King's Own Royal Regiment Museum

Lancaster

HOME
Museum & Collections
Sales
Donations
Events
Contact Us

REGIMENTAL HISTORY
17th Century
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Battle Honours

FAMILY HISTORY
Resources
Further Reading

PHOTO GALLERY
ENQUIRIES
FURTHER READING
LINKS


Photo Gallery

Depot & Lancaster, Returning Soldiers, Peace and Medal Presentations, 1919

Depot Groups


Depot Staff, King’s Own, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster. 18 Feb 1919.
Dorothy Dearle Brooker (later wife of Sergeant Philemon Westwood) standing third from right. Including boy scouts, women and soldiers.
Accession Number: KO2764/16


Wedding of Sergeant Philemon Westwood and Dorothy Dearle Brooker, 16 Aug 1919. Left to right; Susie Hollingshead (friend of Bride and witness) Sergeant Philemon Westwood. Seated Sergeant George Kellett, (witness) and Dorothy D Brooker (bride). Married at Lancaster Register Office.
Accession Number: KO2764/17


Sergeant Philemon Westwood and Dorothy D. Brooker standing at the rear of a group of women, including nurses, at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, 1919.
Accession Number: KO2764/18


Group of Sergeants and Warrant Officers at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster circa 1919 with Sergeant Philemon Westwood seated second from left.
Accession Number: KO2764/20

Battalions Return to Lancaster, 1919

1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Colour Party at Lancaster Town Hall, 1919
Accession Number: KO0630/05


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, at Lancaster Town Hall, 22nd June 1919
Accession Number: KO1017/129

2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


Return to Lancaster of the Cadre of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, March 1919.  The battalion was the first to return to Lancaster.  The official welcome was held outside Lancaster Town Hall in Dalton Square, Lancaster.

Accession Number: KO0433/01

1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

         
Watched by the Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor William Briggs OBE, and the Corporation, the Cadre and Colours of the 1st/5th Battalion parade in front of the Town Hall on their return from Germany via Ireland on 19th October 1919.  The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel W G Hoare, DSO, stands to the left of the two mascots, Johnny, a white pony given by the 2nd Battalion, and Joey, an Indian mule found at Ypres in 1915.
Accession Number KO0408/21, KO1533/03 and KO1141/01-30 & detail of Johnny and Joey.


Return of the Cadre of the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own, who had spent time in Ireland after they had left Belgium in the summer of 1919.  Officers of the regiment are joined by the Mayor of Lancaster and others on the steps of Lancaster Town Hall 19th October 1919.
Accession Numbers: KO0408/20, KO0439/15, KO1141/01-29, KO1533/04 and KO2490/344

2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


Return of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, to Lancaster, 14th June 1919.  Parade outside Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster
Accession Number: KO0369/03


Return of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, to Lancaster, 14th June 1919.  Parade outside Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster
Accession Number: KO0369/02 and KO2490/343

 

Medal Presentations, Lancaster, 1919


Presentation of the Mons (1914) Star by General Parker, King’s Own, Lancaster, 11th May 1919. Sergeant Philemon Westwood receiving his medal.
Accession Number: KO0439/18 and KO2764/11


Presentation of the Mons (1914) Star by General Parker, King’s Own, Lancaster, 11 May 1919. Sergeant Philemon Westwood is second from left in front row, identified by the cross.
Accession Number: KO0439/19, KO2764/12 and KO1044/03


1st Battalion, King’s Own recipients of the Mons 1914 Star at Lancaster 11th May 1919.
Accession Number: KO2764/13

Peace Day, 19th July 1919


Peace Day, King’s Own, Lancaster. 19th July 1919. Mix of soldiers and others at the event.
Accession Number: KO2764/15

Also see a Programme of the Peace Celebrations

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.

© 2012 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum