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Todd Family Collection
2nd Lieutenant Ernest Victor Todd and Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd MBE

First World War (Royal Engineers & Royal Air Force) 1920s, King's Own and Second World War & after, King's Own.

 

bullet1914-15 Star to Lance Corporal Ernest Victor Todd, number 94869, of the Royal Engineers. Commissioned into King’s Own, 1923
Accession Number: KO1930/01
bulletBritish War Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Ernest Victor Todd, Royal Engineers
Accession Number: KO1930/02
bulletAllied Victory Medal to 2nd Lieutenant Ernest Victor Todd, Royal Engineers
Accession Number: KO1930/03
bulletDefence Medal to Squadron Leader Ernest Victor Todd, RAF Regiment
Accession Number: KO1930/04
bulletWar Medal to Squadron Leader Ernest Victor Todd, RAF Regiment
Accession Number: KO1930/05
bulletTerritorial Decoration to Ernest Victor Todd
Accession Number: KO1930/06
bulletMiniature Medals to Major Ernest Victor Todd
Accession Number: KO1930/07
bulletMBE to Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd, King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/08
bullet1939-45 Star to Lieutenant Thomas Charles Victor Todd, 5th King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/09
bulletWar Medal to Lieutenant Thomas Charles Victor Todd, 5th King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/10
bulletGeneral Service Medal 1918-62 with bars ‘Malaya’ and ‘Arabian Peninsula’ to Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd, King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/11
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General Service Medal, 1962- with bars ‘Radfan’ and ‘South Arabia’ to Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd, King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/12
bulletTerritorial Decoration to Thomas Charles Victor Todd, King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/13
bulletOrder of Aden to Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd, King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/14
bulletMiniature Medals to Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd, King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO1930/15
bullet1896 Pattern Officers Sword and Scabbard
Accession Number: KO1930/16
bullet1898 Pattern Officers Sword
Accession Number: KO1930/17
bulletSports Medal Rugby Colours 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, 1947-48 Capt T C V Todd
Accession Number: KO1930/18
bulletSports Medal Unnamed Athletics Medal
Accession Number: KO1930/19
bulletSports Medal Unnamed Hockey Festival Winners, 1946 Infantry Training Centre
Accession Number: KO1930/20

 


Captain T C V odd and Sergeant Major Fitzpatrick outside the Officers Mess, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Trieste.
Accession Number: KO1930/21


The Yugoslavian Border near Trieste, Italy, circa 1946.
Accession Number: KO1930/22


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 march past
Accession Number: KO1930/23


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Visit of Senior American General
Accession Number: KO1930/24


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 St. George’s Day Inspection
Accession Number: KO1930/25


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 St. George’s Day Parade
Accession Number: KO1930/26


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 St. George’s Day Parade
Accession Number: KO1930/27


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Three officers near truck. Captain T C V Todd standing on the right.
Accession Number: KO1930/28


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Two Officers on motorcycle.  Captain T C V Todd is at the front of the motorcycle.
Accession Number: KO1930/29


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Pistol practice.  Captain T C V Todd is in the centre.
Accession Number: KO1930/30


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Three officers and boy. Captain T C V Todd is stood on the right.
Accession Number: KO1930/31


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Three officers
Accession Number: KO1930/32


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Two officers.  Captain T C V Todd is on the right.
Accession Number: KO1930/33


5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Preparations for Colour Parade with Major E V Todd on the left. Circa 1920s.
Accession Number: KO1930/34


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Group of soldiers on exercise?
Accession Number: KO1930/35


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Soldiers on exercise
Accession Number: KO1930/36


1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Trieste circa 1948.
Accession Number: KO1930/37


Group of soldiers of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, circa 1947.
Accession Number: KO1930/38


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Group of soldiers on exercise
Accession Number: KO1930/39


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 soldier with rifle on exercise
Accession Number: KO1930/40


5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Officer Group, circa 1950s.
Accession Number: KO1930/41


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Officers
Accession Number: KO1930/42


Officers of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, St. George's Day, 1947.
Rear, left to right: Captain S F Mayfield; Lieutenant B S Mallalieu; Lieutenant J Harrison; Lieutenant J B Thomas; Lieutenant J Douglas; Lieutenant M Gregson; Lieutenant N W Lawrenson; Lieutenant G Watson; Captain L Simons (RAMC); Lieutenant J Roberts; Lieutenant  G Higgs.
Middle row, left to right: Captains F V North;  J E S Davis; A F B Rigden; T Jakeman; M L Hunt; Lieutenant H M Baillie; Lieutenant A Brown; Lieutenant G Ward; Lieutenant A Church; Lieutenant J R Baxter; Captains J Croley; J Robson; P Farrer.
Front row, left to right: Captain T C V Todd; Captain A H Hands; Captain G D Chater; Major Nigel St. G. Gribbon; Lieutenant Colonel W V H Robbins DSO; Brigadier M D Erskine, DSO, Commander 24th Guards Brigade; Major A J Addy; Major R C Robin (Coldstream Guards); Major T Leahy; Major D J Martin; Captain J Gout.

Accession Number: KO1930/43


1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, c 1946/47 Athletics Team
Accession Number: KO1930/44

 

bulletPhoto and Scrap album relating to the service of Ernest Victor Todd with the Royal Engineers in the First World War - later commissioned into the King’s Own
Blackpool interest. Photos of soldiers training and in the trenches, including some documents etc.
Accession Number: KO1930/45
bulletPhoto and Scrap album relating to the service of Ernest Victor Todd with the Royal Engineers in the First World War - later commissioned into the King’s Own
Includes postcards sent home showing French towns and villages, and personal photos as well.
Accession Number: KO1930/46
bulletPhoto and Scrap album relating to the service of Ernest Victor Todd with the Royal Engineers in the First World War - later commissioned into the King’s Own
Includes photo of 6 King’s Own, drawings of Divisional Signs and postcards sent home.
Accession Number: KO1930/47
bulletPhoto and Scrap album relating to the service of Ernest Victor Todd with the Royal Engineers in the First World War - later commissioned into the King’s Own
Includes drawings of Divisional Signs
Accession Number: KO1930/48

 


His Royal Highness Prince George (Later the Duke of York) inspecting soldiers of the 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment during a visit to Fleetwood, circa 1933. Accompanied by an unknown officer of the King’s Own Royal Regiment.
Accession Number: KO3019/01


His Royal Highness Prince George (Later the Duke of York) inspecting soldiers of the 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment during a visit to Fleetwood, circa 1933. Accompanied by Major E V Todd of the 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO3019/02


Telegram dated 27 Jun 1940 stating that Lieutenant Thomas Charles Victor Todd was missing in action, in the campaign in France and Belgium, May/Jun 1940.
Accession Number: KO3019/03


Note from Belgium Red Cross dated 7 Jun 1940 that Lieutenant T C V Todd was being held as a prisoner of war and was well.
Accession Number: KO3019/04


Prisoner of War Identity Card, Lieutenant Thomas Charles Victor Todd, dated 23 Sep 1943.
Accession Number: KO3019/05


Promise not to escape from POW Camp or when outside of camp, named to Lieutenant T C V Todd.
Accession Number: KO3019/06



Christmas Card, with Father Christmas climbing over the wire fence of a camp with a German sentry in watch tower challenging him.
“But I assure you my dear chap – I really am Father Christmas”
Accession Number: KO3019/07



Christmas Card, Oflag 9 A/Z Germany, 1943.
Accession Number: KO3019/08



Christmas Card, Oflag IX AZ, Germany, 1944
Accession Number: KO3019/09


Jacob Grimm School, which was used as Prisoner of War Camp, Oflag IX AZ
Accession Number: KO3019/10


Germans guarding British prisoners of war at Fort VIII. This was one of the Poznan Fortresses in Poland, Fort Grolman, which was also known as Stalag XXID. It was used to house both British and French prisoners of war
Accession Number: KO3019/11


Letter dated 5 Jul 1945 regarding qualifications received by Lieutenant T C V Todd whilst a prisoner of war.
Accession Number: KO3019/12


Royal Visit to Lancaster with Major T C V Todd with His Majesty the King, King George VI.
His Majesty King George VI inspects the Guard of Honour of the 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Dalton Square, Lancaster, 10 Apr 1951. The visit was to mark the 600th Anniversary of the County Palatine. Major T C V Todd was Guard Commander.
Accession Number: KO3019/13


Local Operations In Mountainous Country, 1958. The War Office, Oct 1958.
WO Code No 9515
Accession Number: KO1745/01


Training For War. Part 2 - Leadership and Individual Training. Ministry of Defence, Jan 1968.
Army Code No. 9626 (Part 2)
Accession Number: KO1745/02


Infantry Training Volume IV Tactics. The Infantry Battalion In Battle. 1963. War Office, 1963.
WO Code No. 9923.
Accession Number: KO1745/03


Infantry Training Volume III. Ranges and Courses Pamphlet No. 32. Range Construction and Regulations (All Arms) 1958. The War Office, Sep 1958.
WO Code No 9486
Accession Number: KO1745/04


Section Commander’s Aide Memoiré,
Printed in British Army of the Rhine by Reproduction Section, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Accession Number: KO1745/05


The Theory of Rifle Fire with Practical Application. With useful information on the P ’17 Rifle. Specially written for Home Guard Instructors, Fire Unit Commanders, The Individual Marksman.
Published by Gale & Polden Ltd, Aldershot. 1944.
Accession Number: KO1745/06


Infantry Training Volume 1. Infantry Platoon Weapons. Pamphlet No. 5. 9 MM Browning Self Loading Pistol (All Arms) 1958. The War Office, Oct 1958.
WO Code 9509
Accession Number: KO1745/07


Training for War. 1950. The War Office, Apr 1950.
WO Code 8508.
Accession Number: KO1745/08


Map, Bengasi, North Africa, 1942, Cyrenaica sheet number 12
Scale 1:100000 Revised by 512 Field Survey Coy, Royal Engineers Mar 1942 from Italian Map of 1927.
Covering 20º00’ - 20º30’ East - 32º00’ - 32º20’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/09


Map, 1942, El Abiar, North Africa, Cyrenaica sheet number 13
Scale 1:100000 - 512 Field Survey Coy, Royal Engineers, Apr 1946
Covering 20º30’ - 21º00’ East - 32º00’ - 32º20’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/10


Map, Tolmeta Barce, North Africa, 1942, Cyrenaica sheet number 6
Scale 1:100000 - 512 Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers, Mar 1942
Covering 20º30’ - 21º00’ East - 32º20’ - 32º40’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/11


Map, Giovanni, Berta, North Africa, Aug 1942, Cyrenaica sheet number 3
Scale 1:100000 - 512 Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers, Mar 1942
Covering 22º00’ - 22º30’ East - 32º40’ - 33º00’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/12


Map, Derna, North Africa, Dec 1945, Cyrenaica sheet number 10
Scale 1:100000 - 512 Field Survey Company, Royal Engineers, 1942, Reprinted 1945
Covering 22º30’ - 23º00’ East - 32º40’ - 33º20’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/13


Map, 55th West Lancashire TA Division Training Camp Areas around Halton Camp, 1929. Ordnance Survey, 1929.
Scale: 6 inch to 1 mile.
Including Beaumont (Skerton), Denny Beck, Caton, Brookhouse, Slyne, Halton, Bolton le Sands and Nether Kellet.
Accession Number: KO1745/14


Map, Trieste, Italy
1:10000 CIU and War Office 2nd Edition 1944
Covering 13º44’ - 13º49’ East - 45º35’40” - 45º41’ North
East of Greenwich Meridian
Accession Number: KO1745/15


Map, Trieste, Italy, Sep 1944, Italy Sheet 53 A 1
Scale 1:50000 - 518 Corps Field Survey Company Royal Engineers Sep 1944
Covering 1º15’ - 1º30’ East of Rome - 45º30’ - 45º40’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/16


Map, Erpelle-Cosina, Italy, May 1945, Italy Sheet 53 A 1 NE
Scale 1:25000 - 12 Polish Field Survey Company May 1945
Covering 1º22’30” - 1º30’ East of Rome - 45º35’ - 45º40’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/17


Map, Palmanova, Italy, May 1945, Italy Sheet 40
Scale 1:100000 - 518 Field Survey Company Royal Engineers Jan May 1945
Covering 0º30’ - 1º00’ East of Rome - 45º40’ - 46º00’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/18


Map, Monfalcone, Italy, Oct 1944, Italy Sheet 40 A II
Scale 1:50000 - 518 Field Survey Company Royal Engineers Oct 1944
Covering 1º00’ - 1º15’ East of Rome - 45º40’ - 45º50’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/19


Map, Sesana, Italy, 1946.Italy Sheet 40 A II
Scale 1:50000 - 524 Polish Field Survey Company Royal Engineers, May 1946
Covering 1º15’ - 1º30’ East of Rome - 45º40’ - 45º50’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/20


Map, Duino-Aurisina, Italy, May 1945, Italy sheet 40 A III NE
Scale: 1:25000 - 12 Polish Field Survey Company, Oct 1944
Covering 1º07’30” - 1º15’ East of Rome - 45º45’ - 45º50’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/21


Map, Comeno, Italy, 1945, Italy sheet 40 A II NW
Scale: 1:25000 - 12 Polish Field Survey Company, Mar 1945
Covering 1º15’ - 1º22’30” East of Rome - 45º45’ - 45º50’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/22


Map, Villa Opicina, Italy, Nov 1945, Italy sheet 40 A II SW
Scale 1:25000 - 12 Polish Field Survey Company, Mar 1945, Reprinted by 524 Coy Nov 1945
Covering 1º15’ - 1º22’30” East of Rome - 45º40’ - 45º45’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/23


Map, Sesana, Italy, 1945, Italy 40 A II SE
Scale 1:25,000 - 12 Polish Field Survey Company, Mar 1945
Covering 1º22’30” - 1º30’ East of Rome - 45º40’ - 45º45’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/24


Map, Pola, Italy, 1945, Italy Sheet 77 A II SE
Scale 1:25000 - 512 Field Survey Company Royal Engineers, May 1944
Covering 1º22’30” - 1º30’ East of Rome - 44º50’ - 44º55’ North
Accession Number: KO1745/25

 

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