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Soldiers of the Regiment

Sergeant Frederick Winterburn

Frederick Winterburn enlisted into the King's Own Royal Regiment on 18th September 1931, as number 3710004, signing up for seven years regular service and five in the reserve.  He left the regiment in 1938, but was recalled from the Reserve on the outbreak of the Second World War.  In February 1940 he transferred to the Royal Engineers and served with Number 159 Railway Construction Company in Iran and Italy.  His peace time job appeared to have been with the permanent way department of London Transport, thus his service with the Railway Construction Company would appear logical.

This collection of documents and photographs covers his service with both the 1st Battalion, King's Own and the Railway Construction Company.

Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)


Elderly gentleman, Colombo, circa 1930s.
Accession Number: KO2953/184


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, trees being tapped for rubber
Accession Number: KO2953/249


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, view of road
Accession Number: KO2953/250


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, official building
Accession Number: KO2953/251


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, view of race track
Accession Number: KO2953/252


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, elephant moving timber
Accession Number: KO2953/253


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, fruit market
Accession Number: KO2953/254


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, stormy sea
Accession Number: KO2953/255


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, view of native on road
Accession Number: KO2953/257


Colombo, Ceylon, circa Second World War, decorated elephant at temple.
Accession Number: KO2953/258

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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