BRAW LADDIES AMIDST THE CLASH OF THE EMPIRES
The name Gallipoli has a mournful echo
in the memories of many nations
least in Scotland’s, for many brave young
Scottish soldiers ended their lives there in
appalling conditions in 1915.
The names Cape Helles, Gully Ravine
andAchi Baba Nullah have a sadder ring,
as these were the places where scores of
youngmen died,mowed down bymachine
gun fire or blown to bits by shells.
Commemorative Services are being
held across Lowland and Highland
Strachan will be delivering a
Lecture at the University of Stirling on
Thursday 4th June 2015
ears after theScottishBattalions arrived
I N T R O D U C T I O N
THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, LEAVING PAR
Stirling is the location for the 4th June
commemoration as it was where the 52nd
Lowland Division trained before sailing from
iverpool for the eastern Mediterranean.
In the summer of 1914 Andrew Riddell was
working as a wool power-loom turner in
Hawick. Married in 1910,he had three smallchildren.He
also belonged to theTerritorial
Army, serving in the 4th Battalion of the
King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSBs).
In August 1914, Andrew and his fellow
Territorials had headed off for their annual
summer camp. The declaration of war
on 4th August meant a sudden change to
plans. The 4th Battalion were mobilised
and moved to Cambusbarron near
where they spent the next eight months.
DEPARTING FROM LIVERPOOL, 1915