Private Adam Glendinning

Private Adam Glendinning, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Palestine on 22nd December 1917 aged 30. He was the Walter and the late Jane Glendinning of Hobkirk Manse Cottage, Bonchester Bridge and the husband of Jane Glendinning of 65 High Street, Jedburgh and latterly Oxnam, Roxburgshire. He had enlisted in the 3rd/4th K.O.S.B. in November 1915 and posted to the 1st/4th in Egypt in 1916. On 22nd December 1917 and in pursuit of the retreating Turkish forces the Battalion successfully at night crossed the River Ajuba and achieved all their objectives with 300 prisoners taken. Private Glendinning was the only fatality that day. The Battalion was part of the 52nd ( Lowland ) Division and was praised by their C.O. in the words ” Scottish endurance, determination and pluck carried the night “. The photograph shows a group of Borderers in a variety of headgear after the river crossing.

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