Index of personnel of the 9th Battalion, The Royal Scots 1900-1923

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Version 5, October 2018, 1477 pages total

This list of personnel has been compiled whilst researching A History of the 9th (Highlanders) Royal Scots, The Dandy Ninth (released 30 November 2019) and forms an index of various sources. Users are in all cases directed to the source information.

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A list of some abbreviations found in this index. These are in addition to the Sources listed for the second column of the index

Abbreviation Term
2/Lt, 2nd Lt. Second Lieutenant (rank)
A&SH Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (corps)
A/ Acting (rank)
Adj Adjutant (officer function)
apt Appointed
att, attd Attached
b. Born
Bde Brigade (unit)
Bn Battalion (unit)
CB Confined to Barracks
Col Colonel (rank)
comm Commissioned (becomes an officer)
Coy Company (unit)
Cpl, Corp Corporal (rank)
Cpt, Capt Captain (rank)
CS Colour Sergeant (rank)
CSM Company Sergeant Major (rank)
d. Died or Daughter of
Div Division (unit)
DOW Died of Wounds, or Duration of War
DSO Distinguished Service Order (medal)
e. Enlisted or Educated
EED Edinburgh Evening Dispatch
EEN Edinburgh Evening News
F&F France & Flanders
GH Gordon Highlanders (corps)
GSW Gun Shot Wound
GWF Great War Forum
HLI Highland Light Infantry (corps)
IWM Imperial War Museum
KIA Killed in Action
KOSB King’s Own Scottish Borderers (corps)
L/ Lance (rank) i.e. Lance-Corporal or -Sergeant
Lt Lieutenant (rank)
m. Married
IBD Infantry Base Depot (often Etaples)
Maj Major (rank)
MC Military Cross (medal)
MG Machine Gun
MIC Medal Index Card
MM Military Medal, also Médaille Militaire (medal)
OTC Officer Training Corps (corps)
Pte Private (rank)
QRVB Queens Rifle Volunteer Brigade (corps)
r. Resident
RAF Royal Air Force (corps)
RE Royal Engineers (corps)
RFC Royal Flying Corps (corps)
RH Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch)(corps)
RoH Roll of Honour
RS, R. Scots Royal Scots (corps)
RSF Royal Scots Fusiliers (corps)
RSM Regimental Sergeant Major (rank)
s. Son of
Sec. Lt. Second Lieutenant (rank)
Sgt, Sergt, Srgt Sergeant / Serjeant (rank)
SR Scottish Rifles (the Cameronians)(corps)
T/ Temporary (rank)
TF Territorial Force (formed from VB in 1908)
TNA The National Archives
VB Volunteer Battalion (becoming TF in 1908)
WO War Office (including record references), or Warrant Officer

In addition there are various forms of rank in the Quartermaster function such as QM, QMS, CQM, RQM, RQMS.

See also and RFC

I hope it will be of some use to those researching family members. Please be aware that there is considerable room for error in a list such as this, and sincere apologies are expressed for any errors that may be found.

Similarly, this index points at a lot of other people’s hard work, and their publications should always be viewed to see the information in its original form. If you wish something deleted, or would like an attribution changed, please contact me.

Corrections, clarifications and additions are all welcome to