2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Memorial Scroll for Private Stephen John Belcher. The document is not dated, however it covers the reign of King George V and so is most probably from the 1st World War.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Memorial/Commemorative Poster listing the various areas of conflict during the period 1914 to 1918. There are also photographic prints of Monuments erected to the memory of those who lost their lives. In the centre there is a newspaper cutting which states "BELCHER, Private Stephen John, 7599. 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regt. 14th Nov., 1914. Age 34. Son of Charles and Annie Belcher, of "Zulu Cottages" Harwell; husband of Minnie Elizabeth Belcher (nee Wells), of 3, Heads Lane, Harwell, Steventon, Berks."
1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A four page extract from the Soldier Magazine dated 27th May 1991 entitled ?Moonraking in Fermanagh'. It contains fourteen black and white and coloured images. The following soldiers are featured in the photographs: Lieutenant Colonel Stone, the Commanding Officer, Privates Jeff Bowsher, Steven Heath, David Belcher, Chris Connolly, Dave Baker, Darren Coyle, L/Corporal Danny Simmons, Corporal ?Bear? Bowler, Sergeant Steve Probets. Only the front cover has been scanned and is visible here
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Apprentice certificate for William Ernest Bruce Annetts, the document is dated the 11th September 1922. The document states that W E B Annetts will be apprenticed to Percy William Belcher of the Tea Store, Mill Street, Wantage, Berks. The document is signed by P W Belcher, W E B Annetts and his father William Charles Annetts.
2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A post book sent to England by an unidentified soldier from the Battalion based in Sabathu, India believed to be about 1908. It contains eleven post card showing different views of the barracks occupied by the Battalion at that time. This type of postage whereby all the postcards were sent together saved the soldier in postage terms. On the front it states ?All these photos belong to Mrs Annie Belcher? but it is addressed to Miss E M Wells, Chiltern, Near Steventon, Berks. We believe Miss Wells could be his girl friend and A Belcher his mother. Therefore it is possible it could have been sent by Private Belcher. [The postcards have not been individually listed]
Royal Berkshire Regiment - A series of documents belonging to F Moor. The documents consist of typed copies of diary extracts (that covers the period 3rd July 1917 to 27th October 1917), a list of those mentioned in the 1917 Diary or simply remembered, a message form, a document entitled 'Reflections in 1979', and an account of a proposed landing on the coast of Belgium (near Ostend) in 1917.
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Soldiers' Small Book, 1914 - 1915 belonging to Private F Belcher. The document gives biographical information along with a detailed personal description and information of family and next of kin.
2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Greetings Card from Stephen John Belcher to Miss E. M. Wells. The inscription on the card says " To Miss E M Wells from S J B wishing you a Happy Xmas 2nd Battalion Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) Meerut, India."
1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment – A Christmas card for Christmas 1917. It contains an image of part of the battalion after the action at Thiepval on the Somme in 1916. It also lists the Area [That later became battle honours] that the battalion fought in. It was sent by a Private 8363 J Belcher who comments ‘Still going strong’.
...1915 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
CO's orders in billets. Captain Frizzell and a party of 20 men went into BETHUNE at 8am to bid "Godspeed" to the 4th Guards Brigade, who are leaving the 2nd Division to join the new Guards Division. Their loss is irreparable.
2/Lt Ward proceeded on leave...