Private Andrew Hogarth

Private Andrew Hogarth, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 23, on 12th July 1915 during the “Charge” on the Turkish trenches at Ali Baba Nullah and is buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. He had been born in Kelso and was the son of Jessie and the late Robert Hogarth of Abbey Row, Kelso and the husband of Mary Hogarth of Linton, Roxburghshire. That day became known as the “Black Day of the Borders” as out of the over 700 Officers and Other Ranks who began the attack onlt 70 unwounded Men answered evening roll call. Few Border towns and villages had not lost at least one of their sons that fateful day.  Both Colonel McNeile from Bowden and his Adjutant Captain Lang from Newstead were posted missing presumed killed. The contemporary photograph shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second photo shows the Borderers ” going over the top” at Gallipoli and the third shows the battlefield in 1922.

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