Category: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Categories: British Army | British Army, Second Boer War

This category contains profiles of those who served in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were an infantry regiment of the British Army, the only regiment of rifles amongst the Scottish regiments of infantry. It was formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation of two other regiments; the 26th Cameronian Regiment and the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry.

After the amalgamation, the 1st Battalion preferred to be known as "The Cameronians" while the 2nd preferred to be known as "The Scottish Rifles" and relations between the two battalions were cordial at best.

The regiment saw service during the Second Boer War in South Africa.

The Regiment raised 27 battalions during the First World War and saw continuous service in France from 1914 through 1918. They fought in every other theatre of war during this Great War that will end all wars. The 1st Battalion generally recruited from the Lanarkshire area while the 2nd Battalion recruited from Dumfries and Galloway. 7,106 men from the Regiment lost their lives during this War. The Roll of Honour is publicly available.

The 1st Battalion saw action in Burma during the Second World War, while the 2nd Battalion was in Europe. The Territorial Force 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th Battalions also served in Europe (the 5th, 6th and 7th with the 52nd (Lowland) Division, the 9th with the 15th (Scottish) Division).

One company was disbanded in 1992, the other was rebadged as the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1997.

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Person Profiles (17)


27 Nov 1890 Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, England - 02 Jul 1958


1894 Uddington, Glasgow, Scotland - 01 Aug 1917 photo
1898 Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 12 Jun 1918


13 Feb 1894 Lanarkshire, Scotland - 31 Oct 1954 photo
21 May 1917 Clydesmuir, Braidwood, Lanarkshire Scotland - 02 Oct 1996 photo
12 Oct 1883 Reading, Berkshire, England - 25 Oct 1956
abt 1852 Antrim, Ireland - 1927 photo


Glasgow City, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom - 01 Dec 1915


1920 New Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom - 25 May 1944 photo


05 May 1891 Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 23 Oct 1916


19 Sep 1878 Lanarkshire, Scotland - 28 Dec 1915 photo


abt 1898 Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland - 24 Mar 1918 photo
06 May 1918 Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom - 15 Mar 1945


25 Jun 1873 Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada - 24 Jan 1900


30 Oct 1876 London, England, United Kingdom - 28 Oct 1918


1893 - 23 May 1917 photo


29 Mar 1892 West Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom - 14 Jan 1957

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