Private Richard Eckford

Private Richard Henrie Eckford, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915, aged 21. He fell in the charge on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was the son of  Ellinor Eckford and the step-son of James Eckford of 14 Hotspur Way, Whitley Bay. They had been married in Coldstream in 1896. He had been born in Cornhill-on-Tweed as Richard Lane Hendrie and before enlisting in Kelso he had been employed as chauffeur to Sir R.J. Waldie-Griffith of Hendersyde Park, Ednam.

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