Private James Arthur Marlor 22218 2nd Bn. KOSB

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  1. porkpie

    porkpie New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to establish some details about James Marlor who was killed in action at The Somme in the battle of Delville Wood on 30th Jul 1916. He was 33 years old and I'm not sure when he enrolled to the KOSB. His medal card shows no overseas service pre 1916 so he may well have signed on just before conscription. I believe married men weren't conscripted until May 1916 which is to close to his Somme duty. Can anyone tell me when service number 22218 was issued in the King's Own Scottish Borderers ?

    Many thanks for any help given

    Roger Jones
  2. Kbak

    Kbak Member

    Hi Roger

    The 2nd bn was part of the 13th brigade 5 divison, his service number was defiantly after the 25 June 1914 as on that day the service number started as 10800 so we are possible looking at Nov 1915 and i have found on ancestry, that they have his service record and his pension records, I cant access them as I need to renew but there is a 14 day trial.

    hope this helps you


    here is also a link that would interest you on the KOSB
  3. porkpie

    porkpie New Member

    Hi Keith,
    Thanks for info. I have access to Ancestry and unbelievably for such an uncommon name, the records are for another soldier. (service numbers are different to the one I am looking for).
    Fortunately, I was advised to look at the Silver War Badge listing on Ancestry and having typed in KOSB, there are a series of soldiers with service numbers around 22200. The dB gives their enlistment and discharge dates. 22218 was issued during the first 2 weeks of 1915 so your estimate is spot on.
    Thanks for your help

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