‘Wild spirits at Gallipoli’

I recently shared a film that I dedicated to Private George Scott, 1/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was born at Ellemshaugh in July 1893. He died on 17th July 1915 of wounds received in the “Charge” on Gallipoli on 12th July 1915 on the Turkish trenches at Achi Baba Nullah, aged 22 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. Before the war he had worked with his father Adam Scott, as a farm labourer, after relocating from Ellemshaugh to Longformacus Mill (long since demolished).

George Scott was a noted local shot both with the rifle and shotgun.

I came across the above newspaper report from Gallipoli, written by serving Borders lads the week before George Scott was killed (the advert for ‘SANITAS’ was beside the boys words).

One Reply to “‘Wild spirits at Gallipoli’”

  1. Wonderful “longing-for-home” sentiments and his army unit’s name is fascinating. Thnx

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