Private Peter Reid

Private Peter Reid, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli during the diversonary landing at ” Y ” Beach and the subsequent fighting for the beachead and clifftop and is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was a Regular Soldier and the Battalion was part of the 29th Division which was solely comprised of Regular Battalions. He had been born at Faldonside and had enlisted at the Depot in Galashiels. The Battalion was evacuated after only a few days having suffered over 200 casualties and sent farther south to reinforce the main landings at Cape Helles. The photograph looks South from ” Y” Beach towards Cape Helles.

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