Private Charles Dunn

Private Charles Nelson Dunn, 1/4th ( Border ) Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action during the Battle of Gaza on 19th April 1917, aged 29. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Nelson Dunn of Northfield, Ayton and is buried in Gaza Cemetery, Palestine. Private Dunn was born at Ayton. He fell in the abortive attack on Outpost Hill where the Battalion suffered heavy casualties with 15 Officers and 340 Othe Ranks being killed or wounded. It was here that the gallant Major Wattie Forrest M.C. from Kelso fell and Lieutenant Elder from Coldstream was wounded for the second time.

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