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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of the Appendix to Operation Order number 988 dated 12th July 1916 relating to a proposed raid on the enemy trenches. The raid took place the following day with Privates 200970 William Charles Pottinger, E Street and A E Allan, Sergeant A Dore and JW Lambourne winning the Military Medal, Company Sergeant Major Graham awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and 2nd Lieutenants EP Lucas, EOC Lambart and DR Gibson winning the Military Cross.

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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of the order for the control of traffic and of movements of troops in the forward area in the Ferme Du Bois Section complied by Major R W Harling (Staff Captain 184th Brigade) dated 10th July 1916.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sketch map showing the plans of a section of trenches held by Number 1 platoon, ?A? Company (Bays 70 to 74.) it is believed that this map was produced in 1916 (exact location not known)

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sketch map showing the plans of the position of emplacments on the Battalion's left front. It is believed that this map was produced in 1916 (exact location not known)

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A summary of information issued daily to units by Corps Headquarters; it is dated 9th July 1916.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A summary of information issued daily to units by Corps Headquarters; it is dated 10th July 1916.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A preliminary order for a company attack by ?A? Company on the 13th July 1916, issued by Battalion Headquarters on the same day.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sketch map showing the state of the enemy?s wire and information about ?No mans land? as issued by the Battalion scouting officer. It is believed this was produced on the 26th July 1916 but the exact location is not known although ?Lamp corner? has been shown.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - An Operation Order, 3 pages long, by Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Beer dated the 12th July 1916 relating to a raid on enemy trenches.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A telegram dated the 17th July 1916 informing the relations of Captain E Lucas that he had been wounded on the 13th July 1916 during an attack.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A list of returns to be sent to Battalion Headquarters whilst in the line on a daily basis. It is believed this was used in 1916.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Princess Mary?s Christmas card, dated 1915 sent to Captain E P Lucas

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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2nd/4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A hand written receipt for the food bill for 'A' Company mess believed to have been used at a French Café behind the lines in Merville in 1916.

Person(s): Lucas, E P, Captain;


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The cover

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7th Bn, The Rifles - A document produced by WO2 Ian Tindall outlining the history of the Territorial Army in Berkshire, 1908 ? 2008. It includes a summary history of the following units. 4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, 4th/6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, R (Berkshire) Company, National Defence Company, The Royal Berkshire Territorial?s, The Wessex Volunteers, 2nd Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Volunteers) including the Home Service Force, 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, Royal Rifle Volunteers, 7th Battalion The Rifles, The Berkshire Yeomanry, 101st (Buckinghamshire & Berkshire) Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, 99th (Bucks and Berks Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (TA), 145 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (TA), 345 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA), 346 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA), 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Berkshire Yeomanry & Queens own Oxfordshire Hussars) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA), The Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons, 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron, Royal Signals (V), D (Berkshire Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Yeomanry, Berkshire Royal Horse Artillery (TF), 90 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery (TA), HQ 73 AA Brigade, Royal Artillery (TA), 90 (Field) Army Group Royal Artillery (TA), 264 (Howitzer) Berkshire Battery, 66th (South Midland) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery, 80th (Berkshire) Heavy Anti- Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA), 480th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Berkshire) (TA), 143 Control and reporting section, Royal Artillery (TA), 431 Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, (TA), 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars & Berkshire) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, (TA), 881 Amphibious Observation Battery, Royal Artillery (TA), 2 Mounted Brigade Transport & Supply Column, Army Service Corps, 928 Company 2 Anti- Aircraft Group Column (East) (TA), 126 Transport Column, RASC (TA), 928 Company, RASC (TA), 505 Company, RASC (TA), B Platoon, 504 Company, RASC (TA) 928 Ambulance Squadron , RCT (TA), 245 Ambulance Squadron, RCT (TA) , C (Slough) troop, 240 (Hertfordshire) Tank Transporter Squadron, 151 (Greater London) Regiment , RCT (V), 48th (South Midland) Divisional RAOC (TA), HQ RAOC Aldershot District (TA), 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Brigade Ordnance Field Park, RAOC (TA), No 3 Stores Company, RAOC (TA), 1st (Southern) General Hospital, RAMC (TA), 5th Anti-Aircraft Divisional RAMC, 11 Motor Ambulance convoy, RAMC, 139 Field Security section, Intelligence Corps (TA), 226 (South Midland) Field Squadron, Royal Engineers, Hermitage detachment, 135 Independent Geographic Squadron, Royal Engineers (Volunteers), 5th Anti-aircraft Divisional Signals, 26th (Mixed) Squadron, Royal Signals, 90 (Field) Army Group Royal Artillery Squadron, 2 Anti-Aircraft group (Mixed) signal Squadron, Royal Signals, Southern Command (Mixed) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals, 63 Command (Mixed) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals, 960 Signal Troop, Royal Signals, 961 Signal Troop, Royal Signals, 43 Anti-Aircraft Workshops, REME, 431 Light Anti-Aircraft Workshop, REME, 90 (Field) Workshop, REME, 129 Infantry Brigade Workshop, REME, Auxiliary Territorial Service, Woman?s Royal Army Corps.

Person(s): Tindall, I, WO2;


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Wiltshire Regiment - A letter from the King George V sent to Captain R. Lucas. It is regarding decorating him. In the letter the King expressed his regret that he was unable to give the award personally.

Person(s): Lucas, R, Captain;


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Wiltshire Regiment - A Certificate of Service for No.5562009 Private Claude Lucas, who enlisted on 17th June 1899 and was discharged on his own claim after giving three month's notice on 30th July 1927.

Person(s): Lucas, C;


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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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Wiltshire Regiment - Commission dated 22nd August 1939 relating to 2nd Lieutenant Robert James Lucas.

Person(s): Lucas, R;


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