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SBYRW : 13908

1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A black and white photo of a memorial to twenty members of the Battalion who were killed in action on 23rd October 1918 in an attack on Ovillers; the memorial, and possibly their graves, are in Ovillers New Communal Cemetery, Solesmes, in France; the names on the memorial are 2nd Lieutenant Harold Lewis Palmer, 2nd Lieutenant Horace Burnaby Cooper, Company Sergeant Major G A Bray, L/Corporal T J Lowe, Private S Ervine, Private Arthur Pittman, Private A Mason, Private W H Trent, Private J Conner, Private J Elson, Private J North, Private Ernest Seabrook Terry, Private L U Dyball, Private A E Mace, Private Bernard Sharples, Private Walter James Weaver, Private Joseph Edmond Richardson, Private G Martin, Private E Bowden and Private G W Sawyer - the date of the photo is unknown

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SBYRW : 14085

1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh?s Royal Regiment - A black and white group photograph of the Sergeants Mess believed to have been taken in Bomba Camp, North Africa, 1964. (Rear row L to R) Sergeants F. Simpson, B. Turner, K. Cripps, G. Gasgoine, F. Bray, V. Hole, J.Pinchen, Tranter, Dean, Mocley (A.C.C.) B. Willoughby,Gibbs, Weatley, G. Moore (R.A.O.C), Cobler. (middle row L to R) Sergeants Thornton, J. Mead, T.Leader, F. Knight, E. Skiner, S. Parsons, B. Bennett, C/Sergeant M. Cowley, G. Mills, C. Whiting, D. Weaver (R.E.M.E.) B. Dunford, Roberts, -?-,L. King, Drum Major Ford. (Sat L to R) Sergeants Holloway, T. Murdoch, Cameron (R.E.M.E ? Armourer), John (known as Jack). Dudman, WO 2 G.Cross, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Masters, WO1 (Regimental Sergeant Major) Goldsmith, WO2 J. Barrow, C/Sergeant D. Briggs, C/Sergeant W. Williams, C/Sergeant R. Allcock, C/Sergeant B. Payne Sergeant Napthan (R.A.P.C.) . All or most of these senior non commissioned officers had previously served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and the Wiltshire Regiment.

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SBYRW : 17169

1st Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A sepia photo of Bandsman Weaver at Mustapha Barracks, Alexandria, in Egypt in 1931

Person(s): Weaver,, Bandsman;


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The APC entering some very muddy waters.

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SBYRW : 19920

1st Bn, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment - Two black and white photographs of an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) driven by Private Weaver and commanded by Corporal Clarke, while the Battalion was the Demonstration Battalion at the Schoolof Infantry at Warminster in 1976.

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SBYRW : 23443

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A photograph of the accession of King Faisal at Clock Tower Barracks, Persia. The guard of honour seen in the rear is from the 1st Battalion, commanded by Captain H Pawle OBE, who together with Lieutenant AP Aveline MC and Lieutenant AD Brown who carried the Regimental Colours at the ceremony during August 1921. The Battalion was stationed during this time at Hinaidi.

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SBYRW : 23445

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the Warrant Officer's and Sergeant's Mess in North West Persia during 1921. Seen in the rear row (left to right) are Sergeants Cook MM, Noviss, Mansfield, Masters DCM, Smith, Adams DCM, MM, Keeley DCM, Thornton, Weaver, Maskell and Crump; second row (standing left to right) is Sergeants Dilling MM, Pilcher, Webbe, Pollard, White DCM, Miller, Hilsdon, Sumpster, Tubb, Duncan MM, White MM, Austin and Smith; front row (sitting left to right) is Sergeant Drummer Tiesteel, Sergeant Ashley, CQMS Garfield, Company Sergeant Majors Plank DCM & Bar, MM, Hemming, RSM Huggins DCM, Colonel Francis DSO, Captain Dempsey MC, Company Sergeant Major Jukes, CQMS Booth, Justice, and Rattray with Armourer Staff Sergeant Hickey. Captain Dempsey went on to command the 2nd Army during the Second World War.

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SBYRW : 23446

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia group photograph of the Sergeant's Mess in India during the early 1920's. Seen in the rear row (standing 3rd from left) is Sergeant Walters DCM, MM & Bar, first row (standing 7th from left) is Sergeant Plank DCM & Bar, MM, (sitting first from left) Company Sergeant Major Huggins DCM, (sitting second from left) Company Sergeant Major Alder DCM, (sitting fifth from left) Lieutenant Colonel Francis (Commanding Officer) and (sitting far right) is Company Sergeant Major White DCM Photographer; Kinsey Bros, Mussourie and Bareilly, India

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SBYRW : 23447

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph of the Band taken in India with their instruments and wearing their hot weather jackets in 1930

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SBYRW : 23448

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph of a shooting team taken in India in the early 1920s.

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SBYRW : 23449

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia group photograph of No 13 Platoon of 'D' Company taken in India in the early 1920s.

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SBYRW : 23450

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph of a Company with their sporting trophies, taken in Folkstone in 1936 Photographer; Lambert Weston, Folkestone, Kent

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SBYRW : 23451

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph of an Officer and his Platoon taken in India during the 1920s.

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SBYRW : 23452

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white group photograph of the Sergeant's Mess taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Seen in the centre of the front row (sitting) is Company Sergeant Major Alder DCM.

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SBYRW : 23453

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Bourlon Parade, in Barreilly, India taken in 1923. The parade prepares to march past with the Band and Drums and the Colours at the front - it is marked as No 3 of a group of photos of this occasion (see Artefacts 23454 and 23455)

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SBYRW : 23454

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Bourlon Parade, in Barreilly, India taken in 1923. The guard of honour presents arms to the Regimental Colours - it is marked as No 1 of a group of photos taken of this occasion (see Artefacts 23453 and 23455) - 2 copies

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SBYRW : 23455

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photograph of the Bourlon Parade, in Barreilly, India taken in 1923. The Commnanding Officer is seen on horseback at the front, watching the march past with the Colours to the front - it is marked as No 4 of a group of photos taken of this occasion (see Artefacts Nos 23453 and 23454) - 3 copies

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SBYRW : 23456

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of the winners of the young soldiers competition in March 1922. Seen standing (left to right) is Privates Dance, Fidler, Eatwell, Nunns, Arlott and Tame, sitting (left to right) is Private Goodwin, Sergeant Dilling MM, and Private Hannington, lying (left to right) is Privates Withers and Tanner.

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SBYRW : 23457

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - The remnants of a photographic album containing a collection of eighteen aerial photographs and two maps showing the area covered whilst the Battalion was on operations in Waziristan, from March 1924 to February 1925. These images are linked to the History of the Royal Berkshire Regiment 1920-1949 (book by Blight) pages 49-63. Each image has been separately listed from 49313 to 49332 [The images are difficult to decipherer and require a magnifying glass to assist]

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SBYRW : 23458

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia group photograph of a rifle company of the Battalion taken in North West Persia during 1921.

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SBYRW : 23459

1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A sepia photograph of a group of Royal Air Force Officers, sent to Sergeant 5329468 J Weaver, signed "yours truly, J Nicholls, Xmas 1919" written on the back.

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