Private George Smith

Private George Smith, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915, aged 29, during the ” Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He was the son of Henry Smith of Dalcove Mains, Kelso and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. He had been born in Jedburgh and had enlisted in Kelso. His brother James also fell ( see above ). The first photo shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows Borderers attacking at Gallipoli.

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