Private Hugh Ferguson

Private Hugh Ferguson, 1st/4th(Border) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died on 26th April 1917 of wounds received in action in the attack on “Outpost Hill” during the Second Battle of Gaza and is buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. He had been born in Yetholm, enlisted in Galashiels and resided in Kelso. His Battalion were in support of their fellows in 1st/5th K.O.S.B. who had led the attack on the strong Turkish positions. 4th K.O.S.B. captured the Turkish redoubt on the hill but running short of reinforcements and ammunition were forced to withdraw to British lines. The attack cost the Battalion 6 Officers and 44 Other Ranks killed and 9 Officers and 152 Other Ranks wounded.

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