Stobs Camp

Stobs Camp

No 1 Platoon, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders pose at Stobs Camp, Hawick, in February 1914. Courtesy of Scran.
A group of soldiers pose in front of a corrugated iron building at Stobs Camp, Hawick, Roxburghshire, in February 1914...

This group of soldiers posing in front of a corrugated iron building at Stobs Camp, Hawick, Roxburghshire, in February 1914 were from the No. 1 Platoon, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

In the front row, from left to right, there are Reginald Lobban; Drummer Pears, who was killed in 1914 at Aisne, and Lance Corporal McGee.

In the middle row, Lance Corporal Kent; Bill McCorley; Sergeant Pollock; Sturgeon; and a Corporal, probably McFarlane.

In the back row we only have some names, the third from the left is Donaghue; the fourth is White; the third from the right is Johnstone; on his right is 'Cakes' Forsyth, a piper; and on the right end, Swithenbank, carrying the dog, whose single chevron suggests that he, too, is a Lance Corporal.