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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private Harold Haywood

Served with King’s Own 5th Battalion and then transferred to South Staffordshire Regiment as appears on their medal roll as Number 235222.

Discharge Certificate to Private Harold Haywood, 25 Mar 1919
Accession Number: KO2139/01

Christmas Card, 1917 with message to Mother on the rear
Accession Number: KO2139/02

Christmas Card, 1918, from 7th Division in Italy, illustrated by J P Beadle, 1918
Accession Number: KO2139/03

Two young soldiers of the 5th Battalion in 1914, Private Matthew Farrell is standing on the right, Number 1440 Private Matthew Farrell went across to France on 14th February 1915 with the rest of the 1st/5th, he was killed in action on 14th April 1915 at the age of 16 years.  He worked at Storey Brothers and lived at Little John Street, Lancaster. 
Accession Number KO1217/04 and KO2139/04

Cookhouse Staff, 3rd/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2139/05

5th Reserve Battalion (later 2nd/5th Battalion), King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 'A' Company at Blackpool, 22nd December 1914.
Accession Number KO2139/06

5th Reserve Battalion King’s Own various soldiers with Private Harold Haywood
Accession Number: KO2139/07

Photograph Private Harold Haywood, Apr 1917
Accession Number: KO2139/08

Private Harold Haywood, 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, early First World War.
Accession Number: KO2139/09

Photograph - execution post details not known.
Accession Number: KO2139/10

Regimental Cane with regimental button in top and right facing collar dog screwed on 75 mm from top of cane. Overall length 850 mm
Origins of the cane are unknown, the donors father was in the King’s Own, but in the First World War and the cane is later, it may have just been found by him. He was a builder and may have found it in a house he was working on.
Accession Number: KO2790/01

Corps of Drums of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1916.  Private Walter Haywood is with the base drum.
Accession Number KO2790/02

Corps of Drums of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1916.  Private Walter Haywood is seated left.
Accession Number KO2790/03

Private Harold Haywood, standing, and another soldier. 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own and later South Staffordshire Regiment.
Harold did not go overseas until at least 1917 but spent the early part of the war assisting with the training of troops at home. He was discharged from military service on 25 Mar 1919. see KO2139
Accession Number: KO2790/04

Private Harold Haywood in group, stood rear left, 5th King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO2790/05

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