Private Herbert Marshall

Private Herbert ( Bert) Marshall, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action, aged 19, on 12th July 1915 in Gallipoli during the “Charge” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was the son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Marshall of Cornhill. That fateful day became known as the “Black Day of the Borders” as out of the over 700 Officers and me who had begun the attack only 70 unwounded men answered evening roll call. The first photo shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli.

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