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Queen Victoria Chocolate Box, Christmas 1899/New
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:
|Box received by Sergeant William 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
|Box 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|
|Box 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|
|Box received by Sergeant Stanley Pollitt, number 4844,
2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Accession
|Box 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|
|Box. Accession Number: KO0030/03|
|Box. Accession Number: KO0426/01|
|Box. 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.