2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, UK

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This page was initially automatically created using data from series WO 95 (official war diaries) in the UK National Archives Discovery catalogue. It is not guaranteed to be complete or accurate. You can edit this page to make it more useful. Please help to improve the page by adding or correcting facts, and citing reliable sources.


2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, UK
Years active: unknown – unknown
Country: United Kingdom
Service: British Army
Branch: Regular Army (British Army)
Type: Infantry
Specific type: Infantry battalion
Full size: 1,000
Sources for overview:
Created: unknown. 
Sources for created:
Name1: 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers
Name1 Start: unknown
Name1 End: unknown
Reason for change:
Sources for name1: [1]
Alternate names: 2nd KOSB
Sources for alternate names:
Disbanded: unknown. 
Sources for disbanded:
For more information on what infobox fields mean, see documentation at military unit, command structure and theatre of war.
Command structure
Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: King's Own Scottish Borderers, UK
Parent level:
Start date: unknown
End date: unknown
Sources:
Command structure
Relationship type: Tactical
Parent unit: 13th Infantry Brigade, UK
Parent level: Brigade
Start date: 01/08/1914
End date: 31/05/1919
Sources: [2]
Theatre of war
Theatre name: France, Belgium and Germany
Date entered: 15/08/1914
Date left: December 1917
Sources: [3]
Theatre of war
Theatre name: Italy
Date entered: December 1917
Date left: April 1918
Sources: [4]
Theatre of war
Theatre name: France, Belgium and Germany
Date entered: 7/4/1918
Date left: 31/05/1919
Sources: [5]


Personal narratives[edit]

Thomas Gibbon[edit]

Thomas H. Gibbon was an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps, UK. In 1914 he was attached to this battalion as medical officer, and wrote a letter about his experiences in the early weeks of the war:

The letter mentions being attached to the "K O S Bs" and mobilising in Dublin, which is only consistent with this battalion. The only medal card for a medical officer called T.H. Gibbon states that he was attached to this battalion.

R Lawson[edit]

Leeds University, Liddle Collection, LIDDLE/WW1/WF/REC/01/L5: brief notes of events 1916-1918 by Doctor R Lawson, Royal Army Medical Corps, UK. Catalogue entry shows that he served with these units:

Alec Thomson[edit]

Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, catalogue number 11460: interview with Alec Thomson recorded in 1990. Catalogue entry shows that he served with these units:

Also spent time in Craigreith Hospital, Edinburgh and other hospitals while wounded.

There were two soldiers called Alexander Thomson who served in the KOSB and Labour Corps, numbers 24893 and 3416. The latter is more likely to be this one, but we need more evidence to prove it.

Update: see Talk:2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers, UK for a possible match.

Related media[edit]

Private Joseph Charlton number 8074

Official sources[edit]

Unit war diaries[edit]

  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/1552/2 (01/08/1914–30/11/1917)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/4216 (01/12/1917–31/03/1918)
  • The National Archives of the UK (TNA): WO 95/1552/3 (01/04/1918–31/05/1919)

Unit histories[edit]

Other official documents[edit]

Other sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. James, E.A. (1998) [first published 1978]. British Regiments 1914-1918. Heathfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 
  2. Becke, Archibald Frank. (1935). Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 1: The Regular British Divisions. History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. London: HMSO. p. 68. 
  3. James, E.A. (1998) [first published 1978]. British Regiments 1914-1918. Heathfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 
  4. James, E.A. (1998) [first published 1978]. British Regiments 1914-1918. Heathfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 
  5. James, E.A. (1998) [first published 1978]. British Regiments 1914-1918. Heathfield, UK: Naval & Military Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-906304-03-2. 
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