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1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, - India, Group Photos


Signals Platoon of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, at Napier Barracks, Karachi, 1940.  Seated in the centre is signals officer Lieutenant Nigel Gribbon.
Accession Number: KONeg0273


'Sons of the Regiment' in the 1st Battalion, Napier Barracks, Karachi, 1940. Back row, left to right, Bandsmen Taylor and Patton, Sergeant Drennan, Bandsman Eyre, Lance Corporal Worsley, Private Dixon and Corporal Hornby.  Front row, left to right, Sergeant Murphy, Platoon Sergeant Major Curtis, 2nd Lieutenant H P Burke, Captain J H M Young, 2nd Lieutenant Nigel St. G. Gribbon, 2nd Lieutenant A L S Pott and Sergeant Cronshaw.
Accession Number: KO0705/35 & KO1506/04


Headquarter Company Boxing Team, winners of the Inter-Company Boxing, 1940.  Company Sergeant Major Young and Lieutenant Nigel St. G. Gribbon are pictured in the centre.
Accession Number: KO0705/38


Officers of the 1st Battalion, King's Own, Karachi, India, December 1939.
Back row, left to right, 2nd Lieutenants H P Burke, C J Blyth, R F Saunders, A L S Pott, J H Thorp.  Middle row, left to right, 2nd Lieutenant Nigel St. G. Gribbon, Lieutenants F R Dickinson, R H C Bryers, 2nd Lieutenants P J H Weir, A J Addy, Lieutenant J B Underwood and 2nd Lieutenant D E H Henning.  Front row, left to right, Captains W Bell MC, R A Heape, Major R E A Jones, Captain & Adjutant W V H Robins, Lieutenant Colonel V L de Cordova, MC, Major D R Tittle, Major E N Everitt, Captain J H M Young, and Lieutenant J G M Wybergh.
Accession Number: KO0705/34


Warrant Officers and Sergeants of the 1st Battalion, King's Own, Karachi, India, December 1939.
Back row, left to right: Sergeants Brooks, Pelter, Coates, Woodcock, Taylor and Rogers (Royal Army Ordnance Corps).
Fourth row, Sergeants Jode, Molloy, Hilton, Crombie, Drennan, Bonney, Arnold, Alker, Cronshaw, and Leach.
Third row: Sergeants Chapman, Duggan, Roberts, Whelpton, Park, Drum Major Fitzpatrick, Sergeants King, Murphy, Leith, Jordan and Farghar.
Second row: Company Quartermaster Sergeant Walker, Sergeant Collins and Wilson, CQMS Maguire, Acting Staff Sergeant Murphy (RAOC), Sergeant Evans, Platoon Sergeant Majors Davies and Graham, CQMS Hawkins and Waller, PSM Curtis and Sergeant Barf.
Front row: Company Sergeant Majors Hogg and Young, Orderly Room Quartermaster Sergeant Bone, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Bone, Captain and Adjutant W V H Robins, Regimental Sergeant Major Parker, Lieutenant Colonel V L de Cordova MC (Commanding), Bandmaster Coventry, Major D R Tittle (Second in Command), Captain W Bell MC (Quartermaster), Company Sergeant Majors Spier, Lowe and Morton.
Accession Number: KO0705/36, KO1506/05 and KO2561/19


Winners and Runners Up, Sind Open Championship (Boxing) 1940, 1st King's Own, India.  Standing, left to right, Privates J Hilton, E Burrows, Lance Corporal R Higham, Private J McPolin and Lance Corporal S Wiggins.  Seated at front is Drum Major G Fitzpatrick.
Accession Number: KO1372/07


Band of the 1st Battalion, Napier Barracks, Karachi, India, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2561/16


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, B Company, Novices Boxing Team, St. Thomas Mount, Madras, circa 1939
Rear row, left to right: Private Wilkinson; Private Anderson; Private Crellin, 73;
Middle row, left to right: Private Smith; Private McGuinness; Private Whitwell, Private Dooney; Private McGlone
Front row, left to right: Private Cowe; Private Moore; Captain M Corder; Company Sergeant Major J Keegans; Private Graves and Private Hastings, 01.
Photograph by the Madras Picture House, Jaya Mansions, PT Madras.
Accession Number: KO3111/18


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, B Company, Runners-Up Inter Company Boxing, 1940.
Rear row, left to right: Sergeant Park; Private Crellin; Private Williamson; Private Howard; Private Murray; Lance corporal Higham; Private Whitwell; Private Hunter.
Front row, left to right: Private Lyons; Lance corporal Illingworth; Private Robinson; Captain P J H Weir; Sergeant Jordan; CSM Morton; Private Lacey; Private Rooney.
Seated, left: Lance corporal Champan. Seated right, Private Hastings.
Accession Number: KO3111/19


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Mechanical Transport Platoon, India, circa 1940
Rear row, left to right: Privates: Butler, 60; Moorby; Patterson; Ashley; Edwards; Woods; Robinson; Taylor; Steel; Gray.
Centre row, left to right: Privates: Allington; Duke; Smith; Cleaver; Brumwell; Lance Corporal Osborne; Privates: Cowley; Shaw; Fleming; Parker; Barnard.
Front row: Private Foster; Private Shaw; Lance Corporal Winrow; Corporal Bland; Sergeant Davies; Lieutenant A J Addy (Mechanical Transport Officer); Sergeant Horne; Corporal Taylor; Lance corporal Matthews; Private Trehearne and Private McNeil.
Accession Number: KO3111/47


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