Private Adam Quinn

Private Adam Blackie Quinn, “B” Coy. 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 the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah. He was the son of Edward and Margaret Quinn of Leetside, Chirnside and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. That fateful day became known as the “Black Day of the Borders” as only 70 unwounded men answered Roll Call that evening out of over 700 Officers and men who started the attack. Few Border towns and villages had not lost at least on of their sons that day. The contemporary Photograph shows Achi Baba marked with a cross. This “Hill” dominated the battlefield and was never captured. The second photo shows the Borderers going over the top into attack.

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