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Collections - Joe Hodgson

Joe Hodgson was for many years a keen enthusiast of military history, some of his collection related to the King's Own Royal Regiment


Caerwys Camp, 1909, Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2948/01


Postcard, "The King's Own Royal Lancaster's are "holding their own" at Bournemouth
Accession Number: KO2948/02


Unknown soldier of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and friends, circa 1904
Accession Number: KO2948/03


"The coffin of a Lancashire Crimean War veteran, mounted on a gun carriage is on its way to the cemetery for internment with full military honours".
Accession Number: KO2948/04


Group of territorial soldiers in the 1920s.
Accession Number: KO2948/05

  
'Thumbs Up for Four Days Leave' postcard to Private W Lee, number 3490 of the 3rd/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment at Weeton Camp, near Preston.  Dated 17th July 1915.
Accession Number: KO2948/06

  
Postcard to Private W Lee, number 3490, of Number 3 Platoon, A Company, 4th King's Own (3rd/4th) at The Camp, Weeton, near Kirkham.   Dated 22nd July 1915.
Accession Number: KO2948/07


Photo of a soldier identified as Private Hartley Grantham, number 242564, of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, although he is photographed in the uniform of the Royal Field Artillery.  He later transferred to the Labour Corps as number 666760.
Accession Number: KO2948/08


Private Fred Hampson, number 200940, of the 1st/4th Battalion and later with the 1st Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment with whom he died of wounds on 2nd September 1918.
Accession Number: KO2948/09


Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, training during the Second World War.
Accession Number: KO2948/10


Wooden sign of the 5th Battalion, The King's Own Royal Regiment, Lancaster.  Origin not known.
Accession Number: KO2948/11


Music including the song 'The King's Own' by Theo. Bonheur and Herbert K Crofts.
Accession Number: KO2948/12


Words and Music for The King's Own by Herbert K Crofts and Theo. Bonheur
Accession Number: KO2948/12a


Words and Music for The King's Own by Herbert K Crofts and Theo. Bonheur
Accession Number: KO2948/12b


Words and Music for The King's Own by Herbert K Crofts and Theo. Bonheur
Accession Number: KO2948/12c


Words and Music for The King's Own by Herbert K Crofts and Theo. Bonheur
Accession Number: KO2948/12d


Words and Music for The King's Own by Herbert K Crofts and Theo. Bonheur
Accession Number: KO2948/12e


Cover for documents.  Army Forms A3091 (Foolscap)
Accession Number: KO2948/13

 
Letter issued with Silver War Badge to Private William Wassall, number 22566, of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He enlisted on 24th July 1915 and joined the 11th Battalion of the King's Own.  Private Wassall went overseas with the battalion on 3rd June 1915 and was discharged due to wounds on 31st August 1917.  Joe's records show that he later re-enlisted into the 2nd/9th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment with the new number 3516422 and he was later awarded the Territorial Efficiency Medal.
Accession Number: KO2948/14


Receipt for British War Medal issued to Private William Wassall, number 22566, of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He enlisted on 24th July 1915 and joined the 11th Battalion of the King's Own.  Private Wassall went overseas with the battalion on 3rd June 1915 and was discharged due to wounds on 31st August 1917.
Accession Number: KO2948/15



Receipt for Allied Victory Medal to Private William Wassall, number 22566, of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He enlisted on 24th July 1915 and joined the 11th Battalion of the King's Own.  Private Wassall went overseas with the battalion on 3rd June 1915 and was discharged due to wounds on 31st August 1917.
Accession Number: KO2948/16

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.

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