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Regimental Leaving Certificate

From the 1920s to the 1950s each soldier who left the regiment was presented with a Leaving Certificate such as the one reproduced below.


Certificate presented to Company Sergeant Major Edward Warwick who served for 21 years.
Accession Number: KO2538/11

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


Specimen card un-named. 
Accession Number:
KO0223/05.


Specimen card un-named. 
Accession Number:
KO1190/01.


Specimen card un-named. 
Accession Number:
KO1402/01


Specimen card un-named. 
Accession Number:
KO2332/08


Private P Dolan, number 3708566, King's Own Royal Regiment. Twelve years service.
Accession Number:
KO1972/04


Lance Corporal William Henry Fitzgerald, number 3701382, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Seven years service. 
Accession Number:
KO0131/01


Sergeant William Holden, number 14882421, 1st Battalion, King's Own.  Three years service, post World War Two. 
Accession Number:
KO2187/08


Lieutenant Norman Lawrenson, number 362596, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Two years service. 
Accession Number:
KO2472/06


Regimental Sergeant Major Thomas Leach, number 3701890, King's Own Royal Regiment.  On leaving the regiment after 25 years. 
Accession Number: KO1842/11


Sergeant Edward Procter, number 3710709/22513324, King's Own Royal Regiment.  Twenty six years service. 
Accession Number:
KO1702/01


Private John Lacy Rowlandson, King's Own Royal Regiment. 
Accession Number:
KO2951/047


Company Sergeant Major Edward Warwick, King's Own Royal Regiment.  21 years service. 
Accession Number:
KO2538/11


Private Frederick Winterburn, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment. 
Accession Number:
KO2953/013

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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