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good afternoon

 

23880  john b henderson  border regiment

can any one tell me which batallion john was in around 11th aug 1918

many  thanks

trevor

 

 

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Originally with the 7th Bn till May 16

the 7th Bn and 8th Bn merged in June 16 to form the 7/8 Bn

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so that would be 7/8th kings own scottish borderers

15th scottish division ????

 

23880 john b henderson had a sliver war badge number 433424

can anyone confirm this is the correct man?????

as the medal card says border not k.o.s.b ????

also if he was discharged on 11th august 1918 would that be when he was wounded ??

thanks

trevor

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Quick check of MIC's show 23877, 23878 and 23879 all KOSB, but due to Ancestry's horrendously incompetent listings, all of those 3 men are listed as "King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry" even though their MiC's are clearly listed as "K.O. SCO. BORD", RaySearching seems to be suggesting "Border" on your mans MiC is incorrect and that ties with nearby numbers. The answer is on the Medal Rolls.

 

Wee rethink here, 23877, 23878 and 23879 all have the same medal roll reference number, your mans is totally different suggesting he wasn't KOSB.

 

Sam

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I must be missing something here.

 

Why are we bringing in other Regiments and other numbers?

 

23880 John Burnett Henderson was Border Regiment (7th Bn then 8th Bn)

 

Regards

 

Russ

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2 hours ago, RaySearching said:

Originally with the 7th Bn till May 16

the 7th Bn and 8th Bn merged in June 16 to form the 7/8 Bn

 

 My reply The above post refers to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers

The Op asked which Bn 23880 John B Henderson  was in on the 11th Aug 18

which will have been the 7/8

or am I also missing something

 

Ray

 

 

Edit just checked the long long Trail I mistakenly thought that the border regiment was short for the kings own Scottish Borderes

apologies

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18 minutes ago, RussT said:

I must be missing something here.

 

Why are we bringing in other Regiments and other numbers?

 

23880 John Burnett Henderson was Border Regiment (7th Bn then 8th Bn)

 

Regards

 

Russ

 

Because the info quoted by RaySearching is for the 7th Bn KOSB not 7th Bn Border Regt, as he'd posted that, it suggested he'd looked at the Medal Roll and found out he was KOSB. That's why I added the last paragraph to my post.

 

Sam

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41 minutes ago, RussT said:

I must be missing something here.

 

Why are we bringing in other Regiments and other numbers?

 

23880 John Burnett Henderson was Border Regiment (7th Bn then 8th Bn)

 

Regards

 

Russ

 

 

Russ's post has the correct information

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8th (Service) Battalion
Formed at Carlisle in September 1914 as part of K3 and came under orders of 75th Brigade in 25th Division. Moved to Codford and into billets in Boscombe in November 1914. Moved to Romsey in May 1915 and on to Aldershot following month.
Landed at Boulogne 27 September 1915.
22 June 1918 : transferred to Composite Brigade in 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
7 July 1918 : disbanded in France.?????

 

he was discharged 11th august 1918 

which does not add up 

 

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I think the Border Regiment Rolls only show active service Battalions in which the men served.

 

So prior to being discharged he might have been on the books of a reserve Bn of the Border Regiment, not included on the Roll

 

Regards

 

Russ

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He was discharged because of sickness (kidney calculus, as per stated on his pension ledger card) not due to wounds.

 

Regards

 

Russ

 

 

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