King's Own Royal Regiment Museum

Lancaster

HOME
Museum & Collections
Sales
Donations
Events
Contact Us

REGIMENTAL HISTORY
17th Century
18th Century
19th Century
20th Century
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Battle Honours

FAMILY HISTORY
Resources
Further Reading

PHOTO GALLERY
ENQUIRIES
FURTHER READING
LINKS


Collections - Archive & Photographs

Lieutenant Colonel James Frederick Melville Openshaw Collection circa 1931 - 1966

 

bulletAbyssinian Shield -Note from Jun 1966 “This shield was bought at the time of the amalgamation of the King’s Own with the Border Regiment. It was included in the junk to be sold to a dealer. It’s fellow is now in the possession of Major F J Parker of Lancaster.
The inscription reads as follows but is only written on this shield and not on Major Parkers:
‘A Souvenir Presented by Hormusjee Rassam Esqr, to the Officers of the 4th King’s Own Regiment as a reminiscence of old Aden associates and in Remembrance of 10th day of April 1868 when I was captive at Magdala’.
Accession Number: KO1477/001
bulletSign: “Lieutenant Colonel J F M Openshaw”
Accession Number: KO1477/002
bulletProgramme: Memorial Service Priory Church, Lancaster, Nov 1961
Accession Number: KO1477/003


Officers, Warrant Officers and Sergeants, 2nd Battalion The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Inspection by the Colonel of the Regiment, 17 Apr 1936
Accession Number: KO1477/004


Group of Officers and Other Ranks c. 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/005

 

bulletCommission Certificate 2nd Lieutenant Openshaw, Territorial Army, Jul 1930
Accession Number: KO1477/006
bulletCommission Certificate 2nd Lieutenant Openshaw, Land Force, Sep 1931
Accession Number: KO1477/007
bulletProgramme: Trooping the Colour, 1st Battalion King's Own, St. George’s Day, 1958
Accession Number: KO1477/008
bulletProgramme: Laying up of colours, 1st Battalion and 3rd Battalion King's Own, Lancaster, Sep 1961
Accession Number: KO1477/009
bulletProgramme: Presentation of Freedom of the Cities, of Carlisle, Lancaster and the Borough of Appleby, to the King's Own Royal Border Regiment, Barnard Castle, Apr 1960
Accession Number: KO1477/010
bulletProgramme: Centenary Parade, 5th Battalion, TA, King's Own Royal Regiment, Jun 1959
Accession Number: KO1477/011
bulletProgramme: Regimental Service, King's Own at Lancaster, on the occasion of the closing of the Regimental Depot and the last appearance in Lancaster of the 1st Battalion before amalgamation. Sep 1959
Accession Number: KO1477/012
bulletProgramme: Farewell Parade, 1st Battalion King's Own, Giant Axe Field, Sep 1959
Accession Number: KO1477/013
bulletProgramme: Amalgamation Ceremony, and presentation of colours to 1st Battalion King's Own Royal Border Regiment, Oct 1959 at Barnard Castle
Accession Number: KO1477/014
bulletProgramme: Coronation Orders 1937
Accession Number: KO1477/015
bulletBooklet: King's Own Royal Border Regiment Recruiting Leaflet early 1960s.
Accession Number: KO1477/016
bulletMentioned in Despatch certificate to Captain J F M Openshaw, 1 Apr 1941
Accession Number: KO1477/017
bulletEnvelope addressed to Lady Openshaw, from War Office, containing MID Certificate
Accession Number: KO1477/018
bulletNewspaper Cutting relating to the MID of Captain Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/019
bulletCertificate: Preparatory Schools Rifle Association, Shooting Certificate, First Class to J F M Openshaw, 30 Nov 1921
Accession Number: KO1477/020
bulletPrinted going away messages to Major J F M Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/021
bulletNote book 'property of 3708155 Corporal Blaze, of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. With notes on lectures: 'Dealing with the complete suppression of Turkish power in Palestine'....
Accession Number: KO1477/022
bulletHandwritten memo to Captain Openshaw re Italian Intelligence Organisation
Accession Number: KO1477/023 a
bulletHandwritten memo to Captain Openshaw re Italian Intelligence Organisation
Accession Number: KO1477/023 b
bulletHandwritten memo to Captain Openshaw re Italian Intelligence Organisation Nov 1941
Accession Number: KO1477/023 c
bulletMenu Card Farewell Dinner to Major J F M Openshaw, Mar 1941
Accession Number: KO1477/024 a
Other part of Menu Card ko1477/24 a
bulletAccession Number: KO1477/024 b
bulletScrap Album with photos, permits, licences etc relating to Colonel J F M Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/025
bulletNotebook 'The German Northern Cross, Germany, Apr 1945 personal notebook of J F M Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/026
bulletNotebook 'The Story of the Bracelet' personal notebook of J F M Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/027
bulletNotebook Notes relating to Malta etc personal notebook of J F M Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/028
bulletBook: Hamburg 1939-45
Accession Number: KO1477/029
bulletBook to Lieutenant Colonel J F M Openshaw marking the end of his service in Hamburg, Nov 1947
Accession Number: KO1477/030
bulletBook: “Wir Bauen Eine Neue Polizei”
Accession Number: KO1477/031
bulletUnited Services Club, Hamburg, Membership Card, Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/032
bulletUnited Services Club, Hamburg, Membership Card, Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/033
bulletBritish Zone of Germany Standard Movement Order for Inter-Zonal Travel to the US Zone. Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw, 1948
Accession Number: KO1477/034
bulletTyped report: Report of the Air Raid on Hamburg During the Night of the 24/25 Jul 1943
Accession Number: KO1477/035
bulletWar Department Driving Permit, Major Openshaw, Aug 1945
Accession Number: KO1477/036
bulletHamburger Fussball Verband Ticket 17 Dec ?
Accession Number: KO1477/037
bulletTyped report: The Cooperation of Royal Military Police and Hamburg Police from May 1945 until today
Accession Number: KO1477/038
bulletTyped report: Report about the Cooperation and experienced during the air raids on Hamburg in Jul and Aug 1943
Accession Number: KO1477/039
bulletTyped report: Air Raid on Hamburg During the Night from 24th and 25th July 1943
Accession Number: KO1477/040
bulletTyped report: The Air Raid on Hamburg during the night from 27th and 28th July 1943. Report of the 46th Pol Station
Accession Number: KO1477/041
bulletWebbing Belt, Whitened as for Military Police, probably worn by Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/042
bulletFramed Photograph of Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, 1948, in military uniform
Accession Number: KO1477/043
bulletFramed Document relating to 'The Provost' from articles of war issued by Charles I in 1629 - extract from Clodes 'Military and Martial Law'
Accession Number: KO1477/044

 


King's Own Officers, Trooping of the Colour, St. George’s Day 1934
Accession Number: KO1477/045


Side Profile of Major James Frederick Melville Openshaw, King's Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO1477/046


Officer group, mixed regiments, Captain Openshaw extreme right
Accession Number: KO1477/047


King's Own on the march, pre 1939, with Captain Openshaw leading platoon
Accession Number: KO1477/048


Major Openshaw and Military Policeman, possibly in Hamburg in 1945-47
Accession Number: KO1477/049


Major James Frederick Melville Openshaw on the right when he was District Provost Marshall in Hamburg, 1945-47.
Accession Number: KO1477/050


Captain Openshaw in non-King's Own Uniform
Accession Number: KO1477/051


James Frederick Melville Openshaw, King's Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO1477/052


Set of eight proof photographs of Major Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/053


Group of Officers, Old Saaum, Jan 1935
Accession Number: KO1477/054


Major James Frederick Melville Openshaw, King's Own Royal Regiment, eating in the field, circa late 1940s.
Accession Number: KO1477/055


Major James Frederick Melville Openshaw, King's Own Royal Regiment, eating in the field, circa late 1940s.
Accession Number: KO1477/056


Trooping the colour, 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/057


Trooping the colour, 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/058


Trooping the colour, 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/059


Trooping the colour, 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/060


Colour Inspection, 1936 Lieutenant General Oswald C Borrett Aldershot
Accession Number: KO1477/061


Armoured police cars on patrol.  Possibly Ethiopia or Somalia, Second World War.  With Major James Frederick Melville Openshaw lying on the ground at the front right.
Accession Number: KO1477/062


King’s Own soldiers in Field and transport late 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/063


Openshaw and another with bottles
Accession Number: KO1477/064


King’s Own Soldiers on the move with bridging equipment.
Accession Number: KO1477/065


King’s Own soldiers inspection
Accession Number: KO1477/066


King’s Own soldiers inspection
Accession Number: KO1477/067


Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/068


Openshaw and others on steps with native boy
Accession Number: KO1477/069


Soldiers at meal time
Accession Number: KO1477/070


Openshaw at seaside with rocks behind
Accession Number: KO1477/071


Native troops
Accession Number: KO1477/072


Native troops kit inspection
Accession Number: KO1477/073


Plane and airfield
Accession Number: KO1477/074


King’s Own Officer possibly Openshaw in tent
Accession Number: KO1477/075


King’s Own Officer and Sergeants c 1930s
Accession Number: KO1477/076


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47
Accession Number: KO1477/077


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47 Saluting Base
Accession Number: KO1477/078


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47 Inspection
Accession Number: KO1477/079


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47 Inspection
Accession Number: KO1477/080


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47 Inspection
Accession Number: KO1477/081


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47 March Past
Accession Number: KO1477/082


Corps of Military Police, probably Hamburg, 1945-47 March Past
Accession Number: KO1477/083


Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw taking part in catering judging c 1945-48
Accession Number: KO1477/084


Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw taking part in catering judging c 1945-48
Accession Number: KO1477/085


Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw taking part in catering judging c 1945-48
Accession Number: KO1477/086


Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw taking part in catering judging c 1945-48
Accession Number: KO1477/087


Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw taking part in catering judging c 1945-48
Accession Number: KO1477/088


Catering judging group including a General c. 1945-48
Accession Number: KO1477/089


Nindorf-Hanstedt post WW2
Accession Number: KO1477/090


Hanstedt post WW2
Accession Number: KO1477/091


Hanstedt post WW2
Accession Number: KO1477/092


Mrs Heather
Openshaw (wife) with Sarah and Jamie.
Accession Number: KO1477/093


Mrs Heather Openshaw and baby.
Accession Number: KO1477/094

bulletSet of postcards, joined together, showing Ypres WW1
Accession Number: KO1477/095
bulletBA University of Cambridge Degree Certificate to Openshaw, 1931
Accession Number: KO1477/096
bulletMA University of Cambridge Degree Certificate to Openshaw, 1936
Accession Number: KO1477/097
bulletInvitation to Gimmis Club, for parting concert of Russian entertainers to Major Openshaw
Accession Number: KO1477/098
bulletProgramme of Concert at Gimmis Club
Accession Number: KO1477/099
bulletLetter to Colonel Openshaw? Jun 1951 from Bill in Kenya
Accession Number: KO1477/100
bulletKhaki handkerchief
Accession Number: KO1477/101
bulletCream handkerchief
Accession Number: KO1477/102
bulletLetter to Openshaw on his resignation from the army, March 1949
Accession Number: KO1477/103
bulletOfficers Mess Hamburg District Paper Ticket
Accession Number: KO1477/104 a
bulletOfficers Mess Hamburg District Paper Ticket
Accession Number: KO1477/104 b
bulletOfficers Mess Hamburg District Paper Ticket
Accession Number: KO1477/104 c

 

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.

© 2015 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum