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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of the attestation and service record for 2261 Sergeant John Sawyer DCM. He enlisted on the 3rd June 1887. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions in the Boer War He was discharged on the 2nd June 1908. He died on the 14th August 1948.

Person(s): Sawyer, J, Sergeant;

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5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A collection of documents belonging to Captain P. J. Prior, the documents cover the period 1939 to 1945. Included are three speeches made to troops concerning the victory over Germany, they are dated May and June 1945 and May 1946; three Menus, the first menu is dated the 29th of November 1944, the second Friday 25th of July 1947 (the dinner was held by General Sir Miles C Dempsey), and the date of the third is unknown. Two of the Menu's have a handwritten or signatured list of attendees in them, one has the names of attendees typed in order of rank inside and on the back cover of the menu. The document includes an issue of the 'Battalion News' dated the 28th of March 1945, the location given is West Germany. There are three documents that contained detailed information on proceedures (or orders) to follow. The document includes a number of training manuals for various courses, photocopies of fitness and medical records and a memoir entitled 'Fifty Years Ago Today' written by P J Prior CBE, DL and dated the 6th of June 1994 which recalls the D Day landings.

Person(s): Prior, P. J, CBE, DL Captain; Witkowski, J; Dempsey, M, C, Sir, Colonel General; McCracken, F, W, N, Sir, Lieutenant-General; Collins, R, J, Major- General; Fullbrook- Leggatt, Q, O, Major General; Tindall Lucas, C, H, Major General; Francis, S, G, Brigadier General; Aveline, A, P, Brigadier; Hanney, W, C, A, Brigadier; Hughes, A, C, Brigadier; Leslie, J, T, Brigadier; Pawle, H, Brigadier; Smith, K, P, Brigadier; Tremellen, L, Brigadier; Field, G, S, Colonel; Hibbert, A, P, J, Colonel; Morris, C, E, Colonel; Sharpe, A, G, M, Colonel; Simmer, Sir P, Colonel; Allen, K, H, H, Lieutenant Colonel; Barker, F, G, Lieutenant Colonel; Bassett, J, R, Lieutenant Colonel; Brownrigg, P, H, A, Lieutenant Colonel; Buckham, A, H, Lieutenant Colonel; Digby, R, M, Lieutenant Colonel; Eagar, E, F, Lieutenant Colonel; Du Pre Finch, H, Lieutenant Colonel; Hanning, A, S, Lieutenant Colonel; Harris, J, C, Q, Lieutenant Colonel; Hawkins, L, Lieutenant Colonel; Hayward, P, H, C, Lieutenant Colonel; Helby, I, D, H, Lieutenant Colonel; Davidson- Houston, W, E, C, Lieutenant Colonel; Hudson, Sir, A, Lieutenant Colonel; Jackson, G, S, Lieutenant Colonel; Lucas, R, H, A, Lieutenant Colonel; MacDowel, H, G, S, Lieutenant Colonel; MacLean, D, N, Lieutenant Colonel; Orr, E, A, B, Lieutenant Colonel; Sawyer, G, H, Lieutenant Colonel; Sinclair, D, C, S, Lieutenant Colonel; Sugrue, J, H, Lieutenant Colonel; Taffs, A, L, Lieutenant Colonel; Taylor, F, E, A, Lieutenant Colonel; Trimmer- Thompson, G, Lieutenant Colonel; Verey, H, P, Lieutenant Colonel; Acton, G, D, Major; Ambler, D, B, J, Major; Arbuthnot, G, H, Major; Barton, F, M, Major; Beer, D, F, L, Major; Bradshaw, A, V, Major; Brown, W, B, E, Major; Bromhead, R, B, G, Major; Morton-Clarke, J, C, M, Major; Coker, J, F, Major; Cockcraft, W, C, Major; Dale, C, G, Major; Daw, A, F, Major; Donaldson, I, G, Major; Flood, G, R, Major; Gabain, E, F, Major; Gibb, G, F, Major; Godfrey, D, C, Major; Gorle, H, V, Major; Greet, R, H, Major; Hight, P, H, Major; Hill, L, J, L, Major; Hope, R, J, Major; Jenkins, L, K, Major; Lear, C, J, Major; Macer, T, H, Major; Martin, J. H, S, Major; Meyer, P, B, Major; Mills, W, G, S, Major; Moore, F, J, W, H, Major; Norton, E, R, Major; Prichard, L, O, Major; Ray, E, B, A, Major; Ready, J, B, Major; Riddell, R, H, Major; Robinson, L, B, Major; Savill, H, Major; Chaplin-Snowden, A, Major; Turner, H, A, Major; Tynan, F, Major; Webb, P, B, Major; West, D, R, C, Major; Woodroffe, D, R, C, Major; Baker, A, A, J, Captain; Barns, J, F, F, Captain; Barter, H, D, F, Captain; Cree, T, M, Captain; Dempsey, M, C, Captain; Dodds, R, Captain; Francis, E, L, Captain; Gilding, E, M, Captain; Hobson, B, Captain; Holden, E, G, Captain; Hood, D, Captain; Moss, T, Captain; Redford, N, Captain; Tuffill, C, M, Captain; Walenn, J, S,C, Captain; Ward, H, L, F, Captain; Watson, C, R, Captain; Youlde, W, J, C, Captain; Cummings, G, R, J, Lieutenant; Wallis, R, L, Lieutenant; Simmonds, F, A;

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Royal Berkshire Regiment - A series of photocopied documents concerning John Sawyer. The documents include a Certificate of Musketry (dated the 13th April 1897), a parchment Certificate of Character on discharge (which describes his character as "Exemplary and thoroughly trustworthy and reliable" and is dated the 22nd May 1908), various army forms, a Parchment Certificate of Discharge (dated the 2nd June 1908), a Civil Employment form. Also included are photocopies of a number of letters, the first is typed and from G D Williams and is dated the 15th September 1908, it is concerned with the Royal Warrant for Pay and commends Sergeant J Sawyer. There are a further 3 letters which cover the period 7th November 1917, 31st January 1923 and the 17th August 1948, the latter is to Miss Sawyer from Major General R J Collins.

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