1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - An account of the Battalion attack at Thiepval when near the Leipzig Salient, on the Somme 1916. Includes reports from CSM Wynter of the Army Gymnastic staff who had trained the battalion in the use of the bayonet and his observations on how they put the training to good use.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Photocopy of a newspaper article (Copyright) concerning the death of Lance-Corporal House, on the 28th of February, 1912. L/Corporal House had been awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the Boer War in 1900; he took his own life in 1912.
1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A document signed by Lieutenant Burkitt approving the devotion to duty of Private Burry, who tried to estabilish and maintain communications in forward areas under severe bombardments and attacks by the enemy on 9th and 11th April 1918.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Document of a personal nature concerning bets between different soldiers. The soldiers in question are Captain Walter Hanney and a John Rew and the document is dated the 1st of June 1939.
1st/4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A collection of photocopies of miscellaneous personal documents belonging to Private Harold George Edwards. Private HG Edwards was born in 1889 and enlisted on 2nd September 1914.
5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - a hand written note showing the miles marched each day in Mesopatamia during the 1st World War in 1917. It shows a total of 418 miles in 32 days which included 6 days rest.
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Variety of documents concerned with the time the regiment spent in Dinapore. Included are guidelines for a potato competition to be held at 11.30am on Thursday December 1st 1932, the document is dated the 26th November 1932; Rules for The Dinapore Table Turf and Tote Club Ltd (no date given); a notice for the Dinapore hot weather tennis club dated Friday the 13th of May 1932; two Second in Command's Union Balance and Report documents, one dated 1938 and the other 1939; the Order of the Knights Errant of Darjeeling rulebook. The Dinapore Hot Weather Tennis Club information mentions several names of regimental tennis players.
Aldershot Command - A hand written letter addressed to Nugent from the P. V. O's Office, Head- Quarters Office, Aldershot. The letter dated the 1st of September 1909 and is a cover letter concerning an Order as well as requesting a meeting with Nugent. Also enclosed are a set of Orders made by Lieutenant- General Sir H L Smith Dorrien (Commanding- in- Chief of the Aldershot Command), dated the 1st of September 1909 and a set of handwritten questions to be answered by the Commanding Officer of a N. E. O signed by Colonel R Pringle. This all resulted in Charles Nugent being commissioned; he served in the 5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment and was killed during the 1st World War
2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A document entitled 'Syllabus of musketry training.' It was found among papers belonging to Lieutenant Lawrence Frederick Hicks. It has the name of Sergeant Brynn(??) DCM 1917 on the front.
Wiltshire Regiment - Various documents which were found among other papers belonging to Major Frank B. Adams. They include notes on repatriation of Officers and soliders to places outside the UK, Ministry of Pensions officers regulations, two repatriation claim forms and a Civil employment form. They were all pinned together.
Royal Air Force - A combined leave pass and railway ticket to Southampton and an extract, dated 24th December 1918, from the London Gazette stating that Lieutenant F. B. Adams will be an acting Major whilst employed as a Major.
Royal Warkwickshire Regiment - Two receipts for the return of Army clothing handed in by Private Nelson Carrier. One is for a 'Great Coat and the other is for "1 Shirt, 1 pair Pants, 2 pair of Pants"; also included is a document entitled 'Notice to Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men' listing and detailing Medals and Decorations including the 1914 Bronze Star and the 1914-15 Bronze Star. Private Carrier also served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and the Oxford and Buckingham Light Infantry but, according to his nephew, he always considered the Royal Berkshire Regiment as "his real home". His nephew therefore wanted Private Carrier's mementos of his service to go to The Royal Berkshire, Gloucester and Wiltshire Museum.
17th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment - Various receipts concerning Private Nelson Carrier's Army Bank Account on the occasion of his demobilization in 1919. Private Carrier had also served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and The Oxford and Buckingham Light Infantry. His nephew stated that his uncle, had always regarded the Royal Berkshire Regiment as "his real home". and therefore he felt that it was most appropiate that this item should be donated to the Regiment's museum.
Royal Warkwickshire Regiment - A letter, dated 8 June 1921, from the Army Record Office to Private Nelson Carrier confirming that he has been sent his British War and Victory Medals for his services with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Private Carrier also served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry but according to his nephew he considered the Royal Berkshire Regiment as "his true home" and so his War mementos were sent to the Wardrobe.
...1944 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
am. Slight enemy air activity directed at shipping, and apparently laying of sea mines
0800hrs. Off loading normal.
1800hrs. Tonnage: 3,536.
Cinema opened at Concert Hall. Arrangements for seats for all sub units made by Entertainments. Officer.