From the Border Regiment Wiki
Welcome to the images portal. This section has been set up to categorise and archive the two main image areas of the site: The Border Regiment and World War I. With any luck this should make things easier when browsing through the site for images that may be of interest to you. Simple use the expandable links to the right or the thumbnails below.
Still in the early stages of development, our primary aim is to upload and make available as many images as possible relating to the Regiment. With this in mind, if you have any images in your own collections, this is where we ask for your help by considering donating a digit copy for our collection so that it could be made available here. Images of individual soldiers would help our Casualties of the Border Regiment project, however, we would be interested if you have any images of:
The Border Regiment
- Photos of individual soldiers (studio, family or training photos);
- Photos of groups of soldiers (studio, family or training photos);
- Places with ties to the Regiment (training grounds, battlefields etc.);
- Service medals, insignia, uniforms, buttons, pins, badges;
- Cemeteries and memorials (in the UK and Europe);
- Headstones and commemorations (in the UK and Europe);
- Newspaper articles;
World War I
- Anything (please ensure these are copyright free)
Please contact us if you have any comments, concerns or ways we can improve the images archive.
Thumbnail Category View
|Use the image thumbnails to browse through the various image categories. When we have a broader collection of images we will separate the categories further with a thumbnail for each sub-category.
Colonel Charles Henry Macintire Hitchins, CMG, (30th January 1860 - 11th November 1931) was a senior officer in The Border Regiment from 1914–1916. He was educated at Elizabeth College in Guernsey and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, gaining his first commission on the 31st January 1880 at the age of twenty. He went on to have a long military career spanning almost four decades, retiring in 1912 after 32 years of service before rejoining again in 1914 with the onset of war.
He was appointed the command of the 10th (Reserve) Battalion Border Regiment, which he retained for two years until the Battalion was absorbed into the Training Reserve Battalions of 4th Reserve Brigade. From 1916–1918 he commanded a Labour Corps in Salonika and was twice mentioned in the despatches and was also awarded the CMG.