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The Band and Drums of the King's Own Royal Regiment

1900-1914


Band of the 1st Battalion at Malta, 1902.
Accession Number: KO0083/01


Band of the 1st Battalion marching up through Floriana, Malta, after lining the streets for His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, 17th March 1903.
Accession Number: KO0085/13 and KO2490/475


The Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion lining the route for King Edward VII's visit to Malta, April 1903.
Accession Number: KO0205/06


Band of the 2nd Battalion of the King's Own circa 1903/4.
Accession Number: KO2917/57


Corps of Drums of the 2nd Battalion at Blackdown, 1903.
Accession Number: KO0519/06


Regimental Band at Lancaster, July 1904, outside the Castle and near the Regimental Chapel within the Priory Church.
Accession Number: KO2590/176


Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, King's Own, at Calcutta, St. George's Day Parade, 1905.
Accession Number: KO0883/08


Band of the 1st or 2nd Volunteer Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1905/06.
Accession Number: KO2917/45


Band of the 1st Battalion, Fort William, Calcutta, India, 1906.
Accession Number: KO1023/15


Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, Alexandra Barracks, Maymyo, Burma, circa 1906.
Accession Number: KO2590/080


Band of the 1st Battalion, at Shwebo, Burma, 1907
Accession Number: KO0119/06 and KO2490/490


Band of the 1st Battalion, all dressed up, at Shwebo, Burma, 1907.
Accession Number: KO0883/09


'The Chowringhee Band' 1st Battalion, King's Own, Shwebo, Burma, 1907.
Accession Number: KO0883/12


Drummers of the 1st Battalion, Shwebo, Burma, 1907.
Accession Number: KO0205/09 and KO2590/099


Sergeant Drummer J Coney, 1st Battalion, Lucknow, India, 1909
Accession Number: KO0119/07


Sergeant Drummer J R Jones, 1st Battalion, India, 1909.
Accession Number: KO0119/08


Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion, Lucknow, India, 1910
Accession Number: KO1090/10


Band of the 1st Battalion at Lucknow Races, India, 1910.
Accession Number: KO0444/02


Band of the 1st Battalion at Mussoorie, 1911.
Accession Number: KO0444/03


Band of the 1st Battalion, 1911.
Accession Number: KO2590/339


Band of the 2nd Battalion, Fort Regent, Jersey, 1910
Accession Number KO0482/01


Band of the 2nd Battalion, Fort Regent, Jersey, 1910
Accession Number KO0314/02 & KO1044/02


Drummers of the 2nd Battalion, at Farnborough, circa 1911.
Accession Number: KO2503/01


Band of the 2nd Battalion, at Brighton, 1911, with Band Master Richardson and Sergeant Allen.
Accession Number:  KO0471/03


Band of the 2nd Battalion, at Lebong, India, 1913.
Accession Number: KO0471/05


Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion, Lucknow, India, 1912.
Rear row: Salisbury; Cooke; Kellett; Farrington; Unknown; Young; Buckby; Burgess; Unknown.
Fourth row: Marshall; Carey; Clarkson; Unknown; Simmonds; Clark, Burnham; Unknown; Young.
Third row: Corcoran; Taylor; Wilson; Unknown; Lynch; Smith; Mann; Sweeney.
Second row: Harris; Hayden; Pearce; Unknown; Watts; Curran; Ford; Taylor; Waters.
Front row: Lance corporal Lindsay; Lance corporal Clark, Sergeant Thompson, Captain Uzielli, Colonel Marker, Sergeant Drummer Coney; Boy Geary and Corporal Collins.
Accession Number: KO0712/01


Corps of Drums of the 2nd Battalion, India, circa 1909.
Accession Number: KO0788/115


The return from Church Parade, Depot, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, 31st August 191?.
Accession Number: KONeg0134


The Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, at Grand Shaft Barracks, Dover, 1914.
Accession Number: KO0205-01


Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion, King's Own at Dover, July 1914.  "Seated on the right of the Drum Major, W R Thompson, is Sergeant Collins who was killed in action a few weeks later.  This was the last photograph taken of the Drums before the outbreak of the 1914 War, for within a month the Drums ceased to exist, many of the Drummers being killed, wounded or captured on 26th August 1914, near Haucourt and Le Cateau, France.  The drums were purchased from Henry Potter and Co of Aldershot in 1913.  They were stored away and replaced by drums issued by Ordnance for use on Active Service.  These were lost during the retirement from Mons.  In the centre of the group and wearing a leopard skin apron presented by Captain W A T Somerville DSO is Drummer Johnson.  On 26th August 1914 he was surrounded and captured while wielding his bayonet, and spent four years in Germany.
Only two of the group were married - Sergeant Collins and Drummer Ford who is seated fourth from the right of the Drum Major.  The marriage of Ford took place in the Guardroom of Grand Shaft Barracks, Dover, because war on Germany had been declared and the troops were confined to Barracks on mobilisation, 4th August 1914.  After the wedding the bride departed in tears."  W R Thompson, July 1959.
Accession Number KO1121/119


Drum Major Wilfred R Thompson, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Dover, 1914.
Accession Number: KO1318/06


Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion after the King's Birthday parade, Dover, circa 1913-14.
Accession Number: KO1218/06


Drummers, undated and unidentified, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, pre 1914.
Accession Number: KO1782/07


Drummers, undated and unidentified battalion.
Accession Number: KO2490/480


Drummers, undated and unidentified battalion.
Accession Number: KO2490/483

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