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Kelso memorial to the men who fell at Gallipoli
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Kelso memorial to the men who fell at Gallipoli Reply with quote

A new memorial was dedicated in July, 2015 to the men of Kelso who died on the 12th July, 1915.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed, well done Kelso.

It was also very heartening to see a wreath from Kelso Community Council laid at the Helles Memorial on the 12th July.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done indeed.
I did a quick search on the CWGC site and was astonished to see that there are 293 men of the 1/4th (Border) Battalion of the KOSB named as having died on 12 July 1915.
I knew the KOSB battalions had been hit hard -the 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) lost 50 men that day - but I had not realised the extent of the loss in the Borders.
There are 17 names where Kelso appears in the "Additional Information" section. Clearly from the photos there were many more. I cannot imagine the impact this must have made on the community.
Thanks for posting this Ian.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently, there were 42 men from the Kelso area who were killed on the 12th. It was Bill Quarry from Kelso who laid the wreath at the Cape Helles Memorial.

http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/watch-tributes-paid-to-gallipoli-war-dead-1-3830138
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anything known about the memorial plaque?

"a special plaque commemorating Gallipoli is to be erected in East Bowmont Street, known locally as ‘The Dardanelles’, in a project with the Friends of Kelso Museum."
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did see a plaque (I think it was a prototype) at the WW1 exhibition put on last week by the Friends of Kelso Museum. I will look out for it and post here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Bill Quarry:
The Hawick pilgrims to Helles found this wreath laid there on the 12th July, 2015:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the new stone located? Is it near the war memorial?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Just to the rear of it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The memorial is by the back wall under the large tree.





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenneth Morrison wrote:
Is there anything known about the memorial plaque?

"a special plaque commemorating Gallipoli is to be erected in East Bowmont Street, known locally as ‘The Dardanelles’, in a project with the Friends of Kelso Museum."


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kelso Town and District War Memorial has the following names of men who served with the 1/4th (Border) Battalion of the KOSB and who were killed on 12 July 1915.
Three others died of wounds received on that day, and one other man had been serving with the Royal Scots.

John Brown Ballantyne – age 35 – Lance Corporal (7449)
William Scott Barnett – age 22 – Private (7583)
Andrew Bulman – age 25 – Lieutenant.
George Alexander Cairns – age 18 – Private (7148)
Frederick Kellor Callander – age 19 – Private (7197)
John Darrie – age 20 – Private (7285)
George Davidson – age 30 – Private (760)
Alexander Drummond – age 33 – Private (446)
Richard Henrie Eckford – age 21 – Private (6835)
Alexander Fair – age 19 – Private (623)
Andrew James Gray – age 33 – Private (858)
Andrew Hendry – age 23 – Private (822)
William Herkes – age 31 – Private (6770)
Andrew Hogarth – age 23 – Private (106)
Harold Percival Jackson – age 23 – Private (448)
James Menzies Kennedy – age 18 – Private (745)
James Kerr – age 27 – Private (779)
William Mack – age 23 – Private (7328)
James Hogarth Mather – age 20 – Private (7165)
Andrew John Middlemas – age 28 – Sergeant (53)
John Richardson Murray – age 19 – Corporal (527)
William Kerr Neil – age 21 – Corporal (545)
John Richardson – age 21 – Private (7519)
William Richley – age 39 – Private (7275)
John Robertson – age 23 – Private (7172)
James Sanderson – age 31 – Private (6772)
Robert Stavert – age 19 – Private (540)
Charles Street – age 23 – Private (306)
Baddon Turnbull Wallace – age 22 – Private (546)
Joseph Wilson – age ?? – Private (7432)
Robert Bell Yeomans – age 21 – Private (7189)

James Brunton – age 24 – Private (7249) Died of Wounds 17 July.
Thomas Lunham – age 24 – Private (778) Died of Wounds 24 July.
James Wright – age 26 – Private (6833) Died of Wounds 26 July.

Walter David Mair – age 29 – Private (2071) 1/4th Battalion Royal Scots. Died of Wounds 15 July.
Walter was educated at West Ham School in Essex before becoming a student of Arts at Edinburgh University in 1906. He graduated M.A. In 1911, became a teacher at Kelso High School and played for the Kelso Rugby Club.
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