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1st Battalion, King's Own - India 1939-41, Hayes Collection

Arnold E Hayes was a Boy Soldier with the 1st Battalion at the outbreak of the Second World War, based in Karachi, India.  He and his son donated photographs between 1998 and 2006.


Christmas Card featuring the members of the 1st Battalion's Band based at Napier Barracks, Karachi, India, either 1940 or 1941.  Bandmaster, pictured centre is A Coventry.  The bandsmen are: W Eyre and F E Johncocks, pictured top left and right. Rear row, left to right, H Wilkes, W Quarrill, G E Hollyhock, H G Bray, H Johnston, G Edwards, R A Johncocks, unknown, J Grange, and W Fernley.  Centre row, H A Swann, G Carkeet, N Williams, M Collings, T C Wilshaw, J Nash, unknown, S Harrison, E Bancroft, R Feltham, M Wood, and J W Herbert.  Front row, J Lowe, G Turner, J Patton, N Wooldridge, J Kempster, V Austin, W Steel, H Fairweather, J P Crowley, A Taylor, J Gibson and T Waites.
Accession Number: KO2234/01


Private Walter Fleming and his dog 'Bess' at Napier Barracks, Karachi.
Accession Numbers: KO2234/02 & KO2234/03


Boy soldiers of the 1st Battalion, whilst at Hastings Barracks, Wellington, Nilgiri Hills, Southern India, September 1939.
Front row, left to right, Boys Murphy and Pearson (with pet monkey).  Back row, left to right, Boys Machin, Wassiner, Martin and John Grange.  Standing, left to right, Boys Turner, Roy Feltham, Albert Anderton and Arnold E Hayes.
Accession Number: KO2234/04


Band and Drums of the 1st Battalion, at Napier Barracks, Karachi, India, 1940.  Drum Major Williams and Bandmaster A Coventry.
Accession Number: KO2234/05


Some of the 1st Battalion whilst out training in the Sind Desert near Karachi, 1940.  'x' marks Corporal Adams.
Accession Number: KO2234/23


'Digging in' construction of defences in the Sind Desert.
Accession Number: KO2234/24


One of the civilian ambulance drivers of the 1st Battalion, Karachi, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/27


Training Camp in the Sind Desert, 1st Battalion, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/28


Field Kitchen, training camp, Sind Desert, 1st Battalion, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/29


Meal time at the field kitchen, Sind Desert, 1st Battalion, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/30


Troops training in the Sind Desert, 1st Battalion, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/31


Wet Canteen at Training Camp in the Sind Desert, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/31


Sergeant Cunningham marked with 'x' and others of the 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/33


Six of the Indian civilian cooks with five of the 1st Battalion's cooks, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/34


Support Platoon of 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/35


Quarter Guard, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/36


Quarter Guard, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/37


Marching troops, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 'x' marks Private Arnold E Hayes.
Accession Number: KO2234/38


Signals Section of Headquarter Company, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/39


Guard mounting at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/40


Soldiers on parade at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/41


Quarter Guard at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.  'x' marks Private Arnold E Hayes.
Accession Number: KO2234/42


Soldiers on parade at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2234/43


The motorcycles of signal platoon.  1st Battalion, India circa 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/01


Serving food at the Training Camp in the Sind Desert, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/06


Serving food at the Training Camp in the Sind Desert, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/07


Cookhouse interior, Training Camp in the Sind Desert, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/08


Soldiers at 'C' Company notice board, Training Camp in the Sind Desert, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/09


Group of Corporals of the 1st Battalion, India, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/10


Cookhouse at meal time, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/12


Wet canteen, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/13


Group of soldiers of 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/14


Group of soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/15


Group of soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/16


Soldiers in Cookhouse, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp,1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/19


Soldiers accommodation, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/20


Animal transport of 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/24


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/28


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/29


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/31


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940, probably digging the latrines.
Accession Number: KO2621/32


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/34


Group of soldiers of the 1st Battalion at the Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/35


Sind Desert Training Camp, India, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/36


4 soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/37


Members of the 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/41


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/45


Three soldiers, 1st Battalion, Sind Desert Training Camp, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/46


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion marching back from the Anglican Church, Karachi, India, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/21


Soldiers of the 1st Battalion marching through Karachi, India, 1940.
Accession Number: KO2621/22

 

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