Private James Brunton

Private James Brunton ,1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt on 17th July 1915 of wounds received in the “Charge” on 12th July 1915. on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, Gallipoli. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Brunton of Haymount,  Kelso and is buried in Alexandria ( Chatby ) Military  Cemetery , Egypt. His Headstone is inscribed ” Gone But Not Forgotten”. The author’s Great Uncle Corporal James Murray was also wounded that day. He spent six weeks in hospital in Alexandria before re joining his comrades at Gallipoli. The first photo shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows the Borderers going into the attack.

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