Private John Forster

Private John Forster, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915, aged 20, during the ” Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He was the son of John and Ruth Forster of  Longrow, Liddlebank, Liddesdale and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. He had been born in Cumberland, enlisted in Hawick and lived with his parents in Newcastleton. The first photo shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli.

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