Private James Landles

Private James Landles, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917 during the Second Battle of Gaza, aged 28, and is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial. He was the twin son of William Landles, Little Cavers, Hawick. He fell in the attack through “Kurd Valley” to “Outpost Hill” which cost the Battalion 6 Officers and 44 Other Ranks killed with9 Officers and 152 Other Ranks wounded. The photographs show the Borderers in Palestine in 1917.

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