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Collections - Archives
 
bulletPre-First World War
bulletFirst World War
bulletInter-war Years
bulletSecond World War
bulletPost Second World War
bulletSoldier's Documents
bulletMiscellaneous
bulletLetters

Pre-First World War

bulletSacrament Certificate, Captain Charles Fox, 1684
bullet18th Century Order Books
bulletLetters from Sergeant Samuel Jackson, number 1245, 4th, or King's Own Regiment, from Kamptee Barracks, India, 1847.
bulletRoyal Lancashire Militia
bullet19th Century Theatre Posters
bulletPresentation from the Mayor and Corporation of Dover, June 1868
bulletHandwritten instructions given to Sergeant J Miles proceeding by RMS Don to Netley Hospital, Southampton, from Jamaica, in charge of an insane Relating to Major Robert Fetherstone Devereux
bulletDebentures of the 3rd and 4th Militia Battalions, 1882
bulletOrders of Dress, 1st Volunteer Battalion, 1883
bullet19th Century Troopships
bulletLancaster Police book entries: Private David Hill, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1896 and Private Thomas Smith, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1898.
bulletVolunteer Battalion Certificate of Service, 1900s.
bulletRegimental Chapel of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletThe Archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter
bulletCaptain John Challenor, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  1900-1904
bulletAn Account written during the Ashantee Expedition, 1873, by the late General Sir E R P Woodgate.
bulletRecords of the Volunteer Battalions and 4th & 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletForm of Notice to be sent to each Infantry Reservist who is eligible under the terms of Special Army Order of 23 Dec 1908, for transfer to the Royal Army Medical Corps.
bulletIndia Army Order, by His Excellency, The Commander in Chief in India, dated 7 Sep 1905, concerning Infantry Training Test.
bulletMemorandum by His Excellency General Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, Commanding in Chief in India, concerning Venereal Disease among British Troops. Dated 23 Oct 1905.

 

First World War

bulletRecords of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own, First World War.
bulletRecords of the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own, First World War.
bulletLetters & archive of 2nd Lieutenant Richard Leslie Brown, Albert Medal
bulletAlbum: Photographs and documents relating to the service of Lieutenant Colonel E C Cadman, 5th Battalion, King’s Own Regiment and other units.
bulletWarning Notice - Guarding Lines of Communication, August 1914.
bulletArchive, photographs and postcards relating to Private Edward Brockbank Dixon, number 200291, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, First World War.
bulletLetters & archive of Lieutenant Colonel Alfred McNair Dykes, 1885-1914
bulletReceipts, receipted bills etc, Captain John Welch, 1914-1921
bulletArchive of Captain John Welch, 4th Battalion, King's Own, 1914-1920
bulletArchive of Captain Charles Lockhart Overton, 7th and 1st/4th Battalions, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletArchive of Colonel William Carter (includes service with 11th King's Own and 40th Division)
bulletNominal rolls recording the movements of individual Army officers in and out of overseas theatres of war, for the purposes of assessing entitlement to First World War Campaign medals. King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletLetters of Private Alfred Hodgson, number 22131, 6th Battalion King’s Own, First World War.
bulletThe King's Message to the Expeditionary Force, August 1914
bulletLord Kitchener's Advice - The True Character of a British Soldier, August 1914
bulletMessage from the King to the 28th Division, January 1915
bulletRailway Tickets and Army Form W3504, Application for Railway Tickets
bulletCopies of "Heroes of the Great War - Blackpool and Fylde"
bulletThe Kenilworth Pie, 1914
bullet164th Infantry Brigade Magazine
bullet55th West Lancashire Division 1916-1919
bulletHonourable discharge to a wounded soldier certificate.
bulletBorough of Salford Certificate to Sergeant John Cheadle, MM, May 1919
bullet1st/5th Battalion First World War Souvenir Card, 1919
bulletOfficial First World War Memorial Scroll
bulletBorough of Lancaster Memorial Tribute, 1919
bulletLetter to released Prisoners of War, 1918
bulletKing's Own Royal Regiment Prisoner of War Care Committee
bulletGolden Roll of Honour, First World War.
bulletWar Memorial Village, Westfield, Lancaster, booklet.
bulletWar Diaires
bulletWounded Soldiers Tramway Ticket, Morecambe, First World War.
bulletVolunteer Training Corps, First World War
bulletRecord of the War Memorial, Regimental Chapel
bulletRolls of Honour

Inter-war Years

bullet1920's-1950's Regimental Leaving Certificate
bullet5th Battalion Certificate of Service
bulletReports of the King’s Own Royal Regiment Compassionate & Aid Fund
bulletCollection of Lieutenant Colonel W A Robinson, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. 1930-1960
bulletLists of men discharged, died and deserters etc 1920-1939
bulletEnlistment Books - King's Own Royal Regiment, 1939 - World War Two.  Army Book 358
bulletPasses and identity cards
bulletGovernment of Palestine Identity Cards, 1938

Second World War

bullet The Story of Douglas and Eva Blake, 1941-2010
bullet Archive of Colonel William Carter (Includes Second World War Home Guard service in Altrincham)
bulletArchive of Lieutenant Colonel James Frederick Melville Openshaw circa 1931 - 1966
bulletCollection of Lieutenant Colonel W A Robinson, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. 1930-1960
bulletCollection of Lieutenant Colonel William T P Tilly, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment & Sudan Defence Force etc. 1920 - 1960
bulletProgramme for Salute the Soldier Week, Morecambe and Heysham, 1944
bulletOrder of Service, 2nd Army End of the War in Europe
bulletRelease and Resettlement Explanation of Your Rights Booklet for Discharged Soldiers, Second World War
bulletFor Your Guidance Booklet - What to do on leaving the service and how to do it.
bulletThe Home Guard
bulletThe Home Front
bulletTobruk Truth News-sheet

Post Second World War

bulletNational Service Archives
bulletNorth Korean/Chinese Propaganda Leaflet, circa 1953
bulletBest Recruit Certificate, Regular Battalion 1950s
bulletRecords of 4/5 King's Own, Colonel Royle Collection
bulletColonel of the Regiment Correspondence 1947-1967
bulletTerritorial Army Recruiting Material
bulletArmy Staff Duties Branch Location Cards

Soldier's Documents

bulletSoldier's Service and Pay Book - Army Book 64 (AB64)
bulletRegular Army Certificate of Service - Army Form B108
bulletRegular Army Certificate of Service - Army Form B108D (part time service)
bulletOfficer's Record of Service - Army Book 439
bullet Account Book, WO Form 267
bullet Monthly Settlements, Clothing Account and Saving’s Bank Account.  WO Form 268
bullet'The Small Book' - Army Form B50
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Monthly Settlements, Clothing Account and Saving’s Bank Account -  Army Form B51

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Mounted Infantry Certificate, Army Form B 2078

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Pass for Recruits, Army Form B 216 

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Discharge Certificate of a Militiaman, Army Form E 528

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Parchment Certificate of Discharge, Army Form D 444

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Parchment Certificate, Army Form D 426

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Parchment Certificate of Discharge, Army Form B 128

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Parchment Certificate of Character on Discharge, Army Form B 2077

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Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity, Army Form Z 11

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Certificate of Transfer to Reserve on Demobilisation, Army Form Z 21

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Certificate of Discharge, Army Form B 2079

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First Class Army Certificate of Education, Army Form C 308

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Second Class Army Certificate of Education, Army Form C 309 former War Office Form 1164

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Third Class Army Certificate of Education, Army Form C 310 former War Office Form 1169

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Fourth Class Army Certificate of Education, War Office Form 1171

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Warrant Certificates (Warrant Officer Class 1 and Warrant Officer Class 2)

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Commission Certificates (Officers)

Miscellaneous

bulletRegimental Items sent to Curator, King’s Own Museum
bulletReports of the King’s Own Royal Regiment Compassionate & Aid Fund
bulletThe Archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter
bulletTheatre Posters
bulletDebentures of the 3rd and 4th Militia Battalions, 1882
bulletMess Rules and Dinner Club rules, books etc
bulletCalendars
bulletEnvelopes
bulletMedal Boxes and Envelopes
bulletRoyal Military College, Examination Papers
bulletRegimental Chapel
bulletArmy Temperance
bulletSports Items

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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