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 was the son of the late William and Mary Hendry and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He had been born in Greenlaw and had enlisted and resided in Kelso. That fateful day 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 men who had started the attack. Both  Colonel McNeile and his Adjutant Captain Lang were missing presumed killed. The first photograph shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli.

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