Private James Sturgeon

Private James Sturgeon, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 26th April 1915 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. The battalion had landed at ” Y ” Beach on the 25th as part of the attempt to cut off the Turkish defenders opposing the main landings at Helles. After much fierce fighting the Battalion was ” apparently mistakenly ” withdrawn and sent further South to Helles. 296 Officers and men were killed or wounded.

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