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In the News: Rumour of the purchase!

30/09/1902

Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Rumour of the purchase of Stobs Estate by the War office

30 September 1902

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In the News: War Office purchases Stobs Castle!

14/10/1902

Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – War Office purchases Stobs Castle

14 October 1902

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In the News: Paid £50,000!

21/10/1902

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – £50,000 paid for Stobs Estate

21 October 1902

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In the News: Soldiers 10,000 to 15,000 at Stobs each year!

28/10/1902

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers to encamp at Stobs each year

28 October 1902

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In the News: Land being purchased!

11/11/1902

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Lands being purchased from the Duke of Buccleuch

11 November 1902

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In the News: General visits Stobs!

11/11/1902

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – General commanding Forces in Scotland visits Stobs

11 November 1902

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In the News: Training ground for Volunteers!

16/12/1902

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Training ground for Volunteers

16 December 1902

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In the News: Visit by Lord Roberts!

30/12/1902

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Visit by Lord Roberts

30 December 1902

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In the News: Railway enhancements at Hawick!

10/02/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Railway enhancements at Hawick

10 February 1903

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In the News: Stobs referred to as Aldershot!

24/03/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Stobs referred to as the Aldershot of Scotland

24 March 1903

Confirmation…

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In the News: Temporary railway station at Acreknowe!

31/03/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Temporary railway station at Acreknowe

31 March 1903

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In the News: Additional lands!

19/05/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Additional lands purchased at Stobs

19 May 1903

The War Office agrees to…

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In the News: Army Service Corps!

26/05/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Army Service Corps start work on Stobs

26 May 1903

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In the News: Field-Marshall Earl Roberts visits Stobs!

02/06/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Field-Marshall Earl Roberts visits Stobs

2 June 1903

Field-Marshall Earl…

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In the News: 17th Lancers for Stobs!

09/06/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 17th Lancers for Stobs

9 June 1903

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In the News: Brigade-Major arrives at Stobs!

23/06/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 35th Brigade Brigade-Major arrives at Stobs

23 June 1903

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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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In the News: Additional lands identified for purchase!

14/07/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Additional lands identified for purchase

14 July 1903

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In the News: Earlston Volunteers!

14/07/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Volunteer contingent from Earlston at Stobs

14 July 1903

A volunteer…

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In the News: Medals presented at Stobs!

21/07/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Medals presented to volunteers at Stobs

21 July 1903

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A Camp Kitchen at Stobs

22/07/1903

Valentine Series. Posted 22/07/1903. Ian Lowes Collection.

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On the Road to Stobs Camp

23/07/1903

Stobs Camp; Horse; Cart; Road; 1903

ON THE ROAD TO STOBS CAMP

Our camp is at the top of the hill this is the foot of it you see the weather is splendid…

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20,000 men here

31/07/1903

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

Posted 31/07/1903. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Queens Edinburgh Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots

01/08/1903

Queens Edinburgh; Royal Scots; 1903; First World War; Bell Tents; Soldiers; Volunteer Battalion

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

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In the News: Special trains Stobs!

04/08/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Special trains transport Volunteers to Stobs

4 August 1903

Reports that…

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In the News: Major Andrew Haddon

04/08/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Riding accident at Stobs

4 August 1903

Major Andrew Haddon involved in an…

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In the News: Army blankets!

01/09/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Army surplus offered for general sale

1 September 1903

Army blankets…

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In the News: Conduct of Soldiers!

15/09/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Conduct of soldiers at Stobs

15 September 1903

Hawick Magistrates…

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In the News: Soldiers’ Home for Hawick!

06/10/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Soldiers’ Home for Hawick

6 October 1903

Hawick has turned eminently…

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In the News: Public Morality in Hawick!

06/10/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Public Morality in Hawick due to proximity of the camp

6 October 1903

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In the News: Berwickshire Battalion!

15/12/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Berwickshire Battalion to camp at Stobs next year

15 December…

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In the News: Additional lands purchased!

29/12/1903

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Additional lands purchased for Stobs Camp

29 December 1903

The lands are…

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Sergeants 17th Lancers

01/01/1904

SERGEANTS 17TH LANCERS, STOBS CAMP, 1904

J & R Couper. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: Berwickshire Battalion Camp!

26/01/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Berwickshire Battalion to camp at Stobs in July

26 January 1904

The…

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In the News: 32nd Brigade Camp!

26/01/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 32nd Brigade to camp at Stobs from 17 to 31 July

26 January…

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In the News: Sabbath observance at Stobs!

09/02/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Sabbath observance at Stobs

9 February 1904

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In the News: UFC offers to conduct religious services!

19/04/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – United Free Church offers to conduct religious services at Stobs

19 April…

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In the News: Border Rifles Camp!

26/04/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Border Rifles to camp at Stobs rom 17th to 31st July

26 April…

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In the News: No large-scale barrack accommodation!

26/04/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – No large-scale barrack accommodation to be built at Stobs

26 April 1904

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In the News: KOSB to attend course at Stobs!

03/05/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – KOSB to attend course at Stobs

3 May 1904

6th June two companies of the…

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In the News: Plans for the summer troops!

10/05/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Plans for the summer arrival of troops

10 May 1904

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In the News: 17th Lancers on route to Stobs!

14/06/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 17th Lancers on route to Stobs

14 June 1904

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In the News: Musketry field-firing at Stobs!

28/06/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Musketry field-firing at Stobs

28 June 1904

A party of 29 NCOs and men of…

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Gordon Highlanders Camp

29/06/1904

Valentine’s Series. Posted 29/06/1904. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Border Rifles

01/07/1904

BORDER RIFLES, STOBS CAMP, 1904

There is to be a big field day tomorrow.

The Mezzotint Co., Brighton. Posted…

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Border Rifles at Stobs

02/07/1904

Border Rifles; Stobs Camp; 1904; Soldiers; Bell TentsPosted 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

“Excuse my scribble as I have only a few minutes till another parade to the battlefield to fight another fight”

 

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General view of Stobs camp

19/07/1904

First World War; 1904; Bell Tents

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

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Camp Scene at Stobs

20/07/1904

CAMP SCENE AT STOBS

How would you like to be here “Skipper”?

Valentine Series. Posted 20/07/1904. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Avenue at Stobs

20/07/1904

Reliable Series. Posted 20/07/1904. Ian Lowes Collection.

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A group of Territorials

22/07/1904

Posted 22/07/1904. Ian Lowes Collection

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Getting ready to march to camp

25/07/1904

Stobs Camp; First World War; 1904; Marching; Highlanders; Royal Scots; 9th Volunteer Battalion

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

 

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Marching towards camp

25/07/1904

Royal Scots Highlanders; 1904; Marching; Stobs Camp; 9th Voluntary Battalion; blacksmiths

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

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King’s Own Scottish Borderers

26/07/1904

KOSB; King's Own Scottish Borderers; First World War; eating; WW1

2ND V.B.K.O.S.B.

They are very hungry like aren’t they. This is a view of the Berwickshires. Just going to get away…

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In the News: Duke of Connaught visit!

26/07/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Duke of Connaught Visit

26 July 1904

The Duke of Connaught on Friday…

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In the News: Potential restructuring under the new Army Scheme!

26/07/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Potential restructuring under the new Army Scheme

26 July 1904

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In the News: 4th Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots at Stobs

26/07/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 4th Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots at Stobs

26 July 1904

Colonel Stuart…

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In the News: Visit of Colonel Godfray at Stobs!

26/07/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Visit of Colonel Godfray at Stobs

26 July 1904

Colonel Godfray, C.B….

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Border Rifles marching over Cogsmill Burn bridge

27/07/1904

Stobs Camp; Marching; First World War; 1904; Border Rifles

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

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In the News: Desertion from Stobs camp!

09/08/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Desertion from Stobs Camp

9 August 1904

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In the News: Colonel Godfray presents long service awards!

09/08/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Colonel Godfray presents long service awards

9 August 1904

Colonel…

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In the News: Cyclists from Stobs involved in sham fight!

09/08/1904

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Volunteer Cyclists from Stobs involved in a sham fight

9 August…

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Part of Camp at Stobs, looking towards Hawick

06/09/1904

W. & A. K. Johnston Ltd. Posted 06/09/1904. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Coded Messages

17/10/1904

Can you break the code?

Raphael Tuck & Sons. Posted 17/10/1904. Ian Lowes Collection.

Substitute each letter for one…

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On the road to Stobs Camp

20/11/1904

Valentines Series. Posted 29/11/1904. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Galloway Rifles at Acreknowe Siding

01/01/1905

Galloway Rifles; Stobs Camp; Railways; First World War; WW1

GALLOWAY RIFLES, STOBS CAMP, 1905

Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: Arrangements for summer camp!

31/01/1905

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Arrangements for Summer camp

31 January 1905

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In the News: KOSB to camp at Stobs in July

14/02/1905

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – King’s Own Scottish Borderers to camp at Stobs in July

14 February…

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In the News: Border Rifles to camp at Stobs in July!

14/02/1905

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Border Rifles to camp at Stobs camp in July

14 February 1905

The Border…

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17th Lancers Camp

17/04/1905

17th LANCERS CAMP

W. Henderson Hawick. Posted…

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Cavalry Camp

22/04/1905

Cavalry; Horses; Camp; Stobs Camp; 1905; First World War; Edinburgh Postcard published by W.& A.K. Johnston Edinburgh. Postally…

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HALT!! Who goes there?

23/05/1905
Cartoon; Soldiers; First World War; Postcard; 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
Relieving Guard; Stobs Camp; First World War; 1905; Bell Tents

STOBS CAMP – Relieving Guard

Postcard published by…

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In the News: Berwickshire Volunteer Battalion at Stobs!

18/07/1905

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Berwickshire Volunteer Battalion at Stobs

18 July 1905

The Berwickshire…

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In the News: Berwickshire Battalion exercises at Stobs!

18/07/1905

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Berwickshire Battalion exercises at Stobs

18 July 1905

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Scottish Rifles, Stobs Camp, 1905

21/07/1905

Scottish Rifles; Stobs Camp; First World War; WW1; soldiers; 1905

4TH V.B.R.S., STOBS CAMP

The Mezzotint Co., Brighton. Posted 21/07/1905. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Fourth Voluntary Battalion Royal Scots

23/07/1905

The Mezzotint Co. Brighton. Posted 23/07/1905. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Camp area of 2nd & 4th Volunteer Scottish Rifles

24/07/1905

Scottish Rifles; 2nd Battalion; 4th Battalion; 1905; First World WarJust 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

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All neatly lined up

25/07/1905

5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

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Queens Edinburgh

25/07/1905
Stobs Camp; 1905; Soldiers; Queen's Edinburgh; Marching

QUEENS EDINBURGH

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In the News: Appeal to release employees for camp at Stobs!

25/07/1905

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser- Appeal to employers to release employees for camp at Stobs

25 July 1905

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Eighth Voluntary Battalion Royal Scots

28/07/1905

“One more. Sports on here tonight, home short one o’ck. Tom”

Posted 28/07/1905. Ian Lowes Collection.

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All lined up

29/07/1905

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

Posted 29/07/1905. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Not quite ready

30/07/1905

Yeomanry; Soldiers; First World War; 1905; Bell TentsYeomanry not quite ready for the photographer
From Ian Lowes collection

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Church parade

30/07/1905
Church Parade; 1905; First World War; Soldiers; Bell Tents;

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; Bell Tents; First World War

STOBS CAMP 1905

“I am having a fine time at Stobs….

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Border Rifles

20/08/1905
Announcement Image

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; 1905; Bell Tents; First World War; Soldiers; Stobs Camp

LANARKSHIRE YEOMANRY

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In Camp. “A Spell of Rest”

24/09/1905

Soldiers; Stobs Camp; First World War; WW1; 1905

IN CAMP. “A Spell of Rest.”

D/J isn’t this nice view of the Camps. I suppose you won’t need a reminder of the spell you…

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Stobs Camp “Stand at Ease!” Royal Scots

01/01/1906

Royal Scots; 1906; First World War; WW1; Stobs Camp;

STOBS CAMP. “Stand at Ease!” 4th V.B.R.S.

W. & A. K. Johnston Ltd., Edinburgh. Posted 1906. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: Troops arrive for summer camp!

03/04/1906

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Troops arrive for Summer camp

3 July 1906

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In the News: Movement of volunteers during the Sabbath!

10/04/1906

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Movement of Volunteers during the Sabbath

10 April 1906

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Come to the cookhouse door

01/07/1906

Cookhouse; 1906; First World War; Soldiers; Stobs Camp Postcard published by Reliable Series. Postally used…

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A good joke

03/07/1906

A GOOD JOKE

It is a very nice spot for a camp fab.

The Art Publishing Co., Glasgow. Posted 03/07/1906. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: Low turnout at Stobs!

10/07/1906

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Low turnout at Stobs

10 July 1906

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Stobs Camp. Waiting for the Photographer. Border Rifles.

16/07/1906

Border Rifles; First World War; WW1; 1906; Photographer

STOBS CAMP. WAITING FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER. BORDER RIFLES.

Very Bad Weather – Home Sick.

W. & A.K. Johnston, Ltd.,…

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Preparing for the night

20/07/1906

Straw Mattress; Stobs Camp; Glasgow Highlanders; 1906Lots of straw needed to make all these mattresses. Hope they slept well.
From Ian Lowes collection

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On Parade. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Stobs Camp.

20/07/1906

Royal Scots Fussiliers; Voluntary Brigade; First World War; WW1; 1906; Parade

STOBS CAMP. ON PARADE. 1st V.B.R.S.F.

We are having a rough time of it at Stobs with wind.

W.& A.K. Johnston, Ltd.,…

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That’s a lot of tents

24/07/1906

Stobs Camp; 1906; Bell Tents; First World WarIan Lowes collection

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Military Camp at Stobs

25/07/1906

Ordnance Depot; Tent; Marquis; Stobs Camp; WW1; First World War; 1906

MILITARY CAMP AT STOBS [Ordnance Depot]

Posted 25/07/1906. Ian Lowes Collection.

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The Camp 1906

29/07/1906

Stobs Camp; Hawick; 1906; Bell Tents; First World War Postcard published by W. Henderson Hawick….

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In the News: Comparison of Stobs Camp with West Barns, Dunbar

31/07/1906

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Comparison of Stobs Camp with West Barns, Dunbar

31 July 1906

Comparison…

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Approach to Stobs Camp near Hawick

06/08/1906

“Enjoying myself alright”

W. A. K. Johnston Ltd. Posted 06/08/1906. Ian Lowes Collection.

 

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Volunteer Camp

15/08/1906
Ackreknowe Burn; 1906; Stobs Camp; Volunteer; First World War; Soldiers

GENERAL VIEW OF STOBS CAMP

Postcard unknown…

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In the News: Stobs officer marries in Hawick!

25/09/1906

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Stobs officer marries in Hawick

25 September 1906

Local Hawick marriage…

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In the News: Two riding accidents at Stobs!

02/07/1907

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Two riding accidents at Stobs

2 July 1907

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Camp Post Office at Stobs

22/07/1907

CAMP POST OFFICE AT STOBS

Stobs. Monday. Arrived there once more and am enjoying it up to the mark. Splendid weather…

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Dinner Time at Stobs

22/07/1907

DINNER TIME

Settling on alright!

Reliable Series. Posted 22/07/1907. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Yeomanry Dinner Time

25/07/1907

Rifles; Kit; Yeomanry; Tent; Soldiers;

Men eating outside their tent most likely Yeomanry.

Posted 25/07/1907. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Warm work

24/12/1907

engineers; Stobs Camp; 1907; Soldiers; First World WarWarm work for these Engineers digging fortifications
From Ian Lowes collection

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In the News: Local sporting event!

28/01/1908

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Local Sporting Event

28 January 1908

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In the News: New Camp Commandant!

05/05/1908

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – New Camp Commandant

5 May 1908

Lieutenant-Colonel G De W Verner, 2nd

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In the News: 2nd KOSB arrive at Stobs!

19/05/1908

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Second King’s Own Scottish Borderers arrive at Stobs

19 May 1908

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In the News: Death of Private Alcoran at Stobs!

02/06/1908

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Death of Private Alcoran at Stobs

2 June 1908

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In the News: Two privates from 2nd KOSB charged!

21/07/1908

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Two privates from Second King’s Own Scottish Borderers charged with breaking…

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In the News: 2nd KOSB depart for camp at Stobs!

07/05/1909

The Berwick Advertiser – For Stobs

7 May 1909

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In the News: 2nd KOSB depart for camp at Stobs!

07/05/1909

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Berwick Advertiser – Second King’s Own Scottish Borderers depart for camp at Stobs

7 May 1909

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In the News: Troop numbers using Stobs for training!

18/05/1909

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Troop numbers using Stobs for training

18 May 1909

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Stobs Camp, Hawick

29/06/1909

First World War; Tents; Bell Tents; WW1; Stobs Camp; 1909

STOBS CAMP, HAWICK

“Give my love to all at home.”

W Henderson, Publisher, Hawick. Posted 29/06/1909. Ian Lowes Collection.

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A group from Royal Scots

02/07/1909

ROYAL SCOTS

Cricket, cards (spades) or rifle…

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In the News: Royal Scots leave Stobs for Berwick!

13/07/1909

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Royal Scots leave Stobs for Berwick

13 July 1909

Two companies of the…

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In the News: Borders recruiting march!

13/07/1909

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Borders recruiting march

13 July 1909

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In the News: Royal Scots march from Stobs!

16/07/1909

The Berwick Advertiser – The Royal Scots on the March

16 July 1909

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In the News: Royal Scots march from Stobs!

16/07/1909

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Berwick Advertiser – Royal Scots march from Stobs

16 July 1909

On Saturday afternoon a contingent of 100 Royal Scots…

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Border Rifles marching back into camp

25/07/1909

BORDER RIFLES

Shows troops marching under railway…

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In the News: Royal Scots march from Stobs to Mordington!

03/08/1909

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Royal Scots march from Stobs to Mordington

3 August 1909

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In the News: 4th Battalion KOSB camp at Stobs!

06/05/1910

The Berwick Advertiser – 4th KOSB camp at Stobs

6 June 1910

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In the News: KOSB and 5th Royal Scots at Stobs!

10/05/1910

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – King’s Own Scottish Borderers and 5th Royal Scots to hold 1910 camp at…

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In the News: Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders march!

03/06/1910

The Berwick Advertiser – Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders route marches from Stobs

3 June 1910

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Washing Up at Stobs

03/07/1910

Dishes; First World War; WW1; Washing Dishes; Soldiers; Stobs Camp

WASHING UP

Have done the delightful job on other side.

Reliable Series. Posted 03/07/1910. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: Coldstream Territorials embark for Stobs!

15/07/1910

The Berwick Advertiser – Coldstream Territorials embark for Stobs

15 July 1910

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Inspected by the Doctor!

22/07/1910

“We were out about 10 miles marching with all our equipment on today we are feeling our feet very much. We had them all…

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In the News: Greenlaw Territorials embark for Stobs!

22/07/1910

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The Berwick Advertiser – Greenlaw Territorials embark for Stobs

22 July 1910

A local detachment from Greenlaw…

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Y.M.C.A. Stobs Camp

26/07/1910

Y.M.C.A.; YMCA; First World War; WW1; 1910

Y.M.C.A. STOBS CAMP

Here we are again.

Reliable Series. Posted 26/07/1910. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: 2nd Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders move!

29/07/1910

The Berwick Advertiser – 2nd Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders move from Stobs

29 July 1910

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In the News: Life with the 4th KOSB!

29/07/1910

The Berwick Advertiser – Life with the 4th KOSB at Stobs Camp

29 July 1910

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In the News: 4th KOSB Church Parade!

02/08/1910

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Fourth King’s Own Scottish Borderers Church Parade

2 August 1910

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In the News: 4th KOSB on manoeuvres!

05/08/1910

The Berwick Advertiser – 4th KOSB on manoeuvres

5 August 1910

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In the News: Coldstream Territorials return from camp!

09/08/1910

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Coldstream Territorials return from Camp

9 August 1910

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In the News: Dissatisfaction in the ranks of the 4th KOSB

16/08/1910

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Dissatisfaction in the ranks of the fourth King’s Own Scottish Borderers

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Usual bad weather

15/06/1912
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STOBS CAMP 1912

“This is the view of our camp,…

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Y.M.C.A.

24/07/1912

“Having a lovely time in this building.”

Reliable Series. Posted 24/07/1912. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: 2nd Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders leave Stobs!

26/07/1912

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 2nd Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders leave Stobs

26 July 1912

Second…

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Group at Soldiers’ Home

27/07/1912

Soldier's Home; 1912; Soldiers; First World War Group at Soldiers’ Home. Postcard dated…

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The Camp 1912

30/07/1912

Stobs Camp; Bell Tents; 1912; First World War; Postcard Postcard unknown publisher, Postally used 30/07/1912. Ian Lowes…

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In the News: War Office to dispose of Stobs Camp!

08/07/1913

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – War Office to dispose of Stobs Camp

8 July 1913

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Corrugated Iron Huts

04/08/1913

“Glad to say the weather has taken a turn for the better. This is where we are staying so it looks all right.”

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In the News: Cockburnspath territorials to camp at Stobs!

19/05/1914

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Cockburnspath Territorials to camp at Stobs

19 May 1914

The territorial…

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Several chaps fainted

03/07/1914
Stobs Camp; Major General Robertson; 1914; First World War

STOBS CAMP

“This is where we are camping this…

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Writing home

06/07/1914

postcard; stobs camp; 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; 1914; First World War

BATHING POND STOBS CAMP

“Yesterday we got 1 1/2…

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Returning to the Camp

25/07/1914

“Two years ago we were camped at the foot of the hill on the left. This time we are on the top of the hill behind the YMCA…

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Dark days ahead

30/07/1914
Announcement Image

“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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In the News: German Prisoners for Stobs Camp!

02/11/1914


The Scotsman – German Prisoners for Stobs Camp

2 November 1914

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Church Service, Stobs, 1915

01/01/1915

CHURCH SERVICE, STOBS, 1915

Can you see me here I’m on the choir note the x that’s me. Its not very good for it was…

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In the News: Echo of the Blücher!

11/03/1915


Daily Record – Echo of the Blücher: survivors removed to Stobs Camp

11 March 1915

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In the News: How Strikers were dished!

08/04/1915

The Southern Reporter – How Strikers were Dished!

8 April 1915

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In the News: PoW model sold!

13/04/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Prisoners of War model sold

13 April 1915

A small model of a ship made…

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In the News: Alien Internment!

15/05/1915

Edinburgh Evening News – Alien Internment: Batch of Germans for Stobs

15 May 1915

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In the News: Regulations for the Camp!

18/05/1915


The Scotsman – Prisoners of War at Stobs regulations for the Camp

18 May 1915
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In the News: Prisoners of War at Stobs

27/05/1915

The Southern Reporter – Prisoners of War at Stobs

27 May 1915

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In the News: Cheerful German Prisoners!

29/06/1915

Edinburgh Evening News – Cheerful German Prisoners: Life in Stobs Camp

‘Britain never, never shall rule the…

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In the News: Commission at Stobs camp!

06/07/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Comission at Stobs Camp

6 July 1915

James Craig from Earlston receives a…

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Sport-Fest, Sonntag, den 11 Juli, 1915

11/07/1915

Stobs Camp, Sports Festival, 11 July 1915 part of Theaterleben im Kriegsgefangenenlager Stobs | M. Rabenschlag from…

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Sport-Fest, Sonntag, den 8 Aug., 1915

08/08/1915

Stobs Camp, Sports Festival, 8 Aug 1915 part of Theaterleben im Kriegsgefangenenlager Stobs | M. Rabenschlag from…

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In the News: Camp Personnel!

17/08/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Camp Personnel

17 August 1915

Son of a local person, Mr Robert Martin,…

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In the News: Men of 9th Battalion die in attack

24/08/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Men of Ninth Battalion die in German submarine attack

24 August 1915

A…

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In the News: Athletic events at Stobs!

24/08/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Athletic Events at Stobs

24 August 1915

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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

Bayonet; Training; King's Own Scottish Borderers; KOSB; Soldiers; 1915; First World War Message reads “The bayonet fighting is a most important part of…

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KOSBs

05/09/1915

King's Own Scottish Borderers; KOSB; 1915; Soldiers;

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Poem Stobsiade

05/09/1915

On you go then, little „Stobsiade”

As the first issue into the field

We hope that you will find mercy

In our…

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Stobsiade Civilian, Issue No. 1

05/09/1915

The first edition of the Stobsiade was published on 5 September 1915 and ran well after the civilian prisoners left. The first…

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In the News: Soldier drowned in Border Loch

16/09/1915

The Southern Reporter – Soldier Drowned in Border Loch

16 September 1915

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In the News: Suicide of Karl Klein

19/09/1915

The Southern Reporter – Suicide of a German Prisoner of War at Stobs

23 September 1915

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Stobsiade Civilian, Issue No. 2

19/09/1915

The second addition begins with an address to the prisoners form the Editors again, this time it talks of how people in Stobs…

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In the News: Lieutenant Stanford Jamison!

24/09/1915

The Berwick Advertiser – Stobs Officer seriously injured in motor cycle incident

24 September 1915

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In the News: Inspection of the Guard at Stobs!

14/10/1915

The Southern Reporter – Inspection of the Guard at Stobs

14 October 1915

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In the News: British kindness to Germans!

16/10/1915


Manchester Evening News – British Kindness to Germans: Tributes from Foes at Stobs Camp

16 October 1915

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In the News: 9th (Reserve) Battalion at Stobs!

19/10/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – 9th (Reserve) Battalion at Stobs

19 October 1915

Ninth (Reserve)…

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In the News: Escape of three German Sailors!

28/10/1915

The Scotsman – Escape of three German Sailors

28 October 1915

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In the News: Two of Germans who Escaped Arrested

28/10/1915

Evening Telegraph – Two of Germans who escaped from Stobs Camp arrested

28 October 1915

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In the News: Escape of Three German Sailors

28/10/1915


The Scotsman – Stobs War Camp: Escape of Three German Sailors

28 October 1915
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In the News: Former Stobs Prisoners to be liberated

28/10/1915

The Southern Reporter – Former Stobs Prisoners to be liberated

28 October 1915
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In the News: Interpreters for Stobs Prisoners’ Camp

30/10/1915

The Scotsman – Interpreters for Stobs Prisoners’ Camp

30 October 1915

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In the News: Court Martial of Gustav Beblein & Alfred Joksch

11/11/1915

The Scotsman – Court Martial at Stobs: Trial of two German Prisoners

11 November 1915

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In the News: Military appointments to prosecute German PoWs

16/11/1915

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Military appointments to prosecute German Prisoners of War

16 November…

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In the News: Opinion Letter Y.M.C.A.

23/12/1915

The Scotsman – Prisoners Camp at Stobs

23 December 1915

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In the News: Court Martial of Carl Michalski!

20/01/1916


Manchester Evening News – Court Martial of Carl Michalski

20 January 1916

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In the News: Stobs Sergeant’s son reported missing overseas!

15/02/1916

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Stobs Sergeant’s son reported missing overseas

15 February 1916

Son of…

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Transport Wagons at Stobs

31/03/1916

Transport; Wagons; Soldiers; WW1; First World War; Stobs Camp; Soldiers

TRANSPORT WAGONS AT STOBS CAMP

M. Wane & Co., Edinburgh. Posted 31/03/1916. Ian Lowes Collection.

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In the News: KOSB leave for camp at Stobs!

16/05/1916

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – King’s Own Scottish Borderers leave for camp at Stobs

16 May 1916

3/4th

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In the News: Exemption for local man supplying Stobs Camp!

20/06/1916

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Exemption for local man supplying Stobs Camp

20 June 1916

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In the News: Local brothers from Chirnside!

15/08/1916

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Local brothers from Chirnside

15 August 1916

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In the News: Ministers son objects!

08/09/1916

Aberdeen Evening Express –Ministers Son Objects: Willing to take up Ambulance Work

8 September 1916

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In the News: Three escaped PoWs from Stobs!

31/10/1916

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Three escaped prisoners of war from Stobs

31 October 1916

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In the News: Escaped Stobs Prisoners Captured!

02/11/1916


The Southern Reporter – Escaped Stobs Prisoners Captured

2 November 1916
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In the News: Ex Stobs soldier survives Ivernia sinking!

20/02/1917

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Ex Stobs soldier survives Ivernia sinking

20 February 1917

Private…

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The Prisoners of Hut 56

18/03/1917

Hut 56; Stobs Camp; Soldiers; First World War; Glasgow Postcard published by Couper, Glasgow. Annotation on back…

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In the News: Son of serving Stobs soldier exempted!

20/03/1917

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Son of serving Stobs soldier exempted from army service

20 March 1917

Son…

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In the News: Prisoners captured!

14/06/1917

The Southern Reporter – Two German prisoners

14 June 1917

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Stobs POWs

08/08/1917

Stobs Camp; Military; 1917; Glasgow; Prisoners; German Postcard published by Couper, Glasgow. Annotation on back…

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In the News: German PoWs escape!

31/08/1917

The Berwick Advertiser – Six German PoWs escape from Stobs

31 August 1917

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POWs of Hut 15 Camp A

03/09/1917

Willi Grund; Hut 15; 5793; Anna Grund; Prisoners; Stobs Camp; 1917 Postcard , Couper , Glasgow . Sent by Willi Grund 5793 Hut 15,…

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In the News: German PoWs recaptured!

07/09/1917

The Berwick Advertiser – Six German PoWs recaptured

7 September 1917

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In the News: German Prisoners escaped but captured!

02/11/1917

The Berwick Advertiser – Five German prisoners escaped but captured within a week

2 November 1917

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Telegram from Germany

26/01/1918

Telegram; 1918; German; First World War

Translation - Committee for the distribution of gifts of love to prisoners of war
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In the News: German PoW escapes from Stobs!

07/05/1918

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – German Prisoner of War escapes from Stobs

7 May 1918

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Stobs Castle 1918

25/05/1918

Stobs Castle; First World War; 1918

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In the News: Ex Stobs guard seriously wounded in action!

12/11/1918

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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Ex Stobs guards seriously wounded in action

12 November 1918

Private…

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Taken outside Stobs Hospital

24/07/1919

Stobs Hospital; German Prisoner; 1919; Stobs Camp; Uniform

German POW – dated 24/07/1919

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View of Stobs with the Swimming Pool

08/05/1924

Stobs Camp; Swimming Pool; 1924

VIEW OF STOBS

Real Photograph. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Stobs Military Camp

18/08/1939

Posted 18/08/1939. Ian Lowes Collection.

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Stobs Camp driving licence

21/08/1939

Driving Licence; 1939; Second World War; James Alexander McLeod; 3327 James Alexander McLeod’s driving licence,…

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Stobs camp 1940

05/07/1940

Stobs Camp; Military; 1940; Huts; Hawick

dated 5th July 1940

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Stobs Military Camp Hawick

05/07/1940

“The Camp where I am at not much of a Place but all Hills for miles.”

Posted 05/07/1940. Ian Lowes Collection.

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