Private James Dick

Private James Dick, 1st/4th (Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died from wounds at Gallipoli, aged 27, on the 20th June 1915 only 4 days after landing on the Peninsula and not yet in the firing line. He had been born in Melrose and was the son of James and Margaret Dick of 47 Bank Street, Galashiels and the husband of Isabella Dick of 17 Douglas Street, Galashiels. He was a painter to trade and played rugby for Gala A XV. He has spent time in the U.S.A. and had been a member of the Territorial K.O.S.B. He re-enlisted in August 1914 and went to Gallipoli on the 15th June 1915. He died in the 11th Casualty Clearing Station at Cape Helles and is buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey where his Headstone is inscribed ” He Died That All He Loved Might Live”. He was the first Galashiels Territorial to die in the War. His brother David also died during that Campaign – see below ). The photos show the Borderers at Gallipoli.

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