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    L/Cpl. W. Parker "E"Coy, (Detachment) 9th, (HD) BN The Black Watch Rannoch Perthshire

    Hello
    Looking for help regarding a letter my Grandmother wrote to Lewis Collins Capt O.C. "E" Coy 9th BN. The Black Watch. Looking for L/Cpl. W. Parker "E"Coy, (Detachment) 9th, (HD) BN The Black Watch Rannoch Perthshire. Any info on this person around 1940 or this battalion would be greatly appreciated.

    Laura

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    Hi Laura and welcome to the Forums.

    The 9th Battalion was not around for long during WW2.

    They were formed in 1939 as a Home Service Battalion. It was formed from volunteers between the ages of 45 and 55 who had previous service in the forces.

    In 1940 a Young Soldiers Company (YSC) was incorporated into the 9th Bn. The YSC consisted of volunteers who were under call-up age.

    The Battalions duties after Dunkirk were the protection of airfields and also of vital points like the Tay Road Bridge.

    The 9th Bn was amalgamated with the 8th Bn in August 1941.

    Those in the combined Battalion were later sent as reinforcements to other units, including the 6th Battalion, in North Africa.

    There is not a lot of information about re these Battalions.

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