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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - A black and white group photograph of the officers of the new Battalion straight after the Amalgamation Parade at Albany Barracks, Isle of White, on 9th June 1959; the amalgamation was between the Royal Berkshire Regiment and the Wiltshire Regiment.

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia copy of a photograph of Colonel Forbes and what remained of his Battalion after capture at Reutel on the 23rd/24th October 1914. The Battalion had left England on the 5th October 1,100 strong. In this battle 450 were captured and many killed and wounded. This image shows Colonel Forbes being escorted by German Guards followed by his men.

Person(s): Forbes,, Colonel;


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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia copy of a photograph of soldiers of the Battalion after capture at Reutel on the 23rd/24th October 1914. The Battalion had left England on the 5th October 1,100 strong. In this battle 450 were captured and many killed and wounded. This image shows Colonel Forbes being escorted by German Guards followed by his men. All the men shown in this image are regular soldiers. After they were captured the German commander paid them a tribute as they only capitulated after an assault by seven complete German battalions. Most of them were to spend the next four years in captivity.

Person(s): Forbes,, Colonel;


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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the officers in India in 1899. Stood at the far left are Heyesbury, Bradbridge, Quartermaster H. Mankelow,Roche, Lady Heysbury, , 2nd Lieutenant Dansey, Lieutenant M.L. Formby, Captain R.H. Snow, Captain C.H.M. Kirkwood, Captain A.H. Arnold, Mrs Carter, Captain J.F. Forbes,. Carter, Alexander Armstrong, Mrs Manktelow, Mrs Forbes. (Note ? some of the positions within the image are not clear ? those named are known to be in the photo)

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The officers in Quetta, India 1899

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the officers in Quetta in India in 1899. Known to be in this photo but with their positions not identified are Lieutenant P. Hasler, Captain J.F. Forbes, Lieutenant Blake, Lieutenant Mankelow, 2nd Lieutenant A.W. Timmis, Lieutenant A.Armstrong, Major L.L. Steele, Lieutenant J.R.Wyndham, Captain G.C. Rigby, Lieutenant T. Roche, Lieutenant M.L. Formby.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia portrait photograph of Lieutenant James Fredrick Forbes. He joined in 1886 and became the adjutant in 1895. At the start if the 1st World War, he was in command of the 2nd Battalion and, as such, took them to France. Together with many of his men, he was captured at Reutel after a four day battle where the Battalion held up a whole German Division and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war. Two images of his being marched away with the remainder of those captured are held as Objects 26532 and 26532

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of a group of officers in Curragh Camp, in Ireland in1892. Stood far left is Major Harry M. Carter, sitting 1st left is Captain Ernest C. Eicke, seated in the centre is Major General Lord R. Kerr, 5th from the left is Captain Herbert T. de C. Hobbs, followed by Lieutenant Aitken (ADG) and Lieutenant William Eyre Matcham. Stood far right is 2nd Lieutenant R.G.Horner, seated front 3rd from the left is Lieutenant James Fredrick Forbes, seated far right at the front and Lieutenant Arthur E.H. Raikes. Lieutenant Matcham appears in a number of images from this time, on each and every occasion he appears to be hiding his face behind a dog!

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of a caricature of Lieutenant James Frederick Forbes 1893

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia group photograph of six officers believed to have been taken about 1894 with, form left to right, standing, Lieutenant A.E.H. Raikes, Lieutenant J.F. Forbes, Lieutenant Beadon, Captain N.D. Macdonald and Captain W.L. Rocke. Seated in the front is 2nd Lieutenant A.H.H. Wilson.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of a group of officers in Aldershot in 1894. Seated on the left is Captain Francis R. Macmullen, standing 3rd left is Captain L. Holmes a ?Court, eated 2nd left is Lieutenant James Frederick Forbes, standing 5th left is Captain Arthur Gordon Jeffries, seated in the centre is Major Harry M. Carter, standing 7th left is Captain Neville D. Macdonald, seated 4th left is Major G Lake Talbot Dennis, standing 9th left is Lieutenant A.A.S. Barnes (the Paymaster), standing far right is 2nd Lieutenant G G M Wheeler, seated front left is Lieutenant Melville, on the right is 2nd Lieutenant A.A.H. Wilson. [Front right is an empty chair with a dog on it. We believe that this is part of a continuing joke by Lieutenant W.E. Matcham who appears in many of the images with his face obscured by a dog] [ Note - Lieutenant G G M Wheeler transferred the 7th Hariana Lancers, British Indian Army, during World War I. On 12 April 1915 at Shaiba, Mesopotamia, Major Wheeler led his squadron in an attempt to capture a flag which was the centre-point of a group of the enemy who were firing on one of his troop's picquets. He advanced, attacked the enemy's infantry with the lance, and then retired while the enemy swarmed out of hidden ground where Royal Artillery guns could attack them. On 13 April Major Wheeler led his squadron to the attack of the North Mound. He was seen far ahead of his men, riding straight for the enemy's standards, but was killed in the attack. Major Wheeler was 42 years old at the time of this action, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Wheeler was a grandson of Sir Hugh Massy Wheeler. He was educated at Bedford Modern School. In 1900 he married Nellie Purcell, a daughter of the surgeon Ferdinand Purcell.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of an officers group at Aldershot in 1895 showig in the rear row, from left to right Captain W.E. Matchen (with dog called Peter hiding his face), Lieutenant H. T. Arnold, -?-, Lieutenant Staunton, 2nd Lieutenant H.P. Rogers, 2nd Lieutenant T Roche, Captain The Hon L. Holmes a L Court, 2nd Lieutenant P. Hasler and 2nd Lieutenant E.U. Bradbridge. Seated left to right are Captain A.G. Jefferies, Captain R.H.P. Snow, -?-, Lieutenant Colonel R. Hayne, Captain and Adjutant J.T. Forbes, Lieutenant and Quartermaster C.S. Barnes and Captain R.H. Steward. In the front row from left to right are Lieutenant B.P. Feilding, -?-, -?-,2nd Lieutenant C.A. Law, Lieutenant E. Vincent, -?- and Lieutenant G.G.M. Wheeler. (There is slight damage to the centre of the image) [Note Lieutenant G G M Wheeler later transferred to the 7th Hariana Lancers, Indian Army, during World War I. On 12 April 1915 at Shaiba, Mesopotamia, Major Wheeler led his squadron in an attempt to capture a flag which was the centre-point of a group of the enemy who were firing on one of his troop's picquets. He advanced, attacked the enemy's infantry with the lance, and then retired while the enemy swarmed out of hidden ground where Royal Artillery guns could attack them. On 13 April Major Wheeler led his squadron to the attack of the North Mound. He was seen far ahead of his men, riding straight for the enemy's standards, but was killed in the attack. Major Wheeler was 42 years old at the time of this action, for which he was awarded the VC. Wheeler was a grandson of Sir Hugh Massy Wheeler. He was educated at Bedford Modern School. In 1900 he married Nellie Purcell, a daughter of the surgeon Ferdinand Purcell.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of a group of officers in India, believed in to have been taken in 1897 with, in the rear row from left to right Captain Eyre, Lieutenant Matcham (with dog)., Lieutenant R O? B Taylor, Lieutenant Hasler, Captain Holmes a L Court, Lieutenant A. Melride, Lieutenant and Quartermaster S. Barnes, Lieutenant T. Roche, Lieutenant C.A. Law, Lieutenant H.T. Arnold and Lieutenant -?-. In the centre row seated from left to right are Captain C.V. Kirkwood, Captain R.H.P. Snow, Captain W.L. Rocke, Major H.M. Carter, Major E.C. Hill and Captain and Adjutant J.T. Forbes Those in the front row are unidentified.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of an officer's group in Quetta, India in 1898. The rear row left to right shows Lieutenant C.H.K. Chancey, Lieutenant F. Stoddard, Lieutenant Parker, Lieutenant M.R. Formby, Lieutenant A. Armstrong and Captain H.T. Arnold. In the 2nd row, from left to right, are Captain R.C. Brook, Captain G.C. Rigby, Lieutenant Steele, Captain Holmes a Court, Lieutenant H A Douglas, Lieutenant E.U. Bradbridge and Lieutenant T. Rocke. Seated, from left to right, are Lieutenant Mankelow, Captain J.F. Forbes, Major C.H. Alexander, Lieutenant Colonel H.M. Carter, Lieutenant and Adjutant J R Wyndam, Captain C.H. Kirkwood and Captain R.H.P Snow. Seated at the front, again from left to right, are Lieutenant Milward (unattached list), Lieutenant Burne and Lieutenant Timmis.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of an officer's group in civilian clothes with their ladies in Quetta, India in 1898 showing, in the rear row from left to right Lieutenant Steele, Lieutenant Dansey, Lieutenant Timmis and Lieutenant Barnes. Standing are Captain Holmes a L Court, Lieutenant Bradbridge, Lieutenant and Quartermaster Mankelow, Lieutenant T. Roche, Mrs Holmes a L Court, -?-, Captain R.H.P. Snow, 2nd Lieutenant T.H.Parker and Captain H.T. Arnold. Eated are Lieutenant Colonel Carter, Major H. Alexander, Mrs Mankelow, Mrs J.F. Forbes, Mrs J.R. Wyndham, Mrs C.H. Alexander and Captain Kirkwood. In the front row, left to right as always, are Lieutenant Milward (Unattached list), Lieutenant Stoddard, Lieutenant A. Armstrong, Lieutenant H.A. Douglas, Mrs H.T. Arnold, Captain J.F. Forbes and Mrs H.M. Carter.

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia group photograph of the officers at Gosport in 1913 taken just prior to their embarkation to Gibraltar. In the rear row from left to right are Lieutenant Burroughes, Lieutenant Beaver, Lieutenant Hill, Lieutenant Wallis, Captain Moore, 2nd Lieutenat Shelford, 2nd Lieutenant Macnamara, Lieutenant Smith and Lieutenant (Quartermaster) Martin. Seated in the centre row are Lieutenant Herrey, Major Wyndham, Major Forbes, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffreys, Captain (Adjutant) Culver, Captain Stoddart, and Captain Coddington. In the front on the left is Lieutenant Martyn, in the middle 2nd Lieutenant Grimston and on the right 2nd Lieutenant Down.

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of officers from both the 1st and 2nd Battalions in Gibraltar, 1913 when both Battalions met for the first time as a County Regiment. When battalions met like this there was normally a significant amount of cross posting between the Battalions whereby the younger members were posted to the overseas Battalion in this case the 2nd, and the older time expired men joined the Battalion returning to England, in this case the 1st. The officers in this image are named with the Battalion served in at this time. In the rear row from left to right are Lieutenant Macnamara (2nd), Lieutenant Brown (1st), Lieutenant Hill (2nd), Lieutenant Goodhart (1st), Lieutenant Beavon (2nd), Lieutenant Loder-Symonds (1st), Lieutenant Geddes (2nd), Lieutenant Shelford (2nd). Lieutenant Wand (1st), Lieutenant Carrington (1st), Lieutenant Rose (1st), Lieutenant Ponsford (2nd) and Lieutenant Morse (1st). In the middle row are Lieutenant Broome (1st), Lieutenant Grimstone (2nd), Lieutenant Smith (2nd), Lieutenant Hooper (2nd) Captain Martin (2nd), Lieutenant Oliphant (1st), Lieutenant Ansted (2nd), Lieutenant Down (2nd), Lieutenant Mee (1st), Captain Cordon (1st), Lieutenant Bleckly (2nd) and Lieutenant Green (1st). In the front row are Captain Le Huquet (2nd), Captain Dawes (1st), Captain Moore (2nd), Captain Timmis (2nd), Major Forbes (2nd), Colonel Warden (1st), Colonel Jeffreys (2nd), Major Hasted (1st), Major Wyndham (2nd) Captain Blake (1st), Captain Culver (2nd), Captain Rowan (1st) and Captain Carter (2nd)

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the officers and hosts at Radyn in 1906 when the Battalion played Mr Brains XI. From left to right they are Lieutenants Bone, Barker, Henslow and Spencer and Captains Forbes and Wyndham,

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2nd Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of members of the Battalion at Bordon in 1905 during a training exercise. Seated is Lieutenant Rocke, standing with his hand on his hip is Lieutenant Kelly and, on the right looking at the men is Lieutenant Forbes.

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99th Regiment - A colour digital image of the grave for Quarter Master Alexander Forbes who died on the 1st May 1827.[It is believed that this grave is in Tasmania]

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