Private Peter Reid

Private Peter Reid, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 and is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.  He had been born at Faldonside, Roxburgh and had enlisted in Galashiels. The Battalion had landed at ” Y” Beach on 25th April and Private Reid fell fighting the Turkish counter attacks on the beach head which cost 296 casualties.  1st K.O.S.B was a regular Battalion in the 29th Division which was itself comprised of regular Battalions. He had enlisted as a Regular Soldier in 1909 and in August 1914 was serving in Lucknow, India. The Battalion returned to England in December and hence to Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. He was the son of Helen and the late Patrick Reid of Sunlawshill, Roxburgh. His mother remarried to Peter Rodden. He was the half brother of Charles ( see above). The photograph shows ” Y ” Beach looking south to Cape Helles.

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