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Collections - Medals

Boxes and Envelopes

The issue of medals in the First World War was automatic for other ranks and required hundreds of thousands of medals to be despatched.  These were packaged in boxes and sent in registered envelopes.  Second World War medals had to be claimed.


First World War medals box of issue for Private W Mullin, number 260055, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2159/22




First World War medals registered cover for medal boxes sent to Mr William Corless, father of Sergeant J Corless of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2771/10


Rear of First World War Medals box to Private J Yeudall, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Enlargement of the rear of the box to Private J Yeudall, stamped with the maker's details: "Robinson & Sons Ltd Boxmakers, Chesterfield'.
Accession Number: KO2177/03


Second World War medals box of issue to Trooper Rowland Clark, King's Own Royal Regiment and Recce Corps.
Accession Number: KO1744/05




Second World War medals box to Home Guardsman Alan Hodgson of the Morecambe Home Guard, the 4th County of Lancaster (South Lonsdale) Battalion.
Accession Number: KO2137/02

Items in the museums collection:

bulletBox - Private Herbert Edward Adkins, number 38916, 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and formerly Army Ordnance Corps.  KO2774/04
bulletBox - John Ayrton, number 3709302, King's Own and Coldstream Guards.  KO2782/04
bulletBox - Private Daniel Brown MM, number 3711805, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  KO2051/12
bulletBox - Trooper Rowland Clark, number 3714733, 5th Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment and Recce Corps.  KO1744/05
bulletEnvelope - Gunner William Corless, number 1077 / 680142, B Battery, 276th Brigade, Royal Artillery.  KO1915/04
bulletBox - Sergeant John Corless, number 18739, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and Machine Gun Corps.  (The rear of this box is named to Private H Rush, number 49500, of the Royal Army Medical Corps). KO2771/09
bulletEnvelope - Sergeant John Corless, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2771/10
bulletBox - Private R Denninson, number 2277 / 240595, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2645/11
bulletBox - Lance Corporal A Goodwin, number 3448884, King's Own Royal Regiment.  KO1711/05
bulletBoxes and envelopes for the 1914 Star and War and Victory Medals of Private James Lindsay Greenwood, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2883/08; KO2883/09; KO2883/10
bulletBox and envelope - Lance Corporal John Hirst Harper, number T5/999, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2509/13
bulletBox and envelope - Private James Palmer Harper, number 10333, 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch, Royal Highlanders.  KO2509/14
bulletBox - Home Guardsman Alan Hodgson, 4th County of Lancaster (South Lonsdale) Battalion Home Guard.  KO2137/02
bulletBox - Sergeant Matthew Hughes, number 2492 / 240699, 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. KO1820/06
bulletBox - Private A E Johnson, number 9657, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2843/09
bulletBox - Private A E Johnson, number 9657, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2843/10
bulletEnvelope - Private A E Johnson, number 9657, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2843/11
bulletEnvelope - Private A E Johnson, number 9657, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2843/12
bulletEnvelope - Private A E Johnson, number 9657, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2843/13
bulletBox - Captain Francis Redern Lunn, 6th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO1959/03
bulletBox - Private William Mullin, number 260055, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2159/22
bulletBox - Corporal Myer (Monty) Nathanson, number 14790925, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2817/07
bulletBox - Private Harry Rawes, number 2918, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2046/81
bulletBox - Private Harry Rawes, number 2918, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2046/82
bulletBox - Ordinary Seaman R Rose, number J 75228, Royal Navy.  KO2399/05
bulletBox - Private Eric Taylor, number 4351074, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2604/04
bulletBox - Private J Yeudall, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  KO2177/03

 

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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