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Those known to have served with

Border Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Abram Robert. 2nd Lt. 3rd Btn. (d.26th Oct 1917)
  • Acton Abraham. Pte. 2nd Btn. B Coy. (d.16th May 1916)
  • Alcock Alexander Francis. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Oct 1914)
  • Archer William Henry. Pte. 7th Btn (d.8th Apr 1916)
  • Bailey L.. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Barnes Herbert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1914)
  • Barron Louis. Lt. 10th Btn. (d.19th July 1916)
  • Beck Jocelyn. Pte.
  • Bell Reginald Atkinson. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.14th July 1916)
  • Bentley Joseph Henry. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Bewley John. Pte. (d.19th May 1917)
  • Blacklock Thomas Edward. Sgt. 9th Battalion
  • Bowley Thomas Henry. CSM. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Oct 1914)
  • Bradwell Fred. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.20th Jun 1916)
  • Brogden Herbert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th June 1915)
  • Brown George John. Sgt. 8th Btn. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Butterworth Enoch. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.13th Jul 1917)
  • Callaghan Peter. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.16th May 1915)
  • Callow Joseph. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.19th Dec 1915)
  • Charlton Thomas William. A/Cpl 6th Batallion (d.26th September 1916)
  • Clay Reuben. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Oct 1917)
  • Coan Francis. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Coles Arthur Robert. Pte. 12th/13th Btn. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Constantine William. Capt. 7th (West. and Cumb. Yeomanry) Btn. (d.18th Sep 1918)
  • Cookson James. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.25th Aug 1918)
  • Coppinger Sydney. Pte. 11th Btn (d.18th Mar 1917)
  • Davidson George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th June 1917)
  • Dornan William. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Dunning William Edwin. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.18th Dec 1914)
  • Dutton Horace Frederick. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.31st Jan 1917)
  • Earl Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.14th Jul 1916)
  • Edwards Robert Richard. Pte. 23rd Btn. (d.8th October 1918)
  • Ellwood John Townson. Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.27th May 1918)
  • Elson Arthur. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.27th Jan 1917)
  • Errington Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Oct 1916)
  • Evans John Francis. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.17th Aug 1916)
  • Excelby Albert Hugill. Pte 5th Btn.
  • Fox William Henry. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.25th Nov 1917)
  • Gaffing Daniel. Sgt. 7th Battalion (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Gaffney Francis. Rflmn. 5th Battalion
  • Gaines Ernest. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.5th Jul 1916)
  • Gamage Frederick William. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Gibson William. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Gillett John Robert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Gleeson Patrick Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th May 1915)
  • Greenan James. Sergeant 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Griffiths Robert Handel Mendelsohn. Pte. 3rd Btn. (d.29th Aug 1914)
  • Hammond Vincent Edward. Pte. 11th (d.18th Nov 1916)
  • Hancock J.. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.20th Sep 1918)
  • Hardy Thomas. 2nd Btn.
  • Harris R. A. M.. Capt. 11th Btn.
  • Haslam William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Heap Robert Robinson. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Henry Charles William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.22nd Feb1916)
  • Hetherington George. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th Nov 1916)
  • Heywood Stephen. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Hold Edmund. Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.15th Jul 1916)
  • Holdsworth Tom Brown. Pte 1st Btn (d.19th May 1917)
  • Howe Herbert. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.28th June 1915)
  • Howe William. Pte. 11th Battalion (d.2nd Dec 1917)
  • Irving David. Pte.
  • Isles Joseph McPheat. Sgt. 11th Btn. (d.10th Nov 1916)
  • Jackson James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Johnson Frederick. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.1st Aug 1918)
  • Jones Christopher Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Oct 1914)
  • Jordan Edward James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.8th Nov 1918)
  • Jordan Edward James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.8th Nov 1918)
  • Lake John Charles. Pte. 1st Bn. (d.20th March 1917)
  • Lamb George William. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.13th Sep 1915)
  • Langton John Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn (d.1st July 1916)
  • Lawns George. Pte. 9th Battalion
  • Leach John Norman. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.31st May 1918)
  • Leach John Norman. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.31st May 1918)
  • Lippman Simon. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Lomas William. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Long John Edward. L/Sgt 11th Battalion (d.18th Nov 1916)
  • Marriott Harry. Pte. 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section (d.25th September 1915)
  • McClair H.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st Aug 1918)
  • McDonald John. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.23rd April 1917)
  • McMullen John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Mcpherson John William. Pte. 7th Battalion
  • Moritz Oscar Frank. 2nd Lt. 99th Btn (d.27th July 1916)
  • Morris James William. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.2nd Oct 1916)
  • Mosdell Arthur. Sgt. 2nd Battalion
  • Nash William David. Pte C Company (d.1st July 1916)
  • Neen Thomas. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.27th July 1916)
  • Nylands Michael. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.6th Nov 1918)
  • O'Brian James. 3rd Btn. (d.2nd Sep 1914)
  • Perriss Charles Henry. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Preston William Carter. 2nd Lt. 8th Battalion (d.10th Apr 1918)
  • Preston William Carter. 2nd Lt. 8th Btn. (d.10th Apr 1918)
  • Rae Allan. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.5th July 1916)
  • Rhodes John Kenneth. 2nd Lt. 10th Battalion (d.16th Jul 1916)
  • Richards D. H.. Pte
  • Ridley Abraham. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Robinson Thomas. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Rook Morton. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Routledge John. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Scrivens John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.18 Mar 1916)
  • Scrivin Albert. Pte. 2/4th Btn.
  • Sewell Gilbert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.2nd Apr 1918)
  • Sidebotham Samuel Wilfred. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Sim John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Skinner Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.14th Aug 1915)
  • Smith Ellis. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.15th Apr 1917)
  • Stacey Archie. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.13th May 1915)
  • Stacey Archie. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.13th May 1915)
  • Taylor Harold Ruth. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.1th July 1917)
  • Trewick Thomas. Pte. 7th Battalion, A Company. (d.4th May 1918)
  • Turner Cuthbert. 2nd Lt. 7th Battalion (d.23rd April 1917)
  • Tweddle John. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.28th April 1916)
  • Walker John. Pte. 33rd Coy. (d.10th Jun 1917)
  • Walker John. Pte. 33rd Coy. (d.20th June 1917)
  • Welsh Nicholas. Pte. 2nd Battalion, B Company (d.16th May 1915)
  • Whitby John Arthur. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.11th Apr 1918)
  • Whittaker Frederick. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.1st Jul 1915)
  • Wilkinson Leonard Norman. L/Sgt 2nd Battalion (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Wilson Edward. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.9th August 1915)
  • Wood Andrew Philip. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Wood Edward. Pte. 3rd Btn. (d.19th Feb 1917)
  • Yeowart William Nixon. Sgt. 5th Btn.

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Pte. John Norman Leach 11th Btn. Border Regiment (d.31st May 1918)

John Leach died of wounds on the 31st of May 1918, aged 19 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in France. He was the son of Fred and Julia Leach, of 81, Alexandra Rd., Morecambe, Lancs.

s flynn


Sgt. Joseph McPheat Isles 11th Btn. Border Regiment (d.10th Nov 1916)

Joseph Isles was killed in action on 10th November 1916, aged 25. he is buried in the Lonsdale Cemetery in France.

s flynn


Pte. Jocelyn Beck Border Regiment

Our GG Uncle Jocelyn Beck was from Kendal (then Westmorland) and served in the Border Regiment. He was severely injured and was sent to the Norfolk War Hospital. Researching our family history we have just come across this newspaper article. Unfortunately there is no date on the article.

Jean Foy


Pte. Abraham Acton VC 2nd Btn. B Coy. Border Regiment (d.16th May 1916)

Abraham Acton was killed in action on the 16th of May 1915, aged 21 and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France. He wasthe son of Robert and Elizabeth Eleanor Acton, of 4 Regent Square, Senhouse St., Whitehaven, Cumberland.

s flynn


Pte. John Norman Leach 11th Btn. Border Regiment (d.31st May 1918)

John Leach died of wounds on the 31st of May 1918, aged 19 and buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in France. He was the son of Fred and Julia Leach, of 81, Alexandra Rd., Morecambe, Lancs.

s flynn


Pte. Ernest Gaines 8th Btn. Border Regiment (d.5th Jul 1916)

Ernest Gaines was a regular soldier. Living at Rigg Street, Caldew Gate, Carlise, Cumbria. He served in the 8th Border Regiment. He was born in York. A romany traveller man. He was sent to Romney Marsh Camp for training purposes in March to May 1916. He embarked to Boulonge. He was at Thiepval, the Somme on the 5th of July. He and his company took the German front lines and held them for 90 minutes. Till lack of reinforcement and ammmo forced a retreat. Sadly Ernest was killed/lost. He left a wife Annie and boy Alexander. He has no grave. But is on the Thiepval Memorial.

Robert Mtchell


Pte. Christopher Edward Jones 2nd Btn. Border Regiment (d.26th Oct 1914)

My Grandad's brother Christopher Edward Jones also served in the Great War but sadly was killed 26th October 1914. He was with the 2nd Btn Border Regiment. His wife Rosina and son are in the picture also grandmother (wife of Alfred) and his 2 children. Christopher Edward Jones is remembered at the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

Barbara Smith


Pte Albert Hugill Excelby 5th Btn. Border Regiment

Albert Hugill Exelby, was one of four sons of George Exelby and Elizabeth Hurworth who served in the Great War: William (b 26/3/1894), George junior (31/3/1895), Joseph (20/4/1896) and Albert (22/5/1897). They also had two daughters, Mary (b 16/4/1899) and Jane (b 26/3/1901

Albert joined the Territorials on 1st April, 1914 giving his age as 17 years, though he was only 16. His medical examination records him as 5 foot 10 and a half with a 36" chest, good physical development and good vision. He spent two years in the 4th Yorkshire (Reserve) Battalion, before being transferred to the 3rd Border Regiment on 4th July, 1916, and was sent to France on 12th July. Two days later he was transferred to the 5th Battalion. On 19th September 1916, Albert received a gunshot wound to his left arm and was sent back to England, Albert was for a time a patient in the VAD hospital in Stokesley Manor House. He returned to his unit in France in December and was wounded on three further occasions, April 1917, October 1917 and May, 1918. He was officially demobed in February 1919, aged 21 and received an enhancement of 20% to his pension due to disability caused by a gunshot wound to the left thigh giving him a pension of 8 shillings and threepence per week.

Albert married Eliza Hindmarsh, nee Green in August 1922. Eliza had two daughters from a previous marriage and she and Albert had two more: Beatrice in 1923 and Margaret in 1929. Albert Exelby died in Middlesbrough in 1950.



Pte. George Hetherington 2nd Btn. Border Regiment (d.30th Nov 1916)

Goerge Hetherington was killed in action in France in 1916.

Yonas Roper


Pte. Robert Richard Edwards 23rd Btn. Royal Fusiliers (d.8th October 1918)

Robert Richard was previously in The Border Regiment (203704). He was a self-employed salesman and was born in Liverpool in 1888. He was married (1909) to Sarah Alice Dalton.

His mother (Ellen Fahey) and father (John William Edwards) died in 1910 and 1906 respectively. Robert Richard had to look after orphaned siblings.

Anthony McCarthy


Pte. Reginald Atkinson Bell 2nd Battalion Border Regiment (d.14th July 1916)

Reginald Bell was the youngest son of William Bell a watchmaker and jeweler of Lancaster, Lancashire. He worked as a watch maker in his father's shop prior to joining the Border Regiment at Carlisle on 20 July 1915. He was married to Clara and they had a daughter also called Clara. They lived in Main Street in the village of Wray near Lancaster.

Reginald was 37 years old when he enlisted as a volunteer. He went Over the Top with the 2nd Battalion on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme which he survived.

He went Over the Top for the second time in the early hours of 14th July 1916 at the Battle for Bazentin Ridge and was killed in action. His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial.

P. Holdsworth


Pte. Harry Marriott 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section Border Regiment (d.25th September 1915)

Died in heavy fighting during at Loos.

David Marriott


Pte. Andrew Philip Wood 1st Btn. Border Regiment (d.28th June 1915)

No photo's or stories. I found him while doing my family tree and I will remember him.



Pte. Herbert Barnes 2nd Btn. Border Regiment (d.23rd Oct 1914)

Herbert Barnes is remembered on the Menin Gate.

Michael Ringer


Pte. Thomas Robinson 7th Btn. Border Regiment (d.23rd April 1917)

I found out about Private Thomas Robinson, my uncle, by accident, while researching my grandfather who was awarded the DCM while serving with the Royal Irish Rifles. It turns out they lived in the same street. Thomas was killed during the battle at Arras. I am at present trying to find regimental photographs for them if anyone can help. Just a small snippet of information but I hope it is of some interest.

David Johnstone


Sgt. William Nixon Yeowart 5th Btn. Border Regiment (Cumberland)

According to British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, William Nixon Yeowart (born 28 May 1893) was an 'Apprentice Fitter' from Whitehaven, he joined 5th Battalion Cumberland Border Regiment in 1910 and was at Barrow Camp in the summers of 1910 and 1913 and at Dolphinhome Camp in the summer of 1911. He was appointed Lance Corporal in July 1912, promoted to Corporal in January 1913 and then to Machine Gun Sergeant in August 1914.

He served at home between 5 August and 24th of October 1914 before embarking from Southampton to France (Havre) on 25th of October 1914. In June 1915 he was hospitalised before returning home on 3rd of August 1915. He was discharged in consequence of the expiration of the terms of engagement (six years), in Barrow-in-Furness on 19th of April 1916.

His military character was described as 'exemplary' and the following was said about him: 'Honest, sober, entirely trustworthy, industrious, clear and intelligent. Was machine gun sergeant whilst serving with BEF France and did excellent work. He has tact, discretion and an excellent follower of command'.

William was my second cousin twice removed. He died in Canada in 1990.

Robin Moore


Pte. John Francis Evans 1st Battalion Border Regiment (d.17th Aug 1916)

John Evans was born in 1897, he enlisted and trained with C Coy. 3rd Bn., Border Regiment. Posted to France, he transferred to 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. He was then posted to Gallipoli on the 30th of June 1915, where he was wounded in the neck. He returned home on the 3rd of Sept 1915, to hospital. This wound caused his death in 1916 aged 19 having served 1 year and 257 days. John is interred in St Josephs Cemetery Moston, Manchester.

Steve Fitch


Pte. Morton Rook 5th Btn. Border Regiment

Morton Rook sailed for France on 25th October 1914. He served in France and Flanders - Ypres, Somme, Arras and Passchendaele. He was wounded in 1917 we believe in Arras or Passchendaele. His wounds were severe with shrapnel injuries to both legs. He was invalided out and sent to a convalescent house in Cumbria. Morton eventually recovered and moved to Canada in 1930, married and started a family. His personal records were destroyed in WW2 bombings over London.

He lied about his age (he took 10 years off) and enlisted in the war effort once again, this time to serve in WW2 with the Royal Canadian Engineers.

Morton rarely talked about WW1 and only did so when asked. However, he did say that at times they had to search garbage for food.

Brent Rook


L/Cpl. Frederick Whittaker 1st Btn. Border Regiment (d.1st Jul 1915)

Frederick Whitaker is buried in the East Mudros Military Cemetery, Island of Lemnos, Greece.

S. Flynn.


Pte. Archie Stacey 1st Btn. Border Regiment (d.13th May 1915)

Archie Stacey died on the 13th May 1915, aged 24 and is buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

s flynn

Want to know more about Border Regiment?

There are:41580 pages and articles tagged Border Regiment available in our Library
  These include information on officers, regimental histories, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Great War.

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Border Regiment in the Great War

H.C. Wylly

Border Regiment in the Great War

Col. H. C. Wylly

Tightly written regimental history of the Border Regiment in the Great War, which blends the story of its 13 battalions in six theatres of war into one continuous narrative. lllustrated by 14 photographic plates and seven maps.
Diary of 2/4th Battalion the Border Regiment, 1914-19

Reproduction of a book published before 1923


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