25th Regiment of Foot

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Also known as The Scottish Borderers


  • 1689 raised as Leven's Regiment by the Earl of Leven
  • 1746 known as Semphill's Regiment of Foot
  • 1751 became 25th Regiment of Foot
  • 1806 became King's Own Borderers
  • 1887 became King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • 2006 amalgamated with the Royal Scots to form the Royal Scots Borderers (1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland)

Service in India

In February 1855 the regiment received orders to return to Britain and men who wished to remain in India were given leave to transfer to the 43rd Foot (later 1st Oxfordshire Light Infantry).[1]

External Links

Historical books online

  • "The King’s Own Scottish Borderers" from The Lowland Scots Regiments : their origin, character and services previous to the great war of 1914 edited by Sir Herbert Maxwell 1918 Archive.org


  1. Victorian Wars Forum post quoting page 81 of The King's Own Scottish Borderers by Trevor Royle