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Soldiers of the Regiment

Sergeant Dennis 'Danny' Cross

 

Dennis, or Danny Cross was born on 23rd August 1922 and enlisted into the Welch Regiment as number 3974798. He appears to have reached the rank of Corporal with the Welch Regiment. He enlisted into the King’s Own Royal Regiment on 10th July 1950 and received the new number 22524303. He served in the UK from 10th July 1950 to 30th April 1951. Special Air Service from 1st May 1951 to 2nd July 1953 (FARELF). UK 3rd July 1953 to 12th October 1953. FARELF 13th October 1953 to 29th October 1955. 1st King’s Own, UK, 30th October 1955 to 21st March 1956. East Africa June 1958 to 30th August 1960. Then King’s Own Royal Border Regiment until his discharge in May 1972.

 


Medals of Sergeant Dennis 'Danny' Cross, Welch Regiment, Commandos, King's Own Royal Regiment, Special Air Service Regiment and King's Own Royal Border Regiment.  1939-45 Star; Burma Star, with 'Pacific' Bar; Defence Medal; War Medal;  General Service Medal with bar ‘Malaya’ and MID Oak Leaf; Campaign Service Medal with bar ‘Northern Ireland’.
Accession Number: KO2983/001-006


Photograph Album
Accession Number: KO2983/007


Photograph Album
Accession Number: KO2983/008


Tankard “Presented to Sergeant Cross from No.2 Squad 28 Aug 1970”
Made in England. English Pewter. By Viners of Sheffield.
Accession Number: KO2983/009


Tankard “Presented to Sergeant Cross from Alma Platoon 14 Dec 1958.
Electro plated nickel silver, made by FHS.
Accession Number: KO2983/010


Wooden tent peg, with various autographs.
Accession Number: KO2983/011


‘Original’ Bowie Knife. Made in Japan.
Accession Number: KO2983/012


Sheath of Bowie knife.
Accession Number: KO2983/013


Presentation Shield, 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. With silver plate “Presented to Sergeant Cross by Members of 22 SAS Regiment Sergeants Mess” The silver is hallmarked 1953.
It is suspected that the shield is of much more recent manufacture, with the rear of the wooden shield stamped in ink “House of Heraldry Limited, 11 Stamford Arcade, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire and Tel 061 330 8664” Which, from the phone number, suggests the plaque is post Dec 1958, and possibly 1970s from the style.
Accession Number: KO2983/014


Army form B2603 British Army Identity Card issued to Sergeant Dennis (Danny) Cross number 22524303, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Issued 1 Jul 1958.
Accession Number: KO2983/015


Army Form B2604 Plastic Cover for British Army Identity Card.
Accession Number: KO2983/016


Army Form B108 Regular Army Certificate of Service for Sergeant Dennis Cross, number 22524303, The Lancastrian Brigade. Enlisted 10 Jul 1950 in Manchester. Discharged at Ballykinler, 11 May 1972 from 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2983/017


British Passport issued to Mr Dennis Cross, dated Oct 1953.
Accession Number: KO2983/018


Mentioned in a Despatch Certificate to Acting Sergeant Dennis Cross, The King’s Own Royal Regiment (attached Special Air Service). Published in the London Gazette 26 Oct 1954.
Accession Number: KO2983/019


Army Form C 310 Third Class Army Certificate of Education to Sergeant Daniel Cross, number 22524303, 22 Special Air Service Regiment. Dated 19 Feb 1955.
Accession Number: KO2983/020


Army Form C 309 Second Class Army Certificate of Education to Sergeant Dennis Cross, number 22524303, The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment. Dated 21 Apr 1961.
Accession Number: KO2983/021


Instructions: Signal Wing, School of Infantry, Procedure and Radio Notes, Hythe, Kent, 1967.
Including information on Radio Sets; Phonetic Alphabet; Fixed Callsigns for Infantry and Parachute Battalions; Common Radio Appointment Times; Arm Indicators; Figures; Abbreviations; How to make a call; Collective Calls (Charlie Charlie); How to Answer; Prowords and Examples of Procedure; Telegraph Operating Signals; Antennas; Antenna Siting; Slidex.
Accession Number: KO2983/022


Letter from the Army Medal Office to Acting Sergeant D Cross, King’s Own Royal Regiment, attached SAS, dated 22 Mar 1955, concerning the award of the Bronze oak leaf emblem, gazetted on 26 Oct 1954. To be worn on the ribbon of the General Service Medal with clasp ‘Malaya’
Accession Number: KO2983/023



Army Form B 271a Regular Army Copy of Regular Army Attestation for Dennis Cross, With the Lancastrian Brigade, dated 10 Jul 1950.
Accession Number: KO2983/024



Army Form B2140 Change of Engagement, Extension, Re-engagement and continuance in the service. For Acting Sergeant Dennis Cross, with 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. Dated 3 Jan 1957
Accession Number: KO2983/025


Commando Service Certificate, to Corporal Dennis Cross, 3974798, of the Welch Regiment, dated 24 Jun 1946 for service in India, Burma, Ceylon and Hong Kong.
Accession Number: KO2983/026


Letter to Corporal Dennis Cross from the Chief of Combined Operations regarding his service with the Army Commandos during the Second World War. Signed by Major General Sir Robert Edward Laycock.
Accession Number: KO2983/027


British Army Certificate of Service to Dennis Cross, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, for 31 years service. By Command of the Army Board.
Accession Number: KO2983/028


Compliment Slip, The Special Air Service Regimental Association, The Drill House, Dukes Road, Euston.
Accession Number: KO2983/029



Safe Conduct Pass, Malayan Campaign, early 1950s. Signed by General Sir Gerald Templar, High Commission, Federation of Malaya. Numbered 1828.
Accession Number: KO2983/030



Safe Conduct Pass, Malayan Campaign, early 1950s. Signed by General Sir Gerald Templar, High Commission, Federation of Malaya. Number 1828.
Accession Number: KO2983/031



Safe Conduct Pass, Malayan Campaign, early 1950s. Signed by General Sir Gerald Templar, High Commission, Federation of Malaya. Numbered 1828.
Accession Number: KO2983/032

 
Aerial propaganda leaflet in Malayan, with illustration of soldier in jungle in rain. Numbered 1610. Circa 1952.
Accession Number: KO2983/033

 
Aerial propaganda leaflet in Malayan, with photograph of helicopter. Numbered 1676. Circa 1952.
Accession Number: KO2983/034


Propaganda leaflet in English issued by the Committee of the Penang Anti-British Ally Association, dated 1 Apr 1952. “The Enemy is madly attempting to annihilate all the people of Malaya those who want to exist must struggle against the “People’s Services Enactment”
Accession Number: KO2983/035


Receipt for cash sale from Goodstore, 10, Battery Road, Singapore. Dated Jun 1971 for furniture to the value of $295.
Accession Number: KO2983/036


Receipt for cash sale from One Price Store, 12 Battery Road, Singapore. Dated 17 Jun 1971 for lizard skin hanbag.
Accession Number: KO2983/037



Ticket issued by the Belfast Steampship Company Limited for the Belfast/Liverpool service. For Sergeant Cross, dated 12 Jan 1972
Accession Number: KO2983/038


Handbook of the Army Hockey Association and the Rules of the Army Hockey Umpires’ Association, republished 1962.
Accession Number: KO2983/039


Rules of the Game of Hockey with Notes on the Rules Suggestions to Umpres. Members and Constitution of the International Hockey Board, 1961.
Accession Number: KO2983/040


Army School of Civil Defence Certificate for Rescue Instructor. Sergeant D Cross, number 22524303, King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, dated 14 Nov 1963.
Accession Number: KO2983/041

 
Ben Nevis and Spean Bridge Commando Memorial, Inverness-shire. With “3974792 D Cross No. 1 Commando and All Members 1942-47” written in biro on the rear.
Accession Number: KO2983/042


Letter from Major P F Walter MBE MC, B Company, 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, to Sergeant Cross, dated 13 Aug 1964, regarding an address for Jim Saul.
Accession Number: KO2983/043


Force Mail Envelope addressed to Sergeant D Cross, AAS Hadrians Camp, Carlisle, Aug 1964.
(Army Apprentices School)
Accession Number: KO2983/044


Group photograph Course Number 69 All Arms Drill Wing, Guards Training Battalion, Pirbright, May 1958.
All named, including Sergeant D Cross, King’s Own Royal Regiment
Accession Number: KO2983/045


Two mounted photographs showing kit layout in locker and on bed. The example being photographed being that of Private H Ball, number 22489290, of the King’s Own Royal Regiment
Accession Number: KO2983/046a


Two mounted photographs showing kit layour in locker and on bed. The example being photographed being that of Private H Ball, number 22489290, of the King’s Own Royal Regiment
Accession Number: KO2983/046b


Group photographs, featuring soldiers of different units, photographed by Brecon Studios, Brecon, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/047


Group of Officers, Warrant Officers and Sergeants at the Depot of the King’s Own Royal Regiment, circa late 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/048


Soldier along side accommodation in jungle camp, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/049


Sergeant Danny Cross, Malaya.
Accession Number: KO2983/050


Group of Special Air Service soldiers in vehicle, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/051


Group of Special Air Service soldiers at Port Said, early 1950s. Named on rear as J Bridges, A Cox, Esscot, J Squires, I Bishop, Cross, Scott and Jock.
Accession Number: KO2983/052


Group of recruits at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, with Sergeant Danny Cross stood at the right rear. Late 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/053


Group of Special Air Service soldiers in vehicle, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/054


Group of recruits at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, with Sergeant Danny Cross stood at the right rear. Late 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/055


Soldier on boat on river, possibly Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/056


Soldiers in jungle in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/057


Colour photograph of soldiers and Sergeant Danny Cross with Lancastrian Brigade cap badges, late 1960s or early 1970s.
Accession Number: KO2983/058


Group of recruits at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, with Sergeant Danny Cross stood second from the right. Late 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/059


Colour photograph of Danny Cross in civilian clothes. Dated 1965 on the rear.
Accession Number: KO2983/060


Soldier in woods.
Accession Number: KO2983/061


Soldiers preparing for parachute jump, possibly Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/062


Group of recruits at passing out at Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, with Sergeant Danny Cross in the centre. Circa late 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/063


Group of soldiers in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/064


Damaged tree, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/065


Group of soldiers of the Special Air Service, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/066


Malayan Jungle scene, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/067


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/068


Malayan Jungle scene, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/069


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/070


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/071


Malayan Jungle scene, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/072


Malayan Jungle scene, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/073


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/074


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/075


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/076


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/077


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/078


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/079


Malayan Jungle scene, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/080


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/081


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/082


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s. Erecting temporary accommodation.
Accession Number: KO2983/083


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/084


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s. Erecting temporary accommodation.
Accession Number: KO2983/085


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/086


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/087


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/088


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/089


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/090


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s. Preparing food in jungle.
Accession Number: KO2983/091


Two soldiers in barracks, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/092


Two soldiers in barracks, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/093


Malayan Jungle scene, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/094


Sergeant Danny Cross in barracks, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/095


Soldier sat on steps with dog in barracks, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/096


Group of soldiers at UK camp.
Accession Number: KO2983/097


View of bus interior, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/098


Soldier inside barracks, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/099


Three soldiers with dog sat on steps in barracks, Malaya, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/100


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/101


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/102


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/103


Soldier in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/104


Special Air Service soldier in barracks in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/105


Soldiers with boat on river in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/106


Soldier in tented camp in the UK. 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/107


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/108


Three soldiers equipped for parachute jumping, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/109


Soldiers in vehicle equipped for parachute jumping, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/110


Group of soldiers in camp, possibly Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/111


Three soldiers equipped for parachute jumping, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/112


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s, crossing river.
Accession Number: KO2983/113


Soldiers in Malayan Jungle, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/114


Sergeant Danny Cross inside barracks, possibly Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/115


Group of soldiers of the Special Air Service in Barracks in Malaya, early 1950s, Sergeant Danny Cross second from the right.
Accession Number: KO2983/116


Natives in Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/117


Two soldiers in barrack accommodation, possibly Malaya, with Sergeant Danny Cross on the right.
Accession Number: KO2983/118


Sergeant Danny Cross with parachuting equipment, Malaya, 1951.
Accession Number: KO2983/119


Two soldiers of the Special Air Service, in Barracks in Malaya, with Sergeant Danny Cross standing on the right.
Accession Number: KO2983/120


Group of soldiers of the King’s Own Royal Regiment, circa 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/121


Soldier in jungle camp, Malaya, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/122


Three men at social function including one soldier in Number 2 dress.
Accession Number: KO2983/123


Group of soldiers of the Special Air Service, with Sergeant Danny Cross in the centre holding a bottle. Malaya, 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/124


Soldiers of the Welch Regiment being inspected whilst on parade, Second World War.
Accession Number: KO2983/125


Welch Regiment Group, with six officers, one other ranks and regimental goat, Second World War.
Danny Cross was a Corporal with the Welch Regiment in the Second World War.
Accession Number: KO2983/126


Corporal Dennis (Danny) Cross and his wife, circa 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/127


Group of soldiers inside aircraft prior to parachute jump.
Accession Number: KO2983/128


Special Air Service formal group, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/129


Special Air Service informal group, Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/130


Group at rear of Aircraft, including RAF and members of the Special Air Service, probably Malaya, early 1950s.
Accession Number: KO2983/131



Accession Number: KO2983/132



Accession Number: KO2983/133



Accession Number: KO2983/134



Accession Number: KO2983/135

 

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