Callants Club’s Gallipoli crosses

The Gallipoli crosses at the war memorial

The Gallipoli crosses at the war memorial

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Following last month’s Callants Club ceremony – which saw wreaths laid in commemoration of the men from Hawick and district who served with the 1/4th (Borders) Battalion of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and lost their lives on the Gallipoli peninsula 100 years ago – relatives of the fallen who wish to have one of the 132 crosses on which their relative’s name is inscribed, which were placed next to the war memorial, are asked to contact the museum.

The club is indebted to teacher Lynne Finnie and Burnfoot Community School’s primary six pupils who put the names on the crosses, which were made by Lily of the Valley, as part of a school project on the First World War; to Richardson & Son (Printers) who produced laminated photographs/pen portraits of 116 soldiers from records collated by Shaureen Lammie of the museum.