Just in case the obvious has not already been performed, have you
contacted the regimental museum in Berwick and asked the question?
On 16-Feb-17 11:03 AM, Margaret Frood wrote:
As Adrian has pointed out, the name changed in 1782. According to
these are the Titles for the 25th Foot, with the dates he gives:
Incidentally, according to Arthur Swinson (1971), the KOSB has the historic
nicknames of Kosbees, The Botherers and The Kokky-Olly Birds. You might
like to embellish your research with that titbit.
1689–1751 The Edinburgh Regiment of Foot, also Leven’s Foot
1751–82 The 25th (Edinburgh) Regiment of Foot
1782–1805 The 25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot
1805–81 The 25th (King’s Own Borderers) Regiment of Foot
1881–7 The King’s Own Borderers
from 1887 The King’s Own Scottish Borderers
I also consulted Murphy for confirmation of the more recent changes of name.
In March 2006, together with The Royal Scots (Royal) it became The Royal
Scots Borderers and as such is now the First Battalion of The Royal
Regiment of Scotland.
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