Private Andrew Swan

Private Andrew Campbell Swan, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died of wounds at Gallipoli on 13th July 1915 of wounds received in the “Charge” of 12th July 1915 against the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, aged 19. He was the son of Walter and Mary Swan of Reston and is buried in Lancashire Landing, Gallipoli, Turkey. His father was had a tailors business in Reston, Berwickshire. (The author’s Great Uncle Corporal James Murray was also wounded that day. He spent six weeks in hospital in Alexandria before returning to 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 at Gallipoli.

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