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Regimental History - First World War

1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

Standing Orders at Didcot, August/September 1914

 

5th. Bn. THE KINGíS OWN (ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT)
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S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G O-R-D-E-R-S.

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D_I_D_C_O_T

REFUSE Refuse will be picked up from inside and around tents immediately after meals and deposited on the left of the doorway (facing downwards).
BEDDING Except in wet weather, mattresses and blankets will be put out before 9 a.m. on the waterproof sheets. The bedding etc. must be left exposed to the air as much as possible. Spare waterproof will be placed in a convenient position so that the bedding etc. can be quickly covered by the Camp Police in case of a shower
ORDERLIES Regimental Orderly Sergeant will detail line orderlies and hand in a list to the Orderly Subaltern.
Line Orderlies will detail 2 tent orderlies per tent and prepare a list of same.
Line Orderlies will see that their lines are ready for inspection by 9-10 a.m.
MEALS Immediately the bugle sounds for Rations, line orderlies will fall in all tent orderlies on the right of their line of tents and await instructions from the orderly sergeant.
KETTLES etc Kettles and pans must be cleaned by the orderlies who draw them, and returned to the cooks within one hour of their issue.
POTATO
PEELING
Potato peeling will be carried out by the lines in charge of the orderly subaltern of the day. These lines will be paraded by the line orderlies concerned at 9-10 a.m. and must finish the peeling before 9-50 a.m. All other duties must be carried out before going on duty at 9-10 a.m.
PASSES Applications for passes must be made to the colour sergeant in charge of the respective lines before 9-50 a.m. on the day for which they are required.
SICK Men going sick must report the same to their line orderly who will send in a list to the orderly sergeant. The sick will parade at 8-45 a.m. under the orderly sergeant. Men, whilst sick, will continue to parade at 8-45 a.m. daily until ordered for duty.
GUARD The guard will be inspected at 9 a.m. by the orderly Subaltern. All men must be shaved and equipment etc, cleaned before this time.
QUARTER-
MASTERíS
FATIGUE
The Quarter Masterís fatigue will report to the Quarter Master Sergeant at 7 a.m. and to the Sergeant Cook at 10 a.m. The Fatigue orderly will remain in touch with the Quarter-Master all day.

Clothing and equipment will be neatly piled inside tents.
Bedding will be placed 12 inches from rear of the tents in front.

Accession Number: KO2320/193

 

 

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