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Museum History

Museum History

Acquired in 1979 and restored over the next two years the ground floor of The Wardrobe opened in 1981 displaying the Collections of the Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments.  The displays and Collection now include items from the successor Regiments.

The Collection

The Collection

Soldier Search

Soldier Search

Are you seeking service record details of an ancestor who may have served in one of the Infantry Regiments from Berkshire or Wiltshire?  Then click here to see if we can assist in answering those questions you may have.

War Diaries

On 25th October...

...1917 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:

Battn HQ was shelled with small guns from 10am until 1pm. Enemy artillery was more active all day. Between 7pm and 8pm he shelled TORREKEN FARM with 4.2s and whizz-bangs but did little damage. Heavy bombardments continued all night on the front North of us...

Belgium, Trenches

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Welcome to The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EX, England

Tel: +44 (0)1722 419419

E-mail:  curator@thewardrobe.org.uk

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On 25th October...

War Diaries

...1917 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:

Battalion in RED LODGE in Brigade Support.

France, IN THE FIELD

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

The Wardrobe is the ideal location for that Special Occasion, as well as providing rooms suitable for small to medium size meeting/presentations or receptions.  Click here to see details about specific facilities.

History of Regiments

History of Regiments

Regiments have always been proud of their tradiitons and customs.   Find out more about the Battle Honours carried on the Colours, Nicknames of the Regiments, how regimental traditions started or find out about the Regimental Marches.

Shop

Shop

Welcome to the museum shop. From here you can browse the sections and choose to purchase products by selecting them and placing them in your shopping basket.

The Collection

The Collection

Regimental Timeline

Regimental Timeline

Each regiment maintained a Digest of Service. This was a journal which recorded events in the life of the regiment. There was no set format and the amount of detail varied between regiments. Summary information has been extracted, and is presented here, from each of the four regiments' digests run from their formation until 1914.