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What's New
The following pages are new or have been updated. 

See also New Acquisitions to the Museum's Collection

Added to the website: Crimean Regimental Lion on rock from Sebastopol. Nov 2017 

The museum's Annual Report for 2016-17 has been added to the website.  Nov 2017.

New! Blasted - Commemorating the Centenary of the White Lund Explosion

A brief report on the Exploration Day, 30th September 2017.

August 2017 has seen lots of additions to our website, including digital copies of letters, photographs of cemeteries and graves, colour images from slides and transparencies in the museum's collection.  These are spread throughout our website.

We're adding photographs of Second World War Graves to the website.  Added Jul 2017

Newspaper reports on Carnforth's Victoria Cross winner Private Albert Halton, Dec 1917 and Jan 1918 Added Jun 2017.

The accidental death of Private James Heaton, December 1919.  Added Jun 2017

Information from the 2017 Exhibition, Boomtown, From Front Line to White LundAdded Jun 2017.

Pages on regimental history and heroic deeds reported in ComicsAdded Jun 2017

Photographs of the Regimental Depot, Bowerham Barracks, in the 1920s and 1930s.  Added Mar 2017

Listing of books in the museum's collectionAdded Jan 2017.

Records of General Court Martial held in India in the 1840s.  Added Jan 2017

Read about Private John Henry Rutter who missed out on a Victoria Cross in the First World War.  Jan 2017.

New Events for 2017 have been added.  Dec 2016

List of residents in 1933 of the War Memorial Village, Lancaster.  Added Dec 2016

Roads of Remembrance Committee Plaque to Captain Ralph D’Albini Morrell, of the 1st/4th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Added Dec 2016

The Museum's Annual Report for 2015-16 has just been published.  Added Nov 2016.

Details of the now complete Recommissioned projectAdded Nov 2016

Scrap album relating to Chaplain Kevin Wilson, who was Padre to the 1st/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment circa 1917-1918. Added Oct 2016

Material relating to Private Herbert J Royle, 2nd Battalion, King's Own, 1944.  Added Oct 2016.

Material relating to Sergeant William Wilson Rennie, 1st King's Own, 1930s-Second World War.  Added Oct 2016.

Material relating to Private James Hall, number 240507, 1st/5th King's Own.  Added Oct 2016

Material relating to Private Archie Roddis, number 15884, 8th King’s Own.  Added Aug 2016

Photo of Private Percy Harper, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own, First World War.  Added Aug 2016

Material relating to 2nd Lieutenant George Rowland Paget Howson, 1st Battalion, King’s Own, First World War.   Added Aug 2016.

Text from the 141 Days: The Battle of the Somme ExhibitionAdded Aug 2016.

Material relating to Lance Corporal Alfred John Ling, number 26816, 7th Battalion, King’s Own, First World War.  Added Jun 2016

Material relating to Private William Lawson Wright, number 4433 & 241832, 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own, First World War.  Added Jun 2016

Memorandum by His Excellency General Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, Commanding in Chief in India, concerning Venereal Disease among British Troops. Dated 23 Oct 1905.  Added Apr 2016

Carved bones from Lancaster's POW Camp, First World War, in the City Museum CollectionsAdded Apr 2016

Pen and ink sketch of an unknown Captain of the King's Own, 1941. Added Jan 2016

Album of unknown soldier in Hong Kong, 1954-55Added Nov 2015.

Photographs of Drummer James Lord in Hong Kong, 1954-55.  Added Nov 2015.

Photographs from Private Jack Ellel in Germany and Korea, 1953-55.  Added Nov 2015.

Items relating to Captain Albert Holland, 8th Battalion, King's Own, First World War.  Added Oct 2015.

Photograph of Colour Sergeant William Breen and his wife is acquired to go with his medals already in the collection.  Added Oct 2015.

Collection of Private Henry George Crook, 2nd Battalion, King's Own, 1934-1940.  Added Oct 2015.

The Museums Annual report has just been published: Annual Report 2014-2015  Added Oct 2015

Photographs of Lance Corporal Charles Smith who served 1957-1959 in Barnard Castle, Kenya and Aden. Added Aug 2015.

Collection relating to Colour Sergeant Albert Hawkins, Depot & 1st King's Own, 1920s-1940s.  Added Aug 2015.

Collection of Lance Corporal Sidney Cartmell, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own, First World War. Added Jul 2015.

Information and grave of Colonel Henry Moore, King's Own.  Added Jul 2015.

Material relating to Sergeant Danny Cross of the King's Own Royal Regiment, Special Air Service and King's Own Royal Border Regiment.  Added Jul 2015

Material relating to Private Henry John Pidgeon, number 25661, 9th, 3rd and 1st/4th King's Own, First World War. Added Jul 2015.

Photographs and documents relating to the service of Private Edward Wildman, 2nd Battalion, King's Own, Second World War.  Added June 2015.

Additional information on Lieutenant Thomas Charles Victor Todd, 5th Battalion, King's Own, Second World War including material as prisoner of war after May 1940.  Added June 2015.

Postcards and information on Private Tom Walton, 5th Battalion King's Own.  Added June 2015.

Postcards sent to Miss Christy Addison, from soldiers, First World War. Added June 2015.

Album of photographs of Signaller Thomas Venterman, 3707487, 1st Battalion, King's Own, Egypt and Sudan 1930.  Added May 2015.

The letters of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bevan have been fully transcribed and added to our website.  May 2015

Collection of postcards and photographs from Private Tom Willetts, 4th and 2nd/5th Battalions, First World War.  Added Apr 2015.

We have expanded the 1914 news section with more accounts of life in Lancaster District in 1914.  A whole series of articles, accounts and letters also tell the soldiers' story of the life and actions of the 1st Battalion in 1914.

First World War advertisements for sweet heart badges and cap badges etc.

The museum's opening hours will change from the 1st February 2015.

From Sunday 1st February 2015 Lancaster City Museum and the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum will open on Sundays from 10am to 5pm, but close on Mondays.  The opening times will be Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

365 photographs of India, Palestine and Egypt from the albums of Sergeant Ernest HiltonAdded Dec 2014.

The text and photographs from our WAR! 1914 ExhibitionAdded Dec 2014

The 2013-14 Annual Report has been published.  Added Nov 2014.

Collection relating to Sergeant John Thomas Riley Beresford, Second World War.  Added Oct 2014.

Account by Major Matson on the action at the Battle of the Somme Added Oct 2014.

Details of Private Edmond Lombardi, the inventor of Appletizer.  Added Oct 2014.

Collection relating to Private John Wilkinson, 4th Battalion, who died in January 1915.  Added Aug 2014

Details of our new exhibition: WAR! 1914 and the Model Railway Added Aug 2014

Stop Press News: Lancaster City Museum buys rare Silver Edward Medal

Photo galleries for South African War 1899-1902Added Jul 2014

East African Railways, Kenya, knife, fork, menu and ticketsAdded Jun 2014.

Latrine/toilet paper and rations information.  Added Jun 2014.

Worsley Family photographs and items.  Added Jun 2014.

Autograph album of officers of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own, April/May 1915.  Added May 2014.

Gradwell Cup Medal to Gunner E J T McCalmontAdded May 2014.

Documents relating to Lance Corporal Herbert Dunkley, 1st Battalion, First World War.  Added May 2014.

Medals and documents of Private Edwin Seddon, including a Bickerstaffe Parish Medal.  Added May 2014.

The Hara Mura Star.   Added May 2014.

Soldiers died of the 1st Battalion, August to December 1914Added Apr 2014.

The poem "Just like Clutterbuck!" 26th August 1914.  Added Apr 2014

Account of the action at Le Cateau, 26th August 1914.  Added Apr 2014

New letters are being added to the Colonel Charles Bevan pages.  Added Mar 2014.

Photographs of Standfast and Barracks, Caton Road, Lancaster, to compare with the site in August 1914.

New on our website the Military Cross group of Major Kenneth Rhodes; the Distinguished Conduct Medal group of Sergeant Philip FordhamAdded Dec 2013

Sports medals of Warrant Officer Class 2 John Bamford, number 3701381, 1st King's Own.  Added Dec 2013.

Details of 2014 Events and First World War Centenary EventsAdded Dec 2013

Collection of Sergeants Mess plateAdded Dec 2013

Photographs of some of the regimental graves in Habbaniya War Cemetery, Iraq.  Added Nov 2013.

Photographs of the regimental graves in Nicosia War CemeteryAdded Nov 2013

Photographs and names of those recorded on the Athens Memorial or buried in Leros War CemeteryAdded Nov 2013.

Photographs of the Greek island of Leros including the cemetery.  Added Nov 2013.

Photographs of 2nd Battalion, King's Own in Palestine, 1938-39Added Nov 2013.

Photos of Graves in Aldershot Military CemeteryAdded Nov 2013

Photos from the album of Private Harry Burrow, 1st/5th King's Own, 1914-15.  Added Nov 2013

Photos from the albums of Private George Smith, 1st and 2nd King's Own, 1926-1933.  Added Nov 2013.

Photo gallery page 'Sons of the Regiment' started.  Added Nov 2013

Information on the Golden Roll of HonourAdded Nov 2013

The 2012/13 Annual Report has been published.  Added Oct 2013

Photographs and information on Springfield Barracks, Lancaster.  Added Sep 2013

Photographs and information on the use of the land along side Caton Road, Lancaster, in the First World War.  Added Sep 2013

Photograph and information on 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Edward Pennington DCM.  Added Sep 2013

Hockey Medal awarded to Lance Corporal Frederick WeaverAdded Sep 2013

Account of the 1st Battalion on the Greek Island of Leros, November 1943Added Sep 2013.

Memorial to Private James Booth, 8th King's Own, 1917 in Burnley Cemetery.  Added Sep 2013.

The Story of Lieutenant Francis Maguire and the Forlorn Hope at San SebastianAdded Aug 2013

Collection of postcards of places where the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own was billeted or served on the Western Front. Added Aug 2013

Photos of Private Robert Duncan, Depot, King's Own, 1957-59.  Added Aug 2013.

Photos of Trooping the Colour, 1st King's Own, Shorncliffe, 1924Added Aug 2013.

Collection of photos, 1st King's Own, Southern India, late 1930sAdded Aug 2013.

Collection of Private John E Davies, number 3710556, 2nd and 1st King's Own, circa 1934-39. Added Aug 2013.

Photos of the 250th Anniversary Celebrations of the Raising of the Regiment Added Aug 2013.

Restoration of 1799 Colour at Yately, July 1927.  Added Aug 2013.

Photo collection of Private G A Abbot, 1st King's Own, 1920s.  Added Aug 2013.

Collection of photos relating to Lieutenant A S Latham, 1st/4th King's Own as prisoner of war, First World War.  Added Aug 2013

Photographs in the collection of Private John Leslie Wiggins, number 3711355, 1st King's Own, 1936-40.  Added Aug 2013

Photograph collection of Private Patrick James Dolan, number 3708566, 1st King's Own, 1930s.  Added Aug 2013.

Events in August and SeptemberAdded Jul 2013

Collection of items relating to the 1st/4th Battalion, 55th West Lancashire Division and the service of Lieutenant Thomas Henry Charles William Pritchard MC, in the First World War.  Added Jun 2013

Items relating to the service of Private John Baines, MM, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own.  Added Jun 2013

More than 230 photographs from the Album of Charles Leslie Roberts of the 7th and 10th Battalions of the King's Own and Machine Gun Corps, which includes photographs of the King's Own at Tidworth, and School of Musketry at Hayling Island and Machine Gun Corps at Grantham.  Added Jun 2013

Details of Remembrance Service to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Campaign in Leros Added Jun 2013

Collection of Sergeant Frederick Winterburn, 1st King's Own and 159 Railway Construction Company, 1931 to Second World War. Added June 2013

Information on and exhibits relating to Private John Willshaw, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, First World War.  Added June 2013

Photo of Private James Herbert Wright, 9th Battalion, King's Own, First World War.  Added June 2013

Collection of Captain Geoffrey Randall, 56th Anti-Tank Regiment RA TA, Second World War.  Added May 2013

Collection of Sergeant John Lacy Rowlandson, King's Own and 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1928-1946. Added May 2013.

Collection of items from Joe HodgsonAdded May 2013

Information on the 55th West Lancashire DivisionAdded February 2013

The diary of Lance Corporal Robert Higginson, 1st/5th King's Own, First World War.  Added February 2013

The entire collection of photographs of the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own 1914-1916 in Major Fawcett's collection:

bulletCollection: Major Fawcett, 1st/5th King's Own, 1914-1916 Page One
bulletCollection: Major Fawcett: 1st/5th King's Own, 1914-1916 Page Two
bulletCollection: Major Fawcett: 1st/5th King's Own, 1914-1916 Page Three

Soldiers in the Lancaster Police Charge book: Private David Hill, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1896 and Private Thomas Smith, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1898.

Photos from an album from Ripon Army Camp, First World WarAdded January 2013

The majority of the photographs in the collection of Sir Thomas Harley, who served with the 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, during the First World War. Added January 2013.

bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - page one
bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - page two
bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - page three
bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - page four
bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment  - page five
bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - page six
bulletSir Thomas Harley, 9th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - page seven
bulletSir Thomas Harley, Commemorations

Our new modern army displayAdded January 2013.

List of The Lion and The Rose in the museum's collection.  Added January 2013.

Postcards sent home by Sergeant John Miles Read, 1st/5th King's Own, in the First World War.  Added January 2013.

Images from "Reminiscences of the War, 2nd Battalion, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1914-1918" by Lieutenant Colonel Bois, complied from his notes, illustrations & photographs in 1937 added:  Page One - FrancePage Two - Egypt & SalonikaPage Three - SalonikaAdded January 2013.

Photographs from the Collection of Bandsman Thomas Hunt, Trieste, Italy & Austria, 1946-47 Added December 2012

Over two hundred images from an album covering the 2nd Battalion in the First World War have been added.  Added December 2012

New section added to Photo Gallery: Depot, Peace and Medal Presentations, 1919Added December 2012

More details about the War Memorial Village, Westfield, Lancaster.  Added December 2012

Photographs relating to Colour Sergeant John Preston of the volunteers and 4th Battalion, King's Own, who served between 1897 and 1917.  Added December 2012.

Photographs and information about Private Harold Gordon Cooper, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own, First World War and Post Office Home Guard, Second World War.  Added December 2012

Photographs from the album of Corporal William Alfred Morris, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own, 1914 onwards.  Added November 2012.

Photographs of Private James Radcliffe Mawson, son of Thomas Mawson a landscape architect whose book 'An Imperial Obligation' spoke of 'homes for heroes' an idea from which Westfield War Memorial village grew.  Added November 2012.

Visit of Lord Roberts to Lancaster, July 1904Added November 2012.

National Service photographs added: Private Bill Roberts; Corporal George Greenwood; Private Donald Bowness; Corporal John Graves and others.  Added November 2012.

Photo Gallery of King's Own Royal Border Regiment, 1959-2006 started.   Added November 2012

More photographs have been added to various pages through out the website, bringing up to date new acquisitions etc.  Added November 2012

The Museum's Annual Report for 2011-2012 has just been published.  Added October 2012


Just 'published' in digital format on cd-rom we recommend The King's Own The Story of a Royal Regiment Volume 2 1814-1914 by Colonel Lionel I Cowper - the best history of the King's Own.  On a CD-rom, viewable through a computer.  Price including UK postage £12.75  Added October 2012

Letters and recollections of the Crimean War by Major James PatonAdded September 2012

Useful Military Definitions and Abbreviations from 1918Added September 2012

Maps of the Abyssinian Campaign, 1868Added August 2012

The Mysterious Story of King Theodore's Drum of GoldAdded August 2012

Following on from the donation of his medals, the museum has now received (from a car boot sale in Yorkshire!) a commemorative plate to Lance Corporal William Rossall, 1st/5th King's Own.  Added August 2012

Gallery of photographs of regimental graves and memorialsAdded August 2012

Railway ticketsAdded August 2012

Fortnum and Mason's Jubilee 2012 TinAdded August 2012

Full record of acquisitions from 1929 showing basic details of items acquired and details of donor etc.  Added August 2012.

Account of Spion Kop by Private CosgroveAdded July 2012.

Photographs of unknown soldiers of the RegimentAdded July 2012.

Message in a bottle, August 1914.  Added July 2012

Some of the pages have been re-organised and new medals have been listed, including decorations and foreign awards.  Added Jun 2012

War Memorial Group at Westfield War Memorial Village.  Added Jun 2012.

Check out our Events in August and SeptemberAdded Jun 2012

Photo Gallery: Royal Connections to the King's OwnAdded Jun 2012

Account by William Moss of the action on Leros, November 1943Added Jun 2012

Comparison of King's Own and Royal Flying Corps Uniform, First World WarAdded May 2012

'Abyssinia' silver pieceAdded Apr 2012

Boer War BiscuitAdded Apr 2012

Gifts sent home by soldiers - Private Ernest Hodgson, from Hong Kong, 1955-56 Added Apr 2012

Photos of the visit of HRH Prince of Wales to Barrow in Furness, July 1927Added Apr 2012

War trophies at Lancaster Castle in the 1920s and 1930s.  Added Apr 2012

Puggarree Badges of the King's Own.  Added Apr 2012

Cap badges of the Regiment.  Added Apr 2012.

Details of the Rangoon War MemorialAdded Mar 2012

Information on The Colours of the RegimentAdded Mar 2012

bulletCheck out a new website on for information on War Memorials in the Lancaster District: www.lancasterwarmemorials.org.uk.  
bulletBooks and Archives of the Royal Lancashire MilitiaAdded Mar 2012.
bulletPlenty more photographs have been added to King's Own - The National Service Years PhotographsAdded Feb 2012.
bulletKing's Own - The National Service Years PhotographsAdded Jan 2012
bulletCollection listed: photographs of Private David Kenyon, 1st King's Own, Aden & Kenya, 1958-59Added Jan 2012
bulletCollection listed: photographs of Private E Hodgson, 1st King's Own, Hong Kong, 1954-56Added Jan 2012
bulletThe King's Own - The National Service Years New ExhibitionAdded Jan 2012
bulletKorean War Propaganda Leaflet.  Added Dec 2011
bulletRecruiting posters, adverts and handbillsAdded Nov 2011

Information on Soldiers of the Regiment:

bulletPrivate Herbert Edward Hanson, King's Own, First World War.
bulletLance Corporal Wilfred Knott, 8th King's Own, First World War.
bullet Sergeant Alfred Price DCM, number 32, 1st/5th King’s Own.
bullet Private Matthew Farrell, number 1440, 1st/5th King’s Own.  Killed in action 14 Apr 1915.
bullet Lance Corporal Thomas Henry Rose MM, number 15669/16069, 8th and 9th King's Own.
bullet Private George Ormerod, number 21612, 11th King’s Own.
bullet Private Herbert Eccles, number 2369, 1st/5th King’s Own. Added Nov 2011

The King's Own - The National Service Years 1945-1959 Special Exhibition.  Added Nov 2011

Storey of Lancaster's Roll of HonourAdded Nov 2011

Photograph of the SS SaturniaAdded Nov 2011

The Museum's Annual Report for the year 2010/11 has just been published.  Added Nov 2011

Over one hundred black and white illustrations of regimental uniform by Mrs LI Cowper represent the uniform of the King's Own, Militia and Volunteers between 1680 and 1910.  Added Oct 2011

bulletArmy TemperanceAdded Oct 2011
bulletBlack Mourning ButtonAdded Oct 2011
bullet The Poppy Story - Remembrance Icon  Exhibition from 1st October to 31st January 2012.  Added Sep 2011
bulletMrs Owtram's Letters from soldiers and their relatives, First World WarAdded Sep 2011
bulletA Soldier's Christmas event.  Added Sep 2011
bulletDrawings by Henry Buckton Laurence, 1860s - 1880s.  Added Sep 2011
bullet1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Prisoners of War/Princess Mary Gift Tin Roll, 1919Added Sep 2011
bulletBadges and crests from Regimental stationery.  Added Sep 2011
bulletWe've just published the First World War Diaries of Private William Hodgson of the 2nd/5th Battalion, who was killed in action on 24th May 1917.  Full details hereAdded Sep 2011
bulletPhotographs of the unveiling of the Borough of Morecambe War MemorialAdded Sep 2011
bulletPhotographs of the Regimental Chapel. Added May 2011
bulletPhotographs of the Band and Drums 1900-1914Added May 2011
bulletPhotographs of the 1st Battalion in Egypt and training in the use of transport aircraftAdded May 2011

Victoria Cross holders in the King's Own Royal Regiment.  Added May 2011

bulletPhotographs of the 2nd Battalion at Blackdown, 1904Added May 2011
bulletListing of the Colonels of the Regiment 1680 - 1959Added Apr 2011
bulletGlass jug commemorating the regiment in Abyssinia.  Added Apr 2011
bulletPhotographs of the 1st Battalion in Aldershot, 1886Added Apr 2011
bulletPhotographs of the Regiment in Dover, including 1868 and 1911-1914.  Added April 2011
bulletDetails of regimental accommodation in the 19th and 20th Centuries.  Added April 2011
bulletJust acquired: Sign of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Added March 2011
bulletAccount by Private H Livesey - of 2nd Battalion, King's Own,  of the battle leading up to the fall of Merjayoun in Syria, on 23rd June, 1941.  Added February 2011.
bulletInformation on the 56th Anti-Tank Regiment and 66th Anti-Tank Regiment in World War Two.  Added February 2011.
bulletInformation on the First World War Battalions of the Regiment expanded.  Added February 2011
bulletVolunteer Training Corps in the First World WarAdded February 2011
bulletPage on World War Two have been refreshed, revised and expanded.  Added February 2011
bulletKing's Own Royal Regiment Prisoner of War Care Committee Added February 2011
bulletArtist's Pencil Sketch - Soldier of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own, 1918.  Added February 2011
bulletRegimental Cigarette cards and silks  Added February 2011

The museum has now re-opened (25th January 2011) following the planned temporary closure whilst ceiling repairs and redecoration took place.  Come along to our refreshed gallery!

    
Scaffolding still in place with the ceiling work now complete.

Refreshed modern displays back again.
    

Photographs of post-war Ypres and area, circa 1919Added Jan 2011

Listing of:

bulletTodd Family Collection: 2nd Lieutenant Ernest Victor Todd and Major Thomas Charles Victor Todd MBE
bulletRoyal Military College Examination Papers 1920s, W T P Tilly Collection
bulletPhotographs: Private J E Eaton, number 791564, B Company, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. 1930s.
bulletWarrant Officer Class 2 Arthur Charles Bent, Number 3710226, King’s Own Royal Regiment Collection
bulletCollection of Private John E Davies, number 3710556, 2nd and 1st Battalion’s King’s Own Royal Regiment, circa 1934-1939.
bulletPhotographs: Depot, King's Own Royal Regiment, Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster, 1950s.
bulletCards sent to Miss Nellie Hutton by Sergeant Fred Kellett, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in the First World War.
bullet Major Bruce Bairnsfather, 'Old Bill' & 'Bystander' postcards, World War One.
bulletPhotographs transferred from the Regimental Depot of the King’s Own Royal Regiment covering the periods: 1903-1907 (India), 1927 & 1954-59, including Hong Kong, Barnard Castle, and Regimental Depot.
bulletCollection of Lieutenant Colonel William T P Tilly, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment & Sudan Defence Force etc. 1920 - 1960
bulletArchive of Lieutenant Colonel James Frederick Melville Openshaw circa 1931 - 1966
bulletLetters of Captain Jasper Hall, Crimean War
bulletCollection of photographs relating to Lieutenant A S Latham, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, as a prisoner of war, World War One
bulletSt. George's Day Parade, Trieste, 1947
bulletPhotographs and documents relating to the service of Lieutenant Colonel E C Cadman, 5th Battalion, King’s Own Regiment and other units
bulletArchive, photographs and postcards relating to Private Edward Brockbank Dixon, number 200291, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, First World War
bulletDiary of Private William Thompson, 1st/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  February 1915 to April 1915
bulletCollection of Lieutenant Colonel W A Robinson, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. 1930-1960
bulletPostcards acquired by Private Henry Park, number 10370, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1910-1914
bulletPhotographs collected by Private John Leslie Wiggins, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment. 1936-1940
bullet1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Trieste, 1947 New Colours Presentation
bulletPhotographs and postcards sent by Drummer J Taylor, 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, to his family in Manchester, in 1913
bulletCollection of Charles Henry Evans, King's Own Royal Regiment, 1919-1940
bulletSir Thomas Harley, who served with the 9th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in Salonika/Macedonia  
bulletLetters and Diaries of Private William Hodgson, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster, Regiment, 1914-1917
bulletEnlistment Books - King's Own Royal Regiment, 1939 - World War Two.  Army Book 358
bulletLists of men discharged, died and deserters etc 1920-1939
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
bulletCaptain John Challenor, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  1900-1904
bulletLetters & archive of Lieutenant Colonel Alfred McNair Dykes, 1885-1914
bulletDiaries of Major General Edward Robert Provost Woodgate 1868-1900
bulletLetters & archive of 2nd Lieutenant Richard Leslie Brown, Albert Medal
bulletArchive of Captain Charles Lockhart Overton, 7th and 1st/4th Battalions, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletMajor George C Milnes, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, archive collection
bulletPhotographs, 1912-26 Captain William Noel Briggs, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
bulletPhotographs, and other items Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Seymour Burton, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1872-1902
bulletPhotographs and other items, 1889-1908 Major N S Lysons, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Added Jan 2011


Coins, currency and money
Added Jan 2011.

bulletArchive of Colonel William Carter DSO MC. Added Jan 2011
bulletSpoonsAdded Jan 2011
bulletArchive of Captain John Welch, 4th Battalion, King's Own, World War One.  Added Jan 2011
bulletReceipts, receipted bills etc, Captain John Welch, 1914-1921. Added Jan 2011
bulletAerial Photographs - Captain C L Overton Collection Captain Overton was serving with the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own, in 1918 when these photographs were taken in 1918 and include La Bassée Canal, France, added Jan 2011.
bullet3rd and 4th Militia Battalion Debentures, Razors, Knives, Trench dagger, button sticks, Lancastrian Brigade cap badge designs, printing dies and stamps, nameplates, shoulder titles, mess and dinner club rules, Home Guard arm bands, World War One Volunteer arm bands, medal boxes and envelopes Added Jan 2011.
bulletOfficer Commissions and Warrant Officer Warrants. Added Dec 2010.
bulletSilver War Badges, Identity discs, and Home Guard Badges in the museum's collection.  Added Dec 2010
bulletRegimental Calendars.  Added Dec 2010
bulletEnsign James Gardiner, 4th Foot, 1814.  Added Dec 2010
bulletTheatre Posters in the museum's collectionAdded Dec 2010
bulletPanoramic photo, 1st/5th King's Own 700 yards south of Flers, Sep 1916 Added Dec 2010
bulletAerial photographs of Gravenstafel and St. JulienAdded Dec 2010
bulletGroup photographs of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own in 1916.  Added Dec 2010

  A Soldier of the 4th Foot, 1842.  Added Dec 2010

bulletFreedom of the City of Lancaster, August 1953, and photographs of the CeremonyAdded Dec 2010
bulletBrand new exhibition: Remembrance Images from the Western Front photographs by David Shackleton.  Added Nov 2010
bulletThe Museum's Annual Report for 2009/10 has now been published.  Added Oct 2010.
bulletEvents for 2010 and 2011 have been updated.  Added Oct 2010
bulletInformation on the 55th West Lancashire Division Graves Identification FundAdded Sep 2010
bulletWooden Grave marker crosses from the First World War.  Added Sep 2010

  The Story of Douglas and Eva BlakeAdded Sep 2010

bulletAn interesting addition to the museum's collection is this HM Crests of the Armed Forces made by Briggs of Manchester.  Added Sep 2010.
bulletAlbum of photographs of the 1st Battalion at Lucknow, India, in 1910Added Sep 2010
bulletLithographs by William Simpson of the Crimean War 1854-1856Added Sep 2010
bulletThe Archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter has now been digitised.  Added Aug 2010
bulletPhotographs of the Territorial Force (4th and 5th Battalions, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1908-1914.  Added Aug 2010
bulletThe 2nd Battalion departs for South Africa in December 1899.  Added July 2010.
bulletImages of Empire - A new exhibition in the museum and on the website.  Added July 2010.

Boy Scouts on Imperial Service, an exhibition to mark the Centenary of the Lonsdale District Scouts.  Added May 2010.
Records relating to the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment during the First World War, from the collection of Captain Albert Hodgkinson, QuartermasterAdded Feb 2010.
List of officers of the Regiment 1680-1959Added Jan 2010
Information on archive material relating to the 1st/4th King's Own in the First World WarAdded Jan 2010
Collections relating to Regimental Music and InstrumentsAdded Jan 2010.
Information relating to soldier's documents held in the museum's collection, including Pay Books, Certificates of Education etc.  Added Jan 2010.
Repatriated Prisoners of War 1945
List of repatriated King’s Own Royal Regiment prisoners of war from the European theatre of war.  This including men captured in France and Belgium, North Africa and the Western Desert, Leros, Italy and Germany.  Added Dec 2009
Roll of Honour of Soldiers of the King's Own who died between the end of the First World War and 1939. Added Dec 2009.
See also Roll of Honour of those soldiers of the regiment who died between the end of the Second World War and 1959.  Added October 2008
Princess Mary's Gift to the troopsAdded Dec 2009.
How we have changed!  The 80 years of the King's Own Museum.  Added Nov 2009.
Images and information on various regimental certificatesAdded Nov 2009.
1st/5th Battalion First World War Souvenir Card or Souvenir Certificate.  Added October 2009
Photograph of LMS locomotive number 6161 'King's Own'Added October 2009
The museum's annual report has been published.  Added October 2009
Photographs from of St. Helena and Boer Prisoners of War 1900-1902Added Oct 2009
Photographs of the King's Own Royal Regiment and Border Regiment amalgamation parade, 31st October, 1959Added Sep 2009
Photographs of the Regiment (both Militia and Volunteer units) in Lancaster from the 1850s to 1902. Added Aug 2009.
Seven First World War Trench Maps are available as reproductions from the Museum Shop, or by post.  Added Aug 2009.
1919 Booklet on Westfield War Memorial Village
Detailed Proposed Plan of the War Memorial Village, circa 1919Added Aug 2009
These pages contain many graphic images and as such will take a little while to download.
Photographs of the War Memorial Village, Westfield, Lancaster.  Added Jul 2009
Century Old Biscuit added to collection.  Added Jul 2009
Information on troopship HMT Dongola. Added Jul 2009
Photographs of the regimental depot at Bowerham Barracks in the summer of 1939.  Added Apr 2009.
New photographs of the 107th Regiment Royal Armoured CorpsAdded Apr 2009
Love and War - Sweetheart items in the museum's collection.
Our special, on-line exhibition, to mark St. Valentine's Day!  Featuring 'sweetheart' items including pin cushions, badges and postcards!
Visit the on-line exhibition here! added February 2009
Details of Digital copies of books and documents in the museum's collection added January 2009
Information on the Loyal and Friendly Society of the Blew and OrangeAdded January 2009

  Find us on the social networking site 'Facebook' and become a fan!  Added December 2008

Photos of the 2nd Battalion in Jersey 1908-12. Added October 2008
List of infantry regiment titles in 1881Added October 2008
Roll of Honour of those soldiers of the regiment who died between the end of the Second World War and 1959.  Added October 2008
The Museum's Annual Report for 2007-08 has just been published.  October 2008.
Photographs of Bowerham Barracks during the Munich Crisis of September 1938 added.  October 2008.
Military and regimental use of cycles article added.  September 2008
Cycle photographs added.
September 2008.
Private Edward Rathbone's collection of photographs added to World War Two photo gallery8th King's Own in Malta8th King's Own in Palestine and 1st King's Own in Italy. Added August 2008
Territorial Army Centenary 1908-2008Added June 2008
Work on the regimental uniform gallery started.  Added May 2008
Help us with this mystery miniature coffin from the First World War.
Added March 2008.
Portrait of Private Henry Watson, 4th Foot, circa 1830.  Added February 2008.
Photographs of the 1st Battalion, King's Own in Dublin 1919-1922 added to the Photo Gallery.  Added January 2008.
Portraits from the King's Own Collection - a special exhibitionAdded January 2008
Information on medals in the museum's collectionAdded December 2007.
Images of the 1760 uniform of Captain Thomas Plumbe of the Royal Lancashire Militia.  Added November 2007
The 2006-07 Annual Report of the Museum is published. Added October 2007
Photograph of HMT Euphrates and North Lancashire Bassett Hounds added.  Photographs of the 1st Battalion when in Osnabruck as part of the British Army of the Rhine, 1952-53. Added September 2007
Various pages throughout the website have been updated and/or revised with new information.  The photograph of the Zulu War has been added.  Added August 2007
Photographs of the Abyssinian Campaign of 1868 added to Photo Gallery.  Added July 2007
Photographs of the Crimean War by James Robertson added to Photo Gallery.  Added June 2007
Information added, including Troopship Empire Windrush, King's Own in Australia and British regiments in Australia.  Added June 2007
Between 1753 and 1756 the King's Own were stationed on the Mediterranean island of Minorca.  A pay document exists in the museum's collection with details the 'charge of the Garrison of Minorca' which also details the daily rates of pay for the officers and soldiers of the regiment.  Added June 2007.
Copies of the First World War Battalion War Diaries of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment are now available to purchase on CD-Rom from the Museum.  Added Apr 2007
World War Two photograph gallery has been completed with the inclusion of images relating to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own.  Added Feb 2007
Photographs of troopships added to the photo gallery.  Added Jan 2007
Information on the archive of Lt Col Alfred Dykes covering 1894 to 1914. Added Dec 2006
List of thirty medals 'missing' from the museum's collection. Added Nov 2006
Rare film recording the unveiling of Carnforth's War Memorial in November 1924 available from the museum on DVD!  Added Nov 2006
Information on Lancaster's Crimean War MemorialAdded Nov 2006
The museum has just published, in two volumes, the British War and Allied Victory Medal Roll for the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  23,000 names of the other ranks who were awarded the War and/or Victory Medal are listed, along with details of battalion and other units with whom a soldier may have served.  More details in Museum Shop. Added Oct 2006.
The 2005-06 Museum's Annual Report has just been published.  Added September 2006
Additional information added, including, Military Cross, Indian Mutiny Medal and Campaign Service Medal. Added August 2006
Provisional Colours for the Duke of Lancaster's RegimentAdded August 2006
Information on King's Own soldiers who were executed or Shot at Dawn in the First World War.  Added August 2006
Additional information added, including the King's Own in the war against the United States 1814-15, Battle of Bladensburg and Battle of Godley Wood World War Two information added, including information on the Auxiliary Territorial Service, Lancaster Home Guard and Morecambe Home Guard.  Added May 2006.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the reprint of The Fourth Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and The Great War by Lieutenant Colonel W F A Wadham and Captain J Crossley, first published in Ulverston in 1935.  The book is available from the museum for £7.00 including UK postage.  Visit our sales pages.  Added May 2006.
Additional information added, including words for regimental marches, regimental collects, and battle honours for volunteer and militia units.  Added March 2006.
Additional information added, including Private Croston's account of action at Spion Kop, 1900; an incident in the Peninsula war and the suicide of Lt Colonel Charles Bevan in 1811; 1st/5th King's Own and the Didcot connection in 1915Added March 2006
Photographs of Medals have been added to the Medal pagesAdded February 2006
Over 300 Photographs of the Regiment in the First World War have been added to the Photo GalleryAdded January 2006
Images of the Regimental Museum. Added January 2006
The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment launch cap badgeAdded January 2006.
The Journal of Captain Mason of the 4th (or King's Own) Regiment of Foot, Recording his voyage to Australia, his service there and his return journey 1831 - 1835.  Added December 2005

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