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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private Frederick Wadeson

Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, was born in Dalton in Furness on 4th June 1904 and enlisted into the King's Own Royal Regiment on 22nd November 1927.  He signed up for three years in the Regular Army and nine years in the Army Reserve.  He appears to have been mobilised in 1939 after the outbreak of the Second World War and served with the 9th Battalion of the King's Own.  On 13th December 1941 he was transferred to the 90th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery.

The collection of photographs includes both photographs of him and of soldiers from the First World War. 

 

War-time Cookery poster showing various recipes in quantities for 100 men.
Accession Number: KO1678/01

Letter concerning transfer from the 9th Battalion, King's Own to the Royal Artillery.  Accession Number: KO1678/02


Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/03


Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/04


Photograph taken on Sunday 16th March 1941.
Accession Number:  KO1678/05


Taken October 1941, Brighton.
Accession Number:  KO1678/06


Taken October 1941, Brighton.
Accession Number: KO1678/07


Taken October 1941, Brighton.
Accession Number: KO1678/08


Taken October 1941, Brighton.
Accession Number: KO1678/09


Unknown.
Accession Number: KO1678/10


Unknown Lance Corporal of the King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/11


Christmas card featuring Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number:  KO1678/12


Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/13


Unknown soldiers, circa 1928.
Accession Number: KO1678/14


Believed to be Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, February 1940.
Accession Number: KO1678/15


Second from the right is Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/16 and KO1678/17


Group of soldiers of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1914.
Accession Number: KO1678/18


On the left is Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/19


Identified group, probably at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster circa 1928.
Accession Number: KO1678/20


Section of 'B' Company of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, during an exercise, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/21


Number 3 Squad, Winners, Inter Squad Cross Country Shield, 1928, possibly at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO1678/22


Unknown soldier of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, photographed by the United Service Studios Ltd, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich, dated 26th May 1918.  Sent to his mother from John.
Accession Number: KO1678/23


Number 3 Squad, Winners, Inter Squad Cross Country Shield, 1928, possibly at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO1678/24


On the left is Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1678/25


x marks Private Frederick Wadeson, number 3708709, King's Own Royal Regiment, circa 1930, at a road side in Sussex.
Accession Number: KO1678/26

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