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Reply Bill Blyth
8:51 AM on July 29, 2014 
Hi Hank. Sorry to hear the sad news about Jimmy Rogers. I remember him well from B Coy Osnabruck. (the first tour).
Reply Keith Trotter
5:27 AM on July 29, 2014 
Hi Hank I am sorry to hear about Jimmy he was my first Pl Sgt from Folkston through the far east , he w2as a good man RIP Jimmy
5:13 AM on July 29, 2014 
deeply saddend to hear of the death of my old friend and plt sgt. jimmy rogers.he passed a few weeks ago but i did not know this untill i spoke to cliff mcveigh at the minden week end. rip to one of the best
Reply eileen fleming
2:45 PM on July 27, 2014 
my grandfather died on 23 september 1917 in ypres we finally got to the grave last week what i would like to ask does anybody have a picture of the regiment around this time we have no photos of our dear grandad his name was L dunn the a fantastic job looking after the graves
Reply Elizabeth Howard
8:07 PM on July 26, 2014 
My Great Grandfather was killed in action in WW1 whilst serving with the KOSB at the
Battle for Falfemont Farm (part of the Battle of Guillemont, The Somme) on 3rd September 1916. His body was never found and he is remembered on the Franco-British Memorial at Thiepval. I understand, the KOSB lost many men the same day as my Great Grandfather and I would like to make contact with others who also lost loved ones in this battle on or around 3rd September 1916.
Reply Geoff Roberts
10:10 AM on July 22, 2014 
Angela Hemer says...
Hello, I am trying to find out any details about my great uncle Andrew Graham who served with the KOSB and was one of the soldiers dropped over Arnhem. My mum recently visited the war memorial in Ecclefechan where he is mentioned and would dearly love to know any information. Thank you, Angela Hemer

Hi Angela,

I served with the 7th KOSB at Arnhem and although I did not know your great uncle personally he was our Provost Sergeant. He was killed at the White House in Oosterbeek, KOSB HQ during the battle. If you email me directly I can put you in touch with George Barton who was a sergeant with your great Uncle. hope this will be of some help to you. Have you seen the book "Off at Last" by Robert Sigmond. There may be more information for you in there and you can get that from the depot. All the best. Geoff Roberts
Reply Richard Grayling
5:29 AM on July 20, 2014 
John Greenlees says...
Does anyone have old pictures of KOSB pipers? I would appreciate seeing them. Thanks

Hi John - sorry about lateness of reply. (Am lost in the guest book at mo).

I put some of my Grandad's pics up on Pinterest - he was a piper with 1st KOSB.

Hope this helps

Reply Richard Grayling
5:09 AM on July 20, 2014 
Re: Corporal Thomas Adams - 1st KOSB in Normandy.

Hi all.
Am doing a bit of a project on the 1st Bttn KOSB in Normandy during WW2. Whilst doing a bit of research I came across a Corporal Thomas Adams who died on 19th July in 1944. He was in same crew as my Grandfather and also came from Hawick. (He was also an NCO so I reckon they probably knew each other).
Does anyone have any relation to Thomas? Would love to find out as one of my Grandad's photo is of a mate he lost in Normandy but it doesn't have a name on it.
Thanks all - more details here
*This isn't an advert BTW - I use the Fallen's site for info quite often - as well as try to help them out with 'stuff'.

Anybody who had relatives in 1st Bttn during Normandy Campaign, please get in touch via

Grandson of Piper David Morrison, 1st KOSB.
Reply Richard Grayling
5:06 AM on July 20, 2014 
[Jacqueline Foster]
My uncle John Robertson Notman was a King's Own Scottish Borderer and a no4 Commando. He was killed in action on 2 July 1944 aged 22. He joined the Territorial Army at 16.

Hi Jacqueline,

There is an entry for your Uncle on the Fallen Heroes of Normandy website. If you have any more information than is held there, please do let the site know and they will update their records. (Photos are especially welcome).

Record here

Thank you

(My Grandad was 1st KOSB in Normandy - piper)
Reply Bill Heaney
3:30 PM on July 19, 2014 
The Minden Parade is just a week away, on Saturday 26th July, and it is hoped that there will be another huge attendance. It is imperative that you get round all your contacts and make sure that all Borderers, particularly those who do not have Internet access, are made well aware of the date.

The timings for the day are as follows:

0830 - Barracks Open to allow entry for all Borderers and guests.
0930 - Association AGM in the marquee. Open to all Association members.
1000 - Nancy's Dancers and Bands.
1100 - Marchers Form Up at rear of Clock Block.
1120 - Bands presented with roses.
1140 - Civic Party arrives.
1145 - Parade March On led by Bands.
1150 - Minden Address.
1155 - Officers receive roses.
1200 - Presentation of roses to the parade.
1215 - Address given by Association President.
1230 - Parade March Out of Barracks.
1250 - Parade ends. Marquee open for refreshment.

There will be a table outside the Regimental Museum where past Regimental Chronicles and other Regimental memorabilia will be on sale during the morning.

Borderers are reminded that there is the Evening Function on the Saturday night. This is a fantastic night out and it is absolutely vital that you give this great event your full support. Alex Smith and his team do a tremendous amount of work throughout the year to make this function so very enjoyable. This is YOUR function, for YOU and your wives/partners and you need to be there. If you haven't already got your ticket then you must contact Alex Smith, here on the KOSB pages, as soon as possible.

I would also be grateful if those of you who are there on Friday could come round to The Barracks to help me lay out the Saluting Dias, tables and chairs, both on the Square and in the marquee. I would further like some help at the end of the afternoon to clear it all away. Please!

There is a requirement for Traffic Marshalls during the parade marching through town. I already have two volunteers and would be grateful for another four people, who are not marching, to help out.

I look forward to seeing you all at Berwick.

"Once A Borderer, Always A Borderer!"