1. Like most regimental museums the Museum does not have a complete list of
all the officers and men who have served in the Border Regiment.
In WWI alone some 35,000 served.
2. The Museum does not hold copies of individual Soldiers' Service records,
apart from a small number of documents donated to our archives by
individual or their descendants.
3. Officer's records - the Museum does not hold copies of Officers' records, but can
trace all officers through the Army Lists for the period. Officers' names
are often mentioned in other documents in the archives.
4. The Museum has a growing database of 20,000+ names of soldiers including
the Roll of Honour of all those who were killed in the Border Regiment during
WWI. This roll gives the full name, regimental number, battalion, place of
birth and enlistment (in most cases) and date of death, plus Commonwealth War
Graves Commission print-out details of where soldiers are buried, or if they
have no known grave, on which Memorial they are commemorated. There are
Battalion War Diaries, some Battalion embarkation, draft and casualty lists
(wounded and sick) and general paperwork, all of which include names with
regimental numbers and other details. There are trench maps, a good
Regimental History covering the service of all battalions during the War; and
a copy (CD-ROM) of HMSO's Soldiers and Officers' Died in Great War for the
5. Gallantry awards - VC, DSO, DCM, MC, MM, MiDs (Mentions-in-Despatches), foreign and other awards - details including some citations (not MM or MiD) and date of publication in the London Gazette
6. Photographs - The Museum holds several hundred WW I period photographs, very few of which are named.
LNER Wartime Evacuation Documents (N.EVAC 2 and N.EVAC 3) are provided by Brian Pears
describing arrangements for evacuating children from Newcastle and Gateshead to rural parts of Northumberland, Co Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland and Westmorland.
The second document includes lists of schools with details of their places and times of departure and their destinations.