First World War
Soldiers of the King's Own
'Boy Scouts on Imperial Service' The above
photograph is of six members of the 4th Morecambe Boy Scouts who enlisted
in the 5th Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, for
Imperial Service. In February 1915 Tom Edmondson was at Sevenoaks,
and was shortly proceeding overseas on active service. The others
were billeted at Blackpool with the 5th (Reserve), later 2nd/5th Battalion
of the King's Own. The names reading from left to right, rear are
Arthur Johnson, of Victoria Street, Maurice Hodgson, Green Street, James
Swain, Beecham Street, seated Arthur Baron, Hampton Road, Sandylands, Tom
Edmondson, of Green Street, and Albert Hodgson, also of Green Street.
Accession Number KO1926/20
Private Arthur Johnson later joined the Machine Gun
Corps and is featured in this photograph taken at Etaples.
Accession Number KO1926/19
5th Battalion group, including Private Harold Hayward
back left. Private Haywood remained with the Reserve Battalion of
the King's Own and later served overseas with the South Staffordshire
Accession Number KO2139/07
Cookhouse staff group, including Private Harold Hayward,
front left. Date and location unknown.
Accession Number KO2139/05
Group of soldiers, First World War, one has a 'T King's Own' shoulder
title suggesting it is a group of Territorial Force soldiers.
Others have bandsman's badges on their sleeves.
Accession Number: KO1479/06
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