5th (Dumfries & Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers in WW1

5th KOSB departure parade


War History of the 5th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers by Captain G.F. Scott-Elliot was published in 1928. Unlike a number of regimental histories, this warmly written account does refer to the battalion's rank and file. The aim of this project is to publish an updated account of the battalion's deeds and endeavours during WW1, with a greater emphasis placed on the men who took part. Of course, this will require a great deal of information on those who served and as many photographs of the men involved as can be found.

Most men in the 5th KOSB came from places within the battalion's pre-war recruiting area:

I have received help from a number of families whose relatives served in the battalion and to them I wish to express my sincere thanks. I hope that many more offers of help will be forthcoming.

How you can help

If anyone has photographs or information relating to any man thought to have served with the 5th (Dumfries & Galloway) Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers during WW1, then please use the contact form to get in touch. Please note that this projects is not limited to those who died; information on all men who served with the battalion will be very much appreciated.