Private Robert Beattie

Private Robert Beattie, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Palestine on 13th November 1917 and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. He had been born at Riccarton, lived in Newcastleton and had enlisted in Galashiels. He fell in the successful assault on the Turkish held village of El Mughar, Palestine where after fierce hand to hand combat hundreds of Turks were captured. The Battalion suffered 181 casualties of which 4 Officers and 31 Other Ranks were killed.

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