7th Battalion The Black Watch

The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.


Prior to 28 March 2006, the Black Watch was an infantry regiment – The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) from 1881 to 1931 and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) from 1931 to 2006. Part of the Scottish Division, it was the senior regiment of Highlanders.

 The 7th Battalion landed in North Africa as part of the 154th Brigade in the 51st (Highland) Division and fought at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. It also took part in the Normandy landings in June 1944, the Battle for Caen later that month and the Battle of the Falaise Pocket in August 1944. It later saw action at the Battle of the Bulge in January 1945.

Name: Worthington, Edward

Rank: Private

Age: 24

No. 3654966

Unit: ? Company

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs G. Worthington, of Latchford, Warrington, Lancashire

Groesbeek Panel: 5

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the Raamsdonksveer area.