The 1/7th Battalion of the Royal Scots (Territorial Force) was mobilised in Leith, near Edinburgh, on the outbreak of war in August 1914. The battalion sailed to Gallipoli in June 1915, transferring to Egypt in January 1916 where it served, and subsequently in Palestine, until April 1918. In that month it moved to France to help meet the German Spring offensives and served in France for the rest of the war. The battalion was reduced to cadre strength in March 1919 and returned home in May. This is a rare reproduction of an unpublished typescript Battalion History.
1/7th BATTALION THE ROYAL SCOTS 4th August 1914 to 11 November 1918
Raised in Leith, near Edinburgh on the outbreak of war in August 1914 this unit served at Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine and finally on the western front from April 1918 until the end of the war. This history is laced with references to individual members and to minor incidents.