bishop of Hexham’s flag.

The sculptor William F. Beattie was 25 years old when he made this, he went off to serve King and Country in the Great War and like so many, did not survive to return.

For more information on the 1514 memorial please visit the The Scottish War Memorials Project webpage. Click on this link.