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Front of his discharge papers

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of the attestation papers for Private 2618 John Sparrow who enlisted on the 22nd January 1889. He was discharged on the 21st February 1911 having spent most of his service on the Gymnastic staff at the Depot.

Person(s): Sparrow, J, Private;


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The first page of the transcript.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A transcription of an audio tape made by Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow DSO. MC, relating to his service in the Battalion during the 1st World War. This was made in the 1960s. This account gives a good description of the mobilization of the Battalion at Aldershot in 1914. After the war, he wrote a book about his experiences called ?The Land Locked Lake?. The title of the book referred to the battle of Passchendale. During the 1st World War, this officer served and was wounded in both the 1st and 2nd Battalions.

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Pages 1 and 4 of the letter.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter (with a typed copy), dated April 1914, written by Lieutenant Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow to his father.

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The first page of the notes.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of Lieutenant Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow's notes relating to the mobilization of the Battalion with a list of all the officers and the Companies to which they were attached. The notes cover the period from 4th August to 1st November 1914.

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The first and last page of the letter

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter (with a typed copy), date 3rd August 1914, to his father. He refers to the mobilization ?Tomorrow?.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of the Distinguished Service Order award to Lieutenant Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow, dated 28th November 1914.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter (with a typed copy), dated 9th June 1915, sent by Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow to his mother. In this letter he refers to an accidental bayonet wound he received after coming in from No Mans Land where he was inspecting the barbed wire entanglements.

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The first page of the letter.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter (with a typed copy), dated 26th September 1916, sent by Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter (with a typed copy) date 6th March 1917, sent by Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow to his mother. This letter from hospital referred to his latest wound, and that it was being written by a nurse due to an earlier injury received by him in 1914.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter date 8th March 1917, sent by Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow to his mother, in this letter he refers to his wound improving and that he was in No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, France.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a telegram date, 11th July 1917, from Buckingham Palace to Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow at Portsmouth (where he was recovering from wounds while attached to the 3rd Battalion) inviting him to attend the Palace to accept his Distinguished Service Order.

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Page 1 of the letter.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter from General Dickson, dated 3rd December 1917, the Colonel of the Regiment, to Mr Hanbury Sparrow, the father of Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow. In this letter he discusses the earlier wounding of Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a telegram, dated 23rd November 1917 ( 3.50pm), from the War Office to the parents of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow infoming them he had been wounded.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter, dated 24th November 1917, sent by Captain Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow to his mother, in this letter he refers being in the ?same hotel? (No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux) as he was eight months before having been wounded once again.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a telegram, dated 25th November 1917 ( 5.20pm), from the War Officer to the parents of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow infoming them he had been wounded.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a letter, dated 28th November 1917 sent by Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow from hospital to his mother, in this letter he refers to his wounds improving and that he heard that ?My braves went over the top this morning?.

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This image is Copyright to the originator and is therefore not displayed here - details of it are available at the Museum

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - a collection of newspaper cuttings (Copyright) relating to Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Alan Hanbury Sparrow. It includes five images of this officer including one taken in Sydney in Australia in 1972 when he led the ANZAC parade. He died in 1982.

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A typed copy of a report on operations from the 20th ? 21st February 1921. It relates to an attack on the village of Darastan with the intention of capturing Hassan Khan of Shafti and his brother Yusuf Khan. The raid was led by Major A.H. Hanbury-Sparrow during the campaign in North Persia. Hassan Khan had left the village the previous day but his brother Yusuf was captured so the raid was not in vain

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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - An eye witness account entitled ? Advance of the 2nd Division?, by Lieutenant Colonel A. A. Hanbury-Sparrow. It relates to his time with the Battalion in its action at the Marne in 1914. He survived the war and later wrote a book about his war time experiences called ?The Land Locked Lake?

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