Private Thomas Hope

Private Thomas Hope 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action on Gallipoli, aged 26, on 12th July 1915 during the ” Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He was the son of Robert Hope of Park Barn, Brampton and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. He had been born in Ancrum, enlisted in Galashiels and had lived in Lilliesleaf. 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. ( His brother James also fell – see above ).

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