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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private John Croft

Private John Croft, number 34641, of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

 
British War Medal of Private John Croft, number 34641, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2978/01

 
Allied Victory Medal of Private John Croft, number 34641, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2978/02


Medal box of Private John Croft, number 34641, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2978/03


Medal envelope of Private John Croft, number 34641, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Addressed to Mr Croft, Chard Lane End, Little Singleton, Poulton le Fylde.
Accession Number: KO2978/04



Army Form B5112 Receipt for British War and Allied Victory Medals issued to Mr J Croft in 1921.
Accession Number: KO2978/05


4" Brass Shell with engraving detail including "King's Own" and "1914-1918 War".  Stated to have been made for Private John Croft by German prisoners of war who were grateful for the potatoes he gave to them.  The detailing was done with a nail and the heel of a boot.  One of five shells brought home by John Croft.
Accession Number: KO2978/06


Brass Shell with engraving detail including "King's Own" and "Ypres".
Accession Number: KO2978/07


Brass Shell with engraving detail including "King's Own" and "La Bassee".
Accession Number: KO2978/08


Cloth badge of the 55th West Lancashire Division, circa 1917.
Accession Number: KO2978/09


Cloth badge of the 55th West Lancashire Division, circa 1917.
Accession Number: KO2978/10


Marksman's Crossed Rifle badge.
Accession Number: KO2978/11


 
Pocket razor in tin used by Private John Croft during the First World War.
Accession Number: KO2978/12


Small pocket compass.
Accession Number: KO2978/13


Private John Croft, number 34641, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Photographed by Elite Studios, 78 Old Tower Street, Plymouth.
Accession Number: KO2978/14


Private John Croft, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Photographed by W J Gregson & Co, Blackpool.
Accession Number: KO2978/15


Private John Croft, number 34641, of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2978/16


Private John Croft, number 34641, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.   Photograph by E Simon, Trouville-sue-Mer, France.
Accession Number: KO2978/17


John and Mary Alice Croft in later life.
Accession Number: KO2978/18


John Croft with horse and cart, pre First World War.
Accession Number: KO2978/19


John Croft with horses, pre First World War.
Accession Number: KO2978/20


John Croft with shot gun and Peggy the dog, going rabbitting.
Accession Number: KO2978/21

 
Defence Medal, Second World War, awarded to Sergeant Albert Charles Vause of the Home Guard.  Albert Vause of Gamble Road, Thornton, was employed as a welder at ICI, Alakali at Thornton, and was also a sergeant in the local Home Guard in the Second World War.
Accession Number: KO2978/22

 

 

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