Corporal John Grahamslaw

Corporal John Grahamslaw, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, He was a Regular Soldier and was killed in action on 26th April, 2015 during the Allied landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula and  is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He fell in the fierce fighting at ” Y ” beach where repeated Turkish attacks could not dislodge the Borderers and their fellows in the South Wales Borderers and the Royal Naval Division.  1st K.O.S.B. was part of the 29th Division which was comprised of Regular Battalions. However a mix up in orders saw the Division withdrawn and sent South to support the landings at Helles which were becoming bogged down. The photograph shows ” Y ” Beach looking south to Cape Helles.

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