First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Own Royal Regiment Museum
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Warren (Chairman) (from November 2002)
Colonel John de Cordova OBE (Chairman to November 2002)
Major Philip Oglethorpe TD
Major Tony Booth
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dew
Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Stopford
Mrs Sara-Jane Dennis (from November 2001)
Major Tony Farrell (ex officio - Regimental Secretary)
Andrew White MA PhD FMA FSA (ex officio - Head of Museums Service)
(Retired 31 March 2003)
Peter Donnelly BA AMA - Curator
various reasons the museum did not publish an annual reports for 2000-01
or 2001-02 so we now present a report covering three years which provides
an opportunity to look back as the City Museums Service is about to step
forward into a partnership with the Lancashire County Council Museums
Service. What follows is only a brief summary of the many events which
November 2002 Colonel John de Cordova stepped down as Chairman, but is
remaining as a Trustees. Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Warren, who
joined the Trustees in November 2001, succeeded him as Chairman. In
November 2002 we welcomed Mrs Sara-Jane Dennis as a Trustee.
2003 will see the departure from the museum service of Dr Andrew White,
Head of Museums, after almost twenty years in post. The new staff
structure is yet to resolved, but it is expected that Peter Donnelly will
continue as Curator of the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum.
year started repairs to the ceiling, which had caused the King’s Own
gallery to be closed to the public were completed.
Peter Donnelly attend a memorial service on behalf of the Regiment in
Portugal. Whilst there he also visited Peninsular War battle-sites in
Spain and gave a presentation to the British Ex-patriot community on the
a visit by the Curator to the 1st Battalion in Bosnia the museum hosted an
exhibition on their work as part of the Stabilisation Force. A second
visit to Bosnia, in September, included a battlefield tour to Italy. The
tour, attended by 40 people, comprised a visit to Monte Cassino and a
study of the attack of 1st Battalion King’s Own on the village of Montone
in July 1944. To compliment the tour a substantial information pack,
covering the campaign in Italy, was produced.
the battalion was in Bosnia the museum borrowed various items of
Regimental Silver for display thus providing a rare opportunity for
members of the public to see what is normally only seen by mess members.
Peter Donnelly gave a joint presentation with Major Andrew Dennis and
Major Danny Parsonage at the launch of the Lancaster Military Heritage
Group titled ‘Roman Legionnaire to NATO Peacekeeper’ to a packed audience
in the Town Hall.
exhibition of the year in the King’s Own Gallery was ‘Dressed to Kill’ a
history of British army uniform from 1680 to the present day. The
exhibition was produced by Sara-Jane Dennis and Theresa Boyle, Students at
and Mouth Disease affecting so much of the North of England military
training was heavily restricted and this gave the Lancastrian and Cumbrian
Volunteers an opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the historic
military sites of Lancaster, including the Castle, Regimental Chapel,
Westfield Village, and Bowerham Barracks. This event was extremley
successful and has since been repeated for other groups.
spring the 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Border Regiment deployed to
Cyprus for two years and the museum has been pleased to be able to
maintain contact. A survey of Regimental Silver in the Sergeants Mess was
undertaken and research into the individuals who presented, or are
referred to on, the items was carried out.
of his on-going work of recording the operations and training activities
of the Regiment, Peter visited Arnhem Company’s exercise in Jordan, and
the Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers, during their annual camp in the
far north west of Scotland.
Duke of York visited the museum in his capacity as Patron of the Army
Museums Ogilby Trust. He had the opportunity to meet staff, supporters
and users of the Regimental Museum.
January 2002 the Curator was invited to visit Chindit Company Group who
were detached from Cyprus to the Falkland Islands. The visit again
provided an excellent opportunity to record the operations of the
Regiment and was generously supported by Media Operations, Army.
Regimental highlight of the year was the presentation of New Colours to
the 1st Battalion in Cyprus, by the Colonel in Chief, HRH Princess
of his involvement with the Regimental Association the Curator arranged
for a party of approximately 40 to fly out and attend the celebrations.
He also provided exhibition material for the Fete Day and the reunion in
the Sergeants Mess.
with his camera he took over 1200 photographs of the event, and has since
provided a special commemorative album of photographs to HRH Princess
exhibitions have been created with time being prioritised for the
production of publications and research at other institutions such as the
Public Record Office. Research has included gallantry awards for the
Second World War and medals rolls for the First World War and the list of
titles published appears elsewhere in this report.
January 2003 the Curator was part of a small party which visited Ethiopia
in order to follow the route taken by the King’s Own in 1868 during their
expedition to that country to release hostages held by Emperor Theodore.
The visit was fascinating and involved walking for nearly 160 miles
through very mountainous terrain. Over £1600 has been raised in
computer system to digitise images and documents
envelopes for remaining photographic collection
cabinet for negatives and important items
Re-organisation of object storage - including re-boxing and labelling of
computerisation of accession lists- the majority of the collection has now
been covered - work is still underway with the vast photographic
Accessioning of previously un-registered items
Re-organisation of library
of all-collections, (including archives) catalogue on computer - continues
Museum is pleased to record the continued support of grant giving bodies:
from Resource/PRISM Acquisition £895
from NWMS 2001-02 and 2002-03 £2764
March to Magdala (including Gift Aid) £1765.92 to 19 Mar 03
received in response to enquiries etc:
Guide to the History and Traditions of the King’s Own Royal Border
Diary of Captain Cumberland, Medical Officer to the 9th Battalion King’s
Own in World War One.
Movements and Quarters - King’s Own 1680-1959 and King’s Own Royal Border
Regimental and Army Numbers - A guide relating to the King’s Own
History and Traditions of the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment
Young Soldiers by Sergeant Major H C Bacon, 1909
Medal Roll - 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
- 2nd/5th Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
at War The Story of the 11th (Service) Battalion, The King’s Own by
of the 11th Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Medal and General Service Medal Roll Fourth (The King’s Own) Regiment of
Roll 2nd Battalion 4th or King’s Own Regiment of Foot, 1857-1872
Deeds DCM and MM Gallantry Awards of the King’s Own 1938-1945
Roll of the 1st/5th Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
History of the 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King’s Own) June
Annie - The letters of Lieutenant Herbert Borrett, 1868.
produced is Volume Three of the King’s Own The Story of a Royal Regiment
by Colonel Julia M Cowper digitised and published on CD-Rom.
addition to this growing list of publications, the museum produces two
the Colour, 1st Battalion King’s Own, Hong Kong, 1955.
Mobilisation and Morecambe Volunteers Training 1914.
Museum also produces information sheets on various topics and new
additions in this period are:
Regimental Marches and Music
Stood on the Burning Deck.....
Barracks, The Depot of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
History of the Colours
Regimental Badges and Title
Own: Territorial Force 1908-1914
Battalion, King’s Own at Tobruk - 1941
George’s Day - 23rd April
of books and information sheets is continually expanding. Future
research and publication depends very much on the time and resources
available at any one time. The Public Record Office at Kew, is just one
of many other institutions who hold a wealth of information on the
Regiment - the surface of which has only been explored.
growth area in recent years has been the interest in family history, for
which military records provide an important source of information, and as
a result the impact upon regimental museums has been massive. Continued
expansion of the data held on computer - in catalogues, indexes and lists
- allows many enquiries to be answered quickly.
2000-2001 1052 Enquires
2001-2002 987 Enquiries
2002-2003 952 Enquiries
into the 1914 Star and 1914-15 Star Medal Rolls at the Public Record
Office has meant that we have a very clear list of the soldiers of the
Regiment who served overseas in the first two years of the First World War
and further work to research the British War Medal roll will provide, for
the first time ever, a list of every soldier of the King’s Own who fought
in the First World War. This valuable work is vital - but will take about
50 days at the Public Record Office.
Curator is presently investigating access to rolls of men who served with
the Regiment from 1920 onwards. Whilst excellent details exist covering
all officers (in both the official Army List and Regimental Lists) sadly
details relating to other ranks are proving very difficult to find.
Military Museums Conference
Ex-Patriots in Portugal
Military Heritage Group
Front Association, Lancaster Branch
Hospital (RAMC) Lancaster
Girls Grammar School
Talks on Jacobites
Battlefield Tour to Montone for 1 KORBR
Battlefield Tour to Monte Cassino for School of Infantry
Heritage Walks around Lancaster for LMHG and LCV
Curator has worked on various projects with:
Military Heritage Group
Museums Ogilby Trust
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Battalion King’s Own Royal Border Regiment
Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers
War Two Remembrance Project
Service - August 2000 to October 2000
to Kill March 2001 - onwards
Curator is a personal member of the following organisations:
Associate of the Museums Association
Science and Industry Collections Group
North Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries
KORBR Association, Lancaster Branch
Museum is a member of:
The Western Front Association
Military History Society
Orders and Medals Research Society
Army Historical Association
Machine Gun Corps Association
North West Museums Service (until Nov 2002)
North West Museums, Archives and Libraries Council (from Nov 2002)
Acquisitions 1st April 2000 - 31st March 2003
Framed Photograph - KO Group in India circa 1920-30 gift of Dr Andrew
Whitton, Halton, Lancaster.
Photographs, 2nd Battalion in Burma, 107th Regiment RAC (King’s Own),
Purchased from the Imperial War Museum (Not previously registered)
KO2319 Photographs, 107th
Regiment RAC (King’s Own), Purchased from the Imperial War Museum (Not
KO2320 Paperwork, books and
archives of Major George C Milnes Collection (5th King’s Own) Donated 21
Nov 1929. Not previously accessioned.
Football Medal ‘The King’s Own’ B Coy Atbara, 1930. Purchased, market
KO2322 Photographs, 6th
Battalion 1940-41. Purchased from the Imperial War Museum. Not previously
KO2323 Photographs, 1st
Battalion, May 1941. Purchased from the Imperial War Museum. Not
motorbikes and despatch riders, Second World War. Purchased from the
Imperial War Museum. Not previously registered.
KO2325 Photographs 1st
Battalion King’s Own Training Course, 1943. Purchased from the Imperial
War Museum. Not previously registered.
Photographs, 1st Battalion King’s Own Exercise Crocodile, March 1944.
Purchased from the Imperial War Museum. Not previously registered.
Photographs 1st Battalion King’s Own in Italy 1944-45. Purchased from the
Imperial War Museum. Not previously registered.
Photographs 2nd King’s Own in the Middle East 1940-41. Purchased from the
Imperial War Museum. Not previously registered.
KO2329 Photograph 1 KO SS
Scillon (National Maritime Museum Photograph) Acquired for display
KO2330 World War Two maps,
gift of Mrs A Power, Oakenclough
KO2331 Photographs, First
World War, purchased from the Imperial War Museum, not previously
KO2332 Long Service and Good
Conduct Medal and miniature Second World War Group to Sergeant G Snape.
Cap badge and Association badges. Gift of Mr Snape, Preston (son).
KO2333 Watch worn by Victor
(Teddy) Joyce Number 5441587 during the Burma Campaign 1944, bought in
1940 in Newhaven. Carried in a green bag to keep it safe.Joyce enlisted
on 3 Apr 1940 at the age of 20 in the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry and
transferred to the King’s Own in Mar 1942 before going to India and
then onto Burma. He returned to the UK in 1945 and discharged 23 May
1946. Gift of Mr Joyce.
KO2334 Photographs 1st
Battalion King’s Own in Hong Kong, Korea etc. Newspaper cuttings circa
1959. Gift of Mr Oxley, Cowan Bridge.
KO2335 Photograph 2 KO
Regimental Lion at Gebeit, in 1949, after work had been done to clean the
lion. Gift of Mr Brooks.
KO2336 Photographs King’s Own
1920s onwards. Gift of George McClements, Lancaster
KO2337 Stoneware Jar -
Ointment Anti-Gas - Purchased, Lancaster
KO2338 Books (58) purchased
to add to coverage.
KO2339 Photographs, King’s
Own 1920’s onwards. Gift of Gordon Tyson, via Border Regiment Museum,
KO2340 Photograph Private
Harold Airey, 1/5 King’s Own and 55th Division Special Order of the day
3rd Jan 1919. Gift of James and Sylvia Howard.
KO2341 Photographs Philippolis
Cemetery, South Africa. Gift of Lieutenant Colonel Muckler.
KO2342 Paperwork relating to
Lance Corporal L Caldecott, No. 23247178, circa 1958. Gift of Mr
KO2343 Album of photographs
relating to 7th Battalion King’s Own in India in the Second World War -
mainly of a local nature and not military content. Gift of The Right
Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Liverpool
KO2344 Airgraph from Private
Teddy Joyce, 2nd King’s Own 1944 Gift of Teddy and Peggy Joyce, Dorset.
Album of photographs relating to the King’s Own in Korea etc. Gift of
Lieutenant Colonel P J Aindow, Preston
KO2346 Postcard showing
King’s Own cap badge and 1917 Christmas Card. Gift of Mr Wollaston, Deal,
Invitation Card to fundraising event for ‘In aid of the King’s Own Royal
Regiment Comforts Fund and Greek Famine Relief’ Gift of Mrs Matthews,
KO2348 Despatch Riders
Clothing Dated 1945 gift of Mr Ian Howard, Morecambe.
KO2349 Service Dress Jacket,
beret, side hat and No 1 Cap. Gift of Lieutenant Colonel Dew, Halton,
KO2350 Great Coat, mess
waistcoat, sword, side cap, trousers and mess boots. Gift of Major J G
Photographs, archives, and exhibits relating to Private William Edward
Sellars, who served with the 1st Battalion King’s Own in Italy in 1944.
He was wounded and died of his wounds in 1946. Items include personal
effects, cap badges, recognition patches etc. Gift of his family.
KO2352 Hand Grenade Cut Away
for display, purchased from Delville Wood Museum Shop, France.
paperwork, and books relating to Sergeant F G Madasa, 6th Battalion
King’s Own. Gift of Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) G N Heal.
Badges, Prisoner of War Comforts Committee Collectors Badge, World War One
and Lancaster Peace Celebrations, 1919. Gift of Mrs K Ives, Levens near
First World War Memorial Plaque to Joseph Oxley, ex 1/4 KO Died of wounds
22 Sep 1917. Number 200612. 5th Bn Certificate of Service to 3711345
Private G Oxley. George Oxley is recorded on the back of the certificate
as serving with the Royal Navy between 1916 and 1920. He joined the TA in
1937, and served in France and was at Dunkirk, and in January 1941 he
transferred to the Royal Navy. He is listed as a Telegraphist who
was lost on HM Submarine Vandal on 24 Feb 1943, aged 43. He is recorded
on the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Gift of Mr J Oxley.
Cooling water pipe for .303 Vickers machine gun.
KO2357 Photo, grave of
Captain A C S Julius, 107th Regt (King’s Own) RAC at Mook War
Cemetery, Limberg, near Nijmegen. Gift of Mr Frank Brooks, Grange over Sands.
KO2358 King’s Own Military
Police, Group photo circa 1912? Purchased.
KO2359 Hand-drawn plan of
Sebastopol showing the positions of the Allied Armies in Winter Quarters.
Transferred from the Moor Hospital, Lancaster via Social History
Photographs, and material relating to donors service with King’s Own in
World War Two. Gift of Mr Charles Whitehurst, Stoke on Trent.
KO2361 Booklet of First
World War postcards - Ypres British Front During the War 1914-1918. Gift
of Mrs Robinson, Bare, Morecambe.
KO2362 British War Medal and
Allied Victory Medal to Lieutenant R W Higginson. Purchased.
Travels with a Leros Veteran by Pauline Bevan gift of the author
KO2364 Irish Winners of the
Victoria Cross by Richard Doherty and David Truesdale gift of the authors.
Various books, training manuals and Drill books. Gift of Mr J
Westmoreland, Bolton le Sands.
Victoria Crosses of the Anglo-Boer War by Ian Uys. Gift of George Museum,
Decorative Pin Cushion (circa 1912-1918). Sent home by Richard Geary to
his wife or girlfriend. Richard Geary enlisted as a Boy soldier approx
1910, born 1895, lived in Lancaster and served during the First World
War. Gift of Mr Derek Carter, Caton, Lancaster.
Photographs, King’s Own 1930’s and 1950s including Rugby Team and Depot
Band. Gift of Mrs Metcalfe, Lancaster.
Binocular Prismatic No 5 Case Mk 1 dated 1944. Various items of redundant
equipment. Gift of Quartermaster Technical 1 KORBR
KO2370 Side cap, regimental
notepaper and envelope, and programme for 1949 Amalgamation Parade
of 1st and 2nd Battalions. Gift of Major Roger Horsfield.
Book, British Battalions on the Western Front by Ray Westlake. Gift of
1939-45 War Medal to Private John Hall, 3718702 KORR KO Died 10 Jun 1942
Age 19. Gift of Mrs Anderton, Garstang.
KO2373 Infantry Training
Manual, 1902, former property of Richard Jackson Snape, 2nd Volunteer
Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Donors grandfather. Gift
of Mrs Houghton, Lancaster.
KO2374 Silver Tankard,
‘Presented to Captain R P F White MC by the Officers of the 5th Bn The
King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)’ circa 1936. Silver compact, with
King’s Own Lion and Ribbon. Given to Mrs Clare White by her husband. Pack
of Regimental Playing Cards. Etching of Officers Mess, Bowerham Barracks,
by P H Marriner, 1932. Photographs, badges and newspaper cuttings. Gift
of Anne de Halpert.
KO2375 War Poem by William
Stewart (unknown) written at Wharncliffe War Hospital, 6 May 1918. Gift
of Mr P Heywood, Morecambe.
Vase to Private James Simpson, No 1515, King’s Own Royal Lancaster
Regiment killed in action 23rd April 1915. Regimental paperweight,
photographs and bible. Gift of Mr T. Hewison, Twickenham.
Allied Victory Medal to Private A Bell, No 8290 KORLR Killed in Action 8
May 1915 with 1 KO. Next of kin listed at George and Margaret Bell of 14
Aspden Street, Hulme, Manchester. Aged 33 at the time of his
death. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres for he has no known grave.
Gift of Mr D Holt, Rawtenstall.
Photographs, rugby team and officers circa 1939. Gift of Mr George
Hawkins via Captain Charles Wingrove.
Scarlet Tunic - label marks 4 King’s Own Made by J & B Pearse & CO
London. With two Lion collar dogs and general service buttons. Circa
1908-1914. Trousers. Gift. Anonymous.
KO2380 Watch inscribed ‘ G W
Beachcroft KOR From MLV Dulwich College June 1915’ Gerald William
Beachcroft served in the KORR from 29 May 1915 to 31 Jul 1917 and was
killed in action whilst with 7 KO. Gift of Mrs W E J Best, Milford
Photographs of Major Wingrove MC, circa 1920. Collection of books
relating to Prisoners of War in World War Two. Gift of Captain Charles
KO2382 ‘Bygone Heat’ Travels
in the Middle East, by Richard Long, Chapter One is about 2nd Lieutenant
Richard Long and his National Service with the King’s Own. Gift of the
KO2383 Photos 1 KO Germany
1952. Gift of Mr F Dunne.
KO2384 Photos 1/5 KO in
Blackpool, December 1914. Anonymous via Captain Bonner, Museum of the
KO2385 George V Pattern
Sword. ‘Presented to RSM H Lindsay MM 1st Bn KORR by Lieutenant R T
Somerville on his appointment to the Adjutantcy. Lieutenant
Somerville became Adjutant of the 1st Battalion on 4 Mar 1921. Gift of Mr
Taylor, Primrose Bank, Orphir, Orkney.
Letter to his brother from No 1466 Private James Wilson, H Coy, 4 KORLR
19 Aug 1914 whilst based at Slough protecting railway lines. Gift of Mr
Fraser, Gatebeck, Kendal.
Photograph of Private William Smith, Number 15593, 8 KORLR. Gift of Mr M
Photograph of the grave of Private Frank Vallery, 1 KORR, Killed in Action
22 May 1941. Gift of Dr C E Morris.
KO Regimental Association Book of members. Gift of Major John W
Devonshire, Santa Monica, California.
Early First World War Gas Mask worn by Private Fred Tickle Number 265388
of the King’s Own. Discharge Certificate to Private Tickle. Gift of Mrs
Vera McCarthy, Barrow in Furness.
British War Medal and Allied Victory Medal to Private Bryan Cumpsty,
Number 27456, 1 KO Killed in Action 28 Jun 1917. Commemorative scrolls,
personal and official paperwork etc. Gift of Ethel Cumpsty, Lancaster.
Grave photograph of Lance Corporal Douglas Gordon Blake 3714582 - 2 KO
Died of Wounds 22nd Nov 1941 Age 24. Son of Mr and Mrs. George William
Blake, husband of Eva Blake, of Didsbury, Manchester. Buried in Tobruk
War Cemetery, Libya. Gift of George Ellwood, Lancaster.
Album of photographs 2 KO, Khartoum and Amalgamation Parade in Trieste.
Individual group photographs. Gift of Mrs Aileen Taylor.
Photographs of graves of various soldiers killed in 1916. Gift of Abel
KO2395 Victorian Tunic, with
shoulder titles ‘Lancaster’. Purchased, Lancaster.
KO2396 Debt of Honour - The
Young Men of Chipping and Whitewell District who died for their country in
Three Great Conflicts of the 20th Century. Gift of the Author, Mr E
KO2397 Salute the Soldier
Week 29 Apr 1944 to 6 May 1944 Morecambe and Heysham. Promotional
leaflet. Gift of Mr Franklin, Lancaster.
KO2398 Thanksgiving for
Victory Order of Service 1945. Gift of Mrs Robinson, Morecambe.
1914 Star and British War Medals to Private W Rose Number 2051 R Lanc R.
Transferred from Tameside Museums Service.
KO2400 Queen’s South Africa
Medal to Trooper S L Innes of Lumsden’s House with bars Cape Colony,
Orange Free State and Johannesburg. King’s South Africa Medal to
Lieutenant S Long Innes of Imperial Yeomanry with bars South Africa 1901
and South Africa 1902. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Allied
Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque to Lieutenant S Long-Innes of the
King’s Own. Photographs, commemorative scroll and regimental
photograph frame. Gift of Miss Spalding, Northampton.
First World War watercolour drawings and pen and ink sketches by Albert
Ellwood MC. Gift of Mr A E E Jones, Shirley, Solihull, nephew of Albert
Regimental Army Lists (Keith’s List) and Regimental Histories.
Transferred from the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment Museum, Carlisle.
KORR Lanyard blue and gold. Gift of Mr J M N Aylmer Hall.
Gliding to War (4 KO 56 Anti-Tank Fictional Account)
KO2405 Method of Instruction
Squad Drill Depot The King’s Own Royal Regiment. Purchased at auction.
The Fallen of Field Broughton by Howard Martin. Gift of the author.
KO2407 Books, paperwork and
archives relating to the Second World War service of Mr L W Glover. Gift
of Mr Glover.
KO2408 Cloth with embroidered
representation of the Colours of the King’s Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster,
inter-war period. Gift of Mr Berry, Lancaster
Sun deflector (for sight) from No. 3 Rifle World War One. Gift of Mr
King’s Own Cap Badge and Shoulder titles. Gift of Mr Riley, Lancaster.
Prisoner of War Comforts Committee collectors box. Wooden and marked
PWCC in painted letters. Gift of Mr Graham Davis, circa 1990, not
Photographs and archives related to the service of Private Harold Gordon
Cooper, 1/5 KOLRR, First World War. Later Post Office Company Home Guard
Gift of Mrs J Fox, Boston, Lincolnshire.
Photograph of the wooden grave marker and memorial window of 2nd
Lieutenant R A Hildyard of the King’s Own in the Parish Church, Hythe,
Kent. Gift of Fergus Read, Preston.
Light Oak Settle commissioned by the museum on behalf of Mr L Southwell in
memory of his late wife and father-in-law Colour Sergeant Bland of the
KO2415 World War Two civil
defence paperwork. Gift of Mr Coates, Lancaster.
Copy photographs of Private F Marsden, number 10589, 2 KO as part of group
with nurses and copy photo of Sergeant Robert Eales, number 9312, 2 KO.
Sent as an enquiry and not previously registered.
KO2417 Single Cigarette Card
- Territorial Army Uniforms - 4th Battalion KORLR World War One (see
original artist’s sketch by L Cattermole in collection KO2290/01).
KO2418 Photograph of Private
J Johnson, number 2145, 5th Battalion King’s Own, bible and Christmas
cards. Gift of Miss Burdett, Lancaster.
KO2419 Photograph of Private
S T Day, number 41640, 8 KO, and commemorative scroll. Died 1 Oct 1918
Mine detector handle, with 1937 pattern webbing. Purchased.
KO2421 Running Medal - B
Company Sports 1933 - Private W E Donnelly. Purchased.
KO2422 Brass matchbox cover -
town crest of Arras on one side and ‘F C Rigg King’s Own BEF France 1919’
on the other. Purchased.
KO2423 Tent rifle holder -
used around tent post and rifles slot into webbing loops, purchased.
KO2424 New Testament, bible
and book of common prayer given to Sergeant John W Heap, First World War.
Gift of Miss Lloyd.
KO2425 Photograph C Company,
2 KO, KORR 1924, Gift of Mrs K Lowery, Leicester.
KO2426 Various King’s Own
Sweetheart brooches, purchased.
KO2427 Eyeshields Anti-Gas Mk
11 Packet Dated 1942. Gift of Mr D Norris, Lancaster.
KO2428 Collection of First
World War postcards (180) sent home by Sergeant J M Read of 1st/5th
KO2429 Framed photograph of B
Company 5th Battalion King’s Own outside the Preston Street Drill Hall,
Fleetwood. Gift of Mr L P Holmes, Fleetwood.
KO2430 Identity Bracelet of
2nd Lieutenant R B Holmes, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Gift of
Mr and Mrs Homes, Liverpool.
KO2431 ‘Lest We Forget’ Card
to help ex-soldiers after the First World War gift of Mrs Sue Whiteside,
KO2432 Material relating to
the TA Service of Major Corless. Gift of Mrs Angela Mills.
Photographs of King’s Own graves. Gift of Mr Joe Hodgson, Preston.
KO2434 Colour slides of
Presentation of New Colours to 4/5 King’s Own at Giant Axe Field, 30 Jun
1962. Gift of Mr John Preston, Lowestoft.
KO2435 Photograph, badge and
paybook of ATS R Woolgar at Bowerham Barracks, 1942. Mrs Woolgar, Isle of
KO2436 Cine film of the 1955
Trooping the Colour by 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment in Hong
Kong. Gift of Mr G Smalley, Morecambe.
Prisoner of War Postcard sent home by Private W Harvey, Possibly: Number
15140, 2 KO. Captured at Frezenberg, 8 May 1915. Prisoner of War Postcard
sent to Regimental Care Committee, King’s Own Reg, with London address, 15
May 1917 postmark. Acknowledging receipt of parcel from Rowntree of
York. Including Cocoa Milk Margerine, Quaker Oats Pudding, potted meat,
meat loaf, ham joint, chocolate and marmite. Sent to Private T Heald,
17609 of 2nd KO. Taken prisoner on 8 May 1915 at Frezenberg with 2 KO.
KO2438 ‘King’s Own Lancers’
by Thomas Wilson - compiled from the Songs sung by the Sergeants in the
camp of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster
Booklets of postcards feature scenes of France and Belgium and various
Military Cemeteries. Gift of Mrs Whiteside, Lancaster.
KO2440 Slide of the memorial
to William Crowe Ensign of the 4th KO who was killed at New Orleans 8 Jan
1815, age 20. Gift of Mr John Kerr, Westbury.
KO2441 First World War Medal
Group to Sergeant J W Sandham, Number T4 1496 KORLR. Sports medals,
badges etc. Gift of Mr John Sandham, Slyne with Hest.
School Record cards for Captain W T Lyons MC 8th KO and Captain J S Lyons
MC 8th KO. Royal Ulster Rifles Regiment Museum.
KO2443 Sports Medal to
Corporal E Leadbetter of 5 KO. 1930164 Brigade Football. Purchased.
KO2444 Allied Forces
Headquarters, 2 May 1945, Special Order of the Day - Victory in
Italy. Relating to Wilfred Ashley Booth, 1 KORR, programmes and Christmas
card. Gift of Mr Booth, Blackburn.
KO2445 Photograph: 2nd Bn
KORR Winner of the Northern Command Driving Competition 1934 Private Hall
with Rose and Violet and Lance Corporal Bastow with Herbert and
Minnie. Mr Bastow, via Staffordshire Regiment Museum
Photographs of King’s Own Graves Peronne Road Cemetery, France. Gift of
Mr Spencer, Lancaster.
KO2447 Royal Army Pay Corps
mess uniform of Major David Hardy. Gift of Mrs D Hardy, Overton.
KO2448 With the Fighting Cock
and Black Cat in India and Burma by Ray Goodacre. A History of the 82nd
Anti-Tank Regiment Includes details on Colonel Thompson - former King’s
Own. Gift of the author.
KO2449 Photograph of the
King’s Own Home Guard World War Two - not previously registered.
KO2450 1914-15 Star to 10040
Sergeant George Ward of the KORLR and Memorial Plaque to Sergeant George
Ward Killed in action 13 April 1915 with 2 KO. Gift of Mrs B Ward,
KO2451 Embroidery of the
Regimental Lion and the Words ‘The King’s Own’, Anonymous donation, The
Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum
National Service Medal (private purchase), sports medals and insignia etc
relating to donor. Gift of Mr D Shuttleworth, Ontario.
KO2453 Second World War
paperwork and photographs of Lieutenant Colonel H T N Batchelor. Gift of
Mr James Batchelor, Dunfermline.
KO2454 Sword and scabbard
presented to Colonel T Brinley, 1805. Item not previously registered.
KO2455 Two German bayonets
with scabbards. Gift of Mr Verity, Lancaster
KO2456 First World War Medals
and photograph of 50013 Private Arthur Edward Atherton. Gift of Mrs Rippon, Daughter, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
KO2457 United Nations Service
Medal with Bar Korea - unnamed as issued to Lance Corporal Robert
Parkinson, 1 King’s Own - Number 22688812. With paperwork etc. Gift of
Mr Parkinson, Cockerham,
KO2458 Record of the
Expedition to Abyssinia by Holland, Trevenen & Hozier, Henry, HMSO 1870 -
Volume One, Two and Map Case. Purchased from Voyager Press Rare Books and
Manuscripts, West Vancouver, BC, Canada. With grant assistance from
Resource/ PRISM Fund.
KO2459 First World War
Military Medal group to Sergeant John Cheadle, Number 17681, 8 KO. Gift
of Mr R Woods, Huyton, Liverpool
KO2460 First World War Medal
group to Lance Corporal John William Downham, number 2099, 1/5 King’s
KO2461 Photographs various
King’s Own Graves. Gift of Joe Hodgson, Preston.
KO2462 Sterilizing Outfit for
use with Waterbottles, insect repellent, ration pack tin opener and
latrine paper (unused) and various officer equipment and badges. Gift of
Martin Aylmer-Hall, Winchester.
KO2463 Eight volumes of ‘The
Bystander’s Fragments from France’ - by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather.
KO2464 Ladies topee worn by
wife of Major Freddie Parker of the King’s Own in India, in the 1930s.
Gift of Mr Parker, Lancaster.
KO2465 Material relating to
the First World War service of Tom Fairclough, 1/5 King’s Own. Gift of
Mrs M Barker, Lancaster.
KO2466 Officer’s camp bed,
chair, table, wash bowl and buckets, on time property of Major G D
Thompson, Medical Officer, 5 King’s Own 1934-1941. Gift of Mr B
KO2467 Shooting spoon,
sweetheart brooch and photograph relating Sergeant Hamblett and Sergeant
Clarkson of the King’s Own circa 1934. Mrs Iris Johnson,
KO2468 Photograph of LMS
Locomotive 6161 ‘The King’s Own’. Gift of Anne and Simeon.
KO2469 Battledress jacket and
trousers, helmet and Royal Observer Corps uniform of donor relating to
his time with 4/5 King’s Own and ROC. Gift of Mr Alan Platt, Bolton
le Sands, Lancaster.
KO2470 Other ranks cap, circa
1920s. Gift of Mr R Nagle, via Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield.
KO2471 Paperwork and
sweetheart items relating to 3708313 Albet Edward Medcalf, 107th
Regiment Royal Armoured Corps. Gift of Mr A E Medcalf, nephew,
KO2472 Officers service dress
cap circa 1945-47, paperwork relating to donor’s service in Trieste. Gift
of Mr Norman Lowrenson, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
KO2473 Paperwork relating to
National Service enlistment (1940) of John Winder Salkeld, King’s Own and
Corps of Military Police. Including badges and titles. Gift of Mr M
Salkeld, son, Penrith.
KO2477 Postcards of
unidentified King’s Own soldiers, First World War. Gift of Mr A Brooks,
KO2478 Photograph of grave of
Private Osborne Miller, died 24 June 1915, Glasson Dock. Gift of Mr P
It is not
possible to record the names of everyone who has helped and supported the
museum. There are simply too many! The staff and trustees are very
grateful for the continued support of many friends, donors and volunteers
who have assisted the work of the museum in some way. This help is much