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)

British India Service

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

He joined the !st Battalion K.O.S.B. in January 1910, page 59, and subsequently went to India in 1911 with the 1st Battalion page 75 where he became involved with the Durbar, page 82.


  1. derekb. Charles ATKINSON, 25th Foot 1854-64, Indian service? Victorian Wars Forum 6 October 2012, quoting page 81 of The King's Own Scottish Borderers by Trevor Royle. Retrieved 21 April 2019.