Private Alexander Henderson

Private Alexander Henderson, 1st/4th ( Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915, aged 19, of wounds suffered during the “Charge” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He was the son of Alex and Joan Henderson of Asylum Cottages, Melrose and is buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Before being mobilised with the Territorials in August 1914 had been employed as an apprentice engineer in Galashiels. The first photo shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows Borderers going over the top at Gallipoli.

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