Private, Adam Anderson

Private Adam Anderson, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action, aged 24, on Gallipoli on 12th July during the “Charge” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He had been born in nPlowarth, Berwickshire and was the son of John and Agnes Anderson of Slegden, Greenlaw.. That fateful day became known as the “Black Day of the Borders ” as out of over 700 Officers and men who had begun the attack only 70 unwounded men answered the evening roll call. Few Border towns and villages had not lost at least one of their sons that day. Both Colonel McNeile from Bowden and his Adjutant Captain Lang from Newstead were posted missing presumed killed. 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. ( His brother John also fell – see above ).

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