Private James Telfer

Private James William Telfer, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12th July 1915, aged 22, during the ” Charge ” on Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He had been born in Hownam and was the son of Jane and the late Gilbert Telfer of 15 High Street, Hawick and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. The first photo shows Achi Baba, the objective of the attack, marked with a cross. This “hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second shows the Borderers attacking at Gallipoli.

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