Private William Callander

Private William Callander, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917 during the second Battle of Gaza. He had been born in Forfar to Alexandra and Christina Callander of Stitchill Cottage and is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial.He had enlisted in the 3rd Battalion, K.O.S.B. in July 1915 and been posted to Egypt to the 1st/4th in 1916. He fell in the attack on “Outpost Hill” which was captured but could not be held in the face of fierce Turkish counter attacks. Casualties were heavy with 6 Officers killed and 9 wounded. Other Ranks lost 44 killed and 152 wounded.

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