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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh’s Royal Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Corps of Drums, led by acting Drum Major Corporal Venn, on the parade square, Clifton Barracks, Minden, West Germany, 1968. This photograph was taken shortly after the issuing of the new drummers’ helmets, minus the helmet plates that followed a short while later. The bass drummer in the centre is Dave Smith who after retirement became the chairman of the RGBW Reading branch of the Regimental Association. The tenor drummer (left, 2nd row) is Bob Safe who was killed in a tragic accident on 9 November 1968. While carrying out maintenance on the Drums Platoon's Armoured Personnel Carriers, he was crushed to death between a vehicle and a garage wall. He was later buried in his home town of Salisbury.

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1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - A colour photo of the Standards in front of Salisbury Cathedral at a Regimental Association reunion

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99th Regiment - A black and white photo of the graveyard at Eshowe, the last resting place for the 31 soldiers who died during the siege, which lasted from 24 January to 3 April 1879. In addition to Lieutenant Davison, the following soldiers of the 99th Foot were also buried here: ? Privates Shields and Paul (dysentery); Lewis, Roden, Swann and Venn (enteric fever); Coombes (typhoid fever); Tubb (sunstroke); Knee (drowned) and Kent (killed by Zulus).

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1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photo of the visit, sometime between 1951 and 1953, of the Governor of Hong Kong to the Sergeants Mess at Beas Stables with (Left to Right) RSM Syd Kirkbright, the Governor, Colour Sergeants Johnny Venn MM, Doug Mortimer, 'Chunky' Chamberlin, 'Ginger' Farelly and 'Janner' Rook

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5th Bn,Wiltshire Regiment - A photocopy of a black and white photograph of Private 14721037 Thomas Frederick Venn. He was killed in action in 1944 and his remains were not recovered until 2001 at Delaar, Holland on the 5th September. His remains were found with 11 German soldiers and one other supposed Wiltshire Regiment soldier on a building site just south of Arnhem. He was originally reported as missing and his name was listed on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

Person(s): Venn, T F, Private;


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5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A CDRom containing "Ron Garner's album" and seven photos (separately) catalogued as 24001) of Thomas Venn's funeral in November 2006

Person(s): Venn, T, Private;


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Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photograph showing the recruit squad "passing out" at La Marchant Barracks in 1952. Black arm bands are being worn in mourning for King George V1. The lady in the centre in the Mayor of Devises. On her right is Major Newton-Dunne, and on her left Captain Fladgate. On his left is CSM John Venn, Military Medal.

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A copy of a black and white photograph of Sergeant H Venn DCM. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1915 with the citation reading, ?For conspicuous gallantry at Neuve Chapelle while in charge of a machine gun section and blocking parties, after the Officer in command had been wounded. (London. Gazette. 23rd June 1915) He died on the 17.3.15 of Wounds. He is Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Plot 1, Grave 10 age 28.

Person(s): Venn, H, Sergeant;


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99th Regiment - A sepia photograph of the graveyard at Ekowe, (or Eshowe) taken on the 10th June 1879. A caption below the image states that it was ?taken in a storm of rain?. This graveyard was the last resting place for the 31 soldiers who died during the siege, which lasted from 24 January to 3 April 1879. In addition to Lieutenant A.S.F. Davison (died 27th March 1879), the following soldiers of the 99th Foot were also buried here: ? Privates Shields and Paul (dysentery 4th March 1879); Lewis (died 28th March 1879), Roden (died 26th March 1879), Swann and Venn (enteric fever - 17th March 1879); Coombes (typhoid fever 21st March 1879); Tubb (sunstroke 16th March 1879); Knee (drowned 21st February 1879) and Kent (killed by Zulus 17th March 1879).

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5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A colour digital image of the bearer party carrying the remains of Private 14721037 Thomas Frederick Venn. He was killed in action in 1944 and his remains were not recovered until 2001 at Delaar, Holland on the 5th September. His remains were found with 11 German soldiers and one other supposed Wiltshire Regiment soldier on a building site just south of Arnhem. He was originally reported as missing and his name was listed on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

Person(s): Venn, T F, Private;


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5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A colour digital image of two old soldiers of the Regiment standing next to the new headstone for Private 14721037 Thomas Frederick Venn. He was killed in action in 1944 and his remains were not recovered until 2001 at Delaar, Holland on the 5th September. His remains were found with 11 German soldiers and one other supposed Wiltshire Regiment soldier on a building site just south of Arnhem. He was originally reported as missing and his name was listed on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

Person(s): Venn, T F, Private;


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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Hopton Cup team in India believed to have been taken about 1907. It shows, in the rear row from left to right L/Corporal Gibbons, L/Corporal Doe, Private Maybury, Corporal Bowlerand Private Rose. \in the middle row from left to right are L/Corporal Venn, L/Corporal Dewe, Private Stannard, Corporal Laing, Private Ashard, Drummer White, L/Corporal Gibson and L/Corporal Osgood. In the front row from left to right are L/Corporal Higgins, L/Corporal Heath, Sergeant Hancock, Lieutenant C.L. Waters, L/Corporal Shilton, Private Townsend and L/Corporal Thompset.

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5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A CD containing 25 colour images of the interment at Oosterbeek Cemetery, Holland of Private Thomas Frederick Venn in 2005. He was killed in action on the 22nd October 1944 in Holland during Operation Market Garden.

Person(s): Venn, T F, Private;


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5th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A DVD containing two clips of film (colour with sound) of the interment at Oosterbeek Cemetery, Holland of Private Thomas Frederick Venn in 2005. He was killed in action on the 22nd October 1944 in Holland during Operation Market Garden and his remains were discovered during building work. The clip lasts for about 5 minutes and is sub divided into two sections, the first is a report by Meridian television and the second by 5 News. It includes interviews with his remaining younger brothers.

Person(s): Venn, T F, Private;


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10th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of No 8 Section, 9 Platoon taken north of Kirkuk by the river Zale in Iraq when the Battalion was part of Paiforce in 1942. In this photo (location not sure) are Privates Watts, Trakeberg, King and Vennor, Sergeant Mitchell and Corporal Pearce who was later killed. [The photo was taken by Private Philip Brewer]

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Sergeant 8798 Henry Venn - frames

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment ? A black and white portrait photograph in a dark wooden frame of Sergeant 7951 Henry Venn. It is believed the photo was taken in India about 1912. He returned from India with his Battalion in 1914 on the outbreak of the 1st World War and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). He died of wounds on the 17th March 1915.

Person(s): Venn, H, Sergeant;


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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment ? A black and white portrait photograph in a dark wooden frame of Sergeant 7951 Henry Venn. It is believed the photo was taken in India about 1912. He returned from India with his Battalion in 1914 on the outbreak of the 1st World War and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). He died of wounds on the 17th March 1915. [This is a small copy of 39775]

Person(s): Venn, H, Sergeant;


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2nd Bn, Wessex Regiment - A digital colour photograph of the Junior Non Commissioned Officers Cadre [No 2/1987] at Thetford, Norfolk.  (Standing L to R) Privates Isherwood, Barlas, Pratt, Parker, Nadin, Spracke, Stevenson, Uglow,  Jennings. (sitting L to R) Private Millar, Tribble, Winter Bedford, C/Sergeant D. Porter [DERR attached], RSM [WO1] P. Merlich [DERR Attached] , Sergeant Lovell, L/Corporal Millard, Privates Venn, Berry, Butcher. 

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Corporals in India sometime between 1907 and 1911. Reading from the back row, forward. [Rear 8th Row L to R] L/Corporals Smith, Faulkner, Hanks, Thompsett, Smith, Edwards, Clark, Ilsley, Price, Headlong, Pounds. [7th Row L to R] L/Corporals Dyer, Turner, Boyd, Morris, Iremonger, Matthews, Collins, Rose, Biddle, Shaylor, Homer, Smith. [6th Row L to R] L/Corporals Hillier, Carpenter, Woodland, Harding, Presland, Thatcher, Dewe, Humphries, Brettell, Hodge. [5th Row L to R] L/Corporals Pearce, Hague, Sheppard, Langley, Hodsdon, Harvey, Cheesman, Woods, Mead, Wilder, Painter, Robinson, Huggins, Smith, Taylor, Bristol, Shilton, Shea, Harrison. [4th Row L to R] L/Corporals Woodage, Webb, Phillips, Annetts, Walters, Bunce, Thomas, Sheehan, Woodbridge, Jones, McKillop, Corporal Chandler, L/Corporals Smith, Teagle, Woodward, Webb. [3rd Row L ro R] L/Corporals Biggs, Cripps, Hewitt, Newman, Corporals Greenway, Venn -?-, Allen, Woodland, Powell, Booker, Lyons, L/Corporals Dyer, Pusey, Corporal Johnson, L/Corporals Watts, Bishop , Chewter, Randell, Sayers. [2nd Row L to R] L/Corporals A. Beeson, Justice, Sullivan, Kingh, Baigent, Corporals Gibbons, Laing, Crombleholme, Higgins, Doe, Captain and Adjutant A.J. Fraser, Lieutenant Colonel R.N. Gamble DSO, Sergeant Major Quick, Corporals Charge, Bowler, Burrows, Fullbrook, Beard, L/Corporals Betteridge, Hamblin, Wareham, Seeley. [Sat front L to R] L/Corporals Heath, Wells, Arnold, Davis, Edge, Nilen, Thatcher, Dobson, Ridge, Soane, Hancock, Spencer, Haunts, Couldrey, Corporal Carpenter.

Person(s): Smith,, L/Corporal; Faulkner,, L/Corporal; Hanks,, L/Corporal; Thompsett,, L/Corporal; Edwards,, L/Corporal; Clark,, L/Corporal; Illsley,, L/Corporal; Price,, L/Corporal; Headlong,, L/Corporal; Pounds,, L/Corporal; Dyer,, L/Corporal; Turner,, L/Corporal; Boyd,, L/Corporal; Morris,, L/Corporal; Iremonger,, L/Corporal; Matthews,, L/Corporal; Collins,, L/Corporal; Rose,, L/Corporal; Biddle,, L/Corporal; Shaylor,, L/Corporal; Homer,, L/Corporal; Hillier,, L/Corporal; Carpenter,, L/Corporal; Woodland,, L/Corporal; Harding,, L/Corporal; Presland,, L/Corporal; Thatcher,, L/Corporal; Dewe,, L/Corporal; Humphris,, L/Corporal; Brettell,, L/Corporal; Hodge,, L/Corporal; Pearce,, L/Corporal; Hague,, L/Corporal; Sheppard,, L/Corporal; Langley,, L/Corporal; Hodsdon,, L/Corporal; Harvey,, L/Corporal; Chessman,, L/Corporal; Woods,, L/Corporal; Mead,, L/Corporal; Wilder,, L/Corporal; Painter,, L/Corporal; Robinson,, L/Corporal; Huggins,, L/Corporal; Taylor,, L/Corporal; Bristow,, L/Corporal; Shilton,, L/Corporal; Shea,, L/Corporal; Harrison,, L/Corporal; Woodage,, L/Corporal; Webb,, L/Corporal; Phillips,, L/Corporal; Annetts,, L/Corporal; Walters,, L/Corporal; Bunce,, L/Corporal; Thomas,, L/Corporal; Sheehan,, L/Corporal; Woodbridge,, L/Corporal; Jones,, L/Corporal; McKillop,, L/Corporal; Chandler, Corporal; Teagle,, L/Corporal; Woodward,, L/Corporal; Biggs,, L/Corporal; Cripps,, L/Corporal; Hewitt,, L/Corporal; Newman,, L/Corporal; Greenway, Corporal; Venn, Corporal; Bestin, Corporal; Allen, Corporal; Woodland, Corporal; Powell, Corporal; Booker, Corporal; Loynes, Corporal; Pusey,, L/Corporal; Johnson, Corporal; Watts,, L/Corporal; Bishop,, L/Corporal; Chewter,, L/Corporal; Randell,, L/Corporal; Sayers,, L/Corporal; Beeson,, L/Corporal; Justice,, L/Corporal; Sullivan,, L/Corporal; Kingh,, L/Corporal; Baigent,, L/Corporal; Gibbons, Corporal; Laing, Corporal; Crombleholme, Corporal; Higgins, Corporal; Doe, Corporal; Fraser, A J, Captain; Gamble, R N, Colonel; Quick,, Major; Charge, Corporal; Bowler, Corporal; Burrows, Corporal; Fullbrook, Corporal; Beard, Corporal; Betteridge,, L/Corporal; Hamblin,, L/Corporal; Wareham,, L/Corporal; Hart,, L/Corporal; Heeley,, L/Corporal; Heath,, L/Corporal; Wells,, L/Corporal; Arnold,, L/Corporal; Davis,, L/Corporal; Edge,, L/Corporal; Nilen,, L/Corporal; Dobson,, L/Corporal; Ridge,, L/Corporal; Soane,, L/Corporal; Hancock,, L/Corporal; Spencer,, L/Corporal; Scrivens,, L/Corporal; Haunts,, L/Corporal; Couldrey,, L/Corporal; Carpenter, Corporal;


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