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Just a few of the 30,000 men in 1903

08/07/1903

30000 men; soldiers; Stobs Camp; 1903; First World War Message reads “This is a very small part of the camps 30,000…

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Camp at Stobs [Gordon Highlanders]

08/07/1903

CAMP AT STOBS

This is a very small portion of the front Camp about 30,000 in.

Posted 08/07/1903. 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

20000 man; 1903; First World War; Stobs Camp; Soldiers“A very small bit of the camps 20,000 men here”

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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.”

Postcard…

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Sergeants 17th Lancers

01/01/1904

17th Lancers; Sergeants; First World War; WW1; 1904; Couper;

SERGEANTS 17TH LANCERS, STOBS CAMP, 1904

J & R Couper. 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

Cyclists; Bicycle; 1904; First World War; Soldiers Cyclists preparing for the road,…

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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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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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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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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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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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17th Lancers Camp

17/04/1905
Stobs camp; First World War; Lancers Camp; 17th Battalion; 1905

17th LANCERS CAMP

Postcard published by W….

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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

Church of Scotland; Stobs Camp; Recreation; Prisoners; 1905; First World WarPosted 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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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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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 Battalion; Volunteer Battalion; Royal Scots; First World War; 1905; Stobs Camp

5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

Postcard…

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All neatly lined up

25/07/1905
Volunteer Battalion; Royal Scots; 5th Battalion; First World War; 1905; Stobs Camp

5th VOLUNTEER BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS

Postcard…

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Queens Edinburgh

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

QUEENS EDINBURGH

Postcard published by The…

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All lined up

29/07/1905

Stobs Camp; 1905; First World WarShowing just some of the many tents required to accommodate the troops

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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
Cooks; Stobs Camp; First World War; 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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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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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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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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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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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; 1909; Soldiers; First World War; Stobs Camp

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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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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Inspected by the Doctor

22/07/1910
Stobs Camp; 1910; Bell Tents; First World War; Doctor

22 July 1910

“We were out about 10 miles with all…

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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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Usual bad weather

15/06/1912
bell tents; 1912; First World War; Stobs Camp; timeline

STOBS CAMP 1912

“This is the view of our camp,…

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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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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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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
Announcement Image

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

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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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Serious training for war

01/09/1915
Announcement Image

“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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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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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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Stobs POWs

08/08/1917

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

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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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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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Stobs Castle 1918

25/05/1918

Stobs Castle; First World War; 1918

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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 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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