First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Own Royal Regiment Museum
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Warren (Chairman)
Colonel John de Cordova OBE
Major Philip Oglethorpe TD
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dew
Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Stopford
Mrs Sara-Jane Dennis
Major Danny Parsonage
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Strickland
(ex officio - County Secretary, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment)
Paul Thompson (ex officio - Lancaster Museums Service)
Peter Donnelly BA AMA - Curator
always good to stop and pause to review where we stand and what has been
achieved. Looking back on the twelve months it is clear how busy the year
has been and how much has been achieved. Bringing in thousands of pounds
of external money to support our activities and acquisitions is excellent
news, as is the success at auction of the Collin VC Memorial Plaque and
the material relating to Lieutenant Colonel Dykes of the 1st Battalion.
It has been a record year for the Museum’s website, with increased
visitors being matched with increased and improved content, not least the
inclusion of hundreds of photographs relating to the two world wars.
with sadness that the curator never got to visit the 1st Battalion King’s
Own Royal Border Regiment during their operational tour to Iraq. Sadly
many of the links between the battalion and the museum were lost and there
has been little contact with the newly created Duke of Lancaster’s
Regiment. This was probably to be expected, the King’s Own was the father
regiment of the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment - it’s now in the
position of being grandfather to the Duke of Lancaster’s and as the
generation gap grows the contact, and relevance, is sure to lessen.
busy year concluded there is much to look forward to in the future. The
Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed the grant of around £13,500 for the
acquisition of the archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter in March, so
work on the collection will have to get underway over the summer.
trustees met in November 2006 and a busy agenda included the excellent
news of Army Museums Ogilby Trust and MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund grants
and the subsequent acquisition of the Collin VC Memorial Plaque. The
trustees noted the successful ‘Accreditation’ of the museum under the
scheme operated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. A
question was asked concerning the security of computer and digital data,
the curator was able to explain that there was a process for backing up
data and producing duplicate copies of digital files covering both data
trustees supported the creation of the Museum Co-ordinating Committee of
the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
Trustees expressed their gratitude to both Lancaster City Council and
Lancashire County Council for their continued support of the King’s Own
Royal Regiment Museum.
Management of the museum’s collection in a clean and tidy manner which
allows easy access to items and information continues to be a time
consuming process but vital part of the job of caring for over 300 years
of history. Much effort has been given to improving the documentation of
items held in the collection. For example, the contents of some
photograph albums have been individually recorded, this on-going project
will improve the knowledge of the scope of the collection.
acquisitions need to be documented on receipt prior to their safe and
careful storage or display. The growth in ‘digital images’ being received
on both cd-rom and by email has resulted in a set process to preserve
them. This is expanded to include original images lent to be copied. The
digital data is itself preserved as an accessioned item, and a
photographic print is made with the same accession number and they are
added to the collection. The process requires back-up copies to be made.
curator attended a Museums Association Seminar on the subject of research,
which prompted the consideration as to how much research the museum did.
Quite a lot of research does take place but usually in answer to family
history and other enquiries. However, the work on the Silver War Badge
roll is a form of research which has led to a greater understanding of
those who served in the First World War and were discharged, sick or
wounded, before the end of the war. One particular area, that of
troopships, required some research, and this is probably typical of
research which is frequently carried out without having been pre-planned.
A number of photographs of troopships were received in a donation of
material, and this led to research on vessels used by the regiment the
result of which is that this material now appears in the museum’s
catalogues and also on the website.
answer to the question as to how much research the museum does - is
probably more than most of us think!
& Digitisation work:
Troopships of the 19th and 20th Centuries
Digitisation of the King's Own Silver War Badge Roll
Completion of the digitisation of the British War and Allied Victory
Medal Rolls of the King’s Own.
of the list of officers of the Regiment ‘Colonel Keith’s Lists’
Digitisation of platoon and other rolls of the 7th Battalion, King’s
Own, circa 1915-1917
Fund-raising is always at the forefront of everything we do, for without
the funds that the museum raises our activities would be severely limited.
had a successful year with fund raising, bringing in a number of grants
and having a very successful acquisition appeal. Donations, in response
to enquiries etc, are sadly in real terms declining, and enquiries
answered by email are less likely to receive a donation than those
answered by post.
museum is pleased to record the support of grant giving bodies:
Aid from MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund towards the
acquisition of the Collin VC Memorial Plaque. £1207
Aid from AMOT Website Marketing £1600
Donations received in for Collin VC Memorial Plaque
received from Inland Revenue under the ‘Gift Aid’
statement of accounts for the year will be presented at the Trustees
Meeting, November 2007.
museum received confirmation that the Heritage Lottery Fund would support
the acquisition of the archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter. The grant
and acquisition of the material will be made in the next financial year,
but the grant support is in the region of £13,500.
the museum shop and by post remain vital to fund-raising and a number of
new items have been added, including model soldiers by W. Britain. The
‘pocket money’ items are complimented by a range of books and presentation
items, as well as the traditional ties, buttons and badges.
Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Hints for Non-Commissioned Officers
War Medal and Allied Victory Medal Roll in two volumes. These two
volumes record over 23,000 names of soldiers of the King’s Own. The
work has only been possible through the financial support of the Army
Museums Ogilby Trust. Work will continue to obtain information from
other rolls held at The National Archives, Kew. Projected titles are
1914-15 Star, War and Victory Medal rolls for Officers of the King’s
Own, and the Silver War Badge Roll.
Information Sheets published:
Campaign Service Medal
Service Medal (revised)
end of the year work is underway on the digitisation of the First World
War war diaries. It is planned to produce an individual cd-rom containing
each war diary for sale to researchers. This will have the two fold
effect of making the information easily available but also preserving the
Diaries digitised & published on cd-rom:
website is becoming more and more successful - with a steady increase in
visitors. The grant from AMOT to assist with promotion is clearly one
reason for great use, but the increased content is also key. The more
information the website contains the more it will be used, and more it
will be highlighted by search engines.
has been given to the addition of images from both the World Wars and this
is pretty much complete. The photo gallery is kept as simple as possible
for both the ease of production and ease of use by the visitor. The
resolution of images is kept low so as to reduce download times, however
the quality of image remains good.
application for funding, as part of a national project, to digitise Korean
War photographs and archives was sadly unsuccessful. The potential
website was used to promote the 2nd Lieutenant Collin VC Memorial Plaque
Appeal and was linked to by a number of media organisations which boosted
visitors. Information about the Hunter Archive has also appeared on the
website, and in the fullness of time the material will be included.
and constructive advice on the design and content of the website has been
received freely from Mr Martin Evans, a consultant, and his
recommendations have now been introduced.
promotion of the website has been supported by a grant from the Army
Museums Ogilby Trust, matched by our own funds. The promotion has
included the distribution of clothing, clocks, calendars etc branded with
the web address, as well as advertising in various family history
magazines, and the publications of English Heritage and The National
Trust. It is very difficult to undertake research to establish which has
been the most successful, other than to say that visitors to the website
have increased, as shown by the figures below.
Month Visits Pages
2006 904 3097
2006 858 2888
2006 950 2717
2006 1215 4185
2006 1371 5117
2006 1343 4200
2006 1687 5760
2006 1784 5006
2006 1602 4164
2007 1982 5563
2007 2246 5921
Totals 18051 54051
Enquiries have been answered, and whilst this is a decline from the
previous years total of 1541, the statistics tell only part of the story.
By far the majority of enquiries are answered in only a few minutes,
partly because of the curator’s knowledge, partly because of the indexes
and catalogues which speed the interrogation of the collection and
archive. The system is efficient and more enquiries can be answered in
less time than a decade ago. There is no backlog of enquiries and most
are answered within a few days of receipt.
a clear public demand for this service with by far the majority of
enquiries being received by email and telephone. Telephone conversations
of 20 to 40 minutes are not unusual to discuss particular details of a
soldier’s service. Enquiries also raise income through both donations and
sales. The reprinted First World War histories of the 1st/4th and 1st/5th
Battalion are both popular.
just started on the digitisation of the Battalion’s War Diaries and it is
hoped that people will obtain a cd-rom of the war diary which will protect
the originals from damage due to photocopying.
the Battle of the Somme
Radio - Anniversary of the Victoria Cross
Battlefield Tour Ypres, Belgium
Territorial Force in the First World War
Military Heritage Walk around Lancaster
visit - Home Front in World War Two
of Carnforth War Memorial DVD
Museums Ogilby Trust
Lancastrian and Cumbrian Volunteers
Children of Far East Prisoners of War
Television & Radio
Independent Television News
re-decoration of the stairs in the museum’s gallery allowed for a
re-organisation of the items on display on the walls. A number of new
items were added, and a few pictures which had not been on display for
many years were brought out of store.
cases of regimental silver were cleaned and re-arranged, and it is
expected that this display will be expanded with the arrival of more
silver from County Headquarters in Carlisle.
Curator is a personal member of the following organisations:
Associate of the Museums Association
Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries
Museum is a member of:
Western Front Association
Military History Society
and Medals Research Society
Salonika Campaign Society
is made elsewhere in this report, and the item is illustrated on the front
cover, of the successful acquisition, at auction, of the First World War
Memorial Plaque of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Henry Collin VC. It is only
right and fitting that the plaque is now on display with Collin’s Victoria
Cross. Received shortly after the Collin acquisition was a German snare
drum acquired by the 1st/4th Battalion at Givenchy in April 1918 - the
same action for which Collin won his VC.
saw the auction of material relating to the South African War (1899-1902)
from the Bill Griffiths collection. Hidden amongst a wealth of material
was a single album of photographs and a collection of letters relating to
Lieutenant Colonel Dykes DSO who had served with the King’s Own in the
Boer War and was killed in action on 26th August 1914 whilst in command of
the 1st Battalion at Le Cateau in France. The success at auction, for
such a modest price, at the lower end of the estimate, was really good.
The full value of the material was quickly realised, for it included
Dykes’s last letter home to his wife written on board the S.S. Saturina
just as the battalion embarked for action. The museum only discovered the
item was for sale through Fergus Read at the Imperial War Museum, to whom
we are most grateful.
list of acquisitions is published below, a great thank you is extended to
all who have thought of the museum when coming to dispose of regimental
and other military items.
Instructions for the Waterproof of Churchill Tanks, dated February 1943.
Gift of Mr B Hadwin, Blackburn.
Photographs of 107th and 147th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps including
Trooper Fred Baker of the 107th Regiment RAC (The King’s own). Gift of Mr
Fred Baker, Warminster, Wiltshire.
Khaki bush jacket, issued drawers, locally purchased ‘skirts’, ‘Gilbanks’
water filtration bag, East African Railway tickets, archives and
photographs relating to the service of Corporal John Graves of the 1st
Battalion King’s Own in Aden in 1958 and Kenya in 1959. Gift of Mr John
Graves, Torrisholme, Lancaster.
Photographs of eight soldiers, including Private Thomas Edward Fisher of
the 12th Battalion, King’s Own and group of possibly the 12th Battalion,
First World War. Gift of Mr Peter Manley, Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Photographs, circa 1900-1908 of Sergeant William Beddows and family,
number 4824, 2nd Battalion King’s Own. Gift of Mr M N A Macready, Jersey.
Commemorative certificate of service to 3701740 Private W T Broadley of
the 5th Battalion, King’s Own. Gift of Mrs I Lewis, from the collection
of the late Dr Marcus Merriman.
Photographs relating to the 1st King’s Own in India circa 1939-41 and the
service of Arnold E Hayes. Gift of Captain VE Hayes (son), Kingston,
Various ‘sealed pattern’ items of clothing and equipment, including 1940
and 1944 Pattern Webbing, and smocks from the 1960s. From The National
Army Museum, London.
Photographs of Lance Corporal Thomas George Harper who served in the
King’s Own circa 1898 to First World War. Digital images supplied by
First World War commemorative memorial plaque to Private Joseph Arthur
Murray, number 4054 of the 8th Battalion, King’s Own. Gift of Mrs Julie
Soldier’s Housewife belonging to Private Sterricker of the 1st King’s Own,
circa 1954. Gift of Miss Janet Sterricker, Warton.
First World War Christmas Cards featuring the King’s Own Badge and Badge
of the 55th West Lancashire Division sent home by Number 4173 Private
Robert Bell of the 1st/5th Battalion King’s Own. Gift of Mr C Fairclough,
Photographs relating to the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment circa 1970s &
1980s. Including parades and public duties at Buckingham Palace. Gift
of Robert Stirzaker from the collection of the late Bob Howson,
Book: ‘Lions and Dragons An Illustrated History of the King’s Own Royal
Border Regiment, 1959-2006’ by Stuart Eastwood. Gift of the Author
Photograph of the Grave of Private Jack Stapleton of the 1st Battalion
King’s Own, at Forli War Cemetery, Killed in action 16 Dec 1944. Gift of
Mr Jack Stapleton, nephew, Yorkshire.
Photographs relating to the 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps, and
letter relating to the death of Sergeant Thomas Norman Atkinson on 8th
August 1944 with the 107th Regiment. Originals lent to be copied by Mr
David Robinson, Walton-le-Dale, Preston.
Photographs relating to Lancaster’s Home Guard in the Second World War.
Originals lent to be copied by Mr Weir, Lancaster.
Book: ‘Two Military Men, The Letters of Father and Son 1794-1815’ Edited
by E W F Radford. (James Radford served with the 1st Royal Lancashire
Militia). Gift of the Author.
Photograph of Private Hugh Ward of the 1st King’s Own circa 1955. Gift of
Mrs Mary Dodd, Lancaster.
Photographs of the 1st Battalion in Trieste circa 1947. Gift of Mr John
Rickwood, Somerton, Somerset.
Photographs of King’s Own Graves at the War Cemetery at Habbaniya, Iraq.
From digital images supplied by Sergeant John Kohne of the United States
Photographs of Private Harold Victor Hudson, number 3622/201087 of the
1st/4th Battalion, King’s Own. Original images lent for copying by Mrs
German Map of Lancashire, 1:250 000, picked up in Germany in April 1945.
Gift of Mrs P Heron, Lancaster.
Photograph of the Field Telephone Section of the 1st/4th Battalion, King’s
Own and the award of the Victoria Cross to Lance Corporal James Hewitson,
of the 1st/4th Battalion, King’s Own. From digital images supplied by Mrs
Edith Smithies, Vancouver.
Photographs of RSM R W Knight and others, circa 1940s. Donor unknown,
left in museum in September 2000 and not previously registered.
Photographs of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own in India, circa 1930s. Gift
of Mr John E Davies (former 3710556, 1st and 2nd Battalion) sent via
Captain Cedric Rostron and RHQ, July 1983 and not previously registered.
Books: ‘Ballads of the Boer War, 1902’ Marked as the property of the 2nd
Battalion King’s Own, and a Soldier’s New Testament, South Africa, 1900.
Gift of Mr R L Farr, Reading.
British War and Allied Victory Medals and Divisional Badge to Number 28556
Private James Edward Middleton, 11th Battalion King’s Own and later Labour
Corps. Gift of Mr P J S Ritchie, Goring by Sea, West Sussex, via Queen’s
Lancashire Regiment Museum (January 2001).
Sports medal to Boy R H Harrison, postcards, Guide to Civil Employment,
circa 1930s, photographs, Certificate of Service to Private D Bray, 5th
Battalion King’s Own, documents of 2332 Private A Lawton, circa 1889-1900,
and First World War ‘flak’ jacket named to number 48835 Private Ingham of
the King’s Own. Transferred from the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Museum,
Digital Video Disc of the opening of Carnforth War Memorial, 1924. Gift
of the family of William J Weeks, Carnforth.
Military Medal, War and Victory Medal, Sports Medal, and documents
relating to Number 240595 Private Reginald Sydney Dennison of the 2nd/5th
Battalion, King’s Own. Gift of Alex and Mia Nicholson and Joshua Aldren
via Mrs J Grayston, Heysham.
Hand-written script, ‘Gallant Action Under Fire’ 24 Mar 1917 relating to
the act of gallantry by Private Dennison.
to bring to your notice the following incident which occurred on Saturday
morning last 24 Mar 1917 when a party of 1 NCO and 6 men of the 170 Light
Trench Mortar Battery came under shell fire at a point on the - - road
Number 241307 Private Hodgson of the 2/5th KORLR States -
Saturday morning (24 Mar 1917) I was proceeding with six others about 200
yards in advance of a second party along the - - road when the road at a
point where the second party was on was shelled by the enemy looking back
it was seen that several of the party were wounded.
242526 Corporal Jones was seen lying on the ground wounded
240595 Private Dennison, now Lance Corporal, picked up the corporal and
got him on his shoulder. Another shell came over which blew Private
Dennison with the corporal across the road into a ditch. Private Dennison
although wounded himself by the second shell got out of the ditch and at
Corporal Jones request then assisted in carrying down more seriously
wounded to the dressing station were Private Dennison was retained by the
General Service Medal, with clasp ‘Palestine’ to Private Walter Barlow,
number 3712249, of the 2nd Battalion King’s Own, who died in Palestine on
13th May 1939. Letter and notification of death in hospital. Gift of Mrs
Rita Wilcock, Bury.
First World War Memorial Plaque to 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Henry Collin,
VC. Purchased at auction, with the assistance of the MLA/V&A Museum
Purchase Grant Fund and Regimental Museum Appeal.
Embroidered Regimental Fire Screen circa 1870. Gift of Mrs P Starling,
German snare drum marked ‘Captured by the 1st/4th Battalion King’s Own
Royal Lancaster Regiment at Givenchy, 9 April 1918. 55th West Lancashire
Division” Transferred from the Fusiliers Museum, Bury, with no further
information of origin.
Photograph and letter relating to 2nd Lieutenants W J C Booth, Webb,
Oliver and Captain Hoyle of the King’s Own. Gift of Major Tony Booth,
Photographs of soldiers, including Sergeant Henry Richard Harriott, number
242661 of the 1st/5th King’s Own. Gift of Mr D E Lester, Eastbourne.
Documents relating to the service of Major W E Corless with the King’s Own
circa 1939 to 1960s. Gift of Mr John Ferguson, Lancaster.
Queen’s and King’s South Africa Medals, 1914-15 Star, War and Victory
Medal of Number 464 Corporal H Tennant of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster
Regiment. Gift of Mr and Mrs A Ghalmi via Mike Anderson,
Letters, photographs and archive 1885-1914 relating to Lieutenant Colonel
Alfred Dykes, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Purchased at auction,
from the former Bill Griffiths Collection of Boer War items.
Letters from Captain John Challenor of the 3rd Battalion, King’s Own to
his brother, Edward, relative to his finances etc. Purchased.
Group photograph of recruits at Bowerham Barracks, circa 1938 or 1939,
including Private Christopher Travis. Gift of Mr S Travis (Brother), Isle
German and Maltese currency, and photographs relating to 8th Battalion
Malta etc. Relating to the service of Private Robert Huddleston, number
3717631 of the 8th and 1st Battalions. Gift of (photographs lent for
copying) Mr Paul Harley, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancaster.
Photograph of Private Ted Walton and Private James Walton of Caldervale,
James was killed on the railway line near Didcot whilst with the 1st/5th
Battalion. Gift of Mr Richard Polley, Didcot from original image supplied
by Sally Walton of Caldervale.
Photographs, letters, documents and shaving mirror of Private Alfred
Hodgson, number 22131 relating to his service with the 6th Battalion,
King’s Own. Gift of Mr Jeff Hodgson, Spain.
Photographs of Private Arthur Curwen and his wife, Number 265564, King’s
Own. Originals lent to be copied by Mr Curwen (son), Heysham.
Postcard ‘Greetings from Rhineland Dear Girl from Billy, May 1919’ sent by
Number 26931 Private William Thomas Turner of the 1st/5th King’s Own.
Gift of Mr Fergus Read, Cambridge.
Photographs of Private George Marsden, 1st/5th Battalion. Digital images
sent by Dr Andrew Woodward, via email.
Photographs of the King’s Own between 1890s and 1918 including Malta and
Singapore. Digital images copied from an original album lent by Major
Patrick Roberts, Devon.
Photographs relating to the service of Private J E Eaton with the 1st
Battalion in the 1930s. Digital images copied from an original album lent
by Mr Eaton (son), Warrington.
Albums of photographs and photographs relating to the 2nd Battalion King’s
Own in the 1920s and 1930s in Sudan, Egypt, Palestine and India etc.
relating to the service of Private George Smith. Gift of Mr G Smith,
Photographs relating to the service of Corporal Arthur Savage of the 2nd
Battalion King’s Own in 1914 and as a prisoner of war in Germany. Photos
from digital images supplied by Mrs Anita Isaacs, Southend-on-Sea.
Photographs of soldiers of the 4th Battalion King’s Own, pre First World
War. Photos from digital images supplied by Mr Ian Lewis of Ulverston.
Photographs relating to the service of Corporal Thomas Lowe with the 1st
Battalion in Germany and Korea, 1953-55. Photos copied from originals
lent by Mr Thomas Lowe, Urmston, Manchester.
Photograph of seven soldiers of the 6th Battalion King’s Own in
Mesopotamia, circa 1916-1918 including Private Charles Hayhurst. Photo
copied from original lent by a relative of Private Hayhurst.
Photograph of Lieutenant H N Morgan, MC, of the King’s Own. Photo from a
digital image sent by email by Mr Morgan.
1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence and War Medals of WO2 George
Fitzpatrick of the King’s Own who served 1929 to 1957. Photograph and
Certificate of service. 1939-45 War Medal and Imperial Service Medal to
Charles Sidney Fitzpatrick (brother). Gift of Mr Barry Fitzpatrick,
British War and Allied Victory Medals to 2nd Lieutenant C H Newbold of the
1st/4th Battalion. Purchased.
Letter, photographs and diary pages relating to Private J W Betteridge of
the 1st Battalion, King’s Own in the First World War. Taken prisoner of
war on 18th April 1918. Gift of Mrs J Simpson, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
Cloth uniform labels for ‘HQ Coy The King’s Own Regiment’ and photographs
relating to the service of Corporal R H E Young of the 1st Battalion who
served from June 1935 to April 1946. Gift of Mrs Gillian Cass, Flookburgh,
Grange over Sands.
1914-15 Star, War and Victory Medals, photographs, bibles and newspaper
cuttings relating to 1191 Private Albert Bamber of the 1st/5th Battalion,
King’s Own. Gift of Mr A R Beighton of Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire.
Book, “No Place for Ladies - The Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War”
by Helen Rappaport, Gift of the Publishers. (Book Includes Mrs Elizabeth
Evans of the King’s Own.)
1914 Star and Victory Medal, Temperance Medal, framed tapestry and
photographs relating to Number 8922 Private Fred Ormrod of the 1st
Battalion King’s Own. Gift of Mrs E Worsley, Burnley and Mr J Yates,
Soldiers Guide to Sicily, 1943. Family history folder and digital
photographs relating to 2nd Lieutenant John Barton of the 5th Battalion,
King’s Own, First World War. Gift of Mr Philip Barton, Burnley.
trustees and curator would like to take this opportunity to thank the many
people who have helped and supported the museum. There are hundreds, for
everyone who has purchased items from the shop or who has donated money or
objects for inclusion in the collection have all made a valuable
demise of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and the
creation and subsequent demise of the 3rd Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s
Regiment, can not pass without special mention of the help and support
received from many individuals. At the risk of inadvertently overlooking
someone, the following list of names marks those who have supported the
museum: 3rd Battalion: Major Mark Graham, Quartermaster, WO2 (RQMS) Andrew
McKenny, WO2 (RQMS) Jon Wilson, Colour Sergeant ‘Tommy’ Turner, Sergeant
Mark ‘Bully’ Shaw, Corporals Paul Martin and Craig Townson. Others within
the regimental family who have supported the museum include Captains Max
Davison, Simon Walton and Phil McNeil, Warrant Officer 2 Frank Rogers,
Colour Sergeants Darren Szymanski and Neil Barnett, and Sergeant Steve
Bowman, to whom we also send best wishes for a speedy recovery.
the serving regiment the curator would like to make special note of the
assistance from Colonel Christopher Warren, Major Daniel Parsonage, Major
Syd Byrne, Brigadier Colin Sibun, of the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, Fergus
Read, of the Imperial War Museum, William Spencer and Joe Kelly of The
National Archives, Kew and Martin Evans for advice on the museum’s website
and Jackie Britton for assistance with the digitisation work at The
National Archives at Kew.