Private Thomas Lunham

Private Thomas Lunham, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died in Egypt on 24th July 1915 of wounds received in the ” Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, Gallipoli. He had been born at Newton Don, Kelso and was the son of George and Janet Lunham of Harrietfield, Kelso. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt. He was a Battalion Piper and as such wore the Buchanan tartan. ( see photograph). The second photo shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli. ( The author’s Great Uncle Corporal James Murray was also wounded and spent six weeks in hospital in Alexandria before returning to Gallipoli. ).

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