Private Andrew Hendry

Private Andrew Hendry, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915, aged 23, during the ” Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He had been born in Greenlaw and was the son of the late William and Mary Hendry  of the Girrick, Nenthorn. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.  He was a piper with the Territorials and was mobilised with the Battalion in August 1914 landing on Gallipoli in June 1915.  12th July became known as the “Black Day of the Borders” as at evening roll call only 70 unwounded men answered out of the over 700 Officers and Other Ranks who had started the attack. Both  Colonel McNeile and his Adjutant Captain Lang were missing presumed killed. The first photograph shows Achi Baba, the objective, marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli and the third shows the battlefield in 1922.

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