Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

John Dorren

Lived 4 Hill Street, Greenock. He served at Gallipoli with the 1/5th BN Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, part of the 52nd (Lowland) Division, 157th Infantry Brigade. He was wounded on the 12th July 1915 at the (third) Battle of Krithia, but survived and was sent to hospital at Aberdeen for recuperation. He was left with shrapnel in his back for the rest of his life, and partial paralysis of his right hand.

His grandson states "He died when I was 30, so I knew him very well. He rarely spoke about Gallipoli, but I recall him talking about V Beach and Achi Baba. He used to joke that some Turkish woman would have his kilt, which he lost when wounded."

Wounded 12th July 1915. Transferred home to Aberdeen hospital.

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