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KOSB research provided by our museum experts

How To Apply:

Genealogical and Historical enquiries incur costs in both time and manpower, therefore a minimum research fee of £26.00 is charged for each enquiry; which goes towards the upkeep of the archives and must be paid with the application either online using our payment button below or, if paying by cheque make payable to “KOSB MUSEUM FUND”:

Address for cheques:
KOSB Museum (Research)
Berwick Barracks
TD15 1DG

Our Regimental Archive Includes:

  1. Regimental Enlistment Books (1920 – c1942), please note that information contained at a minimum will list date of enlistment/discharge
  2. Battalion War Diaries (Various Battalions) (Both WW1 & WW2)
  3. Rolls of Honour (Various Battalions & Burghs)
  4. The King’s Own Scottish Borderers WW1 Roll of Honour.
  5. Soldiers died in the Great War
  6. Border Heroes of The Great War (Roll of Honour)
  7. Borderers Chronicle (Regimental Journal (1926 – Present Day))
  8. Muster Roll’s for 1896 (1st Battalion), 1908 (1st Battalion) and 1914 (1st and 2nd Battalions)
  9. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Rolls 1831 – 1918
  10. Coronation and Jubilee Medal Rolls 1935 – 1977

Please be aware:

  1. Sometimes, a successful search cannot always be guaranteed, in which case the search fee is non-refundable.
  2. Please note that your enquiry will not be actioned until payment has been received.
  3. The research charge may be increased to cover the cost of printing documents or photographs.

Important: – Please read before submitting an enquiry:

If your enquiry concerns a soldier who was discharged after 1920, The Ministry of Defence (MOD) retains these records and it is necessary to apply direct to the MOD, please click APC Records and follow the instructions on how to submit an application for your own or relatives Army service records.

Self Help – On researching a Borderer

Follow the Blue Hyperlinks.

Pre-1920s Service records:

Please Note that many of these records were lost during the WWII London Blitz and only approximately 40% have survived.

  • 1920s – Present Day

Records are held by the MOD which are confidential and, as such, are available only to relatives.

Campaign Medal Rolls

Up to 1948 and include Palestine and South East Asia are held at the National Archives and available on Ancestry, all other campaign medal rolls post 1948 have not yet been released by the MOD.

1793-1949 Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls

Records are held at the National Archives at Kew and also available on-line at Ancestry.

1935-1990 Recommendations for Honours and Awards Index,

Records are held at the National Archives at Kew and also available on-line at Ancestry.

Prisoners of War

Details for those captured during the First World War can be found on-line at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Rolls of Honour

  • Scottish National War Memorial. The Scots Roll of Honour contains the names of individual casualties from both World Wars and those who have died in conflict since 1945 and is held at the SNWMin Edinburgh Castle.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. For the First & Second World Wars, these can be found on the CWGC
  • National Memorial Arboretum. The period from the Second World to the present day is covered by the Armed Forces Memorial located at the National Memorial Arboretum. There is a SCOTS Memorial Stone in the Arboretum which includes all the Scottish Antecedent Infantry Regiments.

Other Useful Links

Forces War Records
Army Museums Ogilby Trust
Imperial War Museum (London)
National Army Museum
Scotland’s People

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