Private William Herkes

Private William Herkes, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 30, on 12th July 1915 during” The Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah and is commemorated with his comrades on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was the son of Robert and Eliza Herkes of Ednam and then Sucklawridge, Makerstoun, Roxburgh and before enlisting he had been employed as a ploughman at Newtonlees, Ednam. He had been born in Coldstream.

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