Private George Scott

Private George Scott,  1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died  on 17th July 1915 of wounds received in the “Charge” on Gallipoli on 12th July 1915 on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, aged 22 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. Before the war he had worked with his father Adam Scott, as a farm labourer at Longformacus Mill. He was a noted local shot both with the rifle and shotgun. (The author’s Great Uncle Corporal James Murray from Coldstream was also wounded that day. He spent six weeks in hospital in Alexandria before re-joining his comrades at Gallipoli ). 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 the attack at Gallipoli.

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