Private Frederick Callander

Private Frederick Kellor Callander, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915 during ” The Charge ” on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah and is commemorated with his Border comrades on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.  He had been born in Forfar to Jane Callander and before being mobilised in August 1914 with the rest of his fellow Territorials he had worked at Rumbletonlaw farm. That fateful day became known as the “Black Day of The Borders” because out of over 700 Officers and Men who left the British trenches and captured two lines of Turkish trenches only 70 unwounded men answered Roll Call that evening. The photograph taken at the time shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This insignificant looking pimple however dominated the surrounding battlefield and was never captured. The second photo shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli.

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