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25th Reg
« on: Friday 04 April 08 14:33 BST (UK) »
Please can anyone help?

On the 1881 census ref RG11/3454 folio 74 page 32

William Potts born 1826  Derbyshire, Pensioner 25th Reg

Who was the 25th Reg and how do I find out about them. Thank you
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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 April 08 14:55 BST (UK) »
The 25th Regiment of Foot (King's Own Borderers) became The York Regiment (King's Own Borderers) in the Cardwell Reforms of 1st May 1881. In the July of the same year they were retitled as The King's Own Borderers. In 1887 they were retitled yet again and became The King's Own Scottish Borderers.

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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #2 on: Friday 04 April 08 15:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information Old Rowley  ;D
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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #3 on: Friday 04 April 08 15:07 BST (UK) »
no worries CU always happy to help, I have found the following which gives a brief history of the regiment
http://www.kosb.co.uk/history.htm

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Claxton- East London & Essex
Cuthbert- Mile End East London
Edwards - East London & Essex
Goll- Norfolk
Harris-Mile End East London
Hurr - Suffolk
Law- Bethnal Green East London
Moll- East London
Robinson- Bethnal Green East London
Tait- Argyll & Glasgow
Thompson Shoreditch East london
Watson- Glasgow
Wood- Bethnal Green East London

Local history interest; Noak Hill & Harold Hill Essex

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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 April 08 06:45 BST (UK) »
Hi CU

My GGF served in the 25th Regiment in the 1870s. They officially became a Scottish regiment in 1881, when one Scottish regiment became Irish and the 25th was given to Scotland, even then the headquarters was in Carlisle .

In my GGFs day most of the men were English or Irish, as they spent a lot of time in Ireland. My GGF enlisted in Gosport and married in Ireland. I will be checking the Muster and Pay Lists for the 25th in a few weeks and will look up William Potts for you.

Ken


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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 April 08 10:56 BST (UK) »
Many Thanks Ken for that kind offer. I will keep my fingers crossed that you come
across William.  ;D
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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 April 08 11:19 BST (UK) »
If you know roughly when he left the army, you can obtain his soldiers papers.

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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 06 April 08 10:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you Pharmakon, but I only have him on the 1881 census, when he put down he was
a Pensioner.
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Re: 25th Reg
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 06 April 08 13:53 BST (UK) »
Thank you Pharmakon, but I only have him on the 1881 census, when he put down he was
a Pensioner.

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