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Queen Victoria Chocolate Box, Christmas 1899/New Year 1900

At Christmas 1899 Queen Victoria sent the troops serving in South Africa during the Boer War (1899-1902) a gift of a tin of chocolate to wish them a Happy New Year in 1900.


Accession Number KO0426/01

There are a number of examples in the museum's collection:

bulletBox received by Sergeant W Beddows, number 3824, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Sergeant Beddows was the maternal grandfather of the Editor of Private Eye and television celebrity, Ian Hislop.  Accession Number KO1572/07
bulletBox received by Corporal Alfred Lawton, number 2332, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Corporal Lawson was wounded at Pieters Hill on 23rd February 1900.  Accession Number: KO2643/11
bulletBox received by Colour Sergeant William Dan Munden, number 2349, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Colour Sergeant Munden's brother, Private Alfred Munden, died of wounds on 29th January 1900 at Pietermartizburg, received at Spion Kop on 24th January 1900.  Accession Number KO0756/01
bulletBox received by Sergeant Stanley Pollitt, number 4844, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Accession Number: KO1452/04
bulletBox received by Lance Corporal William Willman, number 4979, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Corporal Willman is recorded as committing suicide at Paardekop on 21st August 1900.  Accession Number KO0052/03
bulletBox.  Accession Number: KO0030/03
bulletBox.  Accession Number: KO0426/01
bulletBox.  Accession Number: KO0802/11

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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