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King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum
Colonel John de Cordova OBE
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Warren (Chairman)
Major Philip Oglethorpe TD
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dew
Major James Welsh
Major Danny Parsonage
Major Steve Firth MBE
Mr John Hardy
Major Mike Brandwood (ex-officio – County Regimental Secretary)
Mr Paul Thompson (ex officio - Lancaster Museums Service) to August 2011
Peter Donnelly BA AMA - Curator
The museum is supported by Lancaster City and Lancashire County
It is with much satisfaction that I am able to report that 2011/12 was
another successful year for the Museum. It is over 50 years since the
demise of The King’s Own Royal Regiment yet our heritage is alive and
thriving through the medium of the Museum. The collection is vibrant and
housed in attractive galleries in the City Museum. We have much to be
thankful for. Yet there is no room for complacency. To continue to
thrive we must adapt with the times we live in and we are doing so.
The Regimental Curator has put together a truly remarkable website. I
commend it to you. Over the past 12 months there were over 80,000 web
visitors. I suspect much of this is due to the quality of the
information provided with the additional information that is constantly
being added. 2012 marked the 50th Anniversary of the end of National
Service. A major exhibition was mounted ‘The King’s Own the National
Service Years’ with complimentary website information. The impact was
tremendous; additional visitors to the Museum, new acquisitions and much
good publicity. Plans are now in hand to appropriately mark the
Centenary of The Great War in 2014
I never ceased to be amazed by the many new acquisitions we acquire each
year from the Regimental Family and indeed from the public at large. The
activities we undertake are wide ranging and involve the community. The
interest in the Museum seems undiminished particularly at a time when
the footprint of the Armed Forces is so dramatically declining. We are
fortunate to have the support of the City of Lancaster and the
Lancashire County Council together with many other ‘friends’ who help
make The King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum something we can all be proud
The operations of the British Army have never received as much public
attention as they are since the Second World War. The work of our
soldiers today seen on an almost daily basis in our newspapers and on
television has a clear impact on what we do in the museum. More and more
people than ever are looking back into their own family histories and
discovering military service, at both times of peace and war. Further
encouraged by a whole range of magazines, websites and television
programmes such as ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ museums which offer any
access to family history information are being called upon more than
Hopefully our work in helping the family historian with their own family
will also encourage them to have a wider interest in the history of the
regiment and the army. Hopefully they will visit the museum, come and
appreciate some of the wonderful objects we have on display and further
more buy one of the useful publications or cd-roms from the museum shop.
There does not appear to be any sign that this interest will diminish,
indeed all the indications are that the interest caused by the Centenary
of the First World War will be at new levels. This is all to be
welcomed. It shows that the museum does have a purpose, and we must all
work hard, with all the pressures of resources and funding, to fulfil
the public’s needs.
The Museum Trustees met in November and discussed various matters, not
least the proposal by Lancaster City Council to relocate the City’s
Market into the City Museum building. This would have involved a major
revamp of the whole Museum and whilst it did not appear that we would be
evicted but we might have been sited next to a fish stall. Consultants
were then appointed by the City Council to undertake a study on the
future of Lancaster Museums, to which both the Chairman and Curator
contributed. The result was a very positive document which recommended
various improvements including a two storey extension in New Street
As late as December 2011 it was expected that Lancaster City Council
would take back the running of the Museum Service from Lancashire County
Council. The situation changed in January 2012 and the partnership
agreement was extended for a further twelve months to March 2013 to
allow for more consideration of the proposals prior to the ending of the
ten year partnership agreement.
Major Daniel Parsonage, as the museum’s representative, attended a
number of Lancaster City Council – Lancashire County Council Museum
Partnership Meetings. Major Parsonage gives a detailed report on the
activities of the King’s Own Museum. Additional meetings have been held
this year as discussions relating to the future management of the City
Council’s museums, not least the proposal to relocate the city’s market
into the museum, have warranted consultation and consideration.
The Curator attended a Duke of Lancaster’s Regimental Museums
Co-ordination meeting in Preston in July.
Charity Statement of Purpose and Public Benefit.
The King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum provides a ‘living’ history of the
character, activities, tradition and history of the British Army and in
particular The King’s Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster. This is achieved
through the preservation, interpretation and display of artefacts,
archives etc for the purposes of historical research, information and
education and the enjoyment of the general public.
The King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum is committed to do what it can to
reduce our impact on the environment. Where possible the museum uses
recycled materials, and certainly great effort is made to re-use
envelopes for both correspondence and sales, this also saves money. We
re-use paper, use recycled paper, and recycle all sorts of waste
material from paper and cardboard to tin cans and glass. Writing and
printing on the back of paper is such a simple way to minimise on waste.
Public transport is used where possible and of course the curator is a
The Energy Performance Operational Rating of the City Museum building is
52, which rates the museum as ‘C’. ‘A’ being the most efficient, ‘G’
being the worst, and a rating of 100 would be typical for our type of
building. (Certificate Reference Number: 0380-0819-6149-5426-3006).
It is never possible to acknowledge and thank everyone who has helped
the King’s Own Museum over the year in this report, but some assistance
is above and beyond and needs specific mention. Grateful appreciation
goes (in no specific order) to Pat and David Shackleton; Gaynor
Greenwood; Howard Martin; Christopher and Gail Knight; Major Max
Davison, Major Simon Walton; WO1 Darren Szymanski, 3rd Battalion, The
Yorkshire Regiment; WO1 Neil Barnett, Garrison Sergeant Major, Fulwood
Barracks, Preston; Martin Evans and Jackie Britton for their continued
support and provision of a London base for the curator’s southern
Retrospective documentation continues on items held in the collection
for many years, and much of this work is now tied in with the listing of
collections on the museum’s website. There remain a large number of
photographic albums which need full cataloguing and this work is fitted
in with the documentation of new collections as they arrive.
There is no accessioning/documentation backlog, but effort is needed to
keep on top of things. The addition of hundreds of National Service
related photographs in January is taking some time to research and
The curator continues to monitor and take care of the collections,
whether they are held in store or on display. A regular programme of
inspection takes place to ensure everything is well care for.
2011/12 has sadly been a poor year for income. Museum shop sales are
well down whilst visitor figures rise. We cannot get away from the fact
that the country is in recession, money is tight for many people, and as
a free venue visitor figures are likely to grow, but people are keen to
keep an eye on their money.
Work continues to solicit donations and money trickles in, but no more
than that. The museum received no legacies in this financial year.
Information on legacy giving can be requested from the Curator. Any
legacy, no matter how small, can help the future development and
continued work of the museum. There are only three regular donors to the
museum’s regular giving scheme launched last year. This is
The changing criteria of major funding bodies, such as the Heritage
Lottery Fund, is making applications for small sums for modest projects,
and acquisitions, much harder than ever before. The reductions in
funding of bodies like the Victoria and Albert Purchase Grant Fund sadly
has a direct implication on what regional museums can acquire. It
sometimes appears easier to raise £1 million for an acquisition than
Enquiry donations & other fundraising £2707.10
Public Donation Box (in gallery) £313.11
Gift Aid Claimed from HMRC £990.85
No grants were received in 2011/12
The museum encourages all donors, who meet the rules, to make a Gift Aid
donation, allowing the museum to reclaim the tax that has been paid on
the amount, presently 25p for every £1 donated.
A full statement of accounts for the year will be presented at the
Trustees Meeting, November 2012 and once approved will be submitted to
the Charity Commission.
It has been the busiest year for a while on the publication front. It
was decided to reprint ‘My Dear Annie’ The letters of Lieutenant Herbert
Borrett during the Abysinnian Campaign of 1868. The first print run was
completed sold out and a steady interest in the specialist subject means
it was clearly worth a reprint.
Much work had been done in the typing up of the War Diaries and Letters
of Private William Hodgson of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal
Lancaster Regiment during the First World War. Everything was drawn
together in a single publication and the book was launched at a talk in
September 2011 in the presence of William’s niece.
A short history of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own in Italy in 1944/45
joins the other similar publications covering Macedonia and Mesopotamia
in the First World War and the 1st Battalion in Iraq in 1941. Price at
£1.95 these are good sellers providing some basic information on the
Regiment’s involvement in the campaigns.
Finally, but by no means least, was a small pictorial history of The
National Service years to coincide with temporary exhibition. Featuring
colour and black and white photographs from the late 1940s and 1950s the
booklet has received considerable interest. Priced at only £2.50 it is
extremely good value.
Through the year the Curator has also assisted a number of authors and
publishes with research on family histories; campaign histories and
specialist publications including such things as obscure as the railway
building in Abyssinia in 1868!
Digitisation Project – War Diaries and Histories
It’s now a good number of years since Volume Three of the Regimental
History was digitised and made available on cd-rom; the First World War
Diaries were copied and made available in the same way in 2007 and they
prove to be popular sellers – after all they do contain an impressive
wealth of information for only £12.
It has now been decided to digitally copy both the First and Second
Volumes of the Regimental History and make them available on cd-rom as
well. The work is now underway was not completed in the reporting year.
The collections hold a wealth of other information which could benefit
from digitisation and thought is being given as to the best way in which
to make this information available – either free of charge through the
website or for a fee on cd-rom.
The website continues to grow with more and more information,
photographs and collection listings added all the time. It is hard to
keep a track of what is actually on – and sometimes things could be
duplicated so a careful check is made and a record made of what is
The addition of material relating to the National Service years is still
on going – and taking a lot of time. There are hundreds of photographs
from the period, and a considerable number of new ones were donated to
the museum during January’s exhibition, so there is a bit of a back log.
Work on these will continue when time permits.
A major collection not yet covered are the photographs from the South
African (Boer War) 1899-1902, this is on the list and will be hopefully
started before too long, after the National Service Years photos are all
It is very nice to receive an email from someone who has found a
photograph of their father or grandfather on our website – and even
nicer when more photographs or an object is offered.
Major additions during the year include the following:
|Fully illustrated section on the Colours of the
|Listing of books and archives of the Royal Lancashire
|King’s Own National Service Years Photographs|
|Listing of various collections relating to National
|Recruiting Posters, adverts and handbills|
|Expansion of the Soldiers of the Regiment Pages|
|Over one hundred black and white illustrations of
regimental uniforms by Mrs LI Cowper represent the uniform of the King's
Own, Militia and Volunteers between 1680 and 1910.|
|Letters to Mrs Owtram from soldiers and their
relatives, First World War|
|Drawings by Henry Buckton Laurence, 1860s-1880s|
|Roll of Christmas 1914 Prisoners of War (1st King’s
Own) who received the Princess Mary Gift Tin in 1919.|
|Badges and crests from regimental stationery|
|Photos of the Regimental Chapel|
|Photos of the Band and Drums, 1900-1914|
|Pages on each of the Regiment’s Victoria Cross
Website Visitor Statistics:
Year Web Visitors
2011/12 80 078
2010/11 50 559
2009/10 51 259
2008/09 50 800
2007/08 42 562
2006/07 18 051
Overall total since August 2005 – 297 447 visitors
The museum also maintains a page on the social networking site,
‘Facebook’ and this is used to communicate with nearly 700 people who
have ‘liked’ the page. The Facebook page is probably underused by the
museum, but the focus of time is on our own website for the time being.
Facebook is used to promote latest additions to our website as well as
forth coming events.
1304 enquiries were answered during 2011/12 nearly one hundred more than
the previous year. By far the majority of enquiries arrive by email, and
this does make life easier, both in managing time and in answering the
enquiry by using links to the museum’s website. An increasing number of
enquiries are received which we cannot answer – they relate to other
regiments or things like troopship. People have searched the internet
and ended up looking at the museum’s website and whilst we may have a
photograph of a particular barracks in a particular year we do not have
a full history of the barracks and every regiment who was ever based
there! Hopefully we can point people in the right direction.
We receive a lot of enquiries for the King’s Regiment, we must have a
higher web visibility than they do – but we did get one enquiry from a
visitor to the new Museum of Liverpool, where the King’s Regiment Museum
is based. Museum staff put the visitor in touch with us only to be
confused when we sent them back to Liverpool!
The website works very well and is probably saving many hours of enquiry
work with the information about the history of the regiment easily found
from search engines. If an answer to an enquiry is deemed to be of
interest to a larger number of people (than just an individual soldier’s
history) the information is added to the museum’s website and is then
there for everyone.
One popular uniform, that of Captain Thomas Plumb from of the Royal
Lancashire Militia and dating from the 1760s, receives many enquiries –
and detailed photographs of it are on our website. One enquirer was,
however, allowed to inspect it in person. A lady from the Costume Design
Centre at Colonial Williamsburg in the USA flew over to see and take a
detailed sketch of one of the garters, or more exactly ‘spatterdashes’.
One of the garters, with 37 horn buttons, was carefully removed from the
display form to be photographed and sketched. It will be used as a
pattern for replicas which will be used by the costumed interpreters at
Colonial Williamsburg. Refastening the 37 horn buttons was more
stressful than planned, and a button hook would have been a very useful
A small number of donations are received in response to enquiries
although every answer includes a plea for help. May be because someone
gets a swift reply, with a couple of paragraphs of information and a few
links to the museum’s website, they don’t think that it has taken much
time to answer! We always ask for donations and hope that people will
Who do you think you are? Live.
The television programme continues to be a ratings success and there are
now international versions so it’s no surprise that the ‘Live’ show at
Olympia continues to draw in the crowds. Whilst overall numbers to the
show felt as if they were down on previous years the military stand
organised by the Army Museums Ogilby Trust was as busy as ever. With as
many as twelve curators from various regimental and corps museums around
the country there were not many times that a queue built up, unlike the
photographic identification stand nearby – manned only by three people –
with a long queue for most of the day! The curator was present on all
three days and answered a couple of hundred enquiries. For the first
time the curator took a small ‘netbook’ computer which contained lots of
helpful files, as well as a copy of the King’s Own museum website. It
was not clear how useful this would be, but it turned out an invaluable
tool in answering many enquiries, not least to illustrate medals and
other objects which are a key part of telling a soldier’s story. Without
the co-ordination of AMOT and the support of the other museums which
take pat the stand could not be as successful as it is. Planning is
already under way for the 2013 event!
Talks & Activities
The King’s Own Museum and Curator takes part in the national Heritage
Open Days and the local ‘Lancaster Unlocked’ events, as well as
providing a range of talks and lectures both within the museum and to
other organisations. A number of sessions have been run including:
|‘On the War Path’ Lancaster’s Military Heritage
|Meet the World War One Soldier|
|Meet the Second World War Soldier|
|Talk to Morecambe Local History Research Group
|Talk to Lunesdale Probus Club, Hornby.|
|Talk to the Friends of Lancaster City Museum|
|The King’s Own – The National Service Years talk.|
|Letters and Diaries of Private William Hodgson
and book launch|
|A Soldier’s Christmas talk.|
|New Acquisitions talk.|
Work with outside bodies
|Army Museums Ogilby Trust|
|RAF Habbaniya Association|
|Western Front Association – North Lancashire
|War Memorials Trust|
|Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment & Association|
|BBC Radio Lancashire|
|Imperial War Museum|
|Museum of the Wagoners Special Reserve|
|North West Evening Mail, Barrow|
|Heritage Open Days.|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Casualty and Compassionate Cell, MOD (Army)|
|Friends of Lancaster City Museum|
|Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster|
|Who Do You Think You Are? Live.|
The Poppy Story – The Remembrance Icon
Using photographs kindly supplied by the British Army’s ‘Soldier’
Magazine a small exhibition told the story of the Royal British Legion’s
Poppy Factory. The exhibition was developed from an article which
appeared in Soldier in 2010, and ran from October 2011 to March 2012.
The King’s Own – The National Service Years
In January 2012 there was a month when the City Museum’s ground floor
exhibition galleries were going to be empty, so the curator took the
opportunity of using one of the rooms for a King’s Own Exhibitions: “The
King’s Own – The National Service Years”. Open for only the month of
January the exhibition was very popular and included a lunchtime talk by
the curator which was attended by sixty people, some of whom had
travelled from as far away as Liverpool and Barrow in Furness. The
exhibition was visited by many National Service men and their families
and the museum received a good number of new acquisitions as a result.
This included a few hundred photographs and some interesting objects
including a tea service bought in Hong Kong and sent home as a present
to the soldier’s mother.
Displays included recruiting, training at the regimental depot at
Bowerham Barracks, troopships and the Regiment receiving the Freedom of
Lancaster. Lots of photographs told the story of the regiment in Korea,
Hong Kong and Kenya and Aden. The Territorial Army was not forgotten nor
were the photos of the battalion parading through Lancaster in the
A small pictorial history of the National Service years was also
published and this is still on sale at £3 including postage.
No sooner than the exhibition had opened it was over! But had brightened
up a dull January which would have been much duller without a temporary
exhibition. Because the exhibition was so popular a smaller version will
be produced and displayed within the King’s Own gallery later in the
(The new National Service Exhibition runs until the 26th January 2013).
The Curator is a personal member of the following organisations:
|Associate of the Museums Association|
|Friends of Lancaster City Museum|
The Museum is a member of:
|The Western Front Association|
|Military History Society|
|Orders and Medals Research Society|
|Army Historical Association|
|Salonika Campaign Society|
KO2873 Photos: 1st or 2nd King’s Own signallers, circa 1930s; a number
of portraits of unidentified soldiers; 5th King’s Own officers, Denbigh,
1913; arrival, by sea, of King’s Own at Ramsey, Isle of Man, 1908;
interior of Welfare Hut, possibly Lancaster; group of 14 soldiers, World
War One; Sergeant T C Bond, 9th King’s Own, World War One; Territorial
group, Blackpool, World War One; group of 17 soldiers, World War One;
postcard sent home by Private H E Pridgen, 2nd King’s Own, From South
Africa, July, 1917; group of soldiers of the 10th Training Reserve
Battalion, Sutton Veny circa 1917; Army suit case, “22931082 N. Green,
1st King’s Own, Empire Orwell, UK”; page from album with mounted
regimental crests/badges from letterheads and menus etc.; various 1950s
army recruiting posters; book: Altcar, The Story of a Rifle Range.
KO2874 Memorial Plaque to Private J G Poulter, 29531, 8th King’s Own.
KO2875 Infantry Training pamphlets; polishing brush; bar of soap. Major
D Parsonage, Lancaster.
KO2876 Fork, EPNS, 5th King’s Own. Mrs Evans, Garstang.
KO2877 Photo of the Drums of 4/5 King’s Own, outside Green Ayre Station,
Lancaster. Original lent to be copied by Mr T Rawlings, Lancaster.
KO2878 ‘Another Bloody Mountain Prisoner of War and Escape in Italy
1943’ by Vic Duke, Iron City Publications. Concerning the war time
escape, in Italy, of Wallace Douglas Duke, 1st King’s Own Royal
Regiment. Gift of the Author.
KO2879 Field Service Pocket Book, 1914, named to Lieutenant William
Sidney Shears, 3rd King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment; Instructions,
School of Musketry, Hayling Island, 1915. Mr and Mrs Wakley, Bletchley,
KO2880 Second World War Memorial Scroll to Lance corporal Vincent
Rogers, number 3710363, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Killed
in action 6 May 1941 and buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery. Mr Griffiths,
KO2881 Car Maintenance Notes as issued to Captain Cedric Rostron, whilst
with the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own, in the Second World War whilst he
was in the Western Desert. Mrs Rostron, Lancaster.
KO2882 Framed embroidered representation of the Cypher and Cap Badge of
the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, made by Private John Herbert
Maddox, number 36117, in 1916 whilst recovering from wounds received
with the King’s Own. Mrs M Maddax, South Africa.
KO2883 First World War Military Medal group to Private J L Greenwood,
1st Battalion, King’s Own, with archive, postcards etc. Miss Mary
Greenwood, daughter, via James Dugan, Ontario, Canada.
KO2884 Photo, Band of 4/5 King’s Own, Sennybridge, 1956. Mr Derek
KO2885 Photo, Corporals 107th Regiment, Royal Armoured Cars, June 1943.
Mr John Airey, Sedbergh.
KO2886 Collection of photographs relating to Colour Sergeant H J
Chapman, 1860-1880 and other members of the Regiment, including band
members. Originals lent to be copied, Mrs Jones, Long Ditton, Surrey.
KO2887 Allied Victory Medal to Private John Willie Bradley, number,
17697, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Purchased to
KO2888 The First World War Diaries and Letters of Private William
Hodgson, 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Published by the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster. September
KO2889 1914/15 Star group to Private John Hewart, 2nd King’s Own, and
Defence and Police Long Service Medals, Metropolitan Police. Mr Harry
KO2890 Photos of grave of Private R H Willman, 2nd/5th King’s Own;
Captain E S Evans, King’s Own; post card sent by Private P H Howells,
6th King’s Own. Originals lent to be copied by Mr Fergus Read,
KO2891 Photos of the 2nd Battalion, 1936-37 including sporting teams,
Motor Transport platoon. The relatives of Private Pattinson, via Colonel
Mike Diss, Ulverston.
KO2892 Photos of Private Alfred Price, 2nd Volunteer Battalion and late
5th King’s Own, First World War. Mr Brian Price, Tonbridge, Kent.
KO2893 Photographs, Christmas cards and documents relating to Private C
C Garrity, King’s Own, 1930s and World War Two. Gift of Mrs P Tennant,
KO2894 Photographs and documents relating to Private Patrick Caffrey,
King’s Own and Military Prison and Detention Service. Mrs Margaret
KO2895 Photographs of Private Wilfred Knott, 8th King’s Own, World War
One. Mrs Helen Eriksson, Nykoping, Sweden.
KO2896 Sports Medal, 55th West Lancashire Divisional Cross Country Run
Runners Up Medal, Private Arthur Nicholls, 5th Battalion, King’s Own
Royal Regiment, 1923. Mr Hayes, Lancaster.
KO2897 Photographs (digital): grave of 2nd Lieutenant J H Collin VC,
with wooden marker cross, Vielle Chapelle British Military Cemetery,
France. Museum of the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, Carlisle.
KO2898 Photo of Private Harold Clarkson, 2nd King’s Own, as prisoner of
war, First World War. Mr David Crook, Bolton.
KO2899 Embroidered representation of the Colours of the King’s Own Royal
Regiment, circa 1920, with ‘India’ and ‘Burma’ and various battle
honours and in the centre a photograph of an unknown soldier. Mrs
Inchmore, Storth, Cumbria.
KO2900 Photos of Private Bill Roberts, 1st King’s Own, Kenya and Aden,
1958-59. From originals lent to be copied by Mr Bill Roberts, Halewood,
KO2901 Photographs and documents relating to Sergeant F Harper, DCM,
King’s Own, First World War. From originals lent to be copied by Colonel
Dr Andrew Whitton, Halton, Lancaster.
KO2902 Photographs of Corporal George Greenwood, 1st King’s Own, Aden
and Kenya, 1958-59. From originals lent to be copied by Mr George
KO2903 Various correspondence received by Mr Williamson, later Lord
Ashton, Lancaster, concerning the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The King’s
Own, the drill hall; the South African War. Mr George Niven, Lancaster.
KO2904 Photographs of Corporal George Hannon, 1st King’s Own, Hong Kong,
1954-56. From originals lent to be copied by Mr George Hannon,
KO2905 Photographs of Private Tom Hunt, 1st King’s Own 1946-1948 in
Italy. From originals lent to be copied by Mr Tom Hunt, Chorley.
KO2906 Photo: Quartermaster’s Staff, 1st King’s Own, Kenya, 1958. From
an original lent to be copied by Mr David Kenyon, Wray, Lancashire.
KO2907 Photographs of Drummer James Lord, 1st King’s Own, 1954-56 in
Hong Kong. From originals lent to be copied by Mr James Lord, Heysham.
KO2908 Photographs of Private Alan Physick, 1st King’s Own, 1957-59 in
Kenya and Aden. From originals lent to be copied by Mr Alan Physick,
KO2909 Medals and badges or Private E H Cheetham, 1st King’s Own,
1953-55. Gift of Mrs Cheetham, Stockport.
KO2910 Photo: Lance Corporal Dennis Phillipson, 1st King’s Own, circa
1945-48. Gift of Mr Howard Martin, Newton in Furness.
KO2911 Photographs of Private Donald Bowness, 1st King’s Own, 1958-59.
From originals lent to be copied by Mr Bowness, Lancaster.
KO2912 King’s Own Royal Regiment Tureen, with base and slide over lid.
Inscription ‘King’s Own Royal Regiment’ would suggest that the tureen
dates before 1880. Gift of The Barrow in Furness Branch of the Duke of
Lancaster’s Regiment Association.
KO2913 Documents, greetings cards and photos of Private Jack Leach, 2nd
King’s Own, Second World War. Gift of Mrs T Ridge, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
KO2914 Illustrations of the Regimental Colours copied from the original
drawings in the King’s Own Regimental Chapel, Lancaster. Copied whilst
the frames were being cleaned.
KO2915 Medals, memorial plaque and regimental cane of Private William
Rossall, number 2702/240819, 1st/5th King’s Own. Gift of Mr George
KO2916 Photos: visit of HRH Prince of Wales to Barrow in Furness, July
1927; Photos of Offices 4th King’s Own, circa 1928. Gift of Mr John
Sandham, Slyne with Hest.
Peter Donnelly BA AMA
King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum
Curator Telephone: 01524 555619
Museum Telephone: 01524 64637
Fax: 01524 841692
Registered Charity Number 272109
Only a proportion of our collections
are on display at anyone time. Certain items are on loan for display
in other institutions. An appointment is required to consult any of
our collections which are held in store.