4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the ?C? Company winners of the Terrotorial Army Lewis Gun Cup in 1938 with, standing from left to right, L/Corporal Brooklyn (Reserve), L/Corporal Williams, Private Mackan, L/Corporal Mills and L/Corporal Poolman. Seated, again from left to right, are Sergeant Wilson, Sergeant (PSI) Nutt, Captain H.P. Verey, Colour Sergeant Drake and Corporal Turner (reserve).
4th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the ?Key Parties? for ?C? and ?D? Companies at the drill hall at Maidenhead, 25th August ? 3rd September 1939. These soldiers were the main players for the two companies prior to the formal mobilization order that came on the Declaration of the 2nd World War (11.00 am on Sunday 3rd September 1939). The early work carried out by this group meant that the mobilisation of the 4th Battalion went smoothly. It shows, in the rear row from left to right, Privates Bavan (Orderly), Hopper (Telephone operator), Drake (Clerk), Fisher (Storeman), Townshend (Telephone operator), Weller (Orderly), Fenn (Storeman), Godfrey (Telephone Operator), West (Clerk) and King (Telephone operator). (Seated, fro left to right, are A/CQMS Battridge, CSM (WO2) Jarratt, Sergeant (PSI) Nutt, Lieutenant B.C.D. Eastwick, Major H.P. Verey (OC ?C? Company), Captain W.P. Serocold (OC ?D? Coy), 2nd Lieutenant H.W. Earthnow, Sergeant (PSI)Wilson, Colour Sergeant Chivers and CQMS Harding.
6th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph of ?C? Company at the drill hall at Maidenehead on the occasion of mobilization on the 3rd September 1939. In the top row from left to right are Privates Wilson, Sharpe, A.J. Addaway, Powell, Bond, Eaudel, W. Cowell, Bartlett, Cornish, J. Carpenter, Blistow, J. Cowell, Jarrett, A.F. Hanis, Hopper, House, Jerome, Venables, Pauffley, Rowland, Beckley, Mead, Young, Wheeler, Clarke, Ashford and Weatherall. In the 2nd Row are Privates H. Beadley, Beadley, Bradley, Ayres, Green, Hoselett, Ambrose, E.E. Quelch, G. Eaton, Sandford, Brown, Wisha, W.G. Simmonds, A.E. Harris, Bishop, Newman, May, E.J. Cowell, Rees, Miks, Maynard, Cruch, Jeffreys, Smith, E.F. Quelch and Goulding. In the 3rd row are Private Herridge, L/Corporal Thompson, Private H.G. Bradley, Private Evans, Corporal Cole, Sergeant McGuire, 2nd Lieutenant S.M. Fox, Major H.P. Verey, 2nd Lieutenant P.H. Brownliss, Sergeant Mills, Corporal Chamberlin, Corporal Brooklyn, L/Corporal Jarrett, Privates Bryon, Rance, L/Corporal Taylor, Privates Poolman, Rockell, Corporal Pullen, Sergeant Turner, CSM (WO2) Whye, Lieutenant B.S.D. Eastwick, 2nd Lieutenant L.O. Prichard, CQMS Nutt, Sergeant Betteridge, Corporal Venables, L/Corporal Smith, and Privates Roberts and Wells. In the 4th row are Privates Becky, Collis, T.G. Eaton, Bradley, V. Carpenter, Bedborough, Bradfield, Wetherall, Langford, A. Bryant, T.G. Simmonds, Tomlish, D. Bryant, V Drake, Welland, Townshend, E.S. Addaway, Dawson and Fisher.
...1944 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
At 0730 hrs the CO received orders to take two Coys to pt 5797 as information had been received that the Japanese, who were retreating fast, were establishing an assembly pt there. Three RA ORs were to go with the party. It was decided to take A and D Coys...