1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the National Service intake number 55 about to leave the Battalion for demob in 1958 whist in Cyprus. In the back row from left to right they are Privates Greenaway, Underwood, Corner, Pete Acott and Don Baker and, in the front, Privates Read, Skuse, Llewellyn, Matthews and Whittington. [The constant turnover of National Servicemen caused a number of problems with continuity and skills. Some were ?persuaded? to serve for an extra year which gave them a small pay rise]
5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of Private (Sapper) 33692 John Thomas Underwood. He is shown as a member of the Royal Engineers prior to being posted to the Battalion. The date of transfer is not known but he was killed in action on the 24th July 1917. He was probably transferred to replace battlefield losses in the Battalion.
5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A colour image of the Commonwealth War Grave for Private 33692 John Thomas Underwood. He was killed in action on the 24th July 1917 and is buried in Monchy British Cemetery. He previously served in the Royal Engineers
1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A digital colour image of the Commonwealth War grave for L/Corporal Karl Mark Underwood. He was killed in on the 18th March 1945 and is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery. He was the son of Mark Francis and Edith Underwood; husband of Vera Winnifred Underwood, of East Grinstead, Sussex.
4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of members of the Corps of Drums together with family members at their Annual Camp held at Westbury, 1927. (Rear Row) Drummer Phillip Underwood, Mrs Dorothy Sarah Underwood (Child Delme B. 1923), Mrs Ethel Mary Miles [Nee Harris], Mr Ernest Miles, -?-, -?-, Drummer Jack Dudley Harris (born 21.11.1907). Front row L to R) -?-, Mrs Francis Helen Agatha Harris [Widow of Thomas Robert Harris of the Wiltshire Regiment who was gassed in WW1 and died in 1926], Me Aileen Harris. (Three children in the front L to R) Ms Kathleen Haidee [B. 1918], Judith Agatha [B. 1918], Daphne Joyce [B. 1922]
Royal Berkshire Regiment ? A sepia group photograph of 54 Officers and men serving with a garrison Battalion of the Warwickshire Regiment in Egypt during the 1st World War. All of these soldiers had previous service in the Royal Berkshire Regiment apart from the CO and Adjutant. (Rear Row L to R) Corporal Herbert, Private Richardson, Private Lamb, Private Burrows, L/Corporal Chamberlin, L/Corporal Gomm, Private Warner, Private Colton, Private Rally, Corporal Munt, Corporal Smith, (2nd row L to R) Private Ollowell, Private Barber, Private Holliday, Private Panting, Private Picton, Private Tobin, Private Millbank, Private Reeves, Private Webb, L/Corporal Bowler, Private Compton, Private Bishop, L/Corporal Judge. (3rd Row L to R) Private Blakeman, Private White, Private Mathews, Private Miles, Private Morris, Private Clarke, Private Treadwell, Private Underwood, Private Pearton, Private Wooldridge, Private Todd, Private Beer, Private Morris, L/Corporal Adey,. (4th Row L to R) Sergeant Coles, Sergeant Jones, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Gough, 2nd/Lieutenant H.M. Clarke, Captain and Adjutant T.M. Monk, Colonel D.W. Purdon, Captain R.D. Wigan, Lieutenant (QM) F. Goodey, 2nd Lieutenant A. Cobb, Sergeant Betteridge, Sergeant Lane. (Sitting L to R) Private Young, Private Reeves, L/Corporal Hessey, Private Collins, L/Corporal Stanners, Corporal Prince. [Most ifd not all of these soldiers would have been servingh during the Boer war and a lesser number in the Sudan Campagain]
...1918 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
Inspections of kit etc were held by Companies. Various congratulatory messages which had been received on the previous days fighting were read out to the Battalion by the Commanding Officer.
Weather:- dull day.