Wiltshire Regiment - Two folders containing various personal documents belonging to Private Walter John Cox. There is a diary, written between November 1899 and April 1900. There is a Parchment Certificate of Discharge for him. Private W J Cox was discharged in consequence of the termination of his first period of engagement. This document is dated 21st August 1902. There are also two Parchment Certificates of Character discribing him as a very good, trustworthy man, dated 29th June 1897 and 21st August 1902.
5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A variety of documents relating to the D-Day landings of 6 Jun 1944, including newspaper clippings, an Intelligence Summary, a personal message to the First Canadian Army from it's GOC-in-Chief Lt Gen Crerar, and various personal accounts - some in French
2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A typed transcription of a hand written diary (14040). The diary is of No 982 Private G. Greenman of "D" Company. It contains a day to day account of life in the Battalion by him from 15 January 1900 when he was recalled to the Colours, reporting to the Depot at Devizes, until 12th February 1901. The original is in a small black notebook.
3rd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Small diary belonging to Private G. Cash. The first entry dates from the 5th January 1918 and the last entry is on the 9th of January, 1919. There are also some hand drawn diagrams.
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A diary maintained by Company Quarter Master Sergeant Cox after his capture in 1940; it contains 2 photographs. It is a subset of his full diary which is Object 23539
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A diary for year 1941 maintained by Company Quarter Master Sergeant Cox whilst in Stalag XXI R GEPEUFT; It is a subset of his full diary which is Object 23539. This primary image shows an extract from this diary
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Diary for the year 1942 maintained by Company Quarter Master Sergeant Cox whilst a Prisoner of War It is a subset of his full diary which is Object 23539 This image shows an extract from this diary
2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - Pages from the diary of No. 6748 Sergeant Walter Snelgrove. They are relating to events on his re-enlistment for the 1st World War into the 2nd Battalion (He had previously served in the 1st Battalion), dated from 29th August to 7th September 1914.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Two diaries written by Private 5344566 L Cook, covering his experience in Burma during the 2nd World War. The first notebook contains 7 items, (a) The structure of the British 2nd Division; (b) A brief summary of the Arakan Campaign of 1943; (c) Opening the Kohima-Imphal Road; (d) Account of the Kohima Divisional Memorial; (e) The Road to Mandalay; (f) The battle for Rangoon; (g) 2 poems written during the Battle for Mandalay.The second notebook contains 4 items, (a) an account by Cpl Hurd of a patrol in April 1943; (b) an account by Pte Purslow of the attack by the Japanese on 23 April 1944; (c) an account of a patrol on 1 March 1945 and (d) a copy of a poem to the memory of those who fell in the Battle of Kohima written by an [unnamed] member of the DLI. These items have been transcribed.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment- A typed copy of the diary of Private Walter Wickens of "D" Company. He served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment during the 1st World War, and took part in the retreat from Mons in 1914. He was wounded on 6th November 1914 and survived the War and died in 1952.
8th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A transcription, dated 1999, of the diary of Lieutenant Aubrey Mellish Bray, MC who died of Wounds 8.8.1918. He was the son of Reginald Edward Bray who served in the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment at Maiwand.
5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A file of papers known as the ?Gold papers? as they are from Lieutenants Cecil, Patrick and Alec Gold, this is a file of typed correspondence to and from the three Gold brothers, all of whom served in the battalion in the Great War. The file is sub divided into three volumes. Volume 1 covers the period 31st May to 27th
August 1915, Volume 2 the 1st September to 30th December 1915 and Volume 3 the 5th January to 21st September 1916. This file is fully indexed with names and places and a good resource for anyone making a study of the Battalion during the 1st World War. Cecil Gold was killed in action on the 3rd July 1916. Only the cover and the first page have been scanned and are available here
...1916 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
A change in dispositions was made. The Battalion taking over more line from the 7th Norfolk Regt. D Company was moved up from the reserve trench and took over the line from the right of A Company to SAVILLE ROW.
Casualties O. Ranks 1 Killed 5 Wounded 3...