Private John Galbraith

Private John Galbraith, 1st/4th ( Border )  Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915 during the “Charge”  on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, aged 19. He was born in Edinburgh and was the son of Alexander and Janet Galbraith of Gordon and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. That fateful day became known as the “Black Day of the Borders” as at evening roll call only 70 unwounded men answered out of the over 700 Officers and men who had begun the attack. 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 action.

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