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Just a few of the 30,000 men in 1903

08/07/1903

Message reads “This is a very small part of the camps 30,000…

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20,000 men here

31/07/1903

“A very small bit of the camps 20,000 men here”

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Queens Edinburgh Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots

01/08/1903

“I was in Hawick last night on Pass and had a very good time. They run brakes back to camp up till eleven pm.”

Postcard…

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Border Rifles at Stobs

02/07/1904

Posted on 02/07/1904.
Postcard published by The Mezzotint Co. Brighton.
Thanks to Ian Lowes.

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Cyclists at Stobs

19/07/1904

Cyclists preparing for the road,…

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General view of Stobs camp

19/07/1904

Postcard published by W & A.K. Johnston Edinburgh. Postally used 19/07/1904. Ian lowes collection.

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Getting ready to march to camp

25/07/1904

A well turned-out 9th Volunteer Battalion (Highlanders) Royal Scots.
From Ian Lowes collection

 

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Marching towards camp

25/07/1904

Shows Royal Scots marching past the blacksmiths before passing under the railway viaduct at the entrance to the camp.
Ian…

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Border Rifles marching over Cogsmill Burn bridge

27/07/1904

The Border Rifles on route march from Stobs heading south on the B6399 crossing the bridge over the Cogsmill…

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17th Lancers Camp

17/04/1905

17th LANCERS CAMP

Postcard published by W….

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Cavalry Camp

22/04/1905

Postcard published by W.& A.K. Johnston Edinburgh. Postally…

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HALT!! Who goes there?

23/05/1905

HALT WHO GOES THERE

“Well I’m here until…

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A little R & R

01/07/1905

Posted home 01/07/1905

Ian Lowes collection

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Relieving Guard

05/07/1905

STOBS CAMP – Relieving Guard

Postcard published by…

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Camp area of 2nd & 4th Volunteer Scottish Rifles

24/07/1905

Just one of the many photographs from Ian Lowes collection

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5th Volunteer Battalion of Royal Scots

24/07/1905

5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

Postcard…

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All neatly lined up

25/07/1905

5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

Postcard…

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Queens Edinburgh

25/07/1905

QUEENS EDINBURGH

Postcard published by The…

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All lined up

29/07/1905

Showing just some of the many tents required to accommodate the troops

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Not quite ready

30/07/1905

Yeomanry not quite ready for the photographer
From Ian Lowes collection

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Church parade

30/07/1905

CHURCH PARADE

Posted 30/07/1905

Ian Lowes collection.

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“The Cooks” at camp

02/08/1905

THE COOKS AT CAMP

“Am enjoying camp A1 although…

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Fine time at Stobs

03/08/1905

STOBS CAMP 1905

“I am having a fine time at Stobs….

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Border Rifles

20/08/1905
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Postcard published by The Mezzotint Co. Brighton. Posted 20/08/1905. Ian Lowes collection.

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The Lanarks

11/09/1905

LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY

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Come to the cookhouse door

01/07/1906

Postcard published by Reliable Series. Postally used…

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Preparing for the night

20/07/1906

Lots of straw needed to make all these mattresses. Hope they slept well.
From Ian Lowes collection

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That’s a lot of tents

24/07/1906

Ian Lowes collection

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The Camp 1906

29/07/1906

Postcard published by W. Henderson Hawick….

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Volunteer Camp

15/08/1906

GENERAL VIEW OF STOBS CAMP

Postcard unknown…

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Warm work

24/12/1907

Warm work for these Engineers digging fortifications
From Ian Lowes collection

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A group from Royal Scots

02/07/1909

ROYAL SCOTS

Cricket, cards (spades) or rifle range…

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Border Rifles marching back into camp

25/07/1909

BORDER RIFLES

Shows troops marching under railway…

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Inspected by the Doctor

22/07/1910

22 July 1910

“We were out about 10 miles with all…

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Usual bad weather

15/06/1912

STOBS CAMP 1912

“This is the view of our camp,…

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Group at Soldiers’ Home

27/07/1912

Group at Soldiers’ Home. Postcard dated…

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The Camp 1912

30/07/1912

Postcard unknown publisher, Postally used 30/07/1912. Ian Lowes…

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Several chaps fainted

03/07/1914

STOBS CAMP

“This is where we are camping this…

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Writing home

06/07/1914

“Had a spiffing week, enjoying myself up to the mark. Plenty girls in Hawick, but of course I have nothing to do with…

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Bathing Pond

24/07/1914

BATHING POND STOBS CAMP

“Yesterday we got 1 1/2…

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Dark days ahead

30/07/1914
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“Detained here tonight. Expect you will see the reason in tomorrow’s papers – outlook at the moment very serious”.

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Prophetic words?

31/07/1914
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“I am only sorry that our time is up as the life here is simply great”.

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Serious training for war

01/09/1915
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“KOSB Officers tents are those indicated by line . The main quarters are on opposite side of road “.

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KOSB Bayonet training

01/09/1915

Message reads “The bayonet fighting is a most important part of…

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KOSBs

05/09/1915

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The Prisoners of Hut 56

18/03/1917

Postcard published by Couper, Glasgow. Annotation on back…

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Stobs POWs

08/08/1917

Postcard published by Couper, Glasgow. Annotation on back…

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POWs of Hut 15 Camp A

03/09/1917

Postcard , Couper , Glasgow . Sent by Willi Grund 5793 Hut 15,…

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Telegram from Germany

26/01/1918

Translation - Committee for the distribution of gifts of love to prisoners of war
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Stobs Castle 1918

25/05/1918

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taken outside Stobs Hospital

24/07/1919

German POW – dated 24/07/1919

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Stobs Camp driving licence

21/08/1939

James Alexander McLeod’s driving licence,…

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Stobs camp 1940

05/07/1940

dated 5th July 1940

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