King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Museum & Collections
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Images from Empire
The King's Own in the Victorian and Edwardian Era
Families, Sport and a Home from Home
The faster journeys to overseas postings meant a
greater number of soldiers were able to bring their wives and families.
For women, especially in India, colonial life permitted luxuries that
may not have been possible back home. Though most women who left England
went to join their husbands, they were accompanied by others motivated
by different reasons. Some went as missionaries, nurses and some were
driven by the spirit of adventure.
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.
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