This post will look at regimental numbering in the 6th (Perthshire) Battalion (TF), The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) between 1908 and 1914.
The following year, The Territorial Year Book for 1910 recorded that the strength was 23 officers and 752 men and at the annual camp in 1909, 349 officers and men had attended for eight days whilst 392 officers and men had attended for 15 days. Camp in 1910 was scheduled from the 16th July at Annsmuir.
By August 1914 the battalion was headquartered at Tay Street in Perth with recruits drawn from the following areas:
Here are some sample regimental numbers and joining dates for the the 6th Battalion (TF), The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
331 joined on the 9th April 1908
499 joined on the 23rd March 1909
1113 joined on the 16th February 1912
1369 joined on the 12th February 1913
1492 joined on the 5th February 1914
1827 joined on the 10th August 1914
Use the regimental numbers above to estimate when a man would have joined this battalion between 1908 and August 1914. For example if your man's number was 1000 he would have joined the battalion between February 1911 and February 1912.