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Soldiers of the Regiment

Warrant Officer Class 2 Arthur Charles Bent, Number 3710226, King’s Own Royal Regiment

Collection of Archives, Exhibits & Photographs

bulletFramed embroidery of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Colours circa 1935
Accession Number: KO1228/01
bulletBed plate to Arthur Charles Bent, number 3710226, King’s Own
Accession Number: KO1228/02


Blazer Badge, The King's Own Royal Regiment.  Private Arthur Bent.
Accession Number: KO1228/03


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Nilgiri Hills, Drums leading march, 1937
Accession Number: KO1228/04


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Wellington company group photo
Accession Number: KO1228/05


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Band and Rums at Cairo, Egypt, 1934
Accession Number: KO1228/06


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Beating Retreat at Wellington in Southern India
Accession Number: KO1228/07


Photo: 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Drums at Lichfield, 1933
Accession Number: KO1228/08


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Football team, 1937
Accession Number: KO1228/09


Photo: Grave of Lieutenant Colonel C G S Irvine in Wellington India died 2 Mar 1937
Accession Number: KO1228/10


Photo: 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Parade at Lichfield, 1932
Accession Number: KO1228/11


Photo: Depot, 1932, Sergeant McCabes Squad of training soldiers
Accession Number: KO1228/12


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Ceremonial Parade, Egypt, 1933
Accession Number: KO1228/13


Photo: St. George’s Church, Wellington, 1935, Reverend B M Langdale-Smith and the Choir.
Standing: W Collingwood and W Collingwood.
Seated, left to right: W Price, G D Eleazer (Organist); J Cookson; Reverend B M Langdale-Smith; A C Bent; B Boland; G Taylor.
Boys, left to right: H Green; G Ellwood; R Young; W Ellwood; A Mulvany; T Nutall.
Accession Number: KO1228/14


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. The Drums, Madras, 1937-38
Accession Number: KO1228/15


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. St. George’s Day Parade at Wellington, 1934
Accession Number: KO1228/16


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Mena Camp, Near Cairo
Accession Number: KO1228/17


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Accommodation at Fort St. George, Madras, 1937
Accession Number: KO1228/18

bulletCloth Lion badge worn by Arthur Charles Bent, number 3710266, who served in the King’s Own Royal Regiment from 1932
Accession Number: KO2549/001
bulletBrass Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant rank badge circa 1940s worn by Arthur Charles Bent, number 3710266, King’s Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2549/002
bulletBrass Sergeant Major’s Crown - circa 1940s worn by Arthur Charles Bent, number 3710266, King’s Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2549/003
bulletKing’s Own Brass Cap Badge worn by Arthur Charles Bent, number 3710266, King’s Own Royal Regiment, circa 1930s
Accession Number: KO2549/004
bulletKing’s Own Sweetheart badge - lion and ‘King’s Own’ on oval brass disc
Accession Number: KO2549/005
bulletCloth Epaulette slide ‘East Africa’ worn by Arthur Charles Bent, number 3710266, King’s Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2549/006


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. C Bent playing in the band at the married quarters family Christmas party Madras circa 1937-38
Accession Number: KO2549/007


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Arthur C Bent and two others Madras, India, 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/008


Photo: Arthur Bent, Alexandria, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. , 1934
Accession Number: KO2549/009


Photo: Christmas card with photo of Colour Sergeant Arthur Bent from Nairobi 1944
Accession Number: KO2549/011


Photo: Colour Sergeant Arthur Bent with two men of the 4th King’s African Rifles 1944
Accession Number: KO2549/012


Group photo of King’s African Rifles 1943 including Colour Sergeant Arthur Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/013


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent - ‘Outside the tent 50 yards from the sea at Alexandria, Egypt, 1934’ Arthur Bent looking out with hand above eyes
Accession Number: KO2549/014


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent at Alexandria, Egypt, 1934, sat on deck chair
Accession Number: KO2549/015


Photo: Some of the men of the King’s African Rifles, circa 1943
Accession Number: KO2549/016


Christmas card with photo of Colour Sergeant Arthur Bent from Nairobi Nov 1943
Accession Number: KO2549/017


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Bandsmen Mick Quinn and Arthur Bent circa 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/018


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Bandsman Arthur Bent circa 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/019


Photo: Troopship HMT Neuralia which to the 1st Battalion to Egypt and then later from Egypt to Bombay, 1930s.
HMT Neuralia
Sister ship of the Nevasa she was built in Glasgow in 1912 for the British India Steam Navigation Company.
She survived many U-Boat attacks through the Second World War but was finally sunk in the Gulf of Taranto with the loss of four lives when she hit an Italian mine on 1st May 1945.
Accession Number: KO2549/020


Photo: King’s African Rifle’s 1944 Sergeant McGartland, Company Sergeant Major Taff and Company Quartermaster Sergeant A C Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/021


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent, Madras, India 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/022


Photo: Company Sergeant Major Arthur Bent, at Jorhat, Assam, 1945
Accession Number: KO2549/023


Christmas Card with photo of Arthur Bent from East Africa 6 Oct 1942
Accession Number: KO2549/024


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Drummer Arthur C Bent, Cairo, Egypt, 1933-34. Coloured photograph.
Accession Number: KO2549/025


Photo: Private Arthur C Bent, circa 1932
Accession Number: KO2549/026


Christmas Card with photo of Arthur Bent from East Africa, 11 Nov 1943
Accession Number: KO2549/027


Photo: King’s Own Royal Regiment Group of three soldiers, two Lance Corporals and one private sat on Motorbike
Accession Number: KO2549/028


Photo: King’s African Rifles, 1944 group of three with Company Quartermaster Sergeant A C Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/029


Group photo A Company 2/4 (V) King’s African Rifles, circa 1943
Accession Number: KO2549/030


Photo: Depot, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Bowerham Barracks, circa 1932, three soldiers including Bent and Morgan
Accession Number: KO2549/031


Photo: King’s African Rifles officer group including Arthur Bent circa 1943
Accession Number: KO2549/032


Photo: Private Arthur Bent, circa 1932, possibly at Bowerham Barracks
Accession Number: KO2549/033


Photo: King’s Own Royal Regiment, Group of six soldiers, at Lancaster possibly at Bowerham Barracks, circa 1932. Named as Oliver, Morgan, Bent and Matthews
Accession Number: KO2549/034


Picture postcard of Fort Gates at Mysore
Accession Number: KO2549/035


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Drum Practice, Wellington circa 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/036


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Drums - Nilgari Hills, dated as 1934-35
Accession Number: KO2549/037


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. View of Wellington including bridge and railway line at Wellington, Southern India
Accession Number: KO2549/038



Accession Number: KO2549/39


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. soldiers parade with kit on display - Octacamund Downs, Southern India, 1934
Accession Number: KO2549/040


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent, Madras, Southern India, 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/041


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Drums on route march, Wellington, Southern India, circa 1937, coloured photograph
Accession Number: KO2549/042


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Lance Corporal A C Bent in Blues Uniform, Wellington 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/043


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Lance Corporal A C Bent in Scarlet Uniform, Wellington, 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/044


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Drums on parade Wellington Barracks, 1937 with the Royal West Kent Regiment’s Drummers
Accession Number: KO2549/045


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. village scene near Army Quarters, Wellington, 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/046


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Soldiers and tents at Octacamund Downs, Southern India, circa 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/047


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Band at Chick Banaram, India circa 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/048


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. ‘Five minutes smoke during flute practice Wellington, Southern India’ circa 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/049


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Drums on football field, southern India circa 1937
Accession Number: KO2549/050


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Tents at Nanjangud near Bangalore, 1936, where the battalion had a service for the late King George V
Accession Number: KO2549/051


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Signal Section at Chick Banaram, near Bangalore, Southern India, 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/052


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. Band on the march, India, circa 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/053


Photo: Troopship HMT Nevasa, taken on arrival at Port Said, circa 1934, 1st King’s Own.
HMT Nevasa (1912)
Launched on 12 Dec 1912 by Barclay, Curle & CO, in Glasgow for the British India Steam Navigation Company (sister ship to the Neuralia) her maiden voyage took her from London to East Africa and Calcutta on 22 Mar 1913. In August 1914 she was converted to a troopship and resumed commercial service in 1919. In 1925 she was permanently rebuilt as a troopship and was used for both school children’s trips and troop carrying in the 1930s. In 1939-45 she was used steadily as a troop carrier between the UK, India, Basra, Madagascar and for the Normandy Landings.
She was scrapped in 1948.
Accession Number: KO2549/054


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. group of three soldiers, including Arthur Bent, taken at Cairo 1933
Accession Number: KO2549/055


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Beating the retreat at Wellington circa 1935
Accession Number: KO2549/056


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Arrival at Octacamund Downs, Southern India, 7500 ft above sea level. 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/057


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Drums of the 1st King’s Own and the West Kent Regiment at Wellington, Southern India, Aug 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/058


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Company Group at Cairo, Egypt, 1933
Accession Number: KO2549/059


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Group of soldiers waiting to entrain at Bombay for a three day journey to Wellington, Southern India. Including Jones, Fox, Bert, Gilmore circa 1934/35
Accession Number: KO2549/060


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. at Wellington Barracks on parade - proclamation day for King George VI just before departing for training, 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/061


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Lance Corporal Arthur Bent circa 1936 in tropical whites
Accession Number: KO2549/062


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Lance Corporal Arthur Bent circa 1937 in blues
Accession Number: KO2549/063


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Private Arthur Bent circa 1935, India
Accession Number: KO2549/064


Photo: M’Meru Warrior, East African Types No 17 - ‘this is the type of fellow who amused us the other evening’ circa 1943
Accession Number: KO2549/065


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. group on Octacamund Downs, Southern India circa 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/066


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Private Arthur Bent, Christmas 1935, at Wellington, Southern India
Accession Number: KO2549/067


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Corporal Jack Dale, Drums inside Barracks at Madras, Southern India, 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/068


Photo: Troopship HMT Neuralia which took the 1st battalion from Southampton to Egypt and then a year later from Egypt to Bombay
HMT Neuralia
Sister ship of the Nevasa she was built in Glasgow in 1912 for the British India Steam Navigation Company.
She survived many U-Boat attacks through the Second World War but was finally sunk in the Gulf of Taranto with the loss of four lives when she hit an Italian mine on 1 May 1945.
Accession Number: KO2549/069


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent in Cairo on the back of a camel near the Pyramids circa 1933
Accession Number: KO2549/070


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent, Cairo 1933, in Barracks
Accession Number: KO2549/071


Photo: 2/4 King’s African Rifles group, 1943 including Sergeant McGartland, Lieutenant Murphy, Captain Saure, Company Sergeant Major Taft and Company Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/072


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Arthur Bent with white tropical uniform, Madras, Southern India, 1934
Accession Number: KO2549/073


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. soldiers on exercise, camping near Jungle, Southern India, 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/074


Photo: Palace at Mysore, India, 1936
Accession Number: KO2549/075


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Parade on football pitch, circa 1937, Wellington, India
Accession Number: KO2549/076


Photo: 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Soldiers and kit ‘What a mess!! This is how we spent twelve hours before leaving the quayside of Bombay’
Accession Number: KO2549/077


Photo: Arthur C Bent of the 1st Cadet Battalion, The London Regiment, circa 1930
Accession Number: KO2549/078


Photo: Arthur C Bent of the 1st Cadet Battalion, The London Regiment, circa 1930
Accession Number: KO2549/079

bulletCap Badge of the 1st Cadet Battalion, The London Regiment
Accession Number: KO2549/080
bulletSoldier’s Release Book Class A to Arthur C Bent, number 3710226, King’s Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2549/081
Duplicated Army Form relating to war service from 3 Sep 1939. Arthur Charles Bent, Apr 1945 with King’s African Rifles
Accession Number: KO2549/082
bulletCertification of Vaccination against Small Pox – Company Sergeant Major A Bent, 12 Sep 1945
Accession Number: KO2549/083
bulletTravel Warrant for India, 1945
Accession Number: KO2549/084
bulletCertificate of Transfer to the Army Reserve for Acting CSM Arthur Bent, 31 Jan 1946
Accession Number: KO2549/085
bulletArmy Form W4528 Record of Service from Acting Company Sergeant Major Arthur C Bent, number 3710226 with the King’s Own Royal Regiment from 7Jul 1932 to 31 Jan 1946
Accession Number: KO2549/086
bulletMovement order for soldier? Extract from Part Two orders for A C Bent Oct 1944
Accession Number: KO2549/087
bulletMovement order for soldier? Extract from Part Two orders for AC Bent Sep 1944
Accession Number: KO2549/088
bulletOfficers’ and B.O.R.’s Record of Service for Arthur Charles Bent, with the King’s African Rifles
Accession Number: KO2549/089
bulletIdentity card for Arthur Charles Bent, with the 1st Cadet Battalion, The London Regiment, enrolled Feb 1926
Accession Number: KO2549/090
bulletPrinted Air message 30 Jun 1942 from A C Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/091
bulletSoldiers Service Book Arthur C Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/092
bulletPay Form No 48 to Arthur Charles Bent, Dec 1945
Accession Number: KO2549/093
bulletPay Form No 48 to Arthur Charles Bent, Jan 946
Accession Number: KO2549/094
Army Form B295A Furlough Pass, Oct 1942
Accession Number: KO2549/095
bulletArmy Form B295A Furlough Pass, Sep 1942 - to allow journey to Mombasa whilst Sergeant A C Bent was with the 2/4th King’s African Rifles.
Accession Number: KO2549/096
bulletArmy Form N1483 (India) Pay Balance
Accession Number: KO2549/097
bullet1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Regiment, Plain Clothes Permit Jan 1938 issued to A C Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/098
bulletCover for Army Book 64 Soldiers Service and Pay Book
Accession Number: KO2549/099
bulletPhoto: Arthur Bent, India, 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. circa 1930s
Accession Number: KO2549/100
bulletRule Book for the King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Regimental Association
Accession Number: KO2549/100
bulletNational Association for Employment of Regular Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, to A C Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/101
bulletEnvelope address to AC Bent
Accession Number: KO2549/102
bulletAttestation for Arthur Charles Bent, 8 Jul 1932
Accession Number: KO2549/103
bulletPhoto: 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Regiment. group including Arthur Bent in Christmas Week 1937, Madras
Accession Number: KO25490/39

 

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