Private William Redpath

Private William Redpath, 4th Battalion  ( Queens Edinburgh Rifles ) Royal Scots. He was killed in action on Gallipoli on 28th June 1915 aged 28. He was the son of William and Agnes Redpath of Crumrigg, Greenlaw and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He fell during the Third Battle of Krithia in the attack on a series of  Turkish positions at Fir Tree Spur. The positions were captured but at a heavy cost. 15 Officers including the C.O. Lt Col.S.R.Dunn and 204 Other Ranks were killed and 6 Officers and 141 Other Ranks were wounded. In no mans land the dry scrub caught fire and many of the wounded perished who otherwise might have survived. He is also commemorated on the Gordon War Memorial.

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