THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT, FORMERLY THE 31ST (HUNTINGDONSHIRE) REGIMENT AND 70TH (SURREY) REGIMENT: PERSONAL PAPERS OF MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT
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||The papers are arranged alphabetically by surname of soldier.
||For records of the East Surrey Regiment and its predecessors, 1702-2003, see ESR/-, the catalogue of which includes a detailed introduction to the history of the regiment and its constituent battalions.
ABBOTTS, ALFRED ESR/25/ABBOA/ 1ST HALF OF 20TH CENT
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Briggs transfer of badge of the regiment, designed by Royal School of Needlework and approved by War Office. Abbotts was the father of the donor ESR/25/ABBOA/1 nd [1st half of 20th cent]
ABBOTT, 2ND LIEUTENANT GRAHAM S ESR/25/ABBOG/ 1938
Served with 5th Battalion.
Part B of form acknowledging receipt of Territorial Army badge ESR/25/ABBOG/1 1938
ABBOTT, STEPHEN ESR/25/ABBOS/ 1970-1987
Served with 2nd Battalion and was a prisoner of war in Malaya.
Notes and draft chapters by Abbott for his book Tiger in Irons detailing his experience in Malaya and as a prisoner of war, with related press cuttings, including of his obituary ESR/25/ABBOS/1 nd [?1970s]-1987
ADAMS, WARRANT OFFICER FIRST CLASS ALBERT HENRY (1902-?) ESR/25/ADAMAH/ 1934-1978
Born, 1902. Enlisted at Kingston, 1920. Served with 1st Battalion in India, 1936-1937, Sudan, 1937-1938, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai [?with 2nd Battalion], 1938-1939, France, 1940, and North Africa, 1942-1944. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1943. Discharged, 1952.
Warrant of appointment as Warrant Officer, class II ESR/25/ADAMAH/1 31 Jul 1934
Mentioned in Dispatches certificate ESR/25/ADAMAH/2 1940
Reprint from the Surrey Comet regarding the East Surrey Regiment in Tunisia and mentioning the award to Adams of the Distinguished Conduct Medal ESR/25/ADAMAH/3 (14 Aug 1943)
Correspondence relating to award of Distinguished Conduct Medal, including copy of citation ESR/25/ADAMAH/4 1943-1944
Order of 1st Army thanksgiving service for the victory in North Africa ESR/25/ADAMAH/5 nd [c.1943]
Warrant of appointment as Warrant Officer, class I ESR/25/ADAMAH/6 17 Mar 1945
Order of thanksgiving service for victory ESR/25/ADAMAH/7 13 May 1945
Certificate of service, including character statement, service details and certificate of discharge ESR/25/ADAMAH/8 1952
Letter from General Sir Antony Read to Mrs Adams, suggesting the Regimental Museum as a suitable place of deposit for her husband's medals ESR/25/ADAMAH/9 8 Dec 1978
ADAMS, CAPTAIN R E C ESR/25/ADAMR/ 1919
Served with 1st Battalion.
Album presented to Lieutenant Colonel C C G Ashton and the officers of 1st Battalion, by Capt R E C Adams and Lieutenant A E Cottam comprising typescript of diary kept by [?Adams] of the battalion's service as part of the expeditionary force sent to Northern Russia (Murmansk, Medveja Gora, Kapaselga), illustrated with photographs and maps ESR/25/ADAMR/1 Aug-Oct 1919
ALEXANDER, PRIVATE JAMES EDWARD ESR/25/ALEX/ 1920
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1916.
Letter to Mrs A Alexander concerning Alexander's war medals, with envelope with notes regarding donation of medals (medals now with museum) ESR/25/ALEX/1 nd [c.1920]
ALLEN, BOB ESR/25/ALLE/ 1914-1918
Served with 9th Battalion.
Photocopy (undated) of a letter from Corporal Skinner, 9th Battalion, to Mrs Allen, regretting the death of her husband, 'Old Bob', and describing his death ESR/25/ALLE/1 nd [c.1914-1918]
AMOR, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR HENRY LEONARD (1910-?) ESR/25/AMOR/ 1910-1959
Born, 1910. Enlisted 1928. Served with 2nd Battalion in Gibraltar, 1928-1929, India [?with 1st Battalion], 1929-1935. Served in France, 1939-1940, and with 7th Battalion, Gold Coast Regiment, 1943-1944. Served [?with 1st Battalion] in India, 1944-1945. Discharged, 1945.
Baptism certificate ESR/25/AMOR/1 nd [c.1910]
School report and character reference from his headmaster ESR/25/AMOR/2 Dec 1923
Character reference from Amor's vicar ESR/25/AMOR/3 4 Jan 1924
Character reference from the newsagent for whom Amor worked as a newsboy ESR/25/AMOR/4 7 Jan 1924
Attestation form ESR/25/AMOR/5 14 Jan 1928
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/AMOR/6 16 Feb 1928
Soldier's pay and service book, giving details of service, medical details, training and Amor's will ESR/25/AMOR/7 1928-1945
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/AMOR/8 19 Jun 1930
Character reference from Amor's Company Commander ESR/25/AMOR/9 4 Nov 1935
Certificate of service, including character statement, service details and certificate of discharge ESR/25/AMOR/10 1935
Menus for annual dinners of the Old Comrades' Association, held at Harrod's Restaurant. 2 items ESR/25/AMOR/11 7 Nov 1936 -6 Nov 1937
Identification card for mechanical transport drivers ESR/25/AMOR/12 1942
Character testimony from the commanding officer of 7th Battalion, Gold Coast Regiment ESR/25/AMOR/13 nd [c.1944]
Soldier's release book ESR/25/AMOR/14 24 Sep 1945
Record of service card, giving dates that Amor served with the Regiment ESR/25/AMOR/15 24 Oct 1945
Certificate of transfer to the reserve ESR/25/AMOR/16 7 Dec 1945
National registration identity card ESR/25/AMOR/17 1945-1951
Certificate of re-transfer to the reserve ESR/25/AMOR/18 25 Nov 1952
'Rules of the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Association of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment', with subscription card ESR/25/AMOR/19 1959
ANDREWS, PRIVATE G E ESR/25/ANDR/ 1914-1919
Served in 1/5th Battalion in India and Mesopotamia during World War I.
His photograph albums were donated by his granddaughter, Miss Nisbett.
Photograph album compiled by Andrews, inscribed inside 'Glimpses of the East 1914-1919 as seen by George': views and inhabitants of India, Iraq, including Baghdad, groups of soldiers ESR/25/ANDR/1 1914-1919
Photograph album compiled by Andrews relating to 1/5th Battalion in India. Not received from Museum ESR/25/ANDR/2 1914-1919
Photograph album compiled by Andrews: views and inhabitants of India, groups of soldiers ESR/25/ANDR/3 nd [c.1914-1918]
ANNS, 2ND LIEUTENANT KENNETH ESR/25/ANNS/ 1914-1920
Served with 7th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Awarded Military Cross, 1916.
Copies of photographs (undated) of Anns as a Despatch Rider with his bicycle, in a group and with [?his family] after the war. 3 items ESR/25/ANNS/1 nd [?1914-1920]
ARMSTRONG, PRIVATE J ESR/25/ARMS/ 1940-1945
Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II.
Permanent pass ESR/25/ARMS/1 20 Nov 1940
Singapore driving licence ESR/25/ARMS/2 8 Feb 1941
Malaya command military driving licence ESR/25/ARMS/3 9 Jul 1941
Photographs of soldiers [?including Armstrong]. 2 items ESR/25/ARMS/4 nd [?1940-1945]
ATKINS, COMPANY QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT ERNEST CHAPMAN (1888-?) ESR/25/ATKI/ 1908-1995
Born in New Malden, 1888. Served with 3rd Volunteer Battalion, 1906-1908, before enlisting in the regular army at Kingston, 1908. Served with 6th Battalion (designated 1/6th Battalion, 1914-1920) in India and Aden during World War I.
Illustrated certificate of service with 3rd Volunteer Battalion ESR/25/ATKI/1 1908
Illustrated certificate of service with 6th Battalion ESR/25/ATKI/2 1914
Book entitled 'Regimental History', containing details of Atkins' service, personal details, promotions and pay ESR/25/ATKI/3 1914-1917
Photograph album entitled 'India, 1914': groups and individual British and Indian officers and soldiers, an aeroplane, views and inhabitants of India ESR/25/ATKI/4 1914
Photograph album entitled 'India, 1914': groups and individual soldiers, views and inhabitants of India ESR/25/ATKI/5 1914
Photograph album entitled 'India, 1914': groups and individual British soldiers, views and inhabitants of India ESR/25/ATKI/6 1914
Photograph album entitled 'India, 1914': groups and individual British soldiers, camps, parades, soldier's army kit laid out, views and inhabitants of India ESR/25/ATKI/7 1914
Photograph album entitled 'India, England': groups and individual British soldiers of 1/6th Battalion in Canterbury, Kent, India, Aden and Baghdad, Indian soldiers, HMS Newcastle, barracks and forts, a Handley Page aeroplane and three women in England ESR/25/ATKI/8 1914-1919
Straight tips for 'Subs' giving advice on obtaining commissions, allowances, kit, etc ESR/25/ATKI/9 nd [c.1915]
Soldier's pay book ESR/25/ATKI/10 1917-1918
Photograph album entitled 'India, England': groups and individual British and Indian soldiers and views in India, family in England. 1 loose photograph inserted ESR/25/ATKI/11 1919
Dance card [?for event at] 'Government House', with list of dances, and space [?for partner's name]. Pencil attached ESR/25/ATKI/12 nd [?1910s]
Battalion Records, the newsletter of the 6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment nos.1-2. 2 copies of each. Includes many articles on the battalion's history, drill halls and list of commanding officers and sporting trophies awarded, with names ESR/25/ATKI/13 nd [c.1923]
Receipt for items donated to the Museum by Mrs M Rivers, giving details of items donated and where they were stored ESR/25/ATKI/14 23 Aug 1995
ATTEWELL, SERGEANT MAJOR W G ESR/25/ATTE/ 1945
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Transcript (undated) of Attewell's citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal ESR/25/ATTE/1 [c.1945]
BABINGTON, PRIVATE EDMUND GEORGE (C.1890-1918) ESR/25/BABI/ 1915-1920
Born, c.1890. Enlisted, 1915. Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, Aug 1918.
Photocopy (undated) of attestation form ESR/25/BABI/1 (11 Dec 1915)
Photocopy (undated) of certificate stating that Babington has been employed as an examiner at the Royal Arsenal, and that he is of good character ESR/25/BABI/2 (10 Feb 1917)
Photocopy (undated) of memorandum to Babington's mother, instructing her how to draw her allotment of his pay ESR/25/BABI/3 (3 Mar 1917)
Photocopies (undated) of letters from Babington to his family. 6 items, 1 incomplete ESR/25/BABI/4 (1917-1918)
Photocopy (undated) of letter to Babington's mother informing her of his death ESR/25/BABI/5 (9 Sep 1918)
Photocopy (undated) of letter to Babington's mother informing her of the need to exhume his body to be reburied in the Queen's Cemetery near Bapaume ESR/25/BABI/6 (23 Jan 1920)
BAILEY, COLONEL E HORSHAM ESR/25/BAIL/ 1907
Commanded 2nd Volunteer Battalion (later 5th Battalion.)
Illuminated album presented by past and present Sergeants of 2nd Volunteer Battalion to Bailey, containing signatures ESR/25/BAIL/1 1907
BAKER, CORPORAL HERBERT ARTHUR (1889-?) ESR/25/BAKEHA/ 1916-1918
Born, 1889. Enlisted, 1915. Served in 6th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, and 7th Battalion, the London Regiment, during World War I. Discharged, 1918.
Soldier's pay book ESR/25/BAKEHA/1 1916-1918
Newspaper cutting regarding the sinking of HMS King Edward ESR/25/BAKEHA/2 nd [?Jan 1916]
Letter to Baker from [?C W Poedsbury], wishing him well on his return to the front lines [from hospital], with original envelope ESR/25/BAKEHA/3 27 Jul 1917
Correspondence with paymaster regarding Baker's statement of account ESR/25/BAKEHA/4 Apr 1918
Movement order for a journey of 3 men and 1 prisoner (not a POW) from Abbeville to Ypres. Baker was in charge of the party ESR/25/BAKEHA/5 17 Mar 1918
Pass giving permission for Baker to be absent from his quarters ESR/25/BAKEHA/6 28 May 1918
Discharge certificate ESR/25/BAKEHA/7 Nov 1918
Notification of War Badge award ESR/25/BAKEHA/8 2 Dec 1918
The Dying Soldier and his Bible; or, Prayer heard, religious booklet ESR/25/BAKEHA/9 nd [?1914-1918]
BAKER, PRIVATE JOHN ED[?WARD] (C.1872-?) ESR/25/BAKEJE/ 1891-1899
Born in Peckham, c.1872. Enlisted at Southwark, 1891. Served with [1st and 2nd Battalions], the East Surrey Regiment in Malta, Feb 1893-Mar 1893, and India, Oct 1893.
Account book, giving details of service and next of kin ESR/25/BAKEJE/1 1891-1899
BAKER, PRIVATE WALTER ROBERT (C.1868-?) ESR/25/BAKEWR/ 1899-1909
Born in Caterham, c.1868. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1897. Served with 2nd Battalion in South Africa and India, 1899-1902. Transferred to reserve, 1905. Discharged, 1909.
'Soldier's Small Book', giving details of service, training, next of kin ESR/25/BAKEWR/1 1899-1903
Discharge certificate ESR/25/BAKEWR/2 29 Nov 1909
Photograph of two soldiers ESR/25/BAKEWR/3 nd [?1897-1909]
BALDWIN, CORPORAL JOHN CHARLES (1911-1987) ESR/25/BALD/ 1916- 1980S
Born, 1911. Enlisted at Sutton, 1930. Served with a territorial battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. Discharged in order to join the regular Army, 1930. Served with 1st Battalion in England, 1930-1932, India, 1932-1937, Sudan, 1937-1939, France, 1939-1940. Was a German prisoner of war, 1940-1945. Discharged, 1945.
Papers donated to Museum by Corporal Baldwin.
Postcard of footballs being dribbled at the Battle of the Somme, 1916, with further details and a few regimental facts on the back ESR/25/BALD/1 nd [?after 1916]
Discharge certificate ESR/25/BALD/2 21 Oct 1930
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/BALD/3 9 Jun 1936
Photograph album compiled by Baldwin: service in Sudan during the filming of 'The Four Feathers' and in India; notification that he is a Prisoner of War, 1940; life in POW camp Stalag VIII, Poland; family photographs and Baldwin in later life. ESR/25/BALD/4 1934-[?1980s]
Photographs of a horse 'Nobby', and of three soldiers in Khartoum, 1938. 2 items ESR/25/BALD/5 1938
First aid certificate ESR/25/BALD/6 13 Nov 1943
Medical case card ESR/25/BALD/7 1943-1945
Request to report for a medical examination, having been a prisoner of war ESR/25/BALD/8 1 Jun 1945
Certificate of service, including character and discharge certificates ESR/25/BALD/9 1945
Form to supply medical evidence for a person applying for entry to the Register of Disabled Persons. Only Baldwin's name has been filled in ESR/25/BALD/10 nd [c.1945]
Membership card for the East Surrey Regiment Old Comrades' Association ESR/25/BALD/11 7 Oct 1954
Life membership card for the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association ESR/25/BALD/12 nd [?after 1959]
BAMPTON, PRIVATE W ESR/25/BAMP/ -1996
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II. Was a German prisoner of war, 1940-1945. Escaped, 1945.
Transcript of account written by Bampton from notes made during his time as a prisoner of war, recording his experiences, Jan 1945-Apr 1945 ESR/25/BAMP/1 nd [c.1945]
Account by Bampton of his experiences, 1939-Jan 1945 ESR/25/BAMP/2 1996
BARNARD, PRIVATE F E ESR/25/BARN/ 1914-1918
Served with 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion during World War I.
Copy (undated) of photograph of Barnard ESR/25/BARN/1 nd [?1915-1918]
BARRETT, PRIVATE ROBERT ESR/25/BARRE/ 1935-1980S
Served with [?1st Battalion] during World War II.
Letters from Barrett to his mother, some with sketches. 20 items ESR/25/BARRE/1 26 Jul 1935 -23 Dec 1945
Large collection of sketches and cartoons drawn by Barrett, relating to World War II and army life. 137 items ESR/25/BARRE/2 nd [?1939-1945]
Christmas telemessages sent and received by Barrett. 7 items ESR/25/BARRE/3 1942-1944
Postcard of Teddington Memorial Hospital, Middlesex ESR/25/BARRE/4 nd [?1980s]
BARROW, LANCE CORPORAL WILLIAM ESR/25/BARRO/ 1986-1994
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Accounts, drafts and correspondence relating to Barrow's service in North Africa, during World War II ESR/25/BARRO/1 1986-1994
BATCHELOR, PRIVATE WILLIAM EDMUND ESR/25/BATC/ 1915-1920
Served with 7th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1917.
Congratulatory card from the commander of 12th Division for distinguished conduct ESR/25/BATC/1 nd [?1915-1918]
Letter relating to award of 1914-1915 Star ESR/25/BATC/2 18 Jun 1920
Commemorative scroll ESR/25/BATC/3 nd [c.1920]
BATHO, PRIVATE/BANDSMAN H G ESR/25/BATH/ 1910
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Copy (undated) of photograph of Batho, with his [?father] ESR/25/BATH/1 nd [c.1910]
BAYLEY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE ESR/25/BAYLE/ 1880S
Commanded 1st Battalion, 1883-1887.
Photograph of Bayley ESR/25/BAYLE/1 nd [?1880s]
BAYLISS, CAPTAIN EUSTACE G ESR/25/BAYLI/ 1860-1898
Commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment, 1881. Served with 2nd Battalion in India and Suakin. Transferred to 1st Battalion, [?1885-1890]. Served in India.
Newspaper cutting of list of successful candidates for Sandhurst. Bayliss' name is marked ESR/25/BAYLI/1 Aug 1860
Report of entrance examination to Sandhurst, showing how Bayliss ranked among the other candidates ESR/25/BAYLI/2 Jul 1880
Newspaper cutting of list of officers graduating from Sandhurst. Bayliss' name is marked ESR/25/BAYLI/3 6 Aug 1881
Reports of final examination at Sandhurst, giving details of Bayliss' marks in each subject ESR/25/BAYLI/4 Aug 1881
Certificate of qualification to hold a commission ESR/25/BAYLI/5 Aug 1881
Extract from The Army and Navy Gazette recording Bayliss' promotion to Lieutenant ESR/25/BAYLI/6 22 Oct 1881
Report and certificate of examination in higher standard of Hindustani, with letter of the board of examiners to the Assistant Adjutant General at Fort William, Calcutta, informing him of the result ESR/25/BAYLI/7 3 Sep 1881 -5 Sep 1881
Commission as a Lieutenant ESR/25/BAYLI/8 17 Oct 1881
Photograph album relating to 2nd Battalion, compiled by Bayliss: inhabitants and views of Bombay, Calcutta and Darjeeling, in India, the Pyramids, Cairo, Suakin, Hadendomas, sergeants of 70th Regiment in Cairo, 1885, SS Conway Castle, Alexandria before and after bombardment, irrigation in Egypt, Fort Chunar and view of fatal accident of Captain Camine, 1884 ESR/25/BAYLI/9 1882-1885
Certificate of qualification to act as an instructor in signalling ESR/25/BAYLI/10 13 Jan 1883
Handwritten extract from Presidency District Orders regarding Bayliss having passed an examination and qualified for promotion to Major ESR/25/BAYLI/11 2 Aug 1890
Certificate of transport training ESR/25/BAYLI/12 3 Apr 1890
Certificate of training in musketry ESR/25/BAYLI/13 21 Dec 1891
Letter of commendation to Bayliss for handling transport from Dum Dum to Calcutta ESR/25/BAYLI/14 Feb 1892
Certificate in Equitation ESR/25/BAYLI/15 1 Jun 1894
Newspaper cutting regarding Bayliss' appointment as Railway Transport Officer ESR/25/BAYLI/16 28 Sep 1898
Photocopy (2006) of list of items ESR/25/BAYLI/17 nd [?mid 20th cent]
BAYNES, BILL ESR/25/BAYN/ 1984-1986
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Account by Baynes of his experiences in Italy and North West Europe, 1943-1945. 2 copies, with covering letter providing additional information ESR/25/BAYN/1 1984-1986
BELL, PRIVATE NORMAN (1894-1958) ESR/25/BELL/ 1918-1994
Born, 1894. Served with 9th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Awarded Military Medal. Died, 1958.
Photographs of Bell, with biographical information on reverse. 2 items ESR/25/BELL/1 1918-1956
Correspondence and photocopy (undated) concerning Bell receiving the Military Medal and Croix de Guerre ESR/25/BELL/2 (1918)-1994
BENNETS, CYRIL ESR/25/BENN/ 1900S
Served with 4th Volunteer Battalion.
Photograph of Bennets in civilian clothes. ESR/25/BENN/1 nd [?1900s]
BENSON, PRIVATE ARTHUR (?-1916) ESR/25/BENS/ 1914-1919
Served with 9th (Service) Battalion and probably also 7th and 10th Battalions during World War I. Killed in action, 1916.
Pocket New Testaments, one with printed message from Lord Roberts to soldiers, 25 Aug 1914, the other presented by the Trinitarian Bible Society ESR/25/BENS/1 nd [c.1914]
Message to 10th Battalion from its commander, Colonel E Sullivan, encouraging them [?as they prepare to leave for France] ESR/25/BENS/2 nd [?1915]
Christmas card to 'those who have fought and suffered for England', with religious message ESR/25/BENS/3 nd [?1914-1915]
Photograph of No 9 Platoon, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, at Aldershot ESR/25/BENS/4 1915
Letter to Benson's wife from the Red Cross, informing her that another soldier saw a shell explode near her husband, but that his death is not yet confirmed ESR/25/BENS/5 15 Mar 1916
Letters to Benson's wife regarding his wounds and ongoing condition, including official letters from the Infantry Record Office and from the Sister at No 16 Ward, 5 General Hospital. 5 items ESR/25/BENS/6 4 Sep 1916 -26 Sep 1916
Letter to Benson's wife enclosing the medals that would have been conferred upon him had he lived [medals now held by Museum] ESR/25/BENS/7 nd [c.1919]
Notes regarding the donation of above items, including name of donor and references to medals and embroidered material (not present) ESR/25/BENS/8 12 Mar 1981
BERRY, PRIVATE JOHN BASDEN ESR/30/BERR/ 2005
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II. Became a prisoner of war after being captured at St Valery, 1940.
Account by Berry of his service and experiences as a prisoner of war ESR/30/BERR/1 nd [c.2005]
BETTERIDGE, PRIVATE P ESR/25/BETT/ 1914
Serving with 6th Battalion at outbreak of World War I.
Mobilization orders, with original envelope ESR/25/BETT/1 4 Aug 1914
Note informing Betteridge that his application for leave from annual training has been successful ESR/25/BETT/2 1914
BIRT, CAPTAIN WILFRED BECKETT (1880-1916) ESR/25/BIRT/ 1915-1919
Born in Kenley, Surrey, 1880. Served with 9th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Wounded and taken prisoner, Sep 1915. Died, Apr 1916. In some of the records, Birt's name appears as Beckit-Birt.
Letters from Birt to his aunt, Miss Birt, including 2 written while a prisoner of war and original envelopes, two of which have German stamps on. 3 items ESR/25/BIRT/1 11 Sep 1915 -24 Mar 1916
Advertisement for lodging offered by Professor Muller at his home in Heidelberg ESR/25/BIRT/2 nd [?1915-1916]
Letter from Birt to 'Bellow' ESR/25/BIRT/3 14 Jan 1916
Field postcards sent by Birt to his wife and aunt while a prisoner of war, with photograph of his grave. 3 items ESR/25/BIRT/4 Mar 1916 -Apr 1916
Letter to Birt's wife from the German authorities informing her of his death ESR/25/BIRT/5 19 Apr 1916
Handwritten copy of consolatory letter to 'Veronica' [?Birt's wife] from Captain M C Llewellin after Birt's death ESR/25/BIRT/6 23 Apr 1916
Newspaper cuttings relating to Birt's funeral, including a photograph. Also typed and handwritten extracts from newspaper accounts (one in German) ESR/25/BIRT/7 Apr-Oct 1916
Cutting relating to prisoners of war, including a reference to Birt ESR/25/BIRT/8 26 Aug 1916
Envelope marked 'Information about passports for France etc', containing newspaper cutting regarding procedures for visiting wounded relatives in France, and handwritten tribute to Birt ESR/25/BIRT/9 nd [c.1916]
Typed sheet in French, giving Birt's name, rank, regiment, next of kin, date taken prisoner, date of death and other details ESR/25/BIRT/10 nd [c.1916]
Order of memorial service for British prisoners who have died in captivity, held at St Margaret's, Westminster ESR/25/BIRT/11 13 Jan 1919
Order of memorial service for members of Oriel College, Oxford, who gave their lives during World War I ESR/25/BIRT/12 16 Jul 1919
Letter to Regimental Museum from Birt's nephew, informing it that his uncle's correct surname was Birt, rather than Beckit-Birt, and adding his own recollections of his uncle ESR/25/BIRT/13 nd [?1990s]
BLUNDELL, CAPTAIN A C (1896-?) ESR/25/BLUN/ 1918-1961
Born, 1896. Enlisted, 1915. Served with 10th Battalion. Transferred to Army Education Staff, 1918. Retired, 1921. Recalled, 1939. Released, 1945.
Correspondence and ephemera relating to Blundell's time in the Education Department at Alder Hey Special Military Surgical Hospital, including photograph of Blundell, summary of his career and list of documents donated to Museum ESR/25/BLUN/1 1918-1961
BOLSOM, PRIVATE F W ESR/25/BOLS/ 1917
Served with 2/23rd Battalion, London Regiment, during World War I.
Photocopy (undated) of certificate for completion of signalling course ESR/25/BOLS/1 (6 Oct 1917)
BONSEY, PRIVATE A L ESR/25/BONS/ 1918-LATE 20TH CENT
Enlisted, 1915. Served with 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion. Became a prisoner of war, Apr 1918. Discharged, c.1919.
Letter from George V to returned prisoners of war ESR/25/BONS/1 1918
Account by Bonsey of his experiences during the war. 2 copies ESR/25/BONS/2 nd [?late 20th cent]
BOORER, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR A L ESR/25/BOOR/ 1930S
Served with East Surrey Regiment.
Photograph of Booker ESR/25/BOOR/1 nd [?1930s]
BOOTH, PRIVATE R ESR/25/BOOT/ 1930
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/BOOT/1 22 Oct 1930
BOTTERELL, CAPTAIN G D ESR/25/BOTT/ 1945-1962
Served with 1st Battalion.
Copy reports on service of Battalion in Italy, Austria and Greece ESR/25/BOTT/1 Apr 1945 -Apr 1946
Special order of the day, announcing amalgamation of regiment ESR/25/BOTT/2 24 Jul 1957
Handbook for British Forces in Hong Kong on 'Keeping the Peace' ESR/25/BOTT/3 1962
List of officers believed to have served in 78th Division, with addresses ESR/25/BOTT/4 nd [?late 20th cent]
BOWERS, S J ESR/25/BOWE/ 1912-1915
Served with 6th and 1/6th Battalion and later in Home Guard.
Scrapbook inscribed 'Presented to the Regimental Museum by the widow of the late Mr S J Bowers who served for many years with the 6th Battalion East Surrey Regiment (TA) and in the Home Guard, 1962': photographs and postcards of manoeuvres at Eastbourne, 1912, Bordon, Jul 1914, and Maidstone and Canterbury, Sep 1914, and views of India,  ESR/25/BOWE/1 1912-1915
BOWRING, CAPTAIN F A ESR/25/BOWR/ 1919
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I.
Mentioned in dispatches certificate ESR/25/BOWR/1 1 Mar 1919
BOXSHALL, BRIGADIER R A ESR/25/BOXS/ 1915-1940S
Served with 2nd Battalion in World War I. Commanded 1st Battalion, 1939-1941. Appointed to command 206 Independent Infantry Brigade, 1941.
Photograph album: groups and individuals at Alexandria and Salonika, a trench, social occasions in England and Dublin, Christmas greeting card, 1916 ESR/25/BOXS/1 1915-1921
Extracts from Boxshall's papers [?diary] concerning his service on the Western Front and Salonika ESR/25/BOXS/2 1915-1918; nd [?mid 20th cent]
Extracts from Boxshall's papers [?diary], concerning his time with the British Expeditionary Force in France and the evacuation of Dunkirk ESR/25/BOXS/3 1939-1940; nd [?mid 20th cent]
Photograph of Boxshall ESR/25/BOXS/4 nd [?1940s]
BRADING, BRIGADIER NORMAN (1896-1990) ESR/25/BRADIN/ 1990
Born, 1896. Commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment, 1915. Served with West African Frontier Force, 1923-1924. Served with 2nd Battalion in Gibraltar. Contracted tuberculosis and spent a year in a Sanatorium in Switzerland. Posted to India as Adjutant of the Chota Negpur Regiment in Ranchi. Served with 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, in the Sudan. Served as Training Officer at the Regimental Depot. Appointed to command 2/6th Battalion, 1940. Commanded 102 Beach Sub Area in England, during the Normandy landings. Seconded to United Nations Headquarters, 1945. Retired, 1949. Died, 1990.
Typescript copy of obituary, with shorter press cutting. Also photocopy (undated) of completed membership form for Regiment Officers' Club, and additional notes in pen, [2nd half of 20th cent] ESR/25/BRADIN/1 nd [c.1990]
BRADISH, SERGEANT MAJOR CHARLES ESR/25/BRADIS/ 1883
Served with the 36th Regiment, 1850-1860. Was the first Sergeant Major of 4th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, serving 1860-1883. Retired, 1883.
Extract from Regimental Orders issued by Colonel J L Daniell praising Bradish's conduct as he leaves the Battalion. With covering letter by Bradish's son giving further details of his father's career, 1959 ESR/25/BRADIS/1 1883
BRADLEY, PRIVATE A J ESR/25/BRADL/ 1946-1978
Served with the 2nd Battalion in Sudan, 1937-1938, China, 1938-1940, Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a Japanese prisoner of war, 1942-Sep 1945. Served in the Far East, Sep 1945-Oct 1945. Discharged, 1946.
Photocopy (undated) of pages 2-3 of certificate of service, giving character reference and details of service ESR/25/BRADL/1 (1946)
Photocopy (undated) of letter informing Bradley he is no longer liable for service with the reserve ESR/25/BRADL/2 (8 Apr 1960)
Photocopy (undated) of letter concerning his war pension ESR/25/BRADL/3 (1978)
BRADY, SERGEANT EDWARD (?-1902) ESR/25/BRADY/ 1902
Served with 2nd Battalion during South African War. Killed in action, 1902.
Letter to Brady's brother from Colonel H Pearse, 2nd Battalion, concerning Brady's death ESR/25/BRADY/1 Feb 1902
BRAND, PRIVATE ROBERT JOSEPH ESR/25/BRAN/ 1959-1963
Enlisted, 1956. Served with 1st Battalion in the British Army of the Rhine, 1956-1958, Cyprus, Jul 1958-Oct 1958, and Benghazi, Oct 1958-Dec 1958. Transferred to reserve, Feb 1959. Discharged, 1963.
Certificate of service, including character statement, certificates of discharge and transfer to reserve and details of training ESR/25/BRAN/1 1959-1963
BREACH, PRIVATE E ESR/25/BREA/ 1943-1945
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
8th Army Christmas telemessage sent by Breach [to his parents] ESR/25/BREA/1 11 Nov 1943
Newspaper cuttings regarding Battalion activities, most from Eighth Army News or Union Jack: British Forces Daily ESR/25/BREA/2 nd [1943-1945]
Book of cartoons of Jon's Two Types in Italy ESR/25/BREA/3 nd [c.1943]
Propaganda leaflets, both English and German. 4 items ESR/25/BREA/4 nd [?1943-1945]
Letter to Breach from Captain Squire regarding Breach's return to his unit after being in hospital ESR/25/BREA/5 9 Aug 1944
Special Order of the Day containing message to troops from Field Marshal Alexander, congratulating them on victory in Italy ESR/25/BREA/6 2 May 1945
Guidebook to Rome, printed exclusively for the Alexander Club ESR/25/BREA/7 1945
Label giving name and address of donor and list of items donated ESR/25/BREA/8 nd [?late 20th cent]
BROCKMAN, E A D ESR/25/BROC/ 1915-1920
Served with 3rd Battalion during World War I.
Cuttings book compiled by Brockman, including cuttings relating to the East Surrey Regiment, and to other serving members of the family ESR/25/BROC/1 1915-1920
BROOKS, SERGEANT GEORGE (C.1887-?) ESR/25/BROO/ 1908-1916
Born, c.1887. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1905. Served with 2nd Battalion. Later served with 13th Battalion. Discharged, 1916.
Certificate of qualification as a nursing orderly ESR/25/BROO/1 8 Jul 1908
Discharge certificate ESR/25/BROO/2 23 Oct 1916
BROWN, 'BUTCHER' ESR/25/BROWB/ 1930S
Served with 1st Battalion.
Photograph of 'Butcher' Brown ESR/25/BROWB/1 nd [?1930s]
BROWN, PRIVATE HARRY ESR/25/BROWH/ 1917-1918
Served with 1/5th Battalion in India and Mesopotamia during World War I.
Transcript (produced c.2007) of Brown's diary. Donated by Rosemary Dempster, Brown's granddaughter, with covering note giving her address ESR/25/BROWH/1 (17 Mar 1917 -27 Dec 1918)
BROWN, LIEUTENANT JOHN PATRICK (1896-?) ESR/25/BROWJP/ 1916-1920
Born, 1896. Commissioned 1916. Served with 3rd Battalion during World War I.
A framed commission for Brown is still held by the Regimental Museum.
Record of service book, giving details of next of kin, service, training, promotions and character statement ESR/25/BROWJP/1 1916-1920
BRUCE, CAPTAIN R G D ESR/25/BRUC/ 1934-1945
Served with 1st Battalion. Taken prisoner of war, World War II, but escaped.
Account written by Bruce and Lieutenant Peter Hill of the 1st Battalion's journey from Srinagar to Lahore, via the [?North West] frontier ESR/25/BRUC/1 1934
Field postcard and Christmas cards from Bruce to Miss Daphne Phillips, including two while a prisoner of war ESR/25/BRUC/2 1939-1944
Account of his escape as a prisoner of war in Germany, with Captain G O H Slade, RE. 2 copies. Includes maps ESR/25/BRUC/3 May 1945
BUCHANAN, COLONEL THOMAS ALFRED ESR/25/BUCH/ 1940-1997
Enlisted, 1939. Served with 1st Battalion. Appointed to command B Company, Apr 1940. Commanded various Battalions, including in the Northamptonshire Regiment. Commanded 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, 1945-1947.
Identity cards relating to service in France, North Africa and the Middle East ESR/25/BUCH/1 1940-1946
Photocopy (undated) of extracts from Buchanan's diary, and brief note of his early military career ESR/25/BUCH/2 (May 1940)
Photograph album entitled 'War and post war', compiled by Buchanan: groups and individual soldiers, parades, illustration of Kingston Barracks, charter awarded by the Borough of Kingston to the regiment on its 250th anniversary, official opening of Territorial Army Centre at Cobham, visit by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, victory parade, Tunis, 1943, list of officers' names, correspondence relating to the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel T A Buchanan as colonel of 6th Battalion of the Queen's Regiment, 1967, and the Battalion being disbanded, 1969 ESR/25/BUCH/3 1943-1969
Account [?by Buchanan] of the 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, in Italy, Sep 1943-Dec 1943. 1st Battalion, East Surreys, are often mentioned ESR/25/BUCH/4 Jun 1944
Brief handwritten note regarding the history of the regimental barracks at Kingston ESR/25/BUCH/5 nd [2nd half of 20th cent]
Photocopy (undated) of obituaries, handwritten drafts and notes, and the text of a speech given at his funeral ESR/25/BUCH/6 (1997)
BUDSALL, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR G E ESR/25/BUDS/ 1950S
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Photograph of Budsall ESR/25/BUDS/1 nd [?1950s]
BURGE, LANCE SERGEANT ERNEST TREVOR (1918-?) ESR/25/BURGET/ 1939-1946
Born, 1918. Enlisted at Wimbledon, 1937. Served with the East Surrey Regiment. Transferred to 53rd (FD) Holding Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1938. Discharged, 1946.
Service book, giving details of service, leave granted, medical details and next of kin ESR/25/BURGET/1 1939-1946
Programme for King George VI's birthday parade in Cairo ESR/25/BURGET/2 8 Jun 1944
Record of service card, showing dates served with the East Surrey Regiment and Royal Artillery ESR/25/BURGET/3 5 Feb 1946
Release book, including release leave certificate ESR/25/BURGET/4 1946
Card with Bible verse in Latin and picture of Pope Pius XII ESR/25/BURGET/5 nd [?1940s]
Cloth badges with division insignia ESR/25/BURGET/6 nd [?1939-1945]
BURGESS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL H S (?-1949) ESR/25/BURGHS/ 1917-1950S
Joined 5th Battalion during World War I, and was soon granted a commission in 1/6th Battalion. Served in India and Aden. Transferred to Gurkha Regiment, 1919. Also served with Burma Rifles. Rejoined 6th Battalion in the early 1920s and was particularly involved with the Richmond Detachment. Commanded 2/6th Battalion, 1939-1940. Later served as Area Secretary of the Metropolitan Area, British Legion. Died, 1949.
Photograph album compiled by Burgess: photographs of the battalion sailing to Aden, 1917, views of Aden, camp life, trenches, groups and individual soldiers, camel battery, Indian soldiers, 'Lewis gun in action', views of Aden. Including cutting regarding the succession of the Sultan of Lahej, 1919 ESR/25/BURGHS/1 1917-1919
Scrapbook compiled by Burgess, consisting of press cuttings regarding members of the regiment and the war generally in France, North Africa and Arnhem. Includes invitations, programmes, menus and booklet Britain for members of the American Expeditionary Force. Also photographs of chateau used as Battalion's headquarters at Bois Robert, Longueville, taken before and after it was bombed and after the war ESR/25/BURGHS/2 1940-1950s
BURGESS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN H S (1928-1999) ESR/25/BURGJH/ 1952-1995
Born, 1928. Commissioned into East Surreys, his father's old regiment, but served initially with the Royal West Kent Regiment. Returned to England prior to joining the 1st Battalion, East Surreys, and carried the Colours to Tripoli for the Battalion's 250th anniversary celebrations. Served with 1st Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment, in Korea. Served with 1st Battalion, the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), in Libya, the Suez Canal Zone and Brunswick, 1952-1956. Served as instructor in the Platoon Commanders Division of the School of Infantry, Warminster.
Returned to serve with 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, c.1958, in Cyprus, Libya and the United Kingdom. Served with the All Arms Junior Leaders Regiment, then as training major with 3rd Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. Commanded 1st Battalion, Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, 1966-1967. Awarded MBE for his action in Aden, 1967.
Commanded Intelligence Corps Depot, 1967-1969. Served three years on the staff in the Gulf. Appointed Instructor at the Intelligence Centre, and later commanded the Joint Interrogation Unit, 1973-1975. Served as Senior Military Intelligence Officer in Northern Ireland, 1975-1977, for which he was awarded an OBE. Served as Deputy Director of Intelligence Corps, 1977-1979. Served as Security Officer to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. Retired, 1983. Spent a further ten years in government service and was Secretary of his local Royal British Legion branch. Died, 1999.
Part of scrapbook kept by Burgess, containing newspaper cuttings of the Regiment celebrating Ypres Day, recruits marching to Kingston Station to join the Battalion, Battalion's return from 'Canal Zone' and correspondence about his military career ESR/25/BURGJH/1 1952-1954
Account by Burgess of his journey from Kingston to Tripoli with the Regimental Colours, which were required for the 250th Anniversary Celebrations. Includes railway warrant used on the journey. Also related correspondence concerning Burgess' career, and photocopy of his citation for an MBE ESR/25/BURGJH/2 (17 Jun 1952) -1995
BUTLER, COLOUR SERGEANT ESR/25/BUTL/ 1914
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I.
Typescript (undated) of the diary kept by Butler during his service in Belgium and France with 1st Battalion, part of the British Expeditionary Force ESR/25/BUTL/1 (13 Aug 1914 -31 Dec 1914)
BUTLER, PRIVATE WILLIAM HENRY (C.1880-?) ESR/25/BUTLWH/ 1902-1916
Born in Chertsey, c.1880. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1902. Served with 1st Battalion as part of the British Expeditionary Force in France, 1914.
'Soldiers Small Book', giving details of enlistment and next of kin ESR/25/BUTLWH/1 1902
Photograph of Hunt with Bert Harwood and [?the Hunt brothers] ESR/25/BUTLWH/2 1904
Letter by Sir Henry Rawlinson, commanding Fourth Army, to soldiers of 5th Division, praising their achievements and wishing them well as the division leaves the Fourth Army ESR/25/BUTLWH/3 30 Sep 1916
CAMM, LANCE CORPORAL JOHN JAMES (C.1872-?) ESR/25/CAMM/ 1900-1905
Born in Millwall, London, c.1872. Enlisted in London, 1900. Served with 2nd Battalion in South Africa, 1899-1902, and India, 1903-1905.
Soldier's 'Small Book', giving details of service abroad, next of kin and training, including certificate for completing a course of training with the Mounted Infantry, 1903 ESR/25/CAMM/1 1900-1905
Card, giving Camm's name, rank, serial number, regiment, next of kin and address ESR/25/CAMM/2 nd [c.1900]
Swimming certificate ESR/25/CAMM/3 25 May 1904
CAMP, WARRANT OFFICER EDWARD GEORGE (1901-?) ESR/25/CAMP/ 1930-1959
Born, 1901. Enlisted, 1930. Served [with 2nd Battalion] in China, 1938-1940, and Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Discharged, 1951. Re-enlisted, 1951. Discharged, 1955.
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/CAMP/1 26 Sep 1930
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/CAMP/2 5 Feb 1931
First class certificate of education ESR/25/CAMP/3 Oct 1931
Warrant of appointment as Warrant Officer ESR/25/CAMP/4 20 Sep 1946
Certificate of service, including service details, discharge certificate, and records of training ESR/25/CAMP/5 1951
Soldier's record and pay book, giving details of service, promotions, next of kin, medals and awards, and medical details ESR/25/CAMP/6 1951-1955
Character testimony written by Major A L Sutton ESR/25/CAMP/7 21 Jul 1955
Certificate of service, including service details, character testimony, discharge certificate, and records of training ESR/25/CAMP/8 1955
Letter to Camp, informing him that he has been awarded a pension, and thanking him for his service, with slip confirming entitlement ESR/25/CAMP/9 nd [c.1955]
Newspaper cutting regarding the amalgamation of the East Surrey and Queen's Regiments. Giving a brief history of the East Surrey Regiment and mentioning Camp, and his experiences as a prisoner of war ESR/25/CAMP/10 nd 
CAMPBELL, LIEUTENANT COLONEL D J ESR/25/CAMPBD/ 1988
Served with 1st Battalion.
Account by Campbell of the 1st Battalion in India ESR/25/CAMPBD/1 1926-1932; 19 Feb 1988
CAMPBELL, CAPTAIN ROBERT COLIN (C.1885-1966) ESR/25/CAMPBR/ 1966
Born, c.1885. Joined 1st Battalion, c.1903. Served in France during World War I. Retired, 1925. Served as Chief Observer in the Royal Observer Corps during World War II. Died, 1966.
Account of Campbell's life and service, giving details of his service during World War I, including being a prisoner of war and being paroled to see his sick mother. 2 copies ESR/25/CAMPBR/1 (1966)
CARPENTER, SERGEANT ESR/25/CARP/ 1916-1930
Served with 1/5th Battalion during World War I and with 5th Battalion thereafter
Photograph album created by Carpenter, relating to his service in India: landscapes, Nowshera Bazaar, Gharial, Peshawar, scenes of camp life. 1 loose photograph inserted ESR/25/CARP/1 1916-1930
Envelope addressed to Carpenter at a number of addresses, many of which have been crossed out, with many postmarks ESR/25/CARP/2 nd [?1910s]
Newspaper cutting regarding 5th Battalion's Camp at Camberley, including photograph of Carpenter cooking in the sergeants' mess ESR/25/CARP/3 nd [?early 20th cent]
Letter to Carpenter from his Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel G B Chetwynd-Stapylton, on the latter's departure from the Battalion, thanking Carpenter for his work ESR/25/CARP/4 23 Apr 1930
Letter from depositor, Mr W MacGregor, a friend of Mrs Airey [?Carpenter's sister or daughter], explaining how he came by them ESR/25/CARP/5 9 Jan 2002
CARPENTER, PHILLIP JOHN (C.1922-1944) ESR/25/CARPPJ/ 1990S
Born, c.1922. Served with 1st Battalion. Killed in action at Lake Trasimene, 1944.
Colour photographs of Jane Austen's house at Chawton, and the memorial plaque showing that it was given by Thomas Edward Carpenter in memory of his son Phillip. 8 items ESR/25/CARPPJ/1 nd [?1990s]
CARTER, LANCE CORPORAL HENRY ALBERT (1912-?) ESR/25/CARTHA/ 1931-1966
Born in Kintbury, London, 1912. Enlisted, 1931. Served with Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Egypt, 1931-1933, India 1933-Sep 1935. Served with 1st Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, in India, Oct 1935-1937, and France, 1939-1940. Served with Military Police, 1941-1943. Transferred to Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1943. Served in Italy, 1945. Discharged, 1945
Attestation form ESR/25/CARTHA/1 26 Oct 1931
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of service, leave, promotions, training, uniform issued and medical records ESR/25/CARTHA/2 1931-1945
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/CARTHA/3 4 Feb 1932
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/CARTHA/4 26 Apr 1933
Swimming certificate ESR/25/CARTHA/5 14 Aug 1933
Tram ticket showing map of Alexandria tram routes ESR/25/CARTHA/6 nd [c.1933]
Photograph of Carter during his time with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment ESR/25/CARTHA/7 nd [?1931-1935]
Licence to drive a private motor vehicle, issued in Fyzabad ESR/25/CARTHA/8 17 Jun 1936
Certificate of service, including details of service, character testimony and certificate of transfer to the reserve ESR/25/CARTHA/9 1938
Easy French for the Forces ESR/25/CARTHA/10 1944
Poster regarding the award of campaign medals, with handwritten notes and list of places on reverse ESR/25/CARTHA/11 Jul 1945
Top part of letter to [?Nick]; only [?Carter's] address is visible ESR/25/CARTHA/12 9 Nov [?1945]
Record of service card, giving details of regiments served with and dates ESR/25/CARTHA/13 14 Nov 1945
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/CARTHA/14 19 Nov 1945
Soldier's release book, including release leave certificate ESR/25/CARTHA/15 1945
A Canuck goes to Italy, Book 1, Italian phrase book published by Canadian Legion War Services ESR/25/CARTHA/16 nd [c.1945]
Map of Venice ESR/25/CARTHA/17 nd [c.1945]
Registration card for Regular Forces Employment Association ESR/25/CARTHA/18 2 Jan 1946
Slip sent with campaign medals, showing which were awarded (medals now held by Museum) ESR/25/CARTHA/19 nd [c.1946]
Identity disks ESR/25/CARTHA/20 nd [mid 20th cent]
East Surrey Regiment Old Comrades' Association membership card ESR/25/CARTHA/21 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Letter and information regarding the Home Counties Brigade becoming the Queen's Regiment, with addenda slip naming the Colonel and Deputy Colonels of the new regiment ESR/25/CARTHA/22 27 Jun 1966
CARTER, CAPTAIN J D ESR/25/CARTJD/ 1945-1990
Served with 2nd Battalion and was a prisoner of war in Malaya, 1942-45.
Correspondence concerning Carter and his experience as a prisoner of war, including extracts from Carter's own letters ESR/25/CARTJD/1 1945-1990
CARTER, PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAM ESR/25/CARTJW/ 1914-1918
Served with 5th Reserve Battalion during World War I.
Photograph of Carter ESR/25/CARTJW/1 nd [?1914-1918]
CATER, MAJOR A C A ESR/25/CATE/ MID 20TH CENT
Served with 2nd Battalion and the British Battalion in Malaya, 1941-1942.
Account by Cater of his service during the Malayan Campaign ESR/25/CATE/1 1941-1942; nd [?mid 20th cent]
CERELY, CAPTAIN FRANCIS STANLEY REEVE ESR/25/CERE/ 1930S-1946
Served with 1/6th Battalion in World War II and attached to 2nd Army Liaison Group.
Booklet containing short history of The East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/CERE/1 nd [?1930s]
Booklet Marching or flying by night without a compass ESR/25/CERE/2 1940
Infantry Roll book for headquarters company intelligence section giving name, serial number, date of enlistment, age on enlistment, martial status, term of service, religion, trade and name and address of next of kin. Some entries also include details of height and chest measurements, languages spoken, and number of rifle issued ESR/25/CERE/3 nd [?1940-1945]
Programmes for Entertainments National Service Association shows ESR/25/CERE/4 1942
Field message book with notes about Calais, and other notes compiled during the course of his duties, including notes from interviews conducted and 'to do' lists ESR/25/CERE/5 1943-1945
Order of Second Army thanksgiving service on conclusion of the campaign in North West Europe ESR/25/CERE/6 1945
Officer's release book, including release leave certificate and claim for disability pension ESR/25/CERE/7 1945-1946
CHAFFER, CORPORAL ESR/25/CHAF/ 1943-1944
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Scrapbook containing banknotes, soldiers' guide books, programme for greyhound racing (Italian text) and Christmas card from the NAAFI ESR/25/CHAF/1 1943-1944
German propaganda leaflets. 17 items ESR/25/CHAF/2 nd [c.1944]
CHAMBERLAIN, PRIVATE F ESR/25/CHAM/ 1952-1953
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Letter from Metropolitan Special Constabulary informing him of the award of a bar to his Special Constabulary Long Service Medal ESR/25/CHAM/1 30 Jan 1952
Programme of Coronation Review of ex-servicemen and women ESR/25/CHAM/2 5 Jul 1953
Photographs of Chamberlain, including one from a newspaper cutting. 3 items ESR/25/CHAM/3 nd [?1950s]
CHANDLER, PRIVATE JACK COOPER ESR/25/CHAN/ C.1920
Served with 1/21st Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1918.
Commemorative scroll ESR/25/CHAN/1 nd [c.1920]
CHITTOCK, LANCE CORPORAL S A J ESR/25/CHIT/ 1890
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Small scrapbook compiled by Chittock, containing cuttings describing campaign and gallantry medals, cuttings regarding General Napier's campaign in Abyssinia, 1867-8, and Anglo-German agreement, 1900, with view of Heligoland ESR/25/CHIT/1 1890
CLARE, CAPTAIN CECIL ESR/25/CLARE/ 1915
Served as Adjutant of 8th Battalion during World War I.
Field Service Book, containing orders and notes ESR/25/CLARE/1 Aug 1915 -Sep 1915
CLARK, BREVET LIEUTENANT COLONEL CHARLES ALFRED (1879-1971) ESR/25/CLARK/ 1902-1965
Born, 1879. Enlisted, 1896. Served with 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War. Posted to 1st Battalion, c.1902. Posted to 4th Battalion, 1914. Received his commission and posted to 9th Battalion, 1916. Prisoner of War. Retired, 1933. Appointed an Air Raid Warden, 1939. Served as Chief Air Raid Warden of Folkestone, 1940-1945. Died, 1971.
Christmas cards, mainly Regimental. 17 items ESR/25/CLARK/1 c.1900 -1959
Photographs and postcards, including groups of soldiers, presentation of Colours to 1st Battalion, 1905, Majuba Hill and relief of Ladysmith, South Africa, funeral of King Edward VII, 1st Battalion arriving in Jersey, 1905, and Queen Victoria Cup team, 1912. 18 items ESR/25/CLARK/2 1902-1912
Official descriptions and histories of East Surrey Regiment. 4 items, 2 of which are identical ESR/25/CLARK/3 nd [c.1902-1932]
Booklet regarding Presentation of Colours to 1st Battalion, including a description of the ceremony ESR/25/CLARK/4 26 May 1903
Illustrated calendars of East Surrey Regiment, 1911, 1912 (both posters), 1913, 1914 ESR/25/CLARK/5 1911-1914
Regimental News, mentioning Clark's posting from 1st Battalion to 4th Battalion as Regimental Sergeant Major. 2 copies, one of which has inserted summary of events relating to 1st Battalion, 1925, and Special Order of the Day regarding Amalgamation with the Queen's, 1959 ESR/25/CLARK/6 May 1914
Photographs and postcards relating to service during World War I, including soldiers leaving for the front line, ruined villages, groups of soldiers, and bayonet training. 9 items ESR/25/CLARK/7 1914-1917
The Somme Times (later The BEF Times) Vol 1 No 1 ESR/25/CLARK/8 31 Jul 1916
The BEF Times Vol 1 No 1 ESR/25/CLARK/9 1 Dec 1916
The BEF Times Vol 1 No 2 ESR/25/CLARK/10 25 Dec 1916
The BEF Times Vol 1 No 3 ESR/25/CLARK/11 20 Jan 1917
The BEF Times Vol 1 No 5 ESR/25/CLARK/12 10 Apr 1917
The Outlook, magazine of officers' prison camp, Stralsund ESR/25/CLARK/13 Nov 1918
Photocopy (undated) of Clark's typescript memoirs of army career, 1896-1900 (abandoned when he was appointed as Chief of Civil Defence, Folkestone, World War II), rough notes of service with 1st Battalion in Egypt, 1920-22, and with 2nd Battalion, Gibraltar, 1927, and copy of letter recalling service of 9th Battalion, Mar 1918 ESR/25/CLARK/14 1918-1930s
Photographs and postcards, including 1st Battalion in Cairo, 1921-22, including visit of Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan, sports teams, Gibraltar, 1925, officers of 9th Battalion at production of Journey's End, 1930. 21 items ESR/25/CLARK/15 1921-1946
Copy of large photograph of East Surrey Regiment Army Rifle Association competition winners ESR/25/CLARK/16 (1921)
Regimental News regarding musketry training of 1st Battalion, Egypt ESR/25/CLARK/17 Feb 1922
Programmes for boxing tournaments, at some of which Clark acted as referee. 4 items ESR/25/CLARK/18 1922-1926
Photocopies (undated) of letters to 'Nobby' Clark, 1929, 1936, 1965, from R C Sherriff, recalling service with 9th Battalion and genesis of 'Journey's End', with Clark's recollections of Sherriff's period of service ESR/25/CLARK/19 (1929-1965)
Undated photographs and postcards including views of Gibraltar and groups of officers, one of c.1900, showing veterans. 11 items ESR/25/CLARK/20 nd [?early 20th cent
Menus for 9th Battalion annual reunion dinners, some with signatures (including of R C Sherriff, playwright) and sketches on the reverse. 4 items ESR/25/CLARK/21 1930-1938
Ypres Times, magazine of the Ypres League, Vol 8 no.4 ESR/25/CLARK/22 Oct 1936
Menu for 5th Army Officers' Complimentary Dinner ESR/25/CLARK/23 12 Jan 1937
Ypres Times, magazine of the Ypres League, Vol 8 no.5. 2 copies ESR/25/CLARK/24 Jan 1937
Ypres Times, magazine of the Ypres League, Vol 8 no.6 ESR/25/CLARK/25 Apr 1937
Ypres Times, magazine of the Ypres League, Vol 8 no.8 ESR/25/CLARK/26 Oct 1937
Ypres Times, magazine of the Ypres League, Vol 9 no.2 ESR/25/CLARK/27 Jul 1938
Menu for East Surrey Regiment Officers' Association Annual Dinner ESR/25/CLARK/28 24 Jun 1948
The Veteran, Official Journal of the South African War Veterans' Association ESR/25/CLARK/29 1950
The Veteran, Official Journal of the South African War Veterans' Association ESR/25/CLARK/30 1952
Photocopies (undated) of printed poems including about East Surreys at Catterick Camp. 2 items ESR/25/CLARK/31 nd [?mid 20th cent]
CLARKE, COLOUR SERGEANT WILLIAM ALBERT, ALIAS THOMAS CLARKE (1867-?) ESR/25/CLARKE/ 1887-1908
Born in Kingsland, London, 1867. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1887. Served with 1st Battalion in India. Later served in Eastern Bengal Volunteer Rifles and in 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment. Discharged, 1908. Served with Bengal Mounted Police Force, and appointed bodyguard to the Governor of Bengal.
Soldier's account book, giving details of service, pay and next of kin. The following items are sewn into the book: second class certificate of education, 1891, drill certificates, 1893, 1898 and 1902, certificate showing qualifications in military subjects for promotion to Sergeant, 1894 ESR/25/CLARKE/1 1887-1902
Character testimony ESR/25/CLARKE/2 1 May 1888
Certificate of training with the Mounted Infantry ESR/25/CLARKE/3 8 Jan 1889
Swimming certificate ESR/25/CLARKE/4 24 Jun 1891
Range finding certificate ESR/25/CLARKE/5 26 Jun 1897
Certificate of musketry ESR/25/CLARKE/6 2 Aug 1898
Printed copies of character testimonies by Clarke's commanding officers ESR/25/CLARKE/7 1898-1903; nd [c.1903]
Original and copy of declaration of change of name to Thomas Clarke ESR/25/CLARKE/8 30 Mar 1904
Letter from Clarke to his Commanding Officer requesting permission to marry ESR/25/CLARKE/9 5 Apr 1904
Character certificate ESR/25/CLARKE/10 4 Oct 1908
Certificate of discharge ESR/25/CLARKE/11 4 Oct 1908
Letter to Clarke from the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, informing him that he has been awarded a pension ESR/25/CLARKE/12 5 Nov 1908
Certificate of identity for an Army pensioner residing outside the United Kingdom ESR/25/CLARKE/13 22 Dec 1908
Recipe [?to Clarke from his wife] for a mixture to relieve fever ESR/25/CLARKE/14 nd [?1900s]
Photographs of Clarke and his wife. 2 items ESR/25/CLARKE/15 nd [?1900s]
Handwritten account of Clarke's service after leaving the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/CLARKE/16 nd [?late 20th cent]
CLEEVES, SERGEANT W T ESR/25/CLEE/ 1918
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1918.
Certificate congratulating Cleeves on being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, and list of soldiers of the Fourth Army awarded gallantry medals, including Cleeves and several others in the Queen's and East Surrey Regiments ESR/25/CLEE/1 1918
CLEMENS, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR DAVID (1915-?) ESR/25/CLEM/ 1960
Born, 1915. Enlisted in London, 1934. Served with 2nd Battalion in China, 1938-1940, and Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Served in Ceylon, 1949-1951, and with the British Army of the Rhine, 1955-1956. Discharged, 1960.
There is a copy of Clemens' autobiography in the SHC library.
Certificate of service, including statement of character, service history and army qualifications gained ESR/25/CLEM/1 1960
COCKS, PRIVATE GEORGE CHARLES (1893-?) ESR/25/COCK/ 1916-1918
Born in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, 1893. Served with 12th (Service) Battalion during World War I.
Photographs of Cocks with a soldier and a civilian, and of a group of soldiers, including Cocks in hospital 'blues' with two nurses. Mounted on cardboard with photograph of A Company, 12th (Service) Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, Aldershot. 3 items ESR/25/COCK/1 1916
COLE, WARRANT OFFICER WILLIAM (C.1906-1942) ESR/25/COLE/ 2000
Born, c.1906. Served with 1st Battalion in World War II and killed in action, 1942.
Letter and printout from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database giving details of Coles' grave and brief biographical details, with covering letter ESR/25/COLE/1 2000
COLEMAN, PRIVATE E ESR/25/COLEM/ 1935-1936
Served with 1st Battalion.
Photograph album, compiled by Private E Coleman of 1st Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, Kandahar Barracks, Fyzabad, India: views of the Himalayas, Lucknow, parades, including King George V's funeral parade, 1936, soldiers marching, manoeuvres, Quetta earthquake, 1935, training, crossing a river and social events ESR/25/COLEM/1 1935-1936
COLLETT, PRIVATE FREDERICK WILLIAM HERBERT (1918-?) ESR/25/COLLE/ 1939-1942
Born in Battersea, 1918. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1940. Served with 1/6th Battalion. Discharged, 1942.
Grade card indicating Collett's fitness for service, issued by Tooting Medical Board ESR/25/COLLE/1 22 Nov 1939
Soldier's pay and service book, giving details of service, training, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/COLLE/2 1940-1942
Rough map of area around Beccles, Norfolk ESR/25/COLLE/3 nd [?1940 -1942]
Identity disk ESR/25/COLLE/4 nd [c.1940]
Pass to be absent from quarters, with note that leave is granted pending discharge, including three blank pass forms ESR/25/COLLE/5 Aug 1942
Letter to Collett, confirming his date of discharge ESR/25/COLLE/6 1942
Old Comrades' Association membership card, with second card issued as a replacement for the first, with covering letter to Collett from the Old Comrades' Association ESR/25/COLLE/7 1942
Information for former forces personnel regarding the Unemployment Insurance Acts, with original envelope, and memorandum regarding Acts ESR/25/COLLE/8 1942
Postcard for notifying War Office of a change of address, with the new address filled in ESR/25/COLLE/9 nd [?1940s]
COLLINS, COLONEL J R ESR/25/COLLI/ C.1887
Commanded 2nd Battalion, 1885-1887.
Photograph of Collins ESR/25/COLLI/1 nd [c.1887]
COLLMAN, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR P ESR/25/COLLM/ 1959
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Photograph of Collman ESR/25/COLLM/1 1959
CONGDON, LIEUTENANT COLONEL J N ESR/25/CONG/ 1907-1914
Served with 2nd Battalion in India.
Photograph album compiled and donated by Congdon: the Colours of the 70th Regiment, parades, members of the 5th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, 2nd Battalion in India, individuals and groups of officers and NCOs, parades, sports teams, Dacca manoeuvres, 1914 ESR/25/CONG/1 1907-1914
COOPER, SERGEANT ESR/25/COOP/ 1920S
Served with 1st Battalion.
Photograph of Cooper ESR/25/COOP/1 nd [?1920s]
COTTAGE, PRIVATE J ESR/25/COTTJ/ 1915
Served with 2nd Battalion during World War I.
Christmas card sent by Cottage ESR/25/COTTJ/1 1915
Covering letter from Mr L J Cottage to the Museum ESR/25/COTTJ/2 15 Dec 1980
COTTAM, A E ESR/25/COTTAE/ 1919
Served with 1st Battalion during its time as part of the North Russian Expeditionary Force, 1919.
Photographs of Battalion in North Russia, by A E Cottam, including Bolshevik prisoners and Russian peasants. 15 items. With covering note ESR/25/COTTAE/1 1919
COTTIS, PRIVATE CHARLES ESR/25/COTTI/ 1922-1924
Served with the 1st Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1914.
Postcard and letter to Mrs E Cottis concerning his war medals and slip to confirm receipt of commemorative scroll (not present) ESR/25/COTTI/1 1922-1924
COUGHGAN, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR DENNIS ESR/25/COUGD/ 2003
Served with 2nd Battalion in Malaya and Singapore, 1941-2, and was a Japanese prisoner of war.
Photocopy (undated) of letter from Harold Ruoff to Major (retired) John C Rogerson thanking him for the copy of Coughlan's obituary [enclosed] and recounting the sinking of a Japanese prisoner of war ship that Coughgan was on ESR/25/COUGD/1 (12 Nov 2003)
COUGHLIN, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR PADDY ESR/25/COUGP/ 1950S
Served with 42nd Royal Tank Regiment (later 23rd London Regiment).
Photograph of Coughlin ESR/25/COUGP/1 nd [?1950s]
COWIE, MAJOR C B ESR/25/COWI/ 1940S
Served with 1st and 2nd Battalions.
Photographs of Cowie, with note stating when it was donated to the Museum and giving further details of Cowie's service ESR/25/COWI/1 nd [?1940s]
CRANHAM, LIEUTENANT GEORGE VERNON ESR/25/CRAN/ 1919-1994
Commissioned, 1917. Served with 8th (Service) Battalion, 1917-1919. Awarded Military Cross. Served with 1st Battalion in North Russia, 1919.
Photocopy (undated) of pages from the London Gazette and letter concerning his Military Cross. Also covering letter and notes on his military career ESR/25/CRAN/1 1992-1994; (1919)-1994
CRAWFORD, PRIVATE F C ESR/25/CRAW/ 1915-1951
Born, 1890. Enlisted, 1915. Served with 7th (Service) Battalion during World War I and taken prisoner of war. Discharged, 1919.
Soldier's pay book ESR/25/CRAW/1 1915-1916
Red Cross postcard for prisoners of war ESR/25/CRAW/2 nd [?1915 -1918]
Congratulatory postcard from the commander of 12th Division, stating that he has been informed that Crawford has distinguished himself in the field ESR/25/CRAW/3 nd [?1915 -1918]
Photographs of Crawford alone and with other soldiers. 3 items ESR/25/CRAW/4 nd [?1915 -1918]
Soldier's pay book, including Crawford's will, 1916 ESR/25/CRAW/5 1916-1917
Welcome home letter from King George V to British prisoners of war ESR/25/CRAW/6 1918
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/CRAW/7 31 Mar 1919
Note listing items donated and label (undated) prepared by Museum ESR/25/CRAW/8 1951
CROOK, GEORGE HENRY (1933-?) ESR/25/CROO/ 1952-2006
Born, 1933. Enlisted under National Service, 1952. Served with 1st and 6th Battalions. Discharged, 1957.
Photograph album: colour and black and white photographs of views of Libya, Egypt and England, groups and individual soldiers and vehicles ESR/25/CROO/1 [1952-1953]
Photograph album: views of Libya and Egypt, groups and individual soldiers, vehicles, battalion on board ship ESR/25/CROO/2 [1952-1953]
Photocopies (undated) of discharge certificate, certificate of service, Old Comrades' Association membership card and certificate of vaccination against smallpox ESR/25/CROO/3 (1952-1957)
Notes regarding Crook's career, made by Michael Page and Dianna Stiff of Surrey History Centre, following an interview with him ESR/25/CROO/4 2006
CURRIE, MAJOR DAVID VIVIAN ESR/25/CURR/ 1948
Served with South Alberta Reconnaissance Regiment.
Copy of citation for winning Victoria Cross for his action in the Falaise pocket, Normandy, 1944, with covering letter to Queen's Museum from Canadian Army Liaison Establishment (photographs mentioned are not present) ESR/25/CURR/1 1948
CURTIS, SERGEANT ALBERT EDWARD (?-1940) ESR/25/CURT/ 1900-2000
Served with 2nd Battalion. Became the first man of the regiment to be awarded the Victoria Cross, 1901. Later became a Warder of the Tower of London. Died, 1940.
Photocopies (undated) of papers and correspondence related to Curtis' service, his being awarded the Victoria Cross and the rededication of his grave ESR/25/CURT/1 (1900)-2000
CUTT, PRIVATE EDWARD GEORGE, (?-1915) ESR/25/CUTT/ 1914-1917
Served with 9th (Service) Battalion. Missing in action at Battle of Loos, 26 Sep 1915, and presumed dead.
Diary kept by Cutt's fiancée, Ellen Bertha Dabbs, charting the course of their relationship and logging letters sent to and received from him, and letters sent by her, attempting to trace him after he was missing in action ESR/25/CUTT/1 9 Sep 1914 -3 Mar 1917
Tribute to the East Surrey Regiment by General French, reprinted from the Surrey Comet ESR/25/CUTT/2 (5 Jun 1915)
Letters and postcards relating to the search by Ellen Dabbs for information about her missing fiancé, including from various soldiers, the War Office, Red Cross and other organisations, some with envelopes. Also active service envelope addressed to her, originally containing letter from Cutt. 23 items ESR/25/CUTT/3 14 Sep 1915 -30 Sep 1916
The Pocket Gospel of St John, inscribed 'In memory of Teddy, August 1915', containing a lock of Cutt's hair ESR/25/CUTT/4 1915
Photograph of Cutt ESR/25/CUTT/5 nd [c.1915]
Photographic Supplement from unknown publication of photographs of groups of soldiers from various battalions of the 24th Division, including 9th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/CUTT/6 nd [c.1915]
Correspondence between Ellen Dabbs and the Post Office, regarding Cutt's savings, including original envelope ESR/25/CUTT/7 1 Jan 1917
Correspondence between Ellen Dabbs and the War Office, regarding Cutt's estate ESR/25/CUTT/8 12 Jan 1917 -27 Mar 1917
DALY, LANCE CORPORAL JAMES (C.1843-?) ESR/25/DALY/ 1868
Born in Cork, c.1843. Enlisted in Dublin, 1862. Served with 70th Regiment. Discharged on medical grounds, 1868.
Photocopies (undated) of discharge forms [originals at the National Archives, reference number WO 971599] ESR/25/DALY/1 (1868)
DAVIDSON, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR ESR/25/DAVID/ 1935
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Photograph of Davidson ESR/25/DAVID/1 nd [c.1935]
DAVIES, SERGEANT JOHN ESR/25/DAVIES/ 1944
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Letter from Sergeant John Davies to his father, describing the Battalion's activities during World War II. Also partial transcript (undated) ESR/25/DAVIES/1 19 May 1944
DEABE, PRIVATE A C ESR/25/DEAB/ 1938-1940
Served with 1/6th Battalion during World War II.
Typed extract from diary kept by Deabe of his service in France, 7 Apr 1940-13 Jun 1940, including being evacuated from Dunkirk to Cherbourg and then to England. Also photocopy (undated) of photograph of Falmer Camp, 1938 ESR/25/DEAB/1 (1938-1940)
DEAYTON-GROOM, MAJOR C WILLIAM (1914-1994) ESR/25/DEAY/ 1994
Joined 1/6th Battalion, 1941. Fought with the Battalion in Tunisian Campaign before being sent to reinforce the 1st Division. Served with 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, at Anzio and was wounded, c.1944. Returned to 1/6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Served in Italy and Greece. Awarded an MBE for his services in North Africa and Italy.
Order of service for the funeral of Deayton-Groom at St Michaels and All Saints Church, Sunninghill ESR/25/DEAY/1 1994
DELANEY, PRIVATE MARTIN JOSEPH ESR/25/DELA/ 1929-1937
Served with 1st Battalion.
Copy (undated) of photograph of Private Martin Joseph Delaney, 1st Battalion, in India ESR/25/DELA/1 (1929)
Copies (undated) of photographs of soldiers of 1st Battalion in India, about to board a train, a church parade, the regimental band and standing in lines. 4 items ESR/25/DELA/2 (1934-1937)
Copies (undated) of photographs of soldiers of 1st Battalion in India, washing and having their hair cut. 2 items ESR/25/DELA/3 (1936)
Copies (undated) of photographs of soldiers of 1st Battalion in India, forming up to begin a march. 3 items ESR/25/DELA/4 (1936)
Copies (undated) of photographs of soldiers of 1st Battalion in India, tented encampment at Ramsanchigmat, Lieutenant Colonel Roupell, artillery battery, at rest and about to board a train. 5 items ESR/25/DELA/5 nd [?1930s]
Copy (undated) of photograph of members of B Company, Fyzabad, India ESR/25/DELA/6 nd [?1930s]
DELL, CAPTAIN MONTAGUE ROGER (1892-?) ESR/25/DELL/ 1915-1929
Born, 1892. Served with Royal Naval Division, 1914-1915, and with 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, in Salonika and Macedonia, 1915-19.
Officer's record of service, giving details of training, next of kin, promotions, service and character statement. With report of Dell's performance by Lieutenant Colonel C G Ashton, Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion ESR/25/DELL/1 1915-1919
Letter from the War Office accompanying the Serbian Order of the White Eagle, 5th Class with swords ESR/25/DELL/2 7 Jun 1929
DINGLEY, PRIVATE C J ESR/25/DING/ 1992-1995
Born, c.1929. Joined as a National Service conscript, 1947, and served with 1st Battalion. Released, 1949.
Account by Dingley of his service, 1947-1949, with related correspondence, including list of photographs donated to the Museum, most of which were later returned ESR/25/DING/1 1992-1995
DINKLE, PRIVATE CYRIL WILLIAM (1896-?) ESR/25/DINK/ 1915-1953
Born, 1896. Attested, 1915. Served with 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion. Later served with 200th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Transferred to Reserve, 1919.
Typed transcript of list of addresses from [?Dinkle's] diary. 2 copies ESR/25/DINK/1 nd [?1915-1918]
Certificate issued by the Machine Gun Corps, stating that Dinkle served with the Corps ESR/25/DINK/2 nd [c.1919]
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/DINK/3 29 Sep 1919
Typed list by Dinkle of places where he stayed ESR/25/DINK/4 1916-1919; nd [after 1919]
'Ten Years After', leaflets showing photographs of Ypres and the Menin Road in 1918 and 1928 ESR/25/DINK/5 1928
Booklet describing tour of World War I battlefields by the Association of 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion. 2 copies ESR/25/DINK/6 1934
A Short History of the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/DINK/7 nd [?1950s]
Programme for Coronation Review of ex-Servicemen and women ESR/25/DINK/8 5 Jul 1953
DONOVAN, CORPORAL ALFRED ESR/25/DONO/ 1976
Served with 2/6th Battalion and was a prisoner of war during World War II.
Photocopy (undated) of account by Donovan of his experiences as a prisoner of war, particularly his friendship with M Reiser, a German soldier. Includes a letter from Reiser to Donovan ESR/25/DONO/1 (1976)
DOW, LANCE CORPORAL P W (1892-?) ESR/25/DOW/ 1916
Born in Sunningdale, Berkshire, 1892. Enlisted, 1911. Served with 1/6th Battalion. Discharged, 1916.
Character certificate ESR/25/DOW/1 5 Jan 1916
DOWLER, LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR ARTHUR A B (1895-1964) ESR/25/DOWL/ 1950S
Born in New York, 1895. Commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment, 1914. Served with 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion. Appointed to Adjutant General's staff. Awarded Croix de Guerre. Commanded 1st Battalion, Aug-Sep 1939. Posted to 49th Division. Served with Land Forces Middle East and then as Chief of Staff to Field Marshal Montgomery, with the British Army of the Rhine, 1945. Later appointed Director of Infantry at the War Office. Appointed General Officer in Command of East Africa Command. Retired, 1951. Served as Colonel of the Regiment, 1946-1954.
Photograph of Dowler. 2 copies ESR/25/DOWL/1 nd [?1950s]
DOYLE, PRIVATE A J ESR/25/DOYLAJ/ 1976-1983
Served with 2nd Battalion during World War I. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for action of 12 Mar 1915.
Correspondence regarding Doyle and the actions for which he was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal, with photocopy from History of the East Surrey Regiment by H W Pearse, vol 2, describing the battle concerned ESR/25/DOYLAJ/1 1976-1983
DOYLE, BRIGADIER M ESR/25/DOYLM/ 1980S
Served with East Surrey Regiment.
Colour photograph of Doyle in Regimental Chapel at [?Kingston Barracks] ESR/25/DOYLM/1 nd [?1980s]
DRAYSON, COLONEL ALFRED PERCY (?-1953) ESR/25/DRAY/ 1908-1954
Commissioned into 3rd Volunteer Battalion (later 6th Battalion), 1897. Commanded 6th Battalion, c.1914-1920. Served as Honorary Colonel of the Battalion, 1925-1948. Was an active member of the County of Surrey Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, and of the Royal British Legion. Served as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County. Died, 1953.
Certificate of service ESR/25/DRAY/1 1908
Reprint from Surrey Comet of article regarding the dedication of a memorial to Drayson ESR/25/DRAY/2 Oct 1954
DREWITT, SERGEANT MAJOR EDWARD ESR/25/DREW/ 1943
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II and was a prisoner of war.
Copies (undated) of photograph of Drewitt as a prisoner of war ESR/25/DREW/1 nd [c.1943]
Copy (undated) of photograph of Corporal Harry Drewitt, Royal Army Service Corps, as a prisoner of war ESR/25/DREW/2 nd [c.1943]
DRIVER, PRIVATE R ESR/25/DRIV/ 1941-1944
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II taken as a prisoner of war in 1940.
Letters and postcards sent to his parents while a prisoner of war. 13 items. With covering note giving Driver's battalion and stating that he was taken prisoner at St Valery ESR/25/DRIV/1 26 Oct 1941 -16 Oct 1944
DRUCE, J C ESR/25/DRUC/ 1917-1919
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I.
Diary kept by Druce, 20 Apr 1917-1 Apr 1918, and 2 Jan 1919-2 Mar 1919, containing entries that summarise activities over a period of several days ESR/25/DRUC/1 20 Apr 1917 -2 Mar 1919
Diary kept by Druce, containing entries for most days ESR/25/DRUC/2 17 Aug 1917 -28 May 1918
DUNGET, SERGEANT ERNEST MARK ESR/25/DUNG/ LATE 20TH CENT
Born, c.1870. Served with 4th Battalion. Killed in action, 1918.
Colour photograph of Dunget's gravestone ESR/25/DUNG/1 nd [?late 20th cent]
DUNMAN, PRIVATE FREDERICK WILLIAM (1892-?) ESR/25/DUNM/ 1915-1919
Born in Battersea, 1892. Enlisted at Wimbledon, 1911. Served with 5th Battalion. Discharged on medical grounds, 1914. Served in France [with unknown unit] during World War I, 1916-1919. Re-enlisted, 1938. Served with a territorial battalion of the Royal Engineers. Called up, 1939. Transferred to 326/31st Searchlight Battery, Royal Artillery, Aug 1940. Posted to Z Battery 127th Regiment, Royal Artillery. Transferred to Royal Army Pay Corps, 1941. Discharged, 1943.
Photocopies (undated) of fragments of attestation form and statement of services. Also photocopy of letter from Ministry of Defence with summary of his military career, 2000 ESR/25/DUNM/1 (1915-1919)
DWYER, CORPORAL EDWARD (C.1887-1916) ESR/25/DWYE/ 1912-1996
Born, c.1897. Enlisted, 1912. Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Awarded Victoria Cross. Died, 1916.
Photocopies (undated) of service papers from the National Archives, including enlistment papers, conduct sheets and letters to his next of kin regarding his belongings ESR/25/DWYE/1 (1912-1938)
Letter from Dwyer to Lieutenant H F Stoneham [later Lieutenant Colonel] from hospital, following the receipt of his Victoria Cross, describing his service and the fate of officers of the battalion, with envelopes and handwritten transcript (undated) ESR/25/DWYE/2 30 May 1915
Photograph of Dwyer, with newspaper cutting ESR/25/DWYE/3 1915-1962
Silk cigarette card showing photograph of Dwyer ESR/25/DWYE/4 nd [?1920s]
Photocopy of an article 'Small, quiet voice from the Front', which appeared in The Guardian, 9 Nov 1996, and an unedited version, concerning Dwyer, with covering letter by author Stephen Bates ESR/25/DWYE/5 1996
EAGAR, MAJOR ESR/25/EAGA/ 1823
Served with 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
Original and undated transcript of letter to Eager from [?James D Toon] concerning various matters including family news and referring to Mr Hamilton of 77th Regiment of Foot declining to purchase a commission because he might get one free ESR/25/EAGA/1 1823
EASTBROOK, MAJOR THOMAS ESR/25/EAST/ 1900
Served with 1st Surrey Rifles (later 21st London Regiment).
Photographs of Eastbrook in civilian clothes. 2 items ESR/25/EAST/1 nd [c.1900]
EDGES, N ESR/25/EDGE/ 1900
Served with 1st Battalion.
Copy (undated) of photograph of Edges' wedding ESR/25/EDGE/1 nd [c.1900]
EDMONDS, [?PRIVATE] A ESR/25/EDMO/ 1918
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Poem, 'Smithy or the old soldier's yarn', with letter from the depositor (medals referred to not present), 2003 ESR/25/EDMO/1 nd 
EDWARDS, 2ND LIEUTENANT MERVYN ASHLEY ESR/25/EDWA/ 1940
Served with the 57th (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (formerly 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment), during World War II.
Account of Edward's actions at Petagem, 22 May 1940, for which he was awarded the Military Cross ESR/25/EDWA/1 nd [c.1940]
ELDRIDGE, JOHN, ALIAS GEORGE WEBB ESR/25/ELDR/ 1890
Served with 1st Battalion in India, 1890-1905, under the name of George Webb.
Photograph of Eldridge ESR/25/ELDR/1 nd [?after 1890]
ELLIOT, WARRANT OFFICER 2ND CLASS GEORGE ALFRED (1886-?) ESR/25/ELLI/ 1915-1919
Born, 1886. Attested, 1915. Called up for service, 1916. Served with 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion. Discharged, 1919.
Photographs [?of Elliot] alone and with other soldiers. 2 items ESR/25/ELLI/1 nd [?1915 -1919]
Postcards sent by Elliot to his wife, with simple greetings on the back. 40 items ESR/25/ELLI/2 Apr 1917 -Apr 1919
Postcards sent by Elliot to his wife, with detailed messages on the back. 27 items ESR/25/ELLI/3 May 1917 -Jan 1919
Menu for Corporals' mess Christmas dinner ESR/25/ELLI/4 Dec 1918
Programmes for entertainments presented by Corporals' or Sergeants' mess. 3 items ESR/25/ELLI/5 1918-1919
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/ELLI/6 9 Dec 1919
French banknotes for 25, 10 and 5 centimes. 3 items ESR/25/ELLI/7 nd [1910s]
EMMS, PRIVATE WILLIAM ARTHUR (1905-?) ESR/25/EMMS/ 1923-1954
Born, 1905. Enlisted, 1924. Served with 2nd Battalion and later with 1st Battalion. Discharged, 1936. Re-enlisted, c.1941. Served with unknown regiment. Discharged 1946.
Photocopy (dated 2006) of photographs of groups of soldiers, parades, sports teams and an individual soldier [?Emms] ESR/25/EMMS/1 (1923-1931)
Photocopy (undated) of record of service ESR/25/EMMS/2 (1936-1954)
ENGLISH, MAJOR R W ESR/25/ENGL/ LATE 20TH CENT
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Poem 'The Mission and its Brother' by English ESR/25/ENGL/1 nd [?late 20th cent]
Articles by English concerning the British Mission to China, 1940. 2 items ESR/25/ENGL/2 nd [?late 20th cent]
Identity card (Chinese text) and 'hands across the sea' badge, with envelope briefly explaining items ESR/25/ENGL/3 nd [c.1940]
ESTALL, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR CHARLES MARTIN (1894-?) ESR/25/ESTA/ 1914-1940
Born, 1894. Enlisted in Norfolk Regiment, 1914. Served with 8th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment. Awarded Military Cross. Transferred to Reserve, 1919. Joined 1st Battalion, c.1919.
Map showing battle zone positions of two East Surrey companies ESR/25/ESTA/1 nd [?1915-1918]
Calendar of dates on which 8th Battalion was in action during World War I ESR/25/ESTA/2 nd [c.1918]
Newspaper cutting describing experiences of soldiers on the Western Front, mentioning two unnamed members of the East Surrey Regiment (text faded at crease, some words unreadable) ESR/25/ESTA/3 nd [?1915-1918]
Letter to Estall from Major [name badly faded], 8th Battalion, requesting two photographs for albums being compiled of the Warrant Officers, NCOs and those awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal or Military Cross ESR/25/ESTA/4 nd [?1914-1919]
Newspaper cutting of article 'Glorious East Surreys: A Football Match with Death in Picardy' (article incomplete) ESR/25/ESTA/5 nd [c.1916]
Message from XIX Corps to 18th Division, congratulating them on their work (part missing) ESR/25/ESTA/6 nd [?1917-1918]
Special order of the day by Lieutenant Colonel A P B Irwin, Commanding Officer of 8th Battalion, praising the Battalion for its attack at [?St Pierre Vaast Wood], 1 Sep 1918 (text faded in places) ESR/25/ESTA/7 5 Sep 1918
Orders issued to 8th Battalion, mentioning that Estall has been awarded the Croix de Guerre ESR/25/ESTA/8 [?14 Feb 1918]
Daily parade state sheet for A Company, 8th Battalion ESR/25/ESTA/9 26 Feb 1919
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/ESTA/10 1 Apr 1919
Typescript of an address by Lieutenant General Sir T L N Morland on presentation of Colours to battalions of 55th Brigade, including 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment (portion of page is torn and not present) ESR/25/ESTA/11 12 Jan 1919
Battalion orders issued to 1st Battalion, regarding plans to disembark from the SS Santa Elena ESR/25/ESTA/12 9 Oct 1919
Letter to Estall from [?M] Sutton, congratulating him on completing a course and achieving a 'double D' ESR/25/ESTA/13 10 Oct 1921
1st Battalion orders, Estall's name appearing on a list of those who passed a rifle and bayonet training course ESR/25/ESTA/14 26 Dec 1921
Note from Captain Kent, Commanding Officer of A Company, 1st Battalion, to the superintendent of Peak Tramways asking him to give concessionary tickets to Estall and his family ESR/25/ESTA/15 17 Jan 1924
1st Battalion orders, mentioning that Estall has been promoted to Warrant Officer Class II and appointed Company Sergeant Major ESR/25/ESTA/16 18 Jun 1926
Letter to Sergeant Major Glarris from Abdull Bakin, Hong Kong, offering his services as a barber ESR/25/ESTA/17 5 Aug 1940
Account by Lieutenant Colonel D J ff Campbell of his recollections of Estall ESR/25/ESTA/18 nd [?mid 20th cent]
EVANS, BANDSMAN R ESR/25/EVAN/ 1902-1945
Served with [?1st Battalion], 1937-1939.
Postcard with brief history of regiment and list of battle honours, up to 1902 ESR/25/EVAN/1 nd [?after 1902]
Certificate of service with the regiment, showing dates served ESR/25/EVAN/2 1939
'Letter no 3 by the Commander in Chief on non-fraternization' ESR/25/EVAN/3 14 Jul 1945
Chart for calculating soldiers' service to the nearest day, marked 'QMS [?Swanson]' ESR/25/EVAN/4 nd [?mid 20th cent]
'Battalion Permanent Detail by order of Lieut Col I R Lovel': booklet containing rules concerning the daily activities of the Battalion ESR/25/EVAN/5 nd [?mid 20th cent]
FARROW, PRIVATE H V (1898-?) ESR/25/FARR/ 1906-1920
Born, 1898. Enlisted at Croydon, 1915. Served at the Depot. Discharged, 1920.
Private Prayers for Men, compiled by the Rev R Beresford, Leeds Parish Church ESR/25/FARR/1 1906
The Gospel according to St Mark, Active Service, 1914-1916, with printed message from Lord Roberts to soldiers. Also some hymns with music scores printed at the back ESR/25/FARR/2 nd [c.1916]
Discharge certificate ESR/25/FARR/3 3 Jun 1920
Covering letter accompanying campaign medals and stating which were awarded (medals not present) ESR/25/FARR/4 nd [c.1920]
FELLOWES, CAPTAIN PEREGRINE HENRY THOMAS ESR/25/FELL/ 1893-1989
Commissioned into 31st Regiment of Foot, 1873. Appointed Adjutant, 1880. Served in Australia [?with Australian military forces]. Returned to the UK and resumed command of his company [?in 1st Battalion], c.1891. Appointed Chief Constable of Hampshire, 1891. Killed trying to stop a runaway horse, 1893.
Copies (undated) of photograph of Fellowes. 2 copies ESR/25/FELL/1 nd [c.1893]
Cutting containing article regarding Fellowes from Regimental Newsletter ESR/25/FELL/2 May 1989
FICKLIN, MAJOR ESR/25/FICK/ 1897
Served with 3rd Volunteer Battalion (later 6th Battalion).
Resolution of the Council of the Surrey Volunteer Rifle Association thanking Ficklin for his services and wishing him well in his retirement ESR/25/FICK/1 9 Sep 1897
FINNIS, SERGEANT R J ESR/25/FINN/ 1992
Served with [?1st] Battalion during World War II. Killed in action, 1943.
Correspondence regarding Finnis' career ESR/25/FINN/1 1992
FISH, LAWRENCE ESR/25/FISH/ 1991
Served as a sniper with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Account by Fish of his experiences in Northern Italy, 1944 ESR/25/FISH/1 1991
FLEMING-SANDES, CAPTAIN ALFRED JAMES TERRANCE (1894-1961) ESR/25/FLEM/ 1852-1961
Born at Tulse Hill Park, 1894. Enlisted, 1914. Served with 2nd Battalion during World War I. Awarded Victoria Cross, 1915. Discharged, 1919. Became a Master at Copthorne School, 1919. Recalled to active service, c.1919. Served with Sudan civil service in the Education Department, 1919-1924. Transferred to the Political Department and appointed a District Judge, 1924, and later a Provincial Judge, 1932, Judge of the High Court, 1935, and Judge-Advocate General of the Sudan Defence Force, 1942. Retired, 1944. Died, 1961.
Admission ticket to St Paul's Cathedral for the funeral of the Duke of Wellington ESR/25/FLEM/1 [?1852]
Copies (dated c.2006) of medals and photographs originally included in this file, which were sent to the Museum, with a photocopy (dated c.2006) of a cutting describing the actions for which Fleming-Sandes was awarded the VC, which was attached to the back of the frame containing the photographs and medals ESR/25/FLEM/2 nd [early 20th cent]
Copy (undated) of photograph of Fleming-Sandes ESR/25/FLEM/3 nd [c.1915]
Envelope addressed to Fleming-Sandes, marked 'Lord Chamberlain', postmarked 1920. Contains compliments slip from the War Office, 1956 ESR/25/FLEM/4 1920-1956
Invitations to a Royal Reception for Victoria Cross holders, 1920, and the celebrations to mark the Centenary of the Victoria Cross, 1956 ESR/25/FLEM/5 1920-1956
Certificate of award of Coronation Medal ESR/25/FLEM/6 12 May 1937
Warrant giving Fleming-Sands licence to wear the insignia of Commander of the Order of the Nile (English text) ESR/25/FLEM/7 7 Apr 1942
Third class Order of the Nile, with original envelope (Arabic text) ESR/25/FLEM/8 nd [c.1942]
Certificate of award of Coronation Medal ESR/25/FLEM/9 2 Jun 1953
Programme for Coronation Review of ex-service men and women by Queen Elizabeth II ESR/25/FLEM/10 5 Jul 1953
Text of speech given by the Queen at a review of holders of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, with royal signature ESR/25/FLEM/11 26 Jun 1956
Book accompanying Victoria Cross Centenary Exhibition, listing the citations of all the VC holders in the exhibition ESR/25/FLEM/12 1956
Christmas cards from the Victoria Cross Association. 3 items ESR/25/FLEM/13 1956-1959
Photograph of four former soldiers and a senior officer [?outside a Church] wearing medals. Fleming-Sandes is on the far right ESR/25/FLEM/14 nd [before 1961]
FOOT, BRIGADIER R C ESR/25/FOOT/ 1959
Commanded 21st Battalion, London Regiment, 1935-1939. Commanded 6th Anti Aircraft Rocket Regiment, 1939-c.1943. Appointed Commander 49th A A Brigade, 1943. Appointed Commander 305th Infantry Brigade, 1944.
Photocopy (undated) of account by Foot of his service with 21st Battalion, as printed in several newsletters of 1st Surrey Rifles ESR/25/FOOT/1 (1959)
FORSHAW, BOB ESR/25/FORS/ 1970S
Served with [2nd Battalion], and was blinded while a prisoner of war during World War II.
Cuttings regarding Forshaw having taken part in the first archery contest for the war blinded ESR/25/FORS/1 nd [?1970s]
FOSSEY, PRIVATE W A C ESR/25/FOSS/ 1915-1919
Served with [?8th Battalion], East Surrey Regiment. Awarded Military Medal, 1919.
Copy (undated) of photograph of Fossey ESR/25/FOSS/1 nd [1915-1918]
Certificate issued by General Rawlinson, congratulating Fossey on winning the Military Medal ESR/25/FOSS/2 27 Feb 1919
FOSTER, CORPORAL EDWARD (C.1887-1946) ESR/25/FOSTE/ 1946-1997
Born in Tooting, c.1887. Served with 13th (Service) Battalion. Awarded Victoria Cross, 1917. Died, 1946.
Copies (undated) of photographs of Foster, including receiving the Victoria Cross from King George V. 2 copies ESR/25/FOSTE/1 (1917)
Transcripts and original of newspaper articles regarding the death of Foster, 1946, and original cutting regarding a new headstone on Foster's grave, 1997 ESR/25/FOSTE/2 (1946)-1997
Colour photographs of Foster's family with mayor of Wandsworth at the naming of Foster's Way. 2 items ESR/25/FOSTE/3 1995
Colour photographs of the service of rededication of Foster's gravestone. 19 items ESR/25/FOSTE/4 1997
FOSTER, PRIVATE JOHN HENRY (1921-?) ESR/25/FOSTJH/ 1939-1946
Born in Hersham, 1921. Enlisted at Hersham, 1939. Served with 2/6th Battalion and was captured at St Valery, 1940. Was a German prisoner of war. Discharged, 1946.
Soldier's pay book, with small flower pressed between pages ESR/25/FOSTJH/1 1939-1940
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of service, training, leave, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/FOSTJH/2 1940-1944
Register form issued by Third US Army for recovered prisoners of war ESR/25/FOSTJH/3 nd [c.1941]
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of service, training, leave, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/FOSTJH/4 1945-1946
Soldier's release book, including release leave certificate ESR/25/FOSTJH/5 1946
Photocopy (undated) of cutting showing photograph of C Company, 2/6th Battalion ESR/25/FOSTJH/6 nd [late 20th cent]
FOSTER, GENERAL SIR RICHARD (1879-?) ESR/25/FOSTR/ 1930S
Born, 1879. Entered the Royal Marine Artillery, 1897. Later served as Adjutant-General, Royal Marines. Served as Colonel of the East Surrey Regiment, 1939-1946.
Photograph of Foster. 2 copies ESR/25/FOSTR/1 nd [?1930s]
FOWLES, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR REGINALD GERALD (1902-?) ESR/25/FOWL/ 1925-1952
Born, 1902. Enlisted, 1925. Served at the Depot. Served with 2nd Battalion in Gibraltar, 1927-1929, and England, 1929-1937. Served [?with 1st Battalion] in India, Mar 1937-Oct 1937, Sudan, 1937-1939, France, 1939-1940. Served with the Regiment in England during latter part of World War II. Discharged, 1946. Papers donated by RSM Fowles
Attestation form ESR/25/FOWL/1 15 Sep 1925
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/FOWL/2 15 Oct 1925
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/FOWL/3 19 Jan 1926
Photograph album compiled by Fowles: views of Malaya, 1923, India and Khartoum, Sudan, 1937-38; service in Jersey, 1926, and Gibraltar, 1927-8, Aldershot Tattoo, 1935, and Coronation parade, Fyzabad, 1937; family photographs ESR/25/FOWL/4 1926-
Certificate of attendance at the 39th course run by the school of education at Shorncliffe ESR/25/FOWL/5 22 Jun 1928
First class certificate of education, with stamp indicating that he achieved 80% in mathematics ESR/25/FOWL/6 20 Mar 1929
Certificate of attendance at a long qualifying course in the rifle and light machine gun ESR/25/FOWL/7 1936
Pass to be absent from quarters ESR/25/FOWL/8 20 Nov 1939
Certificate of transfer to the reserve ESR/25/FOWL/9 16 Sep 1947
Soldier's release book, including release leave certificate ESR/25/FOWL/10 1947-1948
Certificate of service, including character statement and discharge certificate ESR/25/FOWL/11 1952
Photograph of a large building by a river ESR/25/FOWL/12 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Photographs [?of Fowles] ESR/25/FOWL/13 nd [?mid 20th cent]
FRARY, LANCE SERGEANT FREDERICK JOHN ESR/25/FRAR/ 1945
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1945.
Handwritten transcript (undated) of Frary's citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal. 2 copies ESR/25/FRAR/1 (1945)
FRODSHAM, LIEUTENANT COLONEL W J ESR/25/FROD/ 1908
Served with East Surrey Volunteer Infantry Brigade. Commanded 1st Battalion, 1899-1903.
Postcard of Frodsham and his staff at Brighton camp, addressed to Mrs Veal, Southampton, with a message from her unnamed son ESR/25/FROD/1 1908
Photograph of Frodsham ESR/25/FROD/2 nd [?1900s]
GAYWOOD, MAJOR FREDERICK JAMES ESR/25/GAYW/ 1917-1940
Served with 8th (Service) Battalion during World War I.
Notebook kept by Gaywood, recording daily routine, notes on HQ Company and some soldiers' names ESR/25/GAYW/1 18 Sep 1917 -8 Oct 1917
Transcript of Gaywood's citations for the Military Cross, gazetted Apr 1917, and for a second bar to the Military Cross, c.1918 ESR/25/GAYW/2 (Apr 1917-1918)
Photograph of Gaywood ESR/25/GAYW/3 1918
Field Service postcard to Miss Alison Gaywood ESR/25/GAYW/4 29 May 1940
GEARY, 2ND LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN HANDLEY (C.1891-?) ESR/25/GEAR/ 1914-1986
Born, c.1891. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant, 1914. Served with 4th Battalion, but attached to 1st Battalion. Awarded Victoria Cross, 1915.
Scrapbook containing letters from Geary and his sister to Mrs Gunby Hadath [?a friend], 1914-1915; newspaper cuttings and army orders relating to the award of the VC; 1915, photographs of Geary alone and with [?his brother and mother]; typed copy (undated) of Geary's diary, Sep 1914-Apr 1915; copy of an account by Geary for the East Surrey Regiment Annals, of events on Hill 60, 19-21 Apr 1915; letters to [Lieutenant] Darwell, who assumed command of the Battalion during the battle at Hill 60, from senior officers, concerning the events of that battle and news of other Battalions, 1915. Also press cuttings and ephemera relating to Geary's later life, including his ordination, 1921, engagement and marriage, 1921-1922, and the birth of his son, 1924 ESR/25/GEAR/1 1914-1924
Photograph of Geary on a stretcher carried by German prisoners of war at Achiet-le-Petit ESR/25/GEAR/1 1918
Caption card for a German bayonet captured by Geary during a trench raid, with biographical information of Geary. Bayonet in Regimental Museum ESR/25/GEAR/2 May 1986
GIBBS, SERGEANT STANLEY V ESR/25/GIBB/ 1944-1945
Served with 1/6th Battalion. Awarded the Military Medal, 1945.
Photocopies of photographs and newspaper cuttings concerning Gibbs. Includes photocopy of citation for the Military Medal, 1945, transcript of a [radio] broadcast in which Gibbs took part, 1944, and letters [from his former employers?] congratulating him on the broadcast and on being awarded the Military Medal, 1945. Includes some handwritten notes regarding Gibbs' medals, [?late 20th cent] ESR/25/GIBB/1 (1944-1945)
GIBSON, PRIVATE KENNETH JOHN ESR/25/GIBSKJ/ 1940-1980
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II. Transferred to 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action, 1944.
Certificate issued to Gibson by the town of Dunkirk ESR/25/GIBSKJ/1 nd [c.1940]
Consolatory letter to Gibson's sister from the Battalion Chaplain ESR/25/GIBSKJ/2 15 Dec 1944
Press cutting containing obituary ESR/25/GIBSKJ/3 nd [?1944]
Letter from depositor donating items and giving further information, including the location of Gibson's grave ESR/25/GIBSKJ/4 nd [?1980]
GIBSON, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR N J ESR/25/GIBSNJ/ 1908-1914
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Copies (undated) of photographs of Gibson and his family. 3 items ESR/25/GIBSNJ/1 (1908-c.1914)
GILLESPIE, SERGEANT NEIL ESR/25/GILL/ 1843-1844
Born in Ballymena, near Belfast, c.1804. Enlisted in Belfast, 1822. Served with 31st Regiment of Foot, including in Afghanistan, 1842. Discharged, 1844.
Photocopies (undated) of discharge forms and statement of accounts, with transcripts and covering letter from depositor, [c.2002] ESR/25/GILL/1 (1843-1844)
GILMOUR, ALAN J ESR/25/GILM/ 1986
Enlisted, 1939. Served with the 42nd Royal Tank Corps and 48th Royal Tank Regiment during World War II.
Photocopy (undated) of an article 'Titan goes to war' by Gilmour from the magazine British Army Review concerning his experiences during World War II ESR/25/GILM/1 Dec 1986
GINGELL, W G ESR/25/GING/ 1940S
Served with 1st Battalion.
Photograph of W G Gingell ESR/25/GING/1 nd [?1940s]
GLOVER, CAPTAIN FRANK PERCY JOSEPH ESR/25/GLOV/ 1918-1943
Served with the East Surrey Regiment Special Reserve during World War I. Later served with Home Guard.
Photocopies of citation for the Military Cross. 2 copies each of 2 different citations ESR/25/GLOV/1 (1918)
Certificate presented by the Home Guard Training School, Nonsuch Park, to Glover in grateful recognition of his services ESR/25/GLOV/2 nd [c.1943]
GOLDFINCH, CORPORAL J H ESR/25/GOLD/ 1997
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Colour photograph of Goldfinch at the Burma Star reunion, Blackpool ESR/25/GOLD/1 1997
GOOCH, LANCE CORPORAL FREDERICK ESR/25/GOOC/ 1997
Served with [1st Battalion] during World War II. Volunteered for special service and took part in the raid on Dieppe, Aug 1942, as part of No 4 Commando.
A photograph was also donated with this certificate. It can be found on page 44 of ESR/2/13/1/91.
Certificate awarded to those who took part in the Dieppe Raid, 1942 (French text) ESR/25/GOOC/1 19 Aug 1997
Covering letter from John Skerry, who served with Gooch and was also at Dieppe, explaining the origin of the certificate and recalling his memories of Gooch ESR/25/GOOC/2 nd [c.1997]
GOULD, DRUM MAJOR HENRY JOHN ESR/25/GOUL/ 1920S-1930S
Served with 1st Battalion.
Copies (undated) of photographs of Gould alone and in groups with other soldiers. 4 items ESR/25/GOUL/1 nd [?1920s -1930s]
GRANT, CORPORAL HENRY EDWARD ESR/25/GRANT/ 1958
Born, 1915. Enlisted in London, 1934. Served with [2nd Battalion] in China, 1938-1940, Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a Japanese prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Transferred to reserve, 1946. Served in England, 1946-1951, with [?1st Battalion as part of] Middle East Land Forces in Egypt, [1951-1955]. Served in England, 1955-1958. Discharged, 1958.
Certificate of service, including character statement, certificates of transfer to reserve and discharge ESR/25/GRANT/1 1958
GRANTHAM, 2ND LIEUTENANT ERNEST RUSSELL (?-1917) ESR/25/GRANTH/ 1917
Served with 9th Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1917.
Letters from Lieutenant Colonel L J Le Fleming, Commanding Officer of 9th Battalion, and Captain Percy High, Grantham's company commander, to Mr A Grantham concerning the death of his son. 2 items ESR/25/GRANTH/1 28 Nov 1917 -2 Dec 1917
Letter from Annie Grantham, Ernest's mother, to Glen Williams, thanking him for his letter of sympathy (not present) ESR/25/GRANTH/2 8 Dec 1917
Photographs [of Grantham]. 2 items ESR/25/GRANTH/3 nd [?1915-1917]
GRAY, PRIVATE JACK THOMAS (C.1919-1940) ESR/25/GRAY/ 1980S
Born, c.1919. Served with 1st Battalion in World War II. Killed in action, 1940.
Colour photograph of gravestones in Bournemouth North Cemetery, including Gray's ESR/25/GRAY/1 nd [?1980s]
GREY SMITH, CAPTAIN W A C ESR/25/GREY/ 1885
Served with 2nd Battalion. Served at the Depot while 2nd Battalion was in Sudan, 1885. Served with 2nd Battalion in the 2nd Afghan War, 1878-1880.
Map of the Nile from Assouan to Khartoum, stamped 'Officers' Mess East Surrey Regiment', with label giving brief biographical details of Grey Smith ESR/25/GREY/1 nd [c.1885]
GRIFFEN, PRIVATE ESR/25/GRIF/ 1946
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Photocopies (undated) of correspondence concerning recommendation of Griffen for the Military Medal, including a detailed description of the actions for which he is recommended ESR/25/GRIF/1 (1946)
GRIFFITHS, PRIVATE GEOFFREY ALAN (1925-?) ESR/25/GRIFT/ 1942-1953
Born, 1925. Enlisted, 1944. Served with General Service Corps, May 1944-Jun 1944. Joined 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, Jun 1944. Discharged, 1947.
Leaflets regarding income tax allowances and deductions. 3 items ESR/25/GRIFT/1 1942-1947
Soldier's service book, giving details of service, training, leave, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/GRIFT/2 1944-1946
Programme for presentation of new Colours to 2nd Battalion at West Chiltington Camp, Sussex ESR/25/GRIFT/3 30 Nov 1945
Newspaper cuttings regarding the use of footballs by 8th Battalion at the Battle of the Somme, presentation of Colours to 2nd Battalion in 1945, the situation in Palestine in 1947, and the regiment's history in general ESR/25/GRIFT/4 1945-1953
Leaflet and blank form regarding reinstatement in civil employment, with blank form to register with the National Association for Employment of Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen ESR/25/GRIFT/5 nd [c.1946]
Embarkation card, for embarkation at Port Said ESR/25/GRIFT/6 nd [c.1946]
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/GRIFT/7 29 Oct 1947
Record of service card, showing regiments served with and dates ESR/25/GRIFT/8 29 Oct 1947
Postcard, filled in by Griffiths, advising of his change of address ESR/25/GRIFT/9 4 Dec 1947
Soldier's release book, including release certificate, leaflets regarding pay arrangements, allowances and notice to soldiers reminding them that they must obtain War Office approval prior to publishing any letter or article in the press ESR/25/GRIFT/10 1947
1 shilling voucher to be used in British Service Canteens ESR/25/GRIFT/11 nd [?1944-1947]
HALLAM, [?PRIVATE] ESR/25/HALL/ 1946-1947
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Photograph album relating to Hallam's service in Palestine with Carrier Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 1946-1947: local views in Egypt and around Haifa, Palestine, soldiers (with list of names), voyage back, 1947. Donated by Hallam ESR/25/HALL/1 1946-1947
HAMILTON, LIEUTENANT W R P ESR/25/HAMI/ 1870S
Served with 70th Regiment of Foot and later with Guides Cavalry. Awarded Victoria Cross.
Photographs of Hamilton ESR/25/HAMI/1 nd [?1870s]
HAMMON, CORPORAL HENRY N ESR/25/HAMM/ 1908
Served with 4th Volunteer Battalion, 1894-1908.
Certificate of service, giving dates served with the Battalion ESR/25/HAMM/1 1908
HANCE, COMPANY QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT FRANK WILLIAM (1912-?) ESR/25/HANC/ 1939-1988
Born, 1912. Served with 2/6th Battalion in France, 1940. Continued to serve with the East Surrey Regiment throughout World War II, later in 12 Holding Battalion. Transferred to reserve, 1945. Discharged, 1947.
Soldier's service book, giving details of service, training, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/HANC/1 1939-1945
Field service postcards sent by Hance to his wife. 5 items ESR/25/HANC/2 21 May 1940 -2 Jun 1940
Postcard sent by Hance to his wife, informing her that he has arrived in England ESR/25/HANC/3 12 Jun 1940
Letter and receipt from the War Effort Committee, concerning donation to Local Prisoner of War Fund ESR/25/HANC/4 Dec 1943
Soldier's release book, including release leave certificate ESR/25/HANC/5 1945-1946
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/HANC/6 25 Oct 1945
Discharge certificate ESR/25/HANC/7 26 Aug 1947
Photograph of Hance with group of soldiers ESR/25/HANC/8 nd [mid 20th cent]
Certificate for a commemorative medal issued by the Ceux De La Somme Association ESR/25/HANC/9 1 Jul 1956
Invitation to amalgamation parade ESR/25/HANC/10 22 Apr 1960
Old Comrades' Association subscription card ESR/25/HANC/11 1967-1977
Press cutting regarding the death of Hance's wife and giving details of Hance's own war service ESR/25/HANC/12 22 Jan 1988
List of items donated to Museum, including most of above ESR/25/HANC/13 Oct 1994
HANNAFORD, B A ESR/25/HANN/ 1938-1941
Served with 1st Battalion, including in Khartoum and Shanghai, 1938-1939.
Photograph album compiled by Hannaford: views of Khartoum, individuals and groups of British, Egyptian and Sudanese soldiers, filming 'The Four Feathers', social events, battalion in Shanghai, 1939, and Dover, 1941. With 6 loose photographs inserted. Donated by Mrs Hannaford ESR/25/HANN/1 1938-1941
HARDING, 2ND LIEUTENANT FREDERICK (?-1917) ESR/25/HARDI/ 1917
Served with 12th Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, Sep 1917.
Photocopy (undated) of consolatory letter from Lieutenant Colonel E Knapp to Mr Harding concerning the death of 2nd Lieutenant Frederick Harding and informing her that Knapp has a 'condition of the nerves' ESR/25/HARDI/1 (1917)
Copy of photograph of officers of 12th Battalion, including Harding ESR/25/HARDI/2 nd [c.1917]
HARDY, BANDSMAN WILLIAM JAMES HENRY (1901-?) ESR/25/HARDY/ 1919
Born, 1901. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1915. Served at the Depot during World War I. Discharged, 1919.
Discharge certificate ESR/25/HARDY/1 26 Aug 1919
Character certificate ESR/25/HARDY/2 26 Aug 1919
Notification of War Badge award ESR/25/HARDY/3 30 Sep 1919
HARRIS, R C ESR/25/HARR/ 1870S
Served with 70th Regiment of Foot.
Photograph of Harris ESR/25/HARR/1 nd [?1870s]
HATT-COOK, LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN (1913-1999) ESR/25/HATT/ 1999
Born, 1913. Served with 1/6th Battalion during World War II. Awarded Military Cross, 1943.
Newspaper cutting from Daily Telegraph of Hatt-Cook's obituary ESR/25/HATT/1 3 Jul 1999
HAWKINS, COMPANY QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT HAROLD W (C.1912-?) ESR/25/HAWK/ 1933-1996
Born, c.1912. Joined 5th Battalion, c.1926. Resigned, 1938. Served as a member of Home Guard during World War II. Enlisted in Cadet Force as an under-officer, 1944. Served in 5th Cadet Battalion. Resigned, 1945.
Records also relate to other family members:
Sergeant W J Hawkins, father of Harold, who served with 2nd Volunteer Rifles (later 5th Battalion) and fought in the Boer War. He later served with the Battalion during World War I.
Private J E Hawkins, brother of Harold, who served with the 5th Battalion, c.1924-c.1946.
Correspondence, with photocopies (undated) of ephemera, photographs, newspaper cuttings and notes regarding Hawkins and other members of his family, Sergeant W J Hawkins and Private J E Hawkins who also served with the 5th Battalion ESR/25/HAWK/1 (1933)-1996
HEALES, CAPTAIN A G ESR/25/HEAL/ 1914-1918
Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II.
Notebook kept by Heales, containing notes on munitions, trenches and tactics ESR/25/HEAL/1 nd [1914-1918]
HEDGES, SERGEANT GEORGE ESR/25/HEDG/ C.1918-1919
Served with 1st Battalion. Awarded the Croix de Guerre by Belgian Government, 1919.
Photograph of Hedges, with list of medals awarded to him on the back ESR/25/HEDG/1 nd [c.1918]
Certificate of award of the Croix de Guerre (French text) ESR/25/HEDG/2 1919
HICKS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL MAXWELL GEORGE ESR/25/HICK/ 1914-1945
Served with 1/6th Battalion during World War I. Commanded the 6th Battalion, 1926-1939.
Prints of scanned photographs, postcards and other ephemera relating to his military career, 1914-, including service in Aden and India. 26 items including commentary on scanned images. Presented by his grandson, Mr Simon Hicks, in May 2005 ESR/25/HICK/1 1914-
HILL, MAJOR PETER GUY EGERTON (1911-2002) ESR/25/HILL/ 1932-LATE 20TH CENT
Born in Chatham, 1911. Commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment, 1932. Served with 1st Battalion in India and Sudan, where he took part in the making of the film 'The Four Feathers'. Served with the Battalion in France, 1939-1940. Commanded HQ Company, c.1940-1943, during which period he also spent time as both Acting 2nd in Command and Acting Commander of the Battalion. Appointed as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General HQ 13th Corps, 1943. Served in Italy and Palestine. Commanded the Regimental Depot, 1950-1952. Appointed as a Staff Officer at Fortress HQ, Gibraltar, 1952. Commanded No 1 Training Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, at Blandford, 1955-1959. Served as Camp Commandant in Malta, 1959-1961. Retired, 1976. Was a key figure in establishing and running the Regimental Museum, along with his wife, Daphne. Died, 2002.
For a photograph album perhaps compiled by Hill of the 1st Battalion in India, 1933-37, see ESR/2/13/14.
Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, with original envelope ESR/25/HILL/1 18 Jan 1932
Letter to Hill from the War Office, informing him that he has been appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/HILL/2 30 Jan 1932
Photograph album, 'Four Feathers, 1 Surreys, 1938': soldiers of the Battalion being used as extras for the film 'The Four Feathers', with loose pages of captions. Donated by Major P G E Hill ESR/25/HILL/3 1938
Orders for movement of rail parties from Saar Area, 1940, messages concerning Battalion movement by march route, administrative updates and announcements, report regarding the system of occupation of German forward positions between the Rhine and the Moselle (translated from French), instructions for a debussing demonstration, 1940, and training notes regarding anti-gas precautions. [Although some of these papers relate to Hill, it is possible that not all do] ESR/25/HILL/4 1940
Correspondence and papers related to the revision of Form AF B 199 A, giving details of Hill's service ESR/25/HILL/5 3 Oct 1944 -8 Aug 1947
Memoranda regarding Hill's appointment as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters No 55 Area ESR/25/HILL/6 6 Apr 1945 -6 Jun 1947
Photograph of Hill in a swimming pool in Trieste ESR/25/HILL/7 1945
Certificate of thanks to Hill for his services to Headquarters 55 Area, with original envelope ESR/25/HILL/8 23 Mar 1946
Slip sent with campaign medals, giving number awarded ESR/25/HILL/9 nd [c.1946]
Memorandum to Hill informing him that he is posted as a 2nd grade Staff Officer in the 2nd grade pool, Middle East Land Forces, and giving instructions for proceeding to his new post ESR/25/HILL/10 7 Nov 1947
Memorandum approving Hill's posting as DAAG at HQ 3 Infantry Division ESR/25/HILL/11 16 Dec 1946
Memorandum approving Hill's posting as DAAG at HQ 1 Infantry Division, with related handwritten extracts from battalion orders ESR/25/HILL/12 8 May 1947 -29 Aug 1947
Order posting Hill to 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, from HQ 1 Infantry Division ESR/25/HILL/13 5 May 1948
Application made by Hill for conversion of the SC staff college symbol he currently holds to PSC ESR/25/HILL/14 18 Nov 1948
Certificate authorising Hill to purchase a suit of No 1 Dress ESR/25/HILL/15 31 Jan 1949
Course report for Hill for '2IC No 4' Course run by the School of Military Administration ESR/25/HILL/16 9 Mar 1949
Correspondence with War Office regarding Mentioned in Dispatches and Mentioned in Dispatches (Palestine) awards, including a certificate and original envelope. 9 items ESR/25/HILL/17 5 Apr 1949 -7 Feb 1950
Letter from Director of Personnel Administration to Headquarters, 2 Infantry Brigade, British Troops, Greece, regarding a new appointment for Hill as a Staff Officer on 'RHE' ESR/25/HILL/28 27 Oct 1949
Rules regarding the wearing of officers' cap badges, issued by Regimental Depot ESR/25/HILL/19 16 Nov 1949
Order posting Hill to Home Counties Brigade Training Centre at Shorncliffe, with related movement order and correspondence between Hill and the centre regarding delaying his arrival as he is already on leave and related arrangements to spend his leave in France. 14 items ESR/25/HILL/20 13 Dec 1949 -27 Feb 1950
Correspondence relating to Hill's appointment as Commanding Officer of the Regimental Depot. 4 items ESR/25/HILL/21 6 Jan 1950 -21 Feb 1950
Correspondence between Hill and the War Office regarding the General Service Medal for his service in Palestine. 4 items ESR/25/HILL/22 27 Feb 1950 -7 Mar 1950
Memorandum and orders regarding Hill's posting as General Staff Officer III at Headquarters Gibraltar Fortress ESR/25/HILL/23 21 Apr 1952 -27 Jun 1952
Original and photocopy (undated) of newspaper cutting of list of names [?reprinted from the London Gazette]. Several names, including Hill, are underlined ESR/25/HILL/24 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Empty folder marked 'Service-Personal', with rough notes inside cover regarding retired pay ESR/25/HILL/25 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Membership card for the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association issued to Mrs D Hill ESR/25/HILL/26 Mar 1985
Photocopy (undated) of account by Hill of his service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, Nov 1942-Dec 1943 ESR/25/HILL/27 nd [?late 20th cent]
HIMLEY, MAJOR W A ESR/25/HIME/ 1931-1940S
Served with 1st Battalion.
Page [?from an album] with photographs of Himley's wedding to Miss Kean at Pindi, India, and of sentries in uniform at the Sobraon Ball ESR/25/HIME/1 1931
Photograph of Major W A Himley ESR/25/HIME/2 nd [?1940s]
HISTED, PRIVATE ALFRED G (1896-?) ESR/25/HIST/ 1914-1955
Born in Newport, Isle of Wight, 1896. Enlisted, 1915. Served with 2nd Battalion. Discharged, 1916.
Postcards showing scenes at Dranoutre and after the bombing at Ypres. 5 items ESR/25/HIST/1 1914-1915
Will, written on page from service book (rest of book not present) ESR/25/HIST/2 6 Jul 1915
Christmas card ESR/25/HIST/3 Dec 1915
Hospital identification label ESR/25/HIST/4 1915
Postcard sent by Histed [?to his father], showing maps of Northern France ESR/25/HIST/5 1915
Slip of paper with address of [?Mrs F Hayes] ESR/25/HIST/6 nd [c.1915]
Note describing wound received ESR/25/HIST/7 nd [c.1915]
Photographs of staff and patients at a hospital [where Histed was treated] ESR/25/HIST/8 nd [c.1915]
Field medical card, with original envelope ESR/25/HIST/9 nd [c.1915]
Newspaper cuttings of maps of the Western Front and the area around Lille. 2 items ESR/25/HIST/10 nd [?1914-1918]
Wallet containing character certificate, with advice regarding civilian employment and instructions for men of the army reserve ESR/25/HIST/11 15 Aug 1916
Discharge certificate ESR/25/HIST/12 15 Aug 1916
Character certificate ESR/25/HIST/13 15 Aug 1916
Newspaper cutting regarding the sacrifices made by soldiers during World War I ESR/25/HIST/14 nd [c.1955]
HITCHCOCK, PRIVATE ARTHUR W E ESR/25/HITC/ 1991-1992
Called up, 1939. Served in Intelligence Section of 1/6th Battalion.
Account of experiences in France and evacuation of Dunkirk, Oct 1939-8 Jun 1940. 2 copies, with related correspondence ESR/25/HITC/1 1991-1992
HOLMES, PRIVATE ALFRED EDWARD (1912-?) ESR/25/HOLM/ 1934
Born, 1912. Enlisted in London, 1932. Served with 23rd London Regiment. Discharged in order to join a regular battalion of the East Surrey Regiment, 1934.
Discharge certificate ESR/25/HOLM/1 12 Aug 1934
HORNBY, COLONEL LEYLAND (1845-1897) ESR/25/HORN/ 1863-1871
Born, 1845. Commissioned in 70th Regiment of Foot, 1863. Served with the Regiment in New Zealand, 1863-1865. Appointed Musketry Instructor for the Regiment, 1869. Served in Afghanistan, 1878-1879. Served in the 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, following the amalgamation in 1881. Took part in the Suakin operations, 1885. Commanded the Battalion, 1887-1891. Appointed to command 31st Regimental District at Kingston, 1891. Died, 1897.
Certificate of qualification to hold a commission, issued by the Royal Military College ESR/25/HORN/1 15 Jun 1863
Commission as an Ensign ESR/25/HORN/2 7 Sep 1863
First class certificate of completing a course in Musketry at the School of Musketry, Hythe, and being qualified to instruct in the subject ESR/25/HORN/3 7 Jul 1868
Commission as an Instructor of Musketry ESR/25/HORN/4 5 Apr 1869
Commission as a Captain ESR/25/HORN/5 4 Oct 1871
Photocopy (undated) of pictures of Hornby and his [?wife] ESR/25/HORN/6 nd [?late 19th cent]
Research and information on Hornby, his service career and his family ESR/25/HORN/7 nd [late 20th cent]
HORTON, LANCE CORPORAL THOMAS HENRY (1908-?) ESR/25/HORT/ 1918-1920
Enlisted, 1908. Served as a drummer with 6th Battalion (later 1/6th Battalion). Discharged, 1920.
Membership card for 1/6th East Surrey Social and Temperance Club ESR/25/HORT/1 23 Feb 1918
Membership card for the Aden Recreation Club ESR/25/HORT/2 nd [?1915-1918]
Certificate of disembodiment on demobilisation ESR/25/HORT/3 8 Jan 1920
Certificate of employment during the war ESR/25/HORT/4 nd [c.1920]
HOUGHTON, CORPORAL WILLIAM ESR/25/HOUG/ 1919
Served with the East Surrey Regiment during World War I.
Farewell message from [?R D Wynyard], Commanding Officer of 193rd Infantry Brigade, thanking Houghton for serving ESR/25/HOUG/1 27 Mar 1919
HOWARD, MAJOR E A F ESR/25/HOWA/ 1985
Served with 2nd Battalion and the British Battalion in Malaya.
Account by Howard of the Battalion's operations in Malaya, 1941-1942. 2 copies ESR/25/HOWA/1 Feb 1985
HUE WILLIAMS, LIEUTENANT COLONEL R G (?-1947) ESR/25/HUE/ 1914-1969
Commanded 3/5th Battalion (later 5th Reserve Battalion), 1915-c.1920. Died, 1947.
Photographs of Hue Williams, Major Stroud, and Mrs Hue Williams on horses. 3 items ESR/25/HUE/1 nd [?1914-1918]
Letters of Williams' daughter, Beryl, to Private Flinton, in which she describes her father's life and her memories of him. Also separate conversational letter to Flinton from Edgar J Aplin ESR/25/HUE/2 1964-1969
HUGHES, CORPORAL JOSEPH (C.1870-1943) ESR/25/HUGHJ/ 1896-1948
Born, c.1870. Served with 1st Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, and 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Regiment. Later served as a Warden during World War II. Died, 1943.
Photocopy of character testimony written by Lieutenant H S Hart, Hughes' commanding officer ESR/25/HUGHJ/1 (7 Dec 1896)
Photocopy of medal index card ESR/25/HUGHJ/2 (1919)
Photocopy of a Mentioned in Dispatches certificate ESR/25/HUGHJ/3 (2 Jul 1919)
Photocopies of photographs of Hughes alone and with his family; also of an 'in loving memory' card, giving his date of death and place of interment. ESR/25/HUGHJ/4 nd [?early 20th cent-1948]
Photocopy of a photograph of Hughes outside his Warden's post in his uniform, with caption added later by his son ESR/25/HUGHJ/5 nd [c.1943]
Photocopy (undated) of typescript of letter to [?Hughes' son] Robin from 'Uncle Tom' offering to give a medal awarded to Tom's father, c.1895, and a portrait of his father in uniform (both not present) ESR/25/HUGHJ/6 nd [late 20th cent]
HUGHES, PRIVATE JOSEPH JOHN (C.1874-?) ESR/25/HUGHJJ/ 1909
Born in Bermondsey, c.1874. Enlisted, 1893. Served at the Regimental Depot. Discharged, 1909.
Discharge certificate ESR/25/HUGHJJ/1 9 Mar 1909
HUNT, SERGEANT HERBERT WILLIAM ESR/25/HUNTHW/ C.1880-1923
Served with 1st Battalion. Killed in action, 1914. Awarded Medaille Militaire.
Photographs of Hunt in civilian clothes and with shooting trophies. 2 items ESR/25/HUNTHW/1 nd [c.1880]
Photocopy from History of the East Surrey Regiment, Vol II, 1923, concerning Hunt ESR/25/HUNTHW/2 (1923)
HUNT, CORPORAL REGINALD CECIL (1918-?) ESR/25/HUNTRC/ 1939-1946
Born, 1918. Called up, 1939. Served with 1/6th Battalion. Discharged, 1945.
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of service, training, leave, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/HUNTRC/1 1939-1945
Envelope containing photographs of Hunt, as a civilian and soldiers in the East Surrey Regiment [possibly used in the Regimental Newsletter]. 6 items ESR/25/HUNTRC/2 nd [?1939-1945]
Field service postcard sent by Hunt to his wife ESR/25/HUNTRC/3 6 Apr 1940
Telegram sent [?from Hunt to his wife] stating that he is safe in England ESR/25/HUNTRC/4 3 Jun 1940
Release leave certificate ESR/25/HUNTRC/5 Jan 1945
Special order of the day to the allied forces in the Mediterranean theatre from Field Marshal H R Alexander, encouraging them in the final push for victory ESR/25/HUNTRC/6 Apr 1945
Letter from Ministry of Pensions forwarding the King's Badge, for those disabled as a result of war service ESR/25/HUNTRC/7 nd [c.1946]
HYSON, CAPTAIN GEORGE EDMUND (1875-?) ESR/25/HYSO/ 1889-1940S
Born, 1875. Joined the regiment, 1892. Served with East Surrey Regiment in South Africa. Served with 1st Battalion, and was Regimental Sergeant Major at start of World War I. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Promoted to Quartermaster, with the rank of Lieutenant, Dec 1914. Awarded Military Cross, Feb 1915. Returned to England due to ill health, Oct 1915. Transferred to 4th Battalion.
First class certificate of education, with later note that Hyson has passed in composition and map reading, 1908 ESR/25/HYSO/1 28 Mar 1889 -25 Apr 1908
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/2-8 14 Aug 1914 -30 Aug 1914
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/9-16 3 Sep 1914 -30 Sep 1914
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/17-38 2 Oct 1914 -31 Oct 1914
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/39-59 2 Nov 1914 -29 Nov 1914
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/60-74 9 Dec 1914 -31 Dec 1914
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/75-95 3 Jan 1915 -31 Jan 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/96-128 1 Feb 1915 -28 Feb 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/129-163 2 Mar 1915 -31 Mar 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/164-177 2 Apr 1915 -29 Apr 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/178-202 2 May 1915 -30 May 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/203-225 1 Jun 1915 -30 Jun 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/226-251 1 Jul 1915 -29 Jun 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/252-282 1 Aug 1915 -30 Aug 1915
Letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/283-293 1 Sep 1915 -23 Sep 1915
Incomplete letters from Hyson to his wife and children ESR/25/HYSO/294-295 nd [?1914 -1915]
Letter from Mrs Longley [?wife of J R Longley] to Hyson's daughter Middy, who is unwell ESR/25/HYSO/296 19 Sep 1914
Business card of 'Doctuer Lucien Callant', with date handwritten on reverse ESR/25/HYSO/297 9 Dec 1914
Christmas postcard sent by King George V and Queen Mary ESR/25/HYSO/298 Dec 1914
Letters to Hyson from friends, many of whom were also serving on the Front, including greetings card 'from Bumbo and Minogue on the Western Front' ESR/25/HYSO/299-306 1 Feb 1915 -12 Aug 1917
Letter to Mrs Hyson from Mrs Longley [?wife of J R Longley] regarding Longley being in Hospital with jaundice and regretting that they did not see Hyson [?when he was home on leave] ESR/25/HYSO/307 14 Jun [?1915]
Testimony to Hyson's good character, written by Lieutenant W Thompson, who served with him ESR/25/HYSO/308 3 Jul 1917
Letters concerning a medical board to enquire into injuries received by Hyson in action ESR/25/HYSO/309-310 27 Jun 1917
Operational telegram received by Hyson, informing him that two of his men have been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal ESR/25/HYSO/311 nd [?1914-1918]
Certificate that Hyson was mentioned in dispatches on 8 Oct 1914 ESR/25/HYSO/312 1 Mar 1919
Comic postcard of a dog eating sausages ESR/25/HYSO/313 nd [?1910s]
Letters to Hyson from Buckingham Palace and the War Office, thanking him for sending a copy of a book 'What a young solider needs to know' ESR/25/HYSO/314-315 3 Nov 1920 -4 Nov 1920
Loose photographs of Hyson, scenes of military life and group and individual photograph of other soldiers, including Major George Rowe and General Sir John Longley ESR/25/HYSO/316 nd [?early 20th cent]
Letter from Hyson to Maggie [his daughter] and Gordon ESR/25/HYSO/317 11 Apr 1944
Obituary ESR/25/HYSO/318 nd [?1940s]
JACKSON, MAJOR FREDERICK GEORGE (1860-1938) ESR/25/JACK/ EARLY 20TH CENT-1986
Born in Alcester, 1860. Took part in expeditions to Australia, Greenland and Russia. Organised and led the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz Josef Land, Norway, 1894-1897. Awarded Norwegian Order of Knighthood (First Class) for assisting two Norwegian explorers, Nansen and Johansen, in 1896. Commissioned into the 5th (Militia) Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, 1900, and served in South Africa. Transferred to the 4th (Special Reserve) Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, 1905. Transferred to 1st Battalion, 1914. Posted abroad to command prisoner of war camps in Westphalia, Germany, c.1918. Retired, c.1919. Later took part in exploration in Africa. Died, 1938.
Correspondence and articles regarding research into Jackson's career as soldier and as explorer. Including maps and a copy (undated) of a photograph of Jackson, nd ESR/25/JACK/1 early 20th cent -1986
JANES, PETER SCOTT ESR/25/JANE/ 1939-1942
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II.
Transcript of diary kept by Janes, relating to service in France, capture in Jun 1940, and escape through Spain. Transcript made by his son Keith Janes and sent to Regiment, Jun 2000 ESR/25/JANE/1 (Nov 1939 -Jan 1942)
JEFFERY, MAJOR PETER (1921-1998) ESR/25/JEFF/ 1998
Born in Surrey, 1921. Enlisted, c.1939. Served with the Green Jackets before being commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment. Transferred to the Indian Army, 1941, and posted to the 13th Frontier Force Rifles. Awarded Military Cross, 1945. Discharged, c.1947. Died, 1998.
Cutting from The Daily Telegraph of Jeffery's obituary ESR/25/JEFF/1 24 Jan 1998
JELLEY, PRIVATE LEONARD HENRY (1918-?) ESR/25/JELL/ 1936
Born, 1918. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1936. Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Attestation form ESR/25/JELL/1 20 Apr 1936
JOHNSON, SERGEANT B G J ESR/25/JOHN/ LATE 20TH CENT
Served with 5th Battalion.
Poem 'Cassino', by Johnson ESR/25/JOHN/1 nd [?late 20th cent]
JONES, PRIVATE JOHN DOUGLAS HAIG (1918-?) ESR/25/JONEJD/ 1939-1945
Born, 1918. Served with [?2/6th Battalion]. Taken prisoner of war, 1940. Liberated, 1945.
Photograph of Jones ESR/25/JONEJD/1 nd [?1939-1945]
Postcards written by Jones while a prisoner of war. 17 items ESR/25/JONEJD/2 27 Jul 1941 -3 Dec 1944
Photocopy of cutting from Surrey Comet regarding Jones' return to England ESR/25/JONEJD/3 nd [c.1945]
JONES, SERGEANT WALTER S (1886-?) ESR/25/JONEWS/ 1919-1921
Born, 1886. Enlisted, 1904. Served with 2nd and 3rd Battalions during World War I. Served with unknown Battalion in Mesopotamia. Discharged, 1919. Re-enlisted, May 1919. Served with Royal Army Service Corps. Discharged, 1921.
Certificate of employment during World War I ESR/25/JONEWS/1 13 Feb 1919
Farewell address from Major General Brooking, Commander of 15th (Indian) Division [no East Surrey Battalions were in this Division, although 1/5th Queen's was] ESR/25/JONEWS/2 7 Mar 1919
Discharge certificate from 3rd Battalion, East Surreys, with note that Jones is discharged in consequence of re-enlistment ESR/25/JONEWS/3 8 May 1919
Character certificate ESR/25/JONEWS/4 23 Mar 1921
Discharge certificate from Royal Army Service Corps ESR/25/JONEWS/5 23 Mar 1921
KAYE, PRIVATE PAUL ESR/25/KAYE/ 1993
Served with 2nd Battalion in Malaya in World War II.
Notes and covering letter to Regimental Museum by Kaye, concerning the photographs taken by him in Malaya, 1941-1942. [Photographs are now in '2 Surreys Miscellaneous' Album, which can be found at ESR/313/1]. ESR/25/KAYE/1 1993
KEEP, 2ND LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS WILLIAM (1896-1918) ESR/25/KEEP/ 1918
Born, c.1896. Served with 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action at Valenciennes, 1918.
Photograph of Keep ESR/25/KEEP/1 nd [c.1918]
KENNEDY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL G W ESR/25/KENNE/ 1924-1948
Served with 1st Battalion. Was a prisoner of war during World War II. Awarded Distinguished Service Order, Order of British Empire and Military Cross.
Letter notifying Kennedy of his promotion to Major ESR/25/KENNE/1 25 Jul 1924
Orders and reports relating to raids, tactical exercises and detailed orders regarding the torchlight tattoo, 1925 ESR/25/KENNE/2 1925-1932
Copies of The British Gazette ESR/25/KENNE/3 12 May 1926 -13 May 1926
Programme, rules and timetable for the Gibraltar Garrison Rifle Meeting, Jun 1927, with posters for the Gibraltar Garrison Rifle Meeting, Sep 1928 ESR/25/KENNE/4 Jun 1927 -Sep 1928
Red Cross first aid and home nursing certificates awarded to Kennedy's wife ESR/25/KENNE/5 16 Apr 1929 -5 Oct 1936
Orders regarding the King's birthday parade, Rawalpindi ESR/25/KENNE/6 27 May 1929
Information sheet relating to quarters for married officers ESR/25/KENNE/7 nd [1920s-1940s]
Programme for the first monsoon meeting of Dagshai Race Club ESR/25/KENNE/8 25 Jul 1931
Letters, rental agreement and receipts relating to a flat rented by Kennedy ESR/25/KENNE/9 31 Jan 1933 -6 Feb 1934
Programmes, orders and papers relating to Kennedy's service at 131st (Surrey) Infantry Brigade Annual Training Camp ESR/25/KENNE/10 16 May 1933 -9 Aug 1933
Rules for the Posting of Infantry Officers ESR/25/KENNE/11 31 May 1933
Regulations of the Military Widows' Fund ESR/25/KENNE/12 1933
Booklet issued by War Office concerning the slow rate of promotion for officers ESR/25/KENNE/13 20 Jul 1934
Lecture notes regarding gas warfare, organisation of a mobile division, military law, and various campaigns including Mesopotamia, 1915, and the 1st Battalion's expedition to North Russia, 1919. Includes exercise book and completed exercises regarding Military Law [at least some of the above lectures were given by Kennedy] ESR/25/KENNE/14 1934-1937
Training scenarios and instructions used for tactical exercises ESR/25/KENNE/15 nd [c.1935]
Copy of comments made about Kennedy by senior officers on his confidential report ESR/25/KENNE/16 26 Apr 1936
Papers relating to Kennedy's service in India and Sudan, including copy of resolution for Kennedy to be appointed Executive Officer of Fyzabad Cantonment ESR/25/KENNE/17 17 Jun 1936 -6 Oct 1938
Orders and lists and pinned flags relating to an indoor war game held at Ranikhet ESR/25/KENNE/18 15 Aug 1936
Instructions, questions and solutions relating to an exercise on mountain warfare at Lucknow, 28 Sep 1936-29 Sep 1936 ESR/25/KENNE/19 Sep 1936
Correspondence and booklet of regulations concerning a levee held at Buckingham Palace, 7 Mar 1939 ESR/25/KENNE/20 1936-1939
Programmes, admission tickets and speeches for various ceremonial and recreation events held at Fyzabad, including Fyzabad District Durbar and Coronation Race Meeting ESR/25/KENNE/21 12 May 1937 -7 Apr 1937
Instructions, problems given to students and solutions to problems relating to tactical exercises at Fyzabad ESR/25/KENNE/22 1937
Sheet of accounts relating to calculation of pensions ESR/25/KENNE/23 Aug 1938
Leaflet advertising toilets and portable 'Jerrys' ESR/25/KENNE/24 nd [?1930s]
Photograph of Kennedy. 2 copies ESR/25/KENNE/25 nd [?1930s]
Programme for a magic show provided by M C L, Special Army Entertainment, with details of card tricks ESR/25/KENNE/26 nd [?1930s]
Correspondence with War Office and Command regarding Kennedy's various postings, his efforts to secure a posting as commander of a prisoner of war camp and papers relating to his appointment ESR/25/KENNE/27 19 Apr 1945 -26 Sep 1945
Correspondence regarding the Oflag VIB Reconstruction Fund, to which POWs contributed whilst in the camp and which Kennedy had the task of administering ESR/25/KENNE/28 22 Apr 1945 -29 Dec 1945
Correspondence with Lloyds Bank and related financial statements, regarding pay following Kennedy's time as a prisoner of war ESR/25/KENNE/29 23 Apr 1945 -29 Oct 1945
General correspondence, including letters from friends and letters regarding various funds and insurances ESR/25/KENNE/30 23 Apr 1945 -17 Dec 1945
Correspondence regarding claims by Kennedy for pay and compensation for loss of kit, relating to his time as a prisoner of war ESR/25/KENNE/31 27 Apr 1945 -3 Dec 1945
Papers and correspondence relating to Kennedy's service with No 12 Holding Battalion ESR/25/KENNE/32 2 May 1945 -4 Sep 1945
Correspondence with 21 Officer Reception Unit, regarding Kennedy's future career. Also letter and information regarding claim for campaign medals ESR/25/KENNE/33 7 May 1945 - Jul 1945
Letter regarding plans for a regimental war memorial ESR/25/KENNE/34 14 Sep 1945
Stores and Quartermaster's receipts ESR/25/KENNE/35 25 Sep 1945 -1 Oct 1945
Licence to drive a motor car on the Isle of Man, with related papers ESR/25/KENNE/36 26 Sep 1945
Supplement to the London Gazette, with Kennedy's citation for the Distinguished Service Order, with congratulatory letter from the sergeants' mess ESR/25/KENNE/37 25 Oct 1945 -30 Nov 1945
Letter regarding Annual Dinner of 5th Division BEF, 1914-1918 Dinner Club ESR/25/KENNE/38 Nov 1945
RAF transport ticket, medical card and receipt relating to Kennedy's arrival in England ESR/25/KENNE/39 Apr 1946
Regimental Bulletin, giving details of events and news for various battalions, May 1945-Mar 1946 ESR/25/KENNE/40 Apr 1946
Accounts, lists, notes and timetables related to Kennedy's service at No 31 Primary Training Corps. Also guest lists for an 'At Home' held at the Officers' Mess, 7 Feb 1948 ESR/25/KENNE/41 3 Apr 1947 -Mar 1948
KENNY, SERGEANT MICHAEL (C.1839-?) ESR/25/KENNY/ 1880
Born in Manchester, c.1839. Enlisted at Eccles, 1857. Served with 70th Regiment of Foot. Awarded New Zealand War Medal. Discharged, 1880.
Discharge certificate ESR/25/KENNY/1 16 Mar 1880
KERSHAW, PRIVATE ALFRED (C.1897-1917) ESR/25/KERS/ 1917-1920
Born, c.1897. Served with 7th Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1917.
Letter to Kershaw's father from the Red Cross, regarding his son's death, including a report from Private Moss-Blundell, a soldier in his platoon ESR/25/KERS/1 Dec 1917
Letter to [?Kershaw's mother] from the Record Office at Hounslow, informing her that her son has been declared dead ESR/25/KERS/2 24 Mar 1918
Letter of sympathy from the Secretary of State for War on behalf of the King and Queen ESR/25/KERS/3 nd [c.1919]
Christmas card sent by Kershaw to his family ESR/25/KERS/4 nd [?1910s]
Certificate issued by the British memorial and cemetery, Arras, France, showing pictures of the various memorials and giving brief biographical details of Kershaw ESR/25/KERS/5 nd [c.1920]
KING, QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT E J W ESR/25/KING/ 1915
Served with 23rd London Regiment during World War I. Disabled and discharged, 1915.
Certificate of honourable discharge as a result of being disabled ESR/25/KING/1 9 Jul 1915
KNIGHT, PRIVATE A ESR/25/KNIG/ 1915
Served with 8th (Service) Battalion.
Photographs of Knight, his bugle and with 3 unknown soldiers. 4 items ESR/25/KNIG/1 1915
LAMBERT, LIEUTENANT ERNEST CHARLES (C.1875-1916) ESR/25/LAMBEC/ 1916
Born at Redhill, c.1875. Qualified as a doctor at Westminster Hospital and received his MD from the University of Brussels. Joined Royal Army Medical Corps, 1915. Served with the 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment. Wounded, 23 Jun 1916, and died in Boulogne, 30 Jun 1916.
Photograph of the officers of the 12th (Bermondsey) Battalion, including Lambert, with names ESR/25/LAMBEC/1 Mar 1916
Scrapbook containing telegrams and letters to Lambert's wife, informing her that he has been wounded and has died, 1916, obituary and cuttings relating to his service and death, certificate of death, list of personal belongings, photograph of his grave ESR/25/LAMBEC/2 1916
LAMBERT, PRIVATE ROBERT ERNEST (?-1916) ESR/25/LAMBRB/ 1915-1988
Served with 9th Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1916.
Transcript of diary kept by Lambert, with covering letter, 1988 ESR/25/LAMBRB/1 (31 Aug 1915 -12 Nov 1916)
LANE, CORPORAL W ESR/25/LANE/ 1913-1961
Enlisted, 1906. Served with Royal Marines. Joined 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, 1907. Served in India and Burma, 1907-1914, on the Western Front and in Salonika, 1914-1919. Discharged, May 1919. Rejoined Battalion, Jun 1919. Transferred to Royal Army Service Corps, c.1920. Discharged, c.1937.
Photographs of Lane in his uniform at Herne Bay, with his brother (F W Lane, also in 2nd Battalion), of the Battalion band in 1913 and the Royal Army Service Corps band on parade. 4 items ESR/25/LANE/1 1913-[?early 20th cent]
Photocopy (undated) of letter from W Lane applying for a Meritorious Service Medal, with description of his army career. With the Army Medal Office's reply ESR/25/LANE/2 (9 Feb 1961) -24 Apr 1961
LANGLEY, MICHAEL (?-2000) ESR/25/LANG/ 1995
Joined the army as a national serviceman, 1953. Served in Queen's Own Cameroon Highlanders and 4th Battalion, Nigerian Regiment. Commissioned into the 6th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, 1955. Served as District Officer, Northern Rhodesia, 1957. Served with 21st Special Air Service, 1961-1965.
'A National Serviceman', Langley's memoirs concerning his army service. 2 copies and handwritten draft. Also copy (undated) of letter to Langley from [?Regimental Museum] regarding his memoirs ESR/25/LANG/1 1995
LAWRENCE, COLONEL HUGH DUNCAN (C.1862-1946) ESR/25/LAWR/ 1914
Born in Blackheath, c.1862. Joined 1st Battalion from the Royal Military College, 1882. Passed out of Staff College, 1890. Served as Adjutant of 3rd Battalion during Boer War. Commanded 2nd Battalion in Burma and India, 1911-1914. Served as Assistant Adjutant General, Northern Command, 1916-1919. Retired, 1919.
Photograph of Colonel Lawrence, labelled 'Commanding East Surrey Regiment 1914' ESR/25/LAWR/1 1914
Photograph of Lawrence. Mounted on card with photograph of Colours of the 70th Regiment on the reverse ESR/25/LAWR/2 nd [early 20th cent]
LAZARD, COLOUR SERGEANT WILLIAM ADOLPHUS (1907-?) ESR/25/LAZA/ 1925-1953
Born, 1907. Enlisted, 1923. Served with 2nd Battalion in Gibraltar, 1927-1929, China, 1938-1940, and Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Discharged, 1953.
Certificate of completion of a course of training on the trombone, issued by Royal Military School of Music ESR/25/LAZA/1 5 Nov 1925
Copy of scroll bestowing the Freedom of the Borough of Kingston on the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/LAZA/2 (30 May 1944)
Character testimony written by Lazard's commanding officer at No 12 Holding Battalion, Shorncliffe ESR/25/LAZA/3 14 Feb 1946
Certificate of service, including character statement and discharge certificate ESR/25/LAZA/4 1953
Photograph of Lazard meeting Brigadier Roupell ESR/25/LAZA/5 nd [?mid 20th cent]
LE FLEMING, LIEUTENANT COLONEL L J (?-1918) ESR/25/LEFL/ 1914
Joined 2nd Battalion, 1899. Appointed to command 9th Battalion, 1917. Killed in action, 1918.
Photograph of Le Fleming ESR/25/LEFL/1 nd [c.1914]
LEAR, PRIVATE WILLIAM ESR/25/LEAR/ 1890
Enlisted, 1890. Served in the East Surrey Regiment.
Certificate of identity [This item was found inside a photograph album, QRWS/2/13/5, which contains photographs of 1st Battalion, Queen's, 1927-1932.] ESR/25/LEAR/1 1890
LEE, PRIVATE CHARLES (c.1889-1917) ESR/25/LEE/ 1914-1919
Born, c.1889. Served with 9th Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1917.
Photograph of Lee ESR/25/LEE/1 nd [?1914-1918]
Card from War Office enclosing photograph and details of Lee's grave ESR/25/LEE/2 nd [c.1919]
Letter to Lee's next of kin enclosing the 1914-1919 and Victory medals that would have been conferred on him had he lived (medals not present) ESR/25/LEE/3 nd [c.1919]
Commemorative scroll, with covering slip signed by King George V ESR/25/LEE/4 nd [c.1919]
LEMON, BOY E T ESR/25/LEMO/ 1929-1952
Served with 1st and 2nd Battalions.
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/LEMO/1 9 Aug 1929
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/LEMO/2 19 Jun 1930
Letter to Lemon from R A Boxshall, both of 1st Battalion, concerning the Battalion's activities during World War II, including evacuation from Dunkirk, and Africa and Italy ESR/25/LEMO/3 15 Sep 1945
Envelope addressed to 'Madame Lemon' ESR/25/LEMO/4 29 Sep 1952
LETT, MAJOR E G A ESR/25/LETT/ 1989-1992
Born, in Papua, 1910. Served with 1st Battalion. Taken a prisoner of war at Tobruk, 1942. Escaped from Italian prisoner of war camp, 1943. Founded a force of international partisans and became a liaison officer with No 1 Special Force SOE.
Press cutting of obituary. 2 copies. With summary of Lett's career and related correspondence concerning career and the restoration of a memorial to him in Italy ESR/25/LETT/1 1989-1992
LIDWELL, [?] ESR/25/LIDW/ 1915-1918
Served with 2nd Battalion in Salonika during World War I.
Diaries kept by Lidwell during his time in Salonika ESR/25/LIDW/1 May 1915 -Oct 1918
LILLYWHITE, COLONEL GEOFFREY (1894-1948) ESR/25/LILL/ 1965
Born, 1894. Granted temporary commission, 1915. Served with 11th and 9th Battalions. Released, 1919. Joined Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1932, with which he served during World War II. Died, 1948.
Typescript of 'One Man's War, a study of the military activities of my father, Geoffrey Lillywhite, 1914-1918, 1939-1945' by Nigel Graham Lillywhite. 2 copies, one produced in 1965, and another produced in 1967 with an additional section '50 years on' and photographs of Lillywhite, and of Bailleul Town Hall, Red Lodge, Morlancourt Guillemont, and St Venant Church during World War I and in 1966. ESR/25/LILL/1 1965-1967
LIMB, WILLIAM FREDERICK ESR/25/LIMB/ 1930S
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Original and three copies of a photograph of Limb and three other soldiers, India ESR/25/LIMB/1 nd [?1930s]
LOBIN, LANCE CORPORAL A ESR/25/LOBI/ 1903
Served with 1st Battalion.
Certificate of qualification in military subjects for promotion to corporal ESR/25/LOBI/1 8 Dec 1903
LONGLEY, MAJOR GENERAL SIR JOHN RAYNESFORD (1867-1953) ESR/25/LONG/ 1885-1939
Born in Cheltenham, 1867. Served with 4th Battalion, 1885-1887. Served with 1st Battalion in East Indies, 1887-1901. Served as Adjutant and later Second in Command of the Canadian Scouts, and as Adjutant of a Volunteer Battalion of the South Wales Borderers during the South African War, 1902. Returned to 1st Battalion, 1903. Commanded 1st Battalion, 1911-1915. Appointed to command 82nd Infantry Brigade, Jan 1915. Commanded 10th Irish Division, Dec 1915-1917. Commanded 44th (Home Counties) Division, 1919-1923. Retired, 1923. Served as Colonel of the Regiment, 1920-1939. Died, 1953.
'Record of Officer's Service', giving details of promotions, appointments, qualifications, campaigns, medals and honours awarded, marriage and children ESR/25/LONG/1 1885-1939
Transcript of diary kept by Longley ESR/25/LONG/2 (21 Aug 1914 -1 Jan 1915)
Diary kept by Longley, Jan-Apr 1915, including handwritten lists of names of officers and men [?killed or wounded] listed by Company, Nov 1914-Apr 1915 ESR/25/LONG/3 Nov 1914 -Apr 1915
Folio of letters from Longley to 'Danwell' and a letter [?to Longley] from Lt Gen Charles Ferguson, Commander of 2nd Corps, May 1915, praising the Battalion for its actions during the campaign so far ESR/25/LONG/4 24 Apr 1915 -7 May 1915
Diary kept by Longley ESR/25/LONG/5 15 May 1915 -16 Jun 1915
Photograph of Longley ESR/25/LONG/6 nd [?1930s]
LORD, PRIVATE R E ESR/25/LORD/ 1914-1918
Served in 1/5th Battalion during World War I.
Photograph album compiled by Lord relating to his service with 1/5th Battalion: groups and individual soldiers, views and inhabitants of India and Middle East, including Suez, Lahore, Calcutta, Delhi, North West Frontier, Khyber Pass. Donated by Mr D Lord ESR/25/LORD/1 1914-1918
Diary, with pass authorizing Lord to travel back to England, 23 Mar 1919 ESR/25/LORD/2 19 Dec 1917 -13 May 1918
LOVELL, LIEUTENANT FRED W ESR/25/LOVE/ 1917-1919
Served with 8th (Service) Battalion during World War I.
Photograph album donated by Lovell, complied from photographs taken by Captain Birnie, an Australian Medical Officer, 'Record of six months service in 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment at the Third Battle of Ypres': photographs of Lovell, Birnie and other officers, buildings, soldiers at rest, a wounded German soldier, officers convalescing at Streatham Hall, Exeter, 1919 ESR/25/LOVE/1 1917-1919
LUCAS, LIEUTENANT RICHARD CLEMENT ESR/25/LUCA/ 1901
Served with 2nd Volunteer Battalion.
Commission as a Lieutenant ESR/25/LUCA/1 1 Jul 1901
LUGARD, GENERAL SIR EDWARD (1810-1898) ESR/25/LUGA/ 1885-MID 20TH CENT
Born in Chelsea, 1810. Joined 31st Regiment of Foot as an Ensign, 1828. Served in Afghanistan and India. Exchanged into the 29th Regiment, in order to remain in India. Appointed Acting Adjutant General to HM Forces in India, c.1849. Appointed Deputy Adjutant General, 1854. Commanded 2nd Division of Infantry and later commanded Azimghur Fighting Force, 1858. Returned to England on health grounds, 1858. Served as Permanent Under Secretary of State for War, 1861-1871. Gazetted Colonel of the 31st Regiment and subsequently of the East Surrey Regiment, 1862. Died, 1898.
Letter from Lugard to his father concerning Lugard's military activities ESR/25/LUGA/1 27 Mar 1885
Booklet giving a detailed account of Lugard's life and career ESR/25/LUGA/2 nd [mid 20th cent]
LUMBER, SERGEANT SIDNEY ESR/25/LUMB/ 1914-1919
Served with 3rd Battalion during World War I.
Character reference, written by Lieutenant [?H T Pike], Lumber's immediate superior officer ESR/25/LUMB/1 22 Jan 1919
Notification of War Badge award ESR/25/LUMB/2 19 Aug 1919
Photograph [of his section] ESR/25/LUMB/3 nd [?1914-1919]
YMCA 'Active Service' booklet, containing bible verses for each day of the month. 21st edition ESR/25/LUMB/4 nd [?1914-1918]
LYLE, COLONEL R L ESR/25/LYLE/ 1942-1986
Served as Staff Captain of 6th Indian Infantry Brigade, which included 2nd Battalion. Later served with 8th Punjab Regiment.
Photocopy (undated) of an account by Lyle of the evacuation of Singapore, Oct 1942. Also the same account, with editorial comment, Mar 1986. 3 copies (2 copies with maps and 1 with dates added in margin) ESR/25/LYLE/1 (Oct 1942) -Mar 1986
Malayan banknotes. 6 items ESR/25/LYLE/2 nd [?mid 20th cent]
LYNDEN-BELL, COLONEL C P ESR/25/LYNDE/ 1885
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Sketchbook containing ink and crayon sketches of the area around Suakin [now in Sudan], when Lynden-Bell commanded the Right and Left Water Forts ESR/25/LYNDE/1 May 1885
LYNDHURST VAUGHAN, CAPTAIN JOHN (C.1896-1916) ESR/25/LYNDH/ 1915-1916
Born, c.1896. Served with 9th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1916. Awarded Military Cross, 1916.
Photograph of Lyndhurst Vaughan, with biographical information on reverse ESR/25/LYNDH/1 nd [?1915-1916]
MACFARLANE, LANCE CORPORAL W ESR/25/MACF/ [?1914-1918]
Served with No 12 Platoon, 12th Battalion, during World War I.
Photocopy (undated) of diary kept by Macfarlane, including list of men in No 14 Section, 12 Platoon, including Macfarlane, giving serial number, rank, next of kin and home address ESR/25/MACF/1 [?9 Jul-13 Aug 1918]
MCDOWELL, PRIVATE DENNIS ESR/25/MCDO/ 1906-1984
Born in Whitechapel, c.1873. Enlisted, 1894. Served with 2nd Battalion. Discharged, 1906.
Items on permanent loan from the Local History Museum, Walthamstow, via the British Records Association.
Discharge and character certificates, with covering letter to Mrs McDowell from the War Office, 12 Feb 1910 ESR/25/MCDO/1 18 Jan 1906 -21 Feb 1906
Papers and correspondence relating to permanent loan of above items from the British Records Association ESR/25/MCDO/2 16 Oct 1984
MCNAMARA, CORPORAL JOHN (1887-1918) ESR/25/MCNAJ/ 1918-1997
Born in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, 1887. Served with 9th (Service) Battalion. Awarded the Victoria Cross for actions at Lens on 3 Sep 1918. Killed in action, Oct 1918.
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Cameron, 9th Battalion, to Mrs McNamara on her husband's death, with McNamara's identity disk attached ESR/25/MCNAJ/1 22 Nov 1918
Citation for the Victoria Cross ESR/25/MCNAJ/2 nd [c.1918]
Originals and copy of photograph of McNamara. 3 items ESR/25/MCNAJ/3 nd [?1915-1918]
Correspondence and information concerning a plaque in honour of McNamara, with brief biography giving details of actions for which he was awarded the VC ESR/25/MCNAJ/4 1997
Colour photograph of memorial to McNamara at Preston ESR/25/MCNAJ/5 nd [?1990s]
MCNAMARA, LANCE CORPORAL JOHN JOSEPH (C.1883-1915) ESR/25/MCNAJJ/ 1889-1989
Born, c.1883. Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Died, 1915.
Correspondence relating to research into McNamara's life and service career by Martin Cook, whose Aunt knew McNamara. Includes photocopies (undated) of letters, photographs, and documents, including attestation form and death certificate ESR/25/MCNAJJ/1 (1889)-1989
MAGEE, MAJOR F A H ESR/25/MAGE/ 1942
Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II. Was a prisoner of war in Malaya.
Diary kept by Magee while a prisoner of war at Changi. Includes additional notes regarding the administration of the camp and an index of personal names of members of the regiment mentioned in the diary ESR/25/MAGE/1 15 Feb 1942 -9 Oct 1942
MAHONEY, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR EDWARD (1882-?) ESR/25/MAHO/ 1899-1919
Born, 1882. Enlisted in Woking, 1899. Served with 2nd Battalion in Ireland, 1900-1901, and India, 1901-1907. Transferred to reserve, 1907. Re-enlisted in Section D Army reserve, 1911. Recalled to Colours, Aug 1914. Served with 3rd Battalion. Posted to 10th Battalion, Oct 1914 (later 30th Training Reserve) Battalion.
Statement of service, giving details of postings and promotions, service abroad and training ESR/25/MAHO/1 1899-1916
Photographs of Mahoney alone and with another solider, Jim Mills. 4 items ESR/25/MAHO/2 nd [c.1900]
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/MAHO/3 5 Sep 1901
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/MAHO/4 19 Mar 1903
Certificate of training in military telegraphy ESR/25/MAHO/5 1 Nov 1904
Signaller's service book, giving details of signalling tests passed, transfers, pay, travel and ration allowances, and leave taken ESR/25/MAHO/6 1904-1907
Character certificate, with note dated 29 Aug 1911 that Mahoney re-enlisted into Section D, 2 Oct 1911 ESR/25/MAHO/7 16 Oct 1907
Receipt for 8 prisoners of war from 11th Queen's of 41st Division ESR/25/MAHO/8 19 Oct 1914
Postcard from [?Ada] to her mother, [?Mrs G Eaton], with a photograph of a soldier on the front ESR/25/MAHO/9 Mar 1915
Letter to Mahoney from F Warr of 6th Yorks and Lancs Regiment about fighting in the Dardenelles, with envelope stating that Warr was later killed ESR/25/MAHO/10 2 Sep 1915
Character references written by Colonel E Sullivan, Commander of 30th Training Reserve Battalion, Major Annesley, 2nd in Command of 30th Training Reserve Battalion (formerly 10th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment), Major [?W E C] Hood, Bedfordshire Regiment (also an officer in 30th Training Reserve Battalion), Captain G Hutchinson, Commanding Officer of A Company, 10th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, and Captain Cuthbert, Adjutant of 30th Training Reserve Battalion. With envelope listing officers from whom references were obtained. 6 items ESR/25/MAHO/11 1 Jul 1917 -21 Dec 1917
Photocopy (undated) of handwritten notes [?by Mahoney] regarding his life and service, including jobs held prior to joining the army, postings and promotions in the army, marriage and children ESR/25/MAHO/12 nd [c.1917]
Slip giving details of hospital treatment ESR/25/MAHO/13 17 Nov 1919
Notification of War Badge award ESR/25/MAHO/14 8 Dec 1919
MANLEY, BANDMASTER EDWARD (C.1889-1945) ESR/25/MANL/ 1914-LATE 20TH CENT
Born, c.1889. Joined the Regimental Band as a drummer boy. Appointed Bandmaster, c.1930. Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II. Was a prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Died, 1945.
Regimental Christmas card from 'Ernie' showing photograph of [?Battalion] on parade at Bordon, 1914 ESR/25/MANL/1 nd [c.1914]
Letter to Manley from A H George, British Consulate-General, stating how much he enjoyed the band's concert at the Lyceum, Shanghai ESR/25/MANL/2 13 May 1940
Original and photocopy of newspaper cutting describing the concert given by the Regimental Band at the Lyceum, Shanghai ESR/25/MANL/3 nd [May 1940]
Regimental Christmas card showing photographs of Shanghai ESR/25/MANL/4 nd [c.1940]
Programme for a concert given [by Regimental Band] at the Chinese High School [?in Singapore]. English and Chinese text ESR/25/MANL/5 nd [?1940-1942]
'Some Ages of a Bandsman', humorous adaptation of a Shakespeare poem by 'B W B' ESR/25/MANL/6 nd [?1940-1945]
Postcard of the ship on which 2nd Battalion left Shanghai on 24 Aug 1940 ESR/25/MANL/7 nd [c.1940]
Original and photocopy of newspaper cutting regarding Manley's death ESR/25/MANL/8 nd [c.1945]
Letter to Mrs Manley from [?Fred Livesmore], who was a prisoner of war with her [?husband], enclosing a photograph of Manley, taken in 1942 ESR/25/MANL/9 31 Oct 1946
Letters from War Office to Mrs Manley, regarding the location of her husband's grave, with booklet The Care and Marking of War Graves, and a photograph of Manley's grave. 6 items ESR/25/MANL/10 3 Dec 1946 -27 Sep 1949
Page from East Surrey Regimental Journal with photograph of Manley's grave in Yokohama Cemetery ESR/25/MANL/11 nd [c.1949]
Letters from the Rev Shinkai Yamaguchi, Chief Priest of the Buddist temple 'Juganji', stating that he has custody of the ashes of prisoners of war and will perform yearly memorial services. With programme from the memorial service, 1955, and photographs of soldiers' ashes being delivered to GHQ in Oct 1945, and of the Juganji Temple, where the ashes had been enshrined. 5 items ESR/25/MANL/12 Aug 1955
Letter from Imperial War Graves Commission, in response to letters sent out by the Rev Shinkai Yamaguchi, assuring Mrs Manley that her husband is buried in the Yokohama British Commonwealth War Cemetery ESR/25/MANL/13 17 Nov 1955
Note regarding photographs belonging to Manley and donated by unknown person (photographs missing) ESR/25/MANL/14 nd [?late 20th cent]
MARCHANT, PRIVATE SIDNEY HENRY (1892-1917) ESR/25/MARC/ 1915-1999
Born in Balcombe, Sussex, 1892. Enlisted, 1915. Served with 3rd and 7th Battalions. Killed in action, 1917.
Photocopies (undated) of enlistment documents, statement of services, medical records, service records and correspondence relating to pay, with numbered list of documents, nd [c.1999] ESR/25/MARC/1 (1915-1921)
Photographs of Marchant. 2 items ESR/25/MARC/2 nd [?1915-1917]
Group photograph [?Marchant's platoon or section] ESR/25/MARC/3 nd [?1915-1917]
Commemorative scroll ESR/25/MARC/4 nd [c.1919]
Envelope originally containing memorial plaque, addressed to Mr G Marchant ESR/25/MARC/5 nd [c.1919]
Covering slip [sent with commemorative scroll or memorial plaque] signed by King George V, expressing his gratitude for a life given for others. 2 copies ESR/25/MARC/6 nd [c.1919]
Letter to Marchant's mother enclosing the medals that would have been conferred on him had he lived (medals not present) ESR/25/MARC/7 nd [c.1919]
Brief biography, giving details of Marchant's family with print-out from Soldiers Died in the Great War ESR/25/MARC/8 nd [c.1999]
MARSHALL, LIEUTENANT ESR/25/MARS/ 1916
Served with 1/6th Battalion in India. Released to UK and killed at the Battle of the Somme.
Photograph of Marshall, with biographical note on reverse ESR/25/MARS/1 nd [c.1916]
MARTIN, LANCE CORPORAL FREDERICK HARRY (1895-?) ESR/25/MART/ 1914-1927
Born, 1895. Enlisted, 1914. Served with 1/5th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, and later with the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Re-enlisted for Section D of the reserve at Kingston on Thames, 1923.
Photographs of groups of soldiers [?including Martin] ESR/25/MART/1 nd [?1914-1923]
Photograph [?of Martin] ESR/25/MART/2 nd [?1914-1923]
Active service log book for military vehicles, issued for a Holt Tractor, giving details of the vehicle, repairs, drivers (only Martin's name is listed), petrol used, list of equipment carried ESR/25/MART/3 1918
Protection and identity certificate for soldier not remaining with the Colours ESR/25/MART/4 18 Oct 1919
Certificate of disembodiment on discharge, with note that Martin re-enlisted for Section D of the reserve, 1923 ESR/25/MART/5 15 Nov 1919
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of enlistment and medals awarded ESR/25/MART/6 1923
Discharge certificate, discharging Martin from Section D of the reserve ESR/25/MART/7 1 Jul 1927
MILLS, ARTHUR (1865-1949) ESR/25/MILL/ 1880S
Born, 1865. Served with 7th Surrey Rifle Volunteers (later 23rd London Regiment). Died, 1949.
Photograph of Mills, with biographical information on reverse ESR/25/MILL/1 nd [?1880s]
MONKS, SERGEANT CHARLES GEORGE THOMAS ESR/25/MONK/ AFTER 1984-1996
Born, 1914. Served with 2nd Battalion. Joined 1/6th Battalion, 1940.
Photocopy of portion of memoirs, describing Monks' army service ESR/25/MONK/1 1932-1945; nd [after 1984]
Reminiscences by Monks of his time as a regimental policeman in Greece, 1944-1945, some of which were included in a book The Final Years [copy in the SHC Library]. 2 copies, with covering letters ESR/25/MONK/2 1996
MOORE, PRIVATE D R ESR/25/MOOR/ 1995
Served with 1/6th Battalion. Captured by Germans and became a prisoner of war. Liberated by Americans, 1945.
Account by Moore of his experiences with the Battalion and as a prisoner of war during World War II ESR/25/MOOR/1 1995
MORGAN, PRIVATE SIDNEY ERNEST ESR/25/MORG/ 1917
Served with the East Surrey Regiment, Royal Artillery and the Machine Gun Corps during World War I. Disabled and discharged, 1917.
Certificate of honourable discharge as a result of being disabled ESR/25/MORG/1 19 Oct 1917
MORNEMENTS, MAJOR P H, (1916-?) ESR/25/MORN/ 1943-1944
Born, 1916. Commissioned into 2nd Battalion, 1936. Transferred to 1st Battalion, 1937. Served abroad in India, Sudan and Shanghai. Transferred to 1/6th Battalion, 1941. Transferred to 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, 1943.
Transcripts of letters from Mornements concerning service in North Africa with 1/6th Battalion and the landing at Anzio with the North Staffordshire Regiment, with introduction giving details of Mornements' career to 1943 and covering letter ESR/25/MORN/1 (1943-1944)
MORRIS, PRIVATE ERIC ESR/25/MORRE/ 1944
Served with 1st Battalion in World War II.
Photocopy of report on escape from camp near Trino, Italy, Sep 1943, with covering letter ESR/25/MORRE/1 (1944)
MORRISON, LIEUTENANT COLONEL C ESMOND ESR/25/MORRCE/ 1917-1950S
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Photographs, 1 original and 2 copies (undated), of Morrison. 3 items ESR/25/MORRCE/1 1917-[?1950s]
MORRITT, LIEUTENANT W G (?-1917) ESR/25/MORRWG/ 1914-1917
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Shot while trying to escape from a German prisoner of war camp at Schwarmstadt, 1917.
Folder of letters from Morritt, to his mother, with foreword by Brigadier G R P Roupell, 1967. Also includes letters of consolation to Morritt's parents and photographs of Morritt and of his grave ESR/25/MORRWG/1 14 Sep 1914 -20 Dec 1917
MORTIMORE, CAPTAIN HARRY LIMNER (C.1889-1917) ESR/25/MORT/ 1917
Born, c.1889. Served with 6th Battalion during World War I. Attached to 6th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds, 1917.
Copy (undated) of photograph of Mortimore, with biographical information on the back ESR/25/MORT/1 nd [c.1917]
MURAILLE, GUNNER ANTHONY PERCY FRANK (1918-?) ESR/25/MURA/ 1939-1952
Born, 1918. Enlisted in Sutton, 1939. Served with Royal Artillery. Previously served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of service, training, honours awarded, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/MURA/1 1939-1945
Record of service card, showing dates served with Royal Artillery ESR/25/MURA/2 12 Feb 1946
Covering letter sent with Efficiency Medal ESR/25/MURA/3 25 Feb 1949
Form to be sent to Royal Artillery record office of the nature of [civilian] employment changes (Part 1, current employment, not present) ESR/25/MURA/4 24 Apr 1952
Note, made at time of deposit, stating that Muraille previously served with the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/MURA/5 nd [?late 20th cent]
NARES, CAPTAIN GEORGE STRANGE (?-1794) ESR/25/NARE/ 1794
Served with 70th Regiment of Foot. Died, 1794.
Camp diary kept by Nares, including a description of invasion and battle of Martinique ESR/25/NARE/1 1794
Last will and testament ESR/25/NARE/2 6 Feb 1794
NASH, COLONEL W C E ESR/25/NASH/ 1944-1984
Served with 1/6th Battalion.
Draft of report on assault by the Battalion on Rapido River at Cassino, 1944, and other notes on action, in part prepared in response to a battle experience questionnaire, 1944; memoir of the assault, written 1984; guides to Cassino, cuttings and other papers relating to unveiling of memorial at Cassino, 1956 ESR/25/NASH/1 1944-1984
NEVELL, CAPTAIN WILLIAM (1819-1878) ESR/25/NEVE/ 1836-1870s
Born in Brighton, 1819. Served in the ranks before being commissioned into the 70th Foot by purchase, 1839. Served in the West Indies, 1839-1841, Canada, 1841-1845, India, 1849-1859, and New Zealand, 1860-1866, including in the New Zealand campaigns of 1863-1865, under Lieutenant General Sir Duncan A Cameron, GCB. Retired from the Regiment, Jun 1867. Died in Jersey, 1878. [Source: TNA WO76/-, Register of Service. Also appears in ESR/3/13/3, p.14].
Photograph of Captain William Nevell, in civilian dress, annotated with biographical details on reverse by his grand-daughter, Miss G Nevell (date of birth is given as 1820 instead of 1819), photographed in Jersey ESR/25/NEVE/1 nd [c.1875]
Photocopy (undated) of Captain William Nevell's statement of service, including details of marriage and children. [Originals at the National Archives, reference number WO/76] ESR/25/NEVE/2 (1836-1867)
Copy of a receipt from The Elms Historic Family Home Preservation Trust (now The Elms Foundation), Tauranga, New Zealand, for various items relating to Captain Nevell and other regimental officers from their time in New Zealand and India, 1857-1871, given by Miss Nevell in May 1969, including family letters, newspaper cuttings, photographs of other 70th Foot officers, New Zealand, Indian Mutiny and long service medals and Capt Nevell's diary, 1861. 4 pages ESR/25/NEVE/3 (1857-1871)
Photograph of Captain William Nevell, in military uniform, wearing Indian Mutiny medal. 3 copies, one annotated 'My grandfather, taken whilst stationed at Dover' ESR/25/NEVE/4 nd [c.1860]
Photograph of 'Lieut. Bally 70th' [Henry Bally, b.1840, Ensign 70th Foot 1859, Lieutenant 1861, killed in action in New Zealand Wars, 1865: see TNA WO76/61 fo 26 and -/62 fo 11]. With unnamed photograph of [?Bally] in military uniform. 2 items ESR/25/NEVE/5 nd [?pre 1865]
Photograph of members of the Gunning family (relationship not known), including Ellen Gunning (b.1861), Richard Gunning (aged 41 years), Edward Gunning (aged 13 years), Sarah Gunning (aged 45 years) holding William Gunning (aged 2 years), and John Gunning (aged 19 years), photographed in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. 5 items. ESR/25/NEVE/6 1866
Photograph of Captain William Nevell (portrait), in uniform wearing New Zealand, Indian Mutiny and long service medals, photographed in Guernsey ESR/25/NEVE/7 nd [c.1867]
Photograph of William Nevell in civilian dress, annotated 'My grandfather as a younger man' ESR/25/NEVE/8 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of 'Captain Ralston 70th Reg', in military uniform. Also appears in ESR/3/13/6, p.4. With photograph of [?Ralston], which also appears in ESR/3/13/6, p.4. 3 items, 2 of which are duplicates ESR/25/NEVE/9 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of anonymous [?friends/family] of William Nevell, taken in Dublin, Brighton, Auckland, New Zealand, Guernsey, Belfast, Aston under Lyme, Harrogate, Cheltenham, Carlisle, Folkestone, Govan, Paris and Dover. 76 items. ESR/25/NEVE/10 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of 'Lieutenant Greatwood 70th', in civilian dress [Henry Frederick Greatwood, b.1841 (Bristol), Ensign 70th Foot, Dec 1859 (non purchase), Lieutenant 70th Foot, 1863 (purchase), Captain 70th Foot, 1869 (purchase); married Mary Walters, 1865 whilst serving in the Maori Wars, in Napier, New Zealand. Served in Tarnaki and Wanganui Provinces, 1863-1865 (medal), became Regimental Instructor of Musketry in 1866: see TNA WO/76/59 fo 53, -/61 fo 27 and -/62 fo 12. Also appears in ESR/3/13/3, p.33] ESR/25/NEVE/11 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of 'Ens Young 70th', in civilian dress and formal dress, photographed in Paris. 2 items [George Young, Ensign 70th Foot, 1861, Lieutenant 70th Foot, 1865, Captain 70th Foot, date not known; served in New Zealand, 1863-1865 (medal): see TNA WO/76/59 fo 69, and -/62 fo 39. Also appears in ESR/3/13/3, p.19] ESR/25/NEVE/12 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of 'Captain Backhouse 70th', in civilian dress, photographed in London [Thomas Deering Backhouse, b.1833, Ensign 70th Foot, 1853 (non purchase), Lieutenant 70th Foot 1857 (non purchase), Captan 70th Foot 1864 (purchase). Served in India, 1854-1861, and New Zealand 1861-1865 (medals): see TNA WO76/59 fo 21, -/60 fo 1, -/61 fos 45 & 58 and -/62 fo 80. Also appears in ESR/3/13/3, p.13] ESR/25/NEVE/13 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of [Colonel Smith, 70th Foot] in military uniform, with Indian Mutiny and New Zealand War medals and another unidentified. Taken in Jersey. Also appears in ESR/3/13/4 ESR/25/NEVE/14 nd [?1860s]
Photograph of 'Willie, A Friend, Herring' and 'Willie', 3 [?members] of 70th Foot in civilian dress. [Possibly Henry L'Estrange Herring, Ensign 70th Foot, 1852, Lieutenant 30th Foot 1855, and Adjutant 30th Foot 1857: see Army List]. Taken in India. 2 items ESR/25/NEVE/15 nd [?1860s]
Photographs of unidentified [?members] of the 70th Foot, including a Rifle Volunteer (photograph in Usk, Cumbria) and some possibly featured in ESR/3/13/7. 12 items ESR/25/NEVE/16 nd [?1860s]
Letter and heraldic cards from Thomas Culleton, Heraldic Studio and Genealogical Library, St Martin's Lane, London, regarding a crest for the Vinning, Vinnin and Nevell families. 3 items ESR/25/NEVE/17 Oct 1870
Photograph of Captain William Nevell, in civilian dress, photographed in Brighton. 2 copies ESR/25/NEVE/18 nd [c.1870]
Photograph of John Samuel Nevell, in civilian dress, annotated 'Another one of my father as a school boy taken in Jersey', photographed in Jersey ESR/25/NEVE/19 nd [c.1873]
Photograph of John Samuel Nevell, in civilian dress, annotated 'My father at the time he would have been at the College' [Guernsey], photographed in Guernsey ESR/25/NEVE/20 nd [c.1875]
Empty envelope addressed to Capt Nevell H P [Half Pay], St Martin's, Guernsey' ESR/25/NEVE/21 18 Jan 1878
Envelope carrying the Nevell family crest 'Nevile Velis', containing early 'strip' portrait photographs of William Nevell, anonymous portrait photograph of a woman [possibly Mrs Susan Nevell, ?1870s] and small portrait photograph of [John Samuel Nevell, ?1870s]. [John Samuel Nevell, b.1856, appointed Sub Assistant Commissary (on probation) in Apr 1875 and confirmed in this post in Nov 1875; promoted to Assistant Commissary in Apr 1877 and made a Deputy Assistant Commissary General (ranked as a Captain) in 1880. He saw service in Bermuda and returned to England in 1883; he went to Egypt in September 1886 and disappears from the Army List after April 1887. Source: TNA WO61/6, Register of Commissariat and Transport Staff]. 5 items ESR/25/NEVE/22 nd [1870s]
Card addressed to 'Mrs Nevell, Le Vallon, St Martin's, Guernsey', 'p[er] vapor Frances "Equatteur"', with two Argentinian stamps ESR/25/NEVE/23 nd [?1870s]
Members of the Bartlett family (relationship not known), photographed in Guernsey. 3 items ESR/25/NEVE/24 nd [?1870s]
NEVILL, CAPTAIN WILFRED P (C.1894-1916) ESR/25/NEVI/ 1914-1991
Born, c.1894. Enlisted, c.1914. Served with B Company, 8th (Service) Battalion. Bought two footballs while home on leave which were dribbled by his Company on first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1 Jul 1916, in which Nevill was killed.
Photograph album: trench views at Tambour, and the remains of Becordel on Western Front, including Becordel church bell used to warn of gas attack, views from Flixecourt, the Somme, Vaux Wood, groups of soldiers (some in gas masks), nurse and civilians, 1914-1916. Also headstone of Captain W P Nevill, killed 1 Jul 1916, nd [?1990s]. With inserted note that Nevill was known to his family as 'Billie', nd [?1990s]. Donated by the Rev T S Nevill, brother of W P Nevill ESR/25/NEVI/1 1914-1916
Copy of photograph of Nevill ESR/25/NEVI/2 nd [?1914-1916]
Newspaper cuttings, postcards and letters regarding Nevill and the footballs dribbled by 8th Battalion at the Battle of the Somme, 1 Jul 1916 ESR/25/NEVI/3 1916-1991
Photograph of Nevill's grave ESR/25/NEVI/4 nd [?1990s]
NEWELL, LANCE CORPORAL EDWARD JAMES ESR/25/NEWE/ 1925
Enlisted, 1919. Served with 2nd Battalion. Discharged, 1926.
Photograph of hockey team of The East Surrey Regiment, winners of the platoon hockey cup, 1925-1926, with note on back identifying Newell and giving his serial number and dates of enlistment and discharge ESR/25/NEWE/1 1925
NICHOLLS, PRIVATE T E ESR/25/NICH/ 1885-1993
Enlisted, 1941. Served with 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, during World War II. Later served with 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, Oxfordshire Yeomanry, and the Mounted Police in Palestine.
Folder concerning the Nicholls family who served in the East Surrey and Queen's Regiments, with copies of their service papers. Including Nicholls recollections of his own service and photographs of reunion at Bassingbourn, 1992 ESR/25/NICH/1 (1885)-1993
NOEL, CAPTAIN E A (?-1899) ESR/25/NOEL/ 1845-LATE 20TH CENT
Served in the 31st Regiment of Foot during the Sikh Wars. Appointed to Her Majesty's Body Guard, 1875. Later served as Colonel of 1st Gloucester Rifle Volunteers. Died, 1899.
Transcripts of letters written by Noel, with covering letter from depositor explaining origin of transcripts, 25 Mar 1971 ESR/25/NOEL/1 (20 Dec 1845 -26 Dec 1845)
Draft and article by unknown author regarding the Battle of Moodkee, with draft regarding Battle of Feroseshah, all based on Noel's letters ESR/25/NOEL/2 nd [c.1984]
Brief biography of Noel, describing his actions during the Sikh Wars ESR/25/NOEL/3 nd [?late 20th cent]
NOLAN, LIEUTENANT BABINGTON ESR/25/NOLA/ 1971
Joined 61st Regiment, c.1803. Joined 70th Regiment, 1804. Retired, 1820. Nolan was the father of Captain Louis Edward Nolan, who was killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava, 25 Oct 1854.
Photocopy (undated) of pages from Hubert Moyse-Bartlett's book Louis Edward Nolan and his influence on the British Cavalry (Leo Cooper, 1971) concerning Nolan, with handwritten note outlining Nolan's career ESR/25/NOLA/1 (1971)
NORTH, PRIVATE ROGER ROBERT (C.1832-?) ESR/25/NORT/ 1850-1864
Born in Killeggan, Westmeath, Ireland, c.1832. Served with 31st Regiment in the Mediterranean, 1853-1855, in the Crimea, 1855-1857, Gibraltar, 1857-1858, Cape of Good Hope, May 1858, East Indies, Oct 1858, China, 1860. Discharged as a Sergeant, Apr 1862. Re-enlisted as a Private, May 1862.
Account or pay book, giving details of service, promotions, medals awarded and pay. With explanatory note [?made for Museum display] ESR/25/NORT/1 1850-1864
OFFORD, LANCE CORPORAL JOSEPH DICK (C.1891-1915) ESR/25/OFFO/ 1909-1915
Born, c.1891. Enlisted in the reserve, 1909, and in the regular army, 1910. Served with 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, 14 Feb 1915.
Photocopies of Offord's service record, including attestation forms, conduct sheets and medical records. Also photocopy of War Diary for 2nd Battalion, 14 Feb 1915, with transcript and related extract from Brigade War Diary, photocopy of a map, and extract from History of the East Surrey Regiment ESR/25/OFFO/1 (1909-1915)
Photographic quality copy of photograph of 2nd Battalion at Chaubuttia Hill Station near Ranikhet, with note to Miss Higgs from Mark Offord, giving her the photograph ESR/25/OFFO/2 1914
Printed copy of photograph of Offord ESR/25/OFFO/3 nd [?1914-1915]
ORMEROD, PRIVATE H ESR/25/ORME/ 1915-1918
Served with 10th (Reserve) and 7th (Service) Battalions during World War I.
Diary of service in France, 10-15 May 1915, 28 Jul 1915-24 Mar 1916; with pages torn from notebook recording service in England, Aug-6 Nov 1918. Also covering letters concerning the donation of the diary by Ormerod's daughter, Mrs M M Gaskell, 1996 ESR/25/ORME/1 28 Jul 1915 -6 Nov 1918
ORR, CAPTAIN EDWARD PERCIVAL ESR/25/ORR/ 1914-1928
Served with 2/5th Battalion, 2nd Battalion and 1/5th Battalion in India and Mesopotamia during World War I.
Diary of the training of A Company 2/5th Battalion, compiled by 2nd Lieutenant A F Copp with photographs by Lieutenant E P Orr, relating to Company's training at Windsor, Tunbridge Wells and Reigate ESR/25/ORR/1 1915-1916
Photograph album, 'Somewhere in England, 2/5th East Surreys', compiled by Orr: battalion training in England, including digging trenches, marching, removing a casualty, stretcher bearers, officers, men on bicycles, battalion's transport, on parade ESR/25/ORR/2 3 Nov 1914 -10 Jun 1915
Photograph album, 'Somewhere in England, part 1, 2/5th East Surreys', compiled by Orr: battalion training in England, including digging trenches, marching, shooting and stretcher bearers ESR/25/ORR/3 Mar 1915
Photograph album, 'views taken in India, December 1916' compiled by Orr: inhabitants and views of India, family photographs, battalion in England, with programme for play 'Aladdin' on board HMT Berrima ESR/25/ORR/4 1916
Photograph album relating to 2nd Battalion and 1/5th Battalion compiled by Orr: soldiers on ships, camel trains, views of Gibraltar and India. ESR/25/ORR/5 1916
Photograph album, '1/5th Battalion, views taken in India 1916-1917', compiled by Orr: views of Delhi. With enclosed: menus for annual dinners on the 'Molly' at Leeds, 1925-1928; blank sheets of headed notepaper from 'Lauries', Great Northern Hotel, Agra; letter from Orr's servant asking Orr to send him and his family back to Nowshera, 16 Sep 1917 ESR/25/ORR/6 1916-1928
Field Notes for service in Mesopotamia, issued by General Staff, India; with inserted notes for an illustrated lecture on the Mesopotamian campaign, nd ESR/25/ORR/7 Feb 1917
Photograph album, [?compiled by Orr]: battalion arriving in Mesopotamia, views of ships, troop train, boats on a river, views of unnamed towns, groups and individual soldiers and family photographs ESR/25/ORR/8 nd [1917-1918]
OSBORN, SERGEANT WILLIAM H M (C.1896-1962) ESR/25/OSBO/ 1916-1977
Born, c.1896. Served with 8th Battalion during World War I. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1919. Died, 1962.
Letter to Osborn from Major General I Maxse, Commanding 18th Division, congratulating Osborn on his conduct during the Battle of the Somme, 1 Jul 1916 ESR/25/OSBO/1 1916
Letter to Osborn from Church Street School, which Osborn attended, congratulating him on having been praised by his commanding officer, Oct 1916, and on being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, Jun 1919 ESR/25/OSBO/2 13 Oct 1916 -23 Jun 1919
Letter to Osborn from Major General R Lee, Commanding 18th Division, congratulating Osborn on his conduct during operations against Cherisy on 3 May 1917 ESR/25/OSBO/3 1917
Letter to Osborn from Major General R Lee, Commanding 18th Division, congratulating Osbourn on his conduct during operations at Poelcapelle, Oct 1917 (text faded) ESR/25/OSBO/4 1917
Certificate that Osborn was mentioned in dispatches on 3 Apr 1917 ESR/25/OSBO/5 1 Mar 1919
Certificate that Osborn was mentioned in dispatches on 9 Apr 1917 ESR/25/OSBO/6 1 Mar 1919
Copy of memorandum to the London Gazette from Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, regarding men deserving special mention to be published in the Gazette, with Osborn's name printed at the bottom ESR/25/OSBO/7 May 1917
Handwritten transcript of citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal ESR/25/OSBO/8 (1920)
Photograph of Osborn and his wife at their wedding (photograph appears to have been coloured in and transfers added at a later stage) ESR/25/OSBO/9 nd [?early 20th cent]
Letters to Mrs Osborn from A P B Irwin, who knew her husband whilst serving in 8th Battalion, offering sympathy on his death, with original envelope. Also a later letter regarding her husband's medals. 3 items ESR/25/OSBO/10 22 Nov 1962 -1 Dec 1962
Letter to Mrs Osborn from Colonel G E Swinton, who knew her husband whilst serving as a Captain in 8th Battalion, offering sympathy on his death, with original envelope ESR/25/OSBO/11 27 Nov 1962
Photocopy (undated) of Osborn's obituary from the Journal of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment ESR/25/OSBO/12 (1962)
Letter to Mr FF Russon, Osborn's son-in-law, regarding the medals that Osborn was awarded ESR/25/OSBO/13 9 Dec 1977
Photograph of Osborn's grave ESR/25/OSBO/14 nd [?late 20th cent]
OWLES, CHARLIE ESR/25/OWLE/ 1899-1900
Served with [?2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment], during the Boer War.
Letter to his mother with news of the Boer War ESR/25/OWLE/1 1 Dec 1899
Letter to his mother, including sketch of wrecked bridge at Colenso ESR/25/OWLE/2 14 Mar 1900
PACK, SERGEANT MARTIN ESR/25/PACK/ 1846
Born in Northampton, c.1806. Attested at Northampton, 18[?24]. Served with 31st Huntingdonshire Regiment. Discharged, 18[?46].
Discharge certificate (writing badly faded) ESR/25/PACK/1 1846
PAGE, COLOUR SERGEANT J ESR/25/PAGE/ 1897-1903
Served with 3rd Volunteer Battalion.
Scrapbook, '3 East Surrey Volunteer Battalion, 1896-1903', compiled by Page: newspaper cuttings relating to shooting competitions in which he was involved. 3 loose photographs inserted ESR/25/PAGE/1 1897-1903
PALMER, CORPORAL J ESR/25/PALM/ MID 20TH CENT
Served with [?East Surrey Regiment].
Photograph of Palmer and an unidentified soldier in Athens ESR/25/PALM/1 nd [?mid 20th cent]
PARDOE, PRIVATE LESLIE WILFRED ESR/25/PARD/ 1942-1946
Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II. Awarded the Military Medal.
Newspaper cutting concerning Pardoe receiving the Military Medal, c.1942, and letter inviting him to an investiture at Buckingham Palace, 1946, in a card frame with note '2 Surreys we have his medal' ESR/25/PARD/1 nd [c.1942] -1 Oct 1946
PARKER, CADET PRIVATE ALFRED CLEMENT ESR/25/PARKAC/ 1915
Born, c.1900. Enrolled in Richmond Hill Cadets (6th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment), 1914. Discharged, 1915.
Discharge certificate ESR/25/PARKAC/1 1915
PARKES, GEORGE H (C.1883-?) ESR/25/PARKGH/ 1939
Born, c.1883. Enlisted, 1900. Served with 2nd Battalion. Discharged, 1908.
Account by Parkes of his service with the Battalion, with related correspondence ESR/25/PARKGH/1 1939
PAUL, CAPTAIN BRYAN (1897-1916) ESR/25/PAUL/ 1916
Born, 1897. Served with 8th (Service) Battalion. Killed in action, 1916.
Photograph of Paul, with biographical information and page references to mentions of him in the Regimental History on reverse ESR/25/PAUL/1 nd [c.1916]
PAYNE, CAPTAIN HAROLD F ESR/25/PAYN/ 1940-1945
Trained in 18 Platoon, R Company, 164th Officer Cadet Training Unit. Served with 1st Battalion. Wounded in the North African campaign, repatriated and discharged.
File of training notes taken whilst with 164th OCTU, regarding organisation and administration, weapons training and field engineering ESR/25/PAYN/1 Jul 1940 -Sep 1940
File of training notes, regarding tactics, map reading and gas warfare ESR/25/PAYN/2 Jul 1940 -Sep 1940
Syllabus, notebook and exercises from Small Arms School, run by NRA Wing ESR/25/PAYN/3 25 Nov 1940 -13 Dec 1940
A Guide to the Interpretation of German Units drawn and printed by 519 (Corps. Fd. Svy.) Company, RE ESR/25/PAYN/4 nd [?1940]
Training notes from course in maintenance of wheeled vehicles ESR/25/PAYN/5 11 Feb 1941 -15 Mar 1941
Appendix to Battalion Intelligence Summary No 18, a hand drawn map of Tunisia, showing the British line and advance of 8th Army ESR/25/PAYN/6 nd [c.1942]
Letters to Payne from members of the Battalion serving in North Africa and Italy after he was wounded, including letter from commanding officer Colonel W Wilberforce, 4 May 1943, killed two days later. Arranged by writer, with index giving the name of each correspondent, his position in the Battalion and dates of his letters to Payne ESR/25/PAYN/7 4 May 1943 -14 Sep 1945
Press cuttings relating to 1st Battalion actions ESR/25/PAYN/8 1943-1945
PEARCE, CAPTAIN C S ESR/25/PEARCS/ 1914-1918
Served with 8th (Service) Battalion during World War I.
Photograph of Pearce ESR/25/PEARCS/1 nd [?1914-1918]
PEARCE, PRIVATE WILLIAM HENRY ESR/25/PEARWH/ 1920
Served with 8th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Killed in action, 1918.
Letter to Pearce's widow enclosing the campaign medals that would have been conferred on him had he lived ESR/25/PEARWH/1 nd [c.1920]
PEARSE, COLONEL H ESR/25/PEARS/ 1917
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Account by Pearse of his time at Salonika, Dec 1915-Jun 1917 ESR/25/PEARS/1 nd [c.1917]
PENROSE, PRIVATE ERNIE N ESR/25/PENR/ 1940
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Letters to Penrose from his fiancée. 15 items ESR/25/PENR/1 7 Mar 1940 -9 May 1940
Letters to Penrose from friends, including one in French. 8 items. With 3 envelopes addressed to Penrose. ESR/25/PENR/2 12 Feb 1940 -2 Apr 1940
PIGGOTT, GEORGE (1867-?) ESR/25/PIGGG/ 1887-1899
Born in Westminster, 1867. Enlisted at Kingston, 1887. Served with 2nd Battalion, 1887-1888. Served with 1st Battalion, 1888-1894. Discharged, 1899.
Photocopies of attestation form, statement of services and medical records [TNA reference: WO97/3655/HN03923]. Also photocopies of a photograph of Piggott, with notes regarding his career ESR/25/PIGGG/1 (1887-1899)
PIGGOTT, PRIVATE K ESR/25/PIGGK/ 1945-1946
Served with 2nd Battalion in Palestine.
Copies (undated) of photograph taken by Piggott of group of soldiers during 10 weeks of Corps training at Cavalry Barracks, Canterbury ESR/25/PIGGK/1 (1945)
Copies (undated) of photographs, taken by Piggott, of members of B Company, at Haifa. 4 items ESR/25/PIGGK/2 (1946)
Photographs of terrorist activity, Haifa. 2 items. ESR/25/PIGGK/3 1946
Copies (undated) of photographs, taken by Piggott, of army camp and armoured personnel carriers, at Haifa. 3 items ESR/25/PIGGK/4 (1946)
Copies (undated) of photographs, taken by Piggott, of Sergeant Bascomb, officers and sergeants taking around tea to soldiers on Christmas Day, two soldiers leaning on a 6 pounder gun and a group of soldiers in an armoured personnel carrier. 4 items ESR/25/PIGGK/5 (1946)
Copy (undated) of photograph, taken by Piggott, of a terrorist attack on an oil refinery at Haifa ESR/25/PIGGK/6 (1946)
PRATT, PRIVATE ALBERT JOHN (C.1896-?) ESR/25/PRAT/ 1915-1918
Born, c.1896. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1915. Served with 11th Battalion. Later gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Discharged, 1917.
'Soldier's Small Book', giving details of next of kin (pages 5 and 6 missing, and some damage to centre of remaining pages) ESR/25/PRAT/1 1915
Letter from Pratt to his father ESR/25/PRAT/2 12 Nov 1916
Field service postcard sent by Pratt to his mother ESR/25/PRAT/3 19 Jun 1917
Postcard to Pratt's mother from No 18 General Hospital, France, informing her that her son has left for England ESR/25/PRAT/4 1 Jul 1917
Metropolitan Police Telephone message from City of London Military Hospital to Mrs Pratt, informing her that her son has arrived at the hospital ESR/25/PRAT/5 2 Jul 1917
Wallet containing character certificate, with advice regarding civilian employment and instructions for men of the army reserve ESR/25/PRAT/6 26 Nov 1917
Discharge certificate ESR/25/PRAT/7 26 Nov 1917
Pass to proceed home and await final discharge ESR/25/PRAT/8 4 Dec 1917
Receipt for War Badge ESR/25/PRAT/9 10 Dec 1917
Postcards with greeting messages, one showing regimental badge and battle honours. 3 items ESR/25/PRAT/10 1917
Pay book ESR/25/PRAT/11 1917
Certificate of registration under the National Registration Acts ESR/25/PRAT/12 18 Mar 1918
Newspaper cutting of a photograph of soldiers marching though a town with horse drawn guns ESR/25/PRAT/13 nd [?1915-1918]
Photographs of Pratt alone, with his [?family], and of a group of soldiers [?including Pratt]. 9 items ESR/25/PRAT/14 nd [?1915-1918]
PRENTICE, WARRANT OFFICER 2ND CLASS B L ESR/25/PREN/ 1907-1919
Served with 1st and 2nd Battalions and with the Machine Gun Corps.
Photocopy of third class certificate of education ESR/25/PREN/1 (20 Jul 1907)
Photocopy of second class certificate of education ESR/25/PREN/2 (16 Oct 1909)
Photocopy of certificate that Prentice was mentioned in despatches on 29 Mar 1917 ESR/25/PREN/3 (1 Mar 1919)
Photocopy of certificate of service with the Machine Gun Corps during World War I ESR/25/PREN/4 nd [c.1919]
PRESS, PRIVATE R ESR/25/PRES/ 1914
Enlisted, 1910. Served with 1st Battalion during World War I and was wounded Sep 1914. Served with Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during World War II.
Diary recording his experiences with the British Expeditionary Force in France, 5 Aug 1914-24 Sep 1914, with note on his army career, nd [late 20th cent] ESR/25/PRES/1 5 Aug 1914 -24 Sep 1914
RAE, LIEUTENANT JAMES A ESR/25/RAE/ 1867
Served with 70th Regiment of Foot, and later as Lieutenant Colonel of the Cinque Ports Artillery Volunteers.
Photograph of Rae in the uniform of the Cinque Ports Artillery Volunteers ESR/25/RAE/1 1867
RALSTON, MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM HENRY ESR/25/RALS/ 1870S
Served with 70th Regiment of Foot which he commanded 1880-1885.
Photographs of Ralston ESR/25/RALS/1 nd [?1870s]
RAMSEY, SERGEANT F A W ESR/25/RAMS/ 1914-1918
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
1 shilling bank note issued by the military authorities to the British forces in North Africa, with envelope stating that a cap badge was also donated (not present) ESR/25/RAMS/1 nd [c.1914 -1918]
RAYNER, PRIVATE STANLEY CHARLES JOHN ESR/25/RAYN/ 1939-LATE 20TH CENT
Served as a dispatch rider in 2/6th Battalion. Captured by Germans, 1940. Liberated by American army, 1945. Discharged, c.1946.
Road Discipline and Traffic Control, booklet issued by GHQ ESR/25/RAYN/1 1939
Orders for Drivers of Mechanical Vehicles in the British Expeditionary Force, booklet issued by GHQ ESR/25/RAYN/2 1940
Christmas card sent as prisoner of war ESR/25/RAYN/3 1943
'Tips for the Troops' giving advice regarding conduct and conditions in France ESR/25/RAYN/4 nd [?1940]
Typed note 'to an unknown French or English friend' from J J de Ridder, Holland (some French text) ESR/25/RAYN/5 nd [?1940-1945]
Poems written by Rayner, 1950-1991 (some of which are the same as those in -/8), including one written for the Queen in honour of her 65th Birthday, with letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace, 1991. Also score and words for song by Rayner relating to the Falkland Islands ESR/25/RAYN/6 1950-1991
Poems by Rayner, concerning World War II and the Falklands War, with covering letter from Rayner to Major Hill ESR/25/RAYN/7 1982-1986
Account by Rayner of his service in France, 1940, with a selection of poems by Rayner ESR/25/RAYN/8 1950-1987; nd [before 1987]
Account by Rayner of his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany, his liberation by American soldiers, and his return to England ESR/25/RAYN/9 1940-1947; nd [before 1993]
Account by Rayner of his journey to Torun as a prisoner of war, 1940 ESR/25/RAYN/10 nd [late 20th cent]
READE, SERGEANT VINCENT FORESTER ESR/25/READ/ 1914-1917
Served with 4th Battalion during World War I.
Photocopies (undated) of letters from Reade to his sister Connie, while stationed at Saltash, Cornwall, and postcard showing him in his fencing outfit ESR/25/READ/1 (1914-1917)
REDFERN, LIEUTENANT A J ESR/25/REDF/ 1940-1942
Commanded no. 7 platoon, A Company, 2/6th Battalion. Awarded Military Cross, 1940. Later served with the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).
Transcript (undated) and draft of report by Redfern on the actions for which he was awarded the Military Cross, 3 Jun 1940-7 Jun 1940, with original and photocopy of citation for award, including issue of London Gazette in which he is mentioned and photocopy of further citation (mentioned in dispatches), 1942. Also operational message with note on reverse by Redfern regarding an incident with a French officer ESR/25/REDF/1 1940-(1942)
RICHARDSON, LANCE SERGEANT CHARLES VICTOR LESLIE ESR/25/RICH/ 1916
Served with 8th (Service) Battalion. Killed in action during the attack on Montauban (the Football Charge), on the 1st day of the Somme, 1 Jul 1916.
Letter of condolence to Richardson's mother from Capt C Thorne, Officer Commanding B Company, with transcript ESR/25/RICH/1 3 Sep 1916
RIDGER, CAPTAIN J ESR/25/RIDG/ 1940
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Officer's identity card issued to the British Expeditionary Force (writing badly faded) ESR/25/RIDG/1 1940
RINGWOOD, CORPORAL ALFRED (C.1879-1952) ESR/25/RING/ 1905-1967
Born in Gibraltar, c.1879. Enlisted at Kingston on Thames, 1897. Served with 2nd Battalion, including in South African War. Transferred to reserve, 1905. Joined Metropolitan Police Force, 1906. Discharged from the army reserve, 1909. Enlisted in Section D of the reserve, 1910. Discharged, 1914. Retired from the Metropolitan Police Force, 1931. Returned to Police Force, 1939. Died, 1952.
Character testimony written by Major W Gilbert Cooper, Commanding Officer of F Company, 2nd Battalion ESR/25/RING/1 5 Sep 1905
Discharge certificate, including character statement and details of service and training. Also note that Ringwood enlisted into Section D of the reserve, 1910 ESR/25/RING/2 5 Oct 1909 -1910
Certificate of discharge from Section D of the reserve ESR/25/RING/3 7 Feb 1914
Certificate of service with the Metropolitan Police ESR/25/RING/4 14 Apr 1931
Letter to Ringwood from New Scotland Yard, asking him to report for duty in light of the current emergency ESR/25/RING/5 Aug 1939
Correspondence related to Ringwood's pension from the Metropolitan Police Force and to changes to this pension following his death and that of his wife. Also letter regarding the Metropolitan Police Widows Fund. 10 items ESR/25/RING/6 12 Jan 1948 -15 Mar 1967
Advertisement for Jolly Bucks Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity, held at the Black Horse Tavern, Camden Town. Ringwood's name is pencilled in ESR/25/RING/7 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Letter to Ringwood's [?wife] from Whittington Hospital informing her that he has died ESR/25/RING/8 17 Mar 1952
Letters of sympathy to Mrs Ringwood on her husband's death from Hart Leverton & Co, solicitors, and Douglas Kershaw & Co, auctioneers ESR/25/RING/9 Mar 1952
Card [?label] with 'Mr Ringwood' inscribed in red ESR/25/RING/10 nd [?late 20th cent]
RITCHIE, LANCE CORPORAL FRANK ESR/25/RITCF/ 1915-1916
Enlisted, c.1914. Served with 7th Battalion during World War I. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1916.
See below for papers of Ritchie's brother, Lance Corporal H C Ritchie.
Page from a newspaper showing officers and soldiers who have received awards for gallantry, including Ritchie for the Distinguished Conduct Medal ESR/25/RITCF/1 29 Jul 1916
Photograph of Ritchie with his brother Private S Ritchie, Royal Army Medical Corps ESR/25/RITCF/2 nd [?1915-1916]
RITCHIE, LANCE CORPORAL HERBERT CHARLES (?-1915) ESR/25/RITCHC/ 1914-1915
Enlisted, c.1914. Served with 7th Battalion. Killed in action, 1915.
See above for papers of Ritchie's brother, Lance Corporal F Ritchie.
Photographs of Ritchie. 2 items ESR/25/RITCHC/1 nd [?1914-1915]
Letter of sympathy signed by Kitchener, with short obituary of Lance Corporal H C Ritchie attached with sellotape ESR/25/RITCHC/2 nd [c.1915]
ROBERTS, COLOUR SERGEANT I ESR/25/ROBEI/ 1856-1874
Served with Light Company of 31st Huntingdonshire Regiment. Joined Shropshire Militia, 1867.
Log of events and the issue of items of uniform etc to the company, while in Gibraltar, Cape of Good Hope, India, Hong Kong, England, and Ireland. Entries 6 Nov 1856-c.Jun 1867 relate to service with 31st Regiment. Entries after 1868 become much less frequent. ESR/25/ROBEI/1 6 Nov 1856 -24 Sep 1874
ROBERTS, [?PRIVATE] O H S ESR/25/ROBEOH/ 1914-1918
Served with 21st (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles) in World War I.
Bible with 'O H S Roberts 1st Surrey Rifles 1914-1915' inscribed on the back. Also prayer for Christmas intercession and inserted note 'Many Happy returns of the 22nd from Mother and Father' and 'To Marmie in memory of Laddie', with letter to 'Marmie' from 'Little Mother', sending her the Bible ESR/25/ROBEOH/1 nd [?1914-1915]
Photograph of a group of officers from different regiments ESR/25/ROBEOH/2 nd [?1914-1918]
Field service postcard sent by Roberts to C M C Gibbons, Southall ESR/25/ROBEOH/3 29 Mar 1915
Correspondence regarding the origin of the items (little information regarding Roberts) ESR/25/ROBEOH/4 29 Jun 1994 -15 Aug 1994
ROLPH, CORPORAL H E ESR/25/ROLP/ LATE 20TH CENT
Served as a signaller in 1st Battalion, World War II.
Account by Rolph of his experiences during World War II ESR/25/ROLP/1 nd [late 20th cent]
ROOD, CORPORAL JOE STANLEY ESR/25/ROOD/ 1999
Served with 1st Battalion, 1927-1942.
Account of a search by Rood's son to find a French family that sheltered his father during World War II ESR/25/ROOD/1 nd [c.1999]
ROUPELL, BRIGADIER GEORGE ROWLAND PATRICK (1892-1974) ESR/25/ROUP/ 1916-1992
Born, 1892. Served with 1st Battalion and was awarded Victoria Cross for actions in defence of Hill 60, Ypres, Apr 1915. Served as a General Staff Officer at 3rd Army Headquarters. Was on board the SS Queen, when it was captured and sunk, 1916. Commanded 1st Battalion, 1935-39. Last Colonel of the Regiment prior to amalgamation with the Queen's. Died, 1974.
Typescript copies (undated) of an extract from Roupell's diary regarding his experiences of the capture and sinking of the SS Queen. 2 copies with covering note ESR/25/ROUP/1 (1916)-1992
Photograph album, 'My trip to Khartoum, Sudan, Egypt' compiled by an unknown woman [?Mrs Roupell]: views and inhabitants of Khartoum and Egypt, including the Omdurman and Khartoum Girl Guides and the [1st Battalion], East Surreys, on parade. Donated by Brigadier Roupell ESR/25/ROUP/2 1938
Photograph of marriage of Captain G Roupell to Miss [?Maria] Cuties, some names given ESR/25/ROUP/3 nd [?1930s]
Photographs of Roupell. 2 items ESR/25/ROUP/4 nd [?1930s-1950s]
Photograph of Brigadier Roupell visiting the dining hall at Shorncliffe ESR/25/ROUP/5 nd [?1950s]
Original and photocopy of Roupell's obituary ESR/25/ROUP/6 Mar 1974
Annotated photocopy of an extract from the chapter entitled 'A tale of two rivers: Marne and Aisne' in The Mons Star by David Ascoli which includes extracts from Roupell's diary, with covering letter ESR/25/ROUP/7 (1981)-1984
SALISBURY, PRIVATE FRANCIS BERNARD CHARLES ESR/25/SALI/ 1914-1918
Served with 5th Battalion during World War I.
Photographs of Salisbury. 2 items ESR/25/SALI/1 nd [?1914-1918]
SAMES, SERGEANT H J ESR/25/SAME/ 1943-1944
Served with 1/6th Battalion during World War II.
Summary (made late 20th cent) of diary kept by Sames ESR/25/SAME/1 (Aug 1943 -Aug 1944)
Photocopies of extracts from diary kept by Sames, taken from the appendix of a booklet regarding the battle of Cassino, published by the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Museum (copy in SHC library) ESR/25/SAME/2 (Feb 1944 -May 1944)
SANDOVER, BRIGADIER RAYMOND (1910-1995) ESR/25/SAND/ 1995
Born in Richmond, 1910. Joined a Territorial Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment, 1929. Also served with 2/11th Cameroon Highlanders. Mobilised in Australian Imperial Forces, 1939. Commanded 2/11th Battalion in Crete. Died, 1995.
Newspaper cutting and photocopy of Sandover's obituary from The Daily Telegraph ESR/25/SAND/1 16 Sep 1995
SAUNDERS, MAJOR JOHN (1918-2002) ESR/25/SAUNJ/ 2002
Served with the 1st Battalion, 1943-1945. Awarded Distinguished Service Order, 1945. Joined Lancashire Fusiliers, c.1945-c.1946. Died, 2002.
Cutting of Saunders' obituary. 2 original copies and 1 photocopy ESR/25/SAUNJ/1 30 Jul 2002
SAUNDERS, CORPORAL P E ESR/25/SAUNPE/ 1942-1946
Served with the East Surrey Regiment, 1920-1926, and Royal Army Service Corps, 1942-1946.
Notebook recording locations and dates of his service with the Royal Army Service Corps, the ranks he held, details of wartime coinage, camps issued with food by Royal Army Service Corps, personal accounts and rough list of names (no surnames or addresses) inside back cover ESR/25/SAUNPE/1 nd [c.1942-1946]
SCHOFIELD, PRIVATE THOMAS ESR/25/SCHOF/ 1854-1860
Born in Stourport, Worcestershire, c.1825. Enlisted at Kidderminster, 1845. Served with 31st Regiment in Ionian Islands and the Crimea, 1855, Malta, 1857, Gibraltar and the Cape of Good Hope, 1858, India, 1858-1860. Returned to England, 1860.
Pay book, giving details of service, next of kin and pay, with label prepared by Museum describing item ESR/25/SCHOF/1 1854-1860
SCHOMBERG, LIEUTENANT COLONEL HAROLD ST GEORGE ESR/25/SCHOM/ 1914-1940
Served in the Militia. Commissioned into East Surreys, 1908. Attached to 4th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1916. Appointed to command 6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, 1917. Served on Western Front, 1916-1917, and in Italy. Commanded 1st Battalion, c.1933-1935. Appointed Commander of 149th (Northumberland) Infantry Brigade, 1935.
Photocopy of Schomberg's diary, kept while serving as a lieutenant in 1st Battalion, with the British Expeditionary Force in France. Original was sold at Sotheby's on 11 May 1989. Also includes explanatory note and photocopy of a brief biography of Schomberg ESR/25/SCHOM/1 (5 Aug 1914 -2 Nov 1914)
Personal letters to Schomberg ESR/25/SCHOM/2 [1920s-1930s]
Press cuttings regarding Schomberg's appointment to command 1st Battalion, his appointment to 149th Brigade, 1935, and the completion of a memorial to all ranks at Kingston, 1924 ESR/25/SCHOM/3 -1935
Letter written on behalf of Prince George, thanking the officers of the battalion for sending him a Christmas card ESR/25/SCHOM/4 23 Dec 1932
Correspondence regarding the Viceroy's visit to Lahore ESR/25/SCHOM/5 11 Mar 1933 -13 Mar 1933
Letters to Schomberg congratulating the battalion on winning the All India Boxing Competition, 1933 ESR/25/SCHOM/6 12 Mar 1933 -13 Mar 1933
Poster of address made to the Governor of the Punjab by representatives of the people of the region on his departure ESR/25/SCHOM/7 15 Mar 1933
Invitation to Schomberg and his wife to an afternoon reception hosted by the Viceroy and Countess of Willingdon ESR/25/SCHOM/8 [?24 Sep 1933]
Comments by senior officers on Schomberg's performance as Battalion commander ESR/25/SCHOM/9 1 Aug 1934
Letter from War Office regarding appointment of Major E L L Acton to command of 2nd Battalion ESR/25/SCHOM/10 31 Dec 1934
Photograph of Battalion sports team, including Schomberg ESR/25/SCHOM/11 1934
Report by Commander of the Lucknow District regarding the condition of the battalion and efficiency of Schomberg's command ESR/25/SCHOM/12 8 May 1935
Letter from War Office regarding appointment of new commander of 1st Battalion to succeed Schomberg ESR/25/SCHOM/13 24 May 1935
List of guests, including Schomberg, to have the honour of meeting the King at lunch at Constable's Tower, Dover Castle, with letter to Schomberg thanking him for his assistance in arranging the visit ESR/25/SCHOM/14 1940
SCOTT, LIEUTENANT COLONEL L D ESR/25/SCOT/ 1914-1918
Born, c.1895. Enlisted, c.1914. Served as Adjutant with 7th (Service) Battalion during World War I. Appointed second in command, Jul 1917. Commanded the Battalion, Aug-Sep 1917 and Dec 1917-Feb 1918. Awarded Military Cross, 1916.
Photograph of Scott, with biographical detail on the reverse ESR/25/SCOT/1 nd [?1914-1918]
SEAMAN, PRIVATE W E (1911-?) ESR/25/SEAM/ 1943
Born, 1911. Enlisted at Kingston, 1939. Served with 1/6th Battalion in France, 1940. Wounded, May 1940, and a prisoner of war, 1940-1943. Discharged, 1943.
Medical case sheet with ship label relating to his being wounded and his passage on Hospital Ship Atlantis ESR/25/SEAM/1 Oct 1943
Service and pay book, giving details of service and transfer to reserve, with discharge certificate attached ESR/25/SEAM/2 1943
SEWELL, CORPORAL DANIEL (C.1823-?) ESR/25/SEWE/ 1854-1862
Born in Grays Hill near Chelmsford, Essex, c.1823. Attested, Feb 1841. Served with 62nd Regiment of Foot. Joined 70th Regiment, Sep 1841. Discharged, 1862.
Photocopy of Sewell's service papers, including attestation form, from the originals held at the National Archives, ref WO97/1600. Also includes baptism record for Sewell's daughter, 1854, ref N/1/86 ESR/25/SEWE/1 (1854-1862)
SEYMOUR, PRIVATE LEONARD WALTER JOHN (1914-1942) ESR/25/SEYM/ 1935-1998
Born, 1914. Enlisted, 1934. Served with 2nd Battalion. Posted briefly to 1st Battalion, 11 Dec 1935. Returned to 2nd Battalion, 28 Dec 1935. Posted to 11th Infantry Division, Apr 1941. Returned to 2nd Battalion, Jun 1941. Presumed killed in action, 1942.
This file also refers to Seymour's brother, Horace Seymour, who served with 1/6th Battalion, and an unnamed second brother, who served with the Royal Horse Artillery.
Letter from Seymour's nephew, giving biographical information on Seymour and enclosing a copy of his service history from the Ministry of Defence, and a letter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission giving the location of his grave. Also enclosing copies of six photographs: soldiers marching to Hythe, 1935, Aldershot Tattoo, 1935, Seymour in India, 1936, Seymour with a group of soldiers in India, 1937, a photograph of Seymour's grave and a photograph of a plaque of his medals, grave, cap badge and himself ESR/25/SEYM/1 (1935)-1998
SHIELS, PRIVATE MICHAEL (1915-?) ESR/25/SHIE/ 1930S-1961
Born, 1915. Enlisted, 1935. Served with 2nd Battalion in India, 1936-1937, Sudan, 1937-1938, China, 1938-1940, Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a Japanese prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Transferred to reserve, 1946. Discharged, 1961.
Photographs of groups of soldiers and individuals off duty in Kent, China, India and the Sudan; also Michael Shiels in later life meeting Lady Pamela Mountbatten. -/19 shows Shiels taking part in the filming of 'The Four Feathers'. 21 items ESR/25/SHIE/1 nd [?1930s]-1960
Certificate of service, including character statement, certificate of discharge and transfer to reserve ESR/25/SHIE/2 1946-1961
Photograph of a group of officers, NCOs and privates, with separate note identifying Shiels and suggesting it might have been taken at a rehabilitation centre after the war ESR/25/SHIE/3 nd [c.1946]
Statement of service, with covering letter to Shiels from Infantry Records Office ESR/25/SHIE/4 25 Nov 1957
SIDWELL, PRIVATE LESLIE GEORGE ESR/25/SIDW/ 1938-1958
Enlisted in London, 1931. Served with 1st Battalion in India, 1933-1937, and England, 1937-1938. Transferred to reserve, 1938. Recalled, Jun 1939, and served with the East Surrey Regiment until Nov 1939. Served with the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), Nov 1939-1943. Served with the Somerset Light Infantry as part of the British North African Forces, 1943-1945, and in England, 1945-1946. Transferred to reserve, 1946. Discharged, 1958.
Certificate of service, including certificate of discharge, transfer to reserve and character certificate, with note connecting this item to the photograph album below and compliments slip from Housing Officer of the Borough of Heston and Isleworth ESR/25/SIDW/1 1938-1958
Photograph album, '1st [Battalion], 1935-1936. R Sidwell': Quetta earthquake 1935, expedition to Nana Devi, 1936, funeral of Private J Haley, 1937, battalion training in India, 1936, views of India, individuals and groups of soldiers, embarkation of battalion, parades. Donated by Lieutenant Colonel L M B Wilson, RHQ Canterbury. ESR/25/SIDW/2 1935-1937
Photograph of Sidwell with 'to my Kathleen with fondest love Les' written on the back, along with address of [?Major F Pillingar], 603rd Communication Squadron ESR/25/SIDW/3 nd [mid 20th cent]
SIMMONDS, W C ESR/25/SIMM/ 1974
Served with A Company, 1st Battalion.
Letter from Simmonds to Major B Finch White giving his memories of the Battalion's action at the Escaut Canal, May 1940 ESR/25/SIMM/1 27 Jun 1974
SIMPSON, PRIVATE GEORGE HENRY JOHN (C.1881-1931) ESR/25/SIMP/ 1902-1991
Born in Basingstoke, c.1881. Enlisted in Kingston on Thames, Mar 1902. Served with 2nd Battalion in South Africa. Discharged, Aug 1902. Later served as a fireman, and was killed when he fell off a moving fire engine and hit his head on the side of the road, 1931.
Discharge certificate ESR/25/SIMP/1 8 Aug 1902
Character certificate ESR/25/SIMP/2 8 Aug 1902
Original and photocopy of cutting concerning Simpson's death and subsequent inquest ESR/25/SIMP/3 30 Oct 1931
Covering letter donating items, and giving genealogical information regarding Simpson ESR/25/SIMP/4 16 Jun 1991
SINGFIELD, PRIVATE WILLIAM GEORGE (1898-?) ESR/25/SING/ 1916-1919
Born, 1898. Enlisted in London, 1916. Served with the 4th and 1/3rd Battalions, the London Regiment, Royal Defence Corps, Royal Fusiliers and East Surrey Regiment. Discharged, 1919.
Christmas card of 95th Infantry Brigade [to which 1st Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, belonged] ESR/25/SING/1 Dec 1916
Discharge certificate ESR/25/SING/2 15 Mar 1919
Certificate of honourable discharge as a result of being disabled ESR/25/SING/3 15 Mar 1919
Certificate that Singfield was insured for the purposes of National Health Insurance whilst serving ESR/25/SING/4 18 Sep 1919
Covering letter from depositor, K Nichol, donating items but giving no further details ESR/25/SING/5 12 Mar 1990
SLOMAN, BRIGADIER GENERAL HENRY STANHOPE (1861-1945) ESR/25/SLOM/ 1882-1919
Born, 1861. Commissioned as a Lieutenant, 1882. Served with 2nd Battalion. Served in Sudan with Mounted Infantry, 1885. Served with Egyptian Army, 1896-c.1898. Served with 2nd Battalion in South Africa, 1900-1902, and during World War I. Retired, 1918. Died, 1945.
Certificate of qualification to hold a commission, issued by the Royal Military College ESR/25/SLOM/1 Jan 1882
Commission as a lieutenant ESR/25/SLOM/2 5 May 1882
Letters from Sloman to his family. 9 items ESR/25/SLOM/3 2 Oct 1884 -12 Nov 1899
Special certificate, issued as a result of attaining a higher standard in examination for the rank of captain ESR/25/SLOM/4 17 Aug 1886
Certificate for passing an examination in Russian language ESR/25/SLOM/5 Nov 1887
Certificate of qualification as a Russian Interpreter ESR/25/SLOM/6 6 Nov 1888
Certificate from the Lord Chamberlain's Office stating that Sloman was presented at Her Majesty's Levee at St James's Palace, 7 Mar 1888 ESR/25/SLOM/7 27 Mar 1888
Programme for a concert given by 2nd Battalion at Guernsey ESR/25/SLOM/8 [?24 Sep 1888]
Letter from Major E T H Hutton, Commanding Officer of the Mounted Infantry Regiment, to the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, praising the conduct of Captain Sloman and his men, who were sent as part of a detachment to the Mounted Infantry ESR/25/SLOM/9 9 Jan 1889
Certificate of qualification to instruct in the theory and practice of musketry ESR/25/SLOM/10 4 Dec 1890
Contract to serve in the Egyptian Army for a period of two years ESR/25/SLOM/11 29 Dec 1896
Diary, giving summaries of Sloman's activities each day ESR/25/SLOM/12 1897
Licence to accept and wear the insignia of the Imperial Order of the Medjidieh of the Fourth Class ESR/25/SLOM/13 29 Apr 1899
Document and envelope in [?Arabic] ESR/25/SLOM/14 nd [?1917]
Certificate that Sloman was mentioned in dispatches on 6 Jul 1918 ESR/25/SLOM/15 1 Jul 1919
Postcard announcing a meeting of the East Surrey Drag Hounds. No details of the meeting are filled in ESR/25/SLOM/16 nd [?early 20th cent]
Empty envelope with lists of documents donated on front ESR/25/SLOM/17 nd [?late 20th cent]
SMITH, LANCE CORPORAL C J ESR/25/SMITCJ/ 1915
Served with 5th Battalion during World War I.
Photograph of Smith ESR/25/SMITCJ/1 1915
SMITH, LANCE CORPORAL CHARLES T ESR/25/SMITCT/ 1939-1946
Served with the East Surrey Regiment during World War II.
Identity disk ESR/25/SMITCT/1 nd [?1939-1945]
Covering note from the Home Secretary enclosing the Defence Medal awarded to Smith and expressing his regret that Smith did not live to see it (medal not present) ESR/25/SMITCT/2 nd [c.1946]
SMITH, PRIVATE H ESR/25/SMITH/ 1915
Served with 1st Battalion.
Photocopy of a letter by W G Wiltshire, Smith's former manager, printed in the Harrodian Gazette [magazine for employees of Harrods], 1915, containing extracts from Smith's diary, Sep 1914-Nov 1914, and giving brief biographical details. Also includes extract from a letter by Smith to Wiltshire. With covering note, 1987 ESR/25/SMITH/1 (1915)
SMITH, COLONEL H B L ESR/25/SMITHB/ C.1900
Served with 1st Battalion, commanding it in Italy, 1943-1944, and again, 1951-1953.
Photograph of a group of men and women, one of whom is Claribell Smith, mother of Colonel H B L Smith ESR/25/SMITHB/1 nd [c.1900]
SPARROW, PRIVATE EPHRAM JOHN (C.1892-?) ESR/25/SPAR/ 1915-1919
Born, c.1892. Attested, 1915. Served as a sniper and regimental policeman in 9th and 12th Battalions during World War I.
Pay book, giving details of service and pay ESR/25/SPAR/1 7 Dec 1917 -17 Mar 1919
Photograph of Sparrow's Company ESR/25/SPAR/2 nd [?1915-1918]
Photographs of Sparrow alone and on a horse. 2 items ESR/25/SPAR/3 nd [?1915-1918]
Soldier's demobilization account, and separate statement of accounts giving details of money owed and owing ESR/25/SPAR/4 nd [c.1919]
Certificate of employment during World War I ESR/25/SPAR/5 nd [c.1919]
Certificate from Major General Sydney Lawford thanking the soldiers for their services. 2 copies ESR/25/SPAR/6 nd [c.1919]
SPURDLE, PRIVATE J ESR/25/SPUR/ 1921-1948
Enlisted, 1939. Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II and was a Japanese prisoner of war.
Postcards of Kalsi Bridge, India, HMT Glengory Castle and two [?Indian] men dancing, addressed to Albert R Holliman, one including a message from 'Daddy'. 3 items ESR/25/SPUR/1 10 May 1921 -5 Mar 1923
Soldier's pay book, giving details of pay, enlistment and medical records. Copies of the following messages and orders are written into spare pages: a message from A P Wavell to Lieutenant General Percival regarding the current situation in Singapore, 10 Feb 1942, Special Orders No 2 and 3, issued by Colonel E B Holmes at Seralang [?prisoner of war camp] regarding demands by the Japanese that the prisoners be given forms to sign, promising not to escape, 4 Sep 1942 ESR/25/SPUR/2 1939-1942
Copy of a letter in English and Chinese from the Allies to the Chinese citizens, Chingmai, Thailand, thanking them for their help in the war. Also photograph of a plaque bearing the names of 46 Allied soldiers, including Spurdle, presented 'to our friends in Chieng Mai' in recognition of aid given in time of need, and photograph of a [?Chinese] man with two boys, with message 'Remembrances from Mai Sri Ruang Tanaphong', 14 Jul 1948 ESR/25/SPUR/3 c.1945-1948
Photograph of a row of wooden crosses [?Spurdle's grave] ESR/25/SPUR/4 nd [2nd half of 20th cent]
SQUIRE, MAJOR GRAHAM LYALL ANSON ESR/25/SQUI 1945
Served with 1st Battalion.
Photocopy (undated) of Squire's citation for a bravery award ESR/25/SQUI1 (1945)
STAFFORD, CAPTAIN RICHARD JOHN MILBURN ESR/25/STAF/ 1940-1944
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II. Was a German prisoner of war.
Photographs belonging to Stafford of officers in the regiment, with names on the reverse. 20 items ESR/25/STAF/1 nd [?1939-1940]
Photograph of Stafford ESR/25/STAF/2 1940
Form recording Stafford's personal and medical details, relating to his time as a prisoner of war (German text) ESR/25/STAF/3 1940-1944
STENING, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR ALBERT (1904-?) ESR/25/STEN/ 1915-1976
Born, 1904. Enlisted at Kingston, 1923. Served with 2nd Battalion in England, 1923-1928, Gibraltar, 1928-1929, England, 1929-1938, China, 1938-1940, Singapore, 1940-1942. Was a Japanese prisoner of war, 1942-1945. Returned to England, 1945. Discharged, 1953.
Embroidered cards, one with pictures of King George V and General Joffre and '1914' and '1915' worked into the design, and one with British and German flags and '1915' worked into the design. 2 items ESR/25/STEN/1 nd [c.1915]
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/STEN/2 28 Mar 1923
Company cooks certificate, 1924, with note from Infantry Records Office giving the details of later courses in cookery passed by Stening ESR/25/STEN/3 1924-1948
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/STEN/4 25 Mar 1931
Photographs of Stening alone and in groups, a boxing team, and Japanese anti aircraft gun. 11 items ESR/25/STEN/5 1933-1942
Christmas card from Shanghai sent [by Stening] to his son ESR/25/STEN/6 nd [c.1938]
Letter to Stening's [?wife] from the Red Cross, informing her that he is a prisoner of war, with postcards written by Stening to his family whilst a prisoner of war. 3 items ESR/25/STEN/7 22 Nov 1943 -12 May 1944
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of enlistment and next of kin. Also inserted picture of Christ with Bible verse ESR/25/STEN/8 1945
Letters to returned prisoners of war from King George VI and from General Sir Richard Foster, Colonel of the Regiment, with note for items to be returned to Stening and giving his address ESR/25/STEN/9 1945
Chinese banknote and two unidentified Far Eastern banknotes. 3 items ESR/25/STEN/10 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Record of service card ESR/25/STEN/11 23 Jan 1946
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/STEN/12 24 Jan 1946
Release book, including release leave certificate ESR/25/STEN/13 1946
Regimental Christmas card sent by [?Stening] to his wife ESR/25/STEN/14 nd [?1940s]
Replies from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government concerning a letter from Stening regarding his application for council housing ESR/25/STEN/15 1951
Certificate of service, including discharge and character certificates ESR/25/STEN/16 1953
Letter from General Sir Richard Foster, Colonel of the Regiment, to members of the regiment leaving the Colours, thanking them for their service and giving details of the Old Comrades' Association ESR/25/STEN/17 nd [?1950s]
Envelope addressed to Stening, containing cuttings regarding a motoring accident in Harwell and also a brief history of the regiment, including the British Battalion ESR/25/STEN/18 nd [?1950s]
Letter to Stening from Major F M J Halidy, enclosing a copy of the Queen's Royal Surrey Regimental Association Annual Report, 1966, with original envelope ESR/25/STEN/19 1966
Newspaper cutting regarding the death of Norman Baillie-Stewart ESR/25/STEN/20 nd [c.1966]
Regimental Association newsletter, issue no 1 ESR/25/STEN/21 May 1967
Bank and tax slips regarding Stening's pension ESR/25/STEN/22 1975-1976
Completed application form to Royal Hospital, Chelsea, with covering letter from the hospital and related information sheet, with original envelope and additional envelope for reply. 5 items ESR/25/STEN/23 1976
STONE, PRIVATE STEPHEN (C.1880-1917) ESR/25/STONS/ 1917
Born, c.1880. Served with 7th (Service) Battalion. Killed in action, 1917.
Photographs of Stone alone and with unknown soldier ESR/25/STONS/1 nd [c.1917]
STONEHAM, LIEUTENANT COLONEL H F ESR/25/STONHF/ 1909-1925
Served with 1st Battalion and in Mesopotamia with Signals.
Photograph album compiled by Stoneham relating to service with 1st Battalion, 1910-1914, and in Mesopotamia: sports teams; groups of officers and soldiers in Ireland, 1912-14, and chosen for the East Africa and Mesopotamia Expeditionary Forces, in Baghdad, 1918-1919, 4th Battalion King's African Rifles, 1923, King George V on the Western Front, with Generals Haig, Joffre and Foch, views of trenches, a tank, an artillery crew towing a gun, soldiers marching, on both Western and Mesopotamia Fronts, Arras in ruins, and Albert Cathedral; ephemera concerning sporting events and painting Through France, 1915, and a thank you letter from Carpenter to Stoneham concerning a 'very handsome cup'. Donated by Squadron Leader G F Stoneham ESR/25/STONHF/1 1909-1925
Photograph of Stoneham in full dress ESR/25/STONHF/2 nd [?1920s]
SUSANS, WALTER EDWARD (1895-?) ESR/25/SUSA/ LATE 20TH CENT
Born in Sheerness, Kent, 1895. Joined 5th Battalion. Served in France with 12th Battalion. Served with 2nd Battalion in Salonika.
Account by Susans of several incidents during his service with the regiment, with brief biographical and service details. 2 copies ESR/25/SUSA/1 nd [?late 20th cent]
SUTTON, LIEUTENANT A L ESR/25/SUTT/ 1919
Served in 1st Battalion during World War I.
Certificate of being mentioned in dispatches [This item was enclosed in ESR/3/13/12.] ESR/25/SUTT/1 1 Mar 1919
SWANSON, MAJOR WILLIAM GEORGE (1909-?) ESR/25/SWAN/ 1890S-1959
Born, 1909. Enlisted, 1925. Served with 2nd Battalion and was a prisoner of war during World War II. Served with the Queen's Own West Kent Regiment, Mar-Oct 1948. Returned to the East Surrey Regiment, Oct 1948. Discharged and re-enlisted for supplemental service, 1949. Discharged and appointed to a Commission, c.1951. Seconded to 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment. Awarded MBE, 1959.
Photographs of Swanson, an unknown sergeant and wife, and a group of sergeants. 6 items ESR/25/SWAN/1 nd [?1890s-1930s]
Photograph album kept by Swanson's wife, including photographs of military groups. No captions ESR/25/SWAN/2 nd [?1920s]
Troopship mileage book and nautical diary, relating to voyage of HMT Lancashire from Southampton to Hong Kong including a daily log giving details of ports, weather and mileages. Also souvenir log card, with message from [?Swanson to his wife] written on the back ESR/25/SWAN/3 Sep 1938 -Oct 1938
Photograph album [?kept by Swanson's wife], including photographs of military groups. No captions ESR/25/SWAN/4 nd [1930s]
Photograph album kept by Swanson's wife, including photographs of military groups. No captions ESR/25/SWAN/5 nd [?1930s]
Letter to Swanson from his [?mother] ESR/25/SWAN/6 5 Oct 1943
Diary, incorporating address book and including two newspaper cuttings regarding the release of Japanese prisoners of war in which Swanson is mentioned by name ESR/25/SWAN/7 18 Aug 1945 -7 Oct 1945
Letter to returned Japanese prisoners of war from King George VI ESR/25/SWAN/8 Sep 1945
Home Counties Brigade Infantry Training Centre Sergeants' mess rules ESR/25/SWAN/9 18 Nov 1946
Attestation form, for supplemental service ESR/25/SWAN/10 7 Apr 1949
Identity disks ESR/25/SWAN/11 nd [?mid 20th cent]
Inventory relating to Swanson's quarters at Nyangao Barracks, Lagos ESR/25/SWAN/12 21 Aug 1957 -16 Oct 1958
Letters and telegrams congratulating Swanson on being awarded an MBE. 17 items ESR/25/SWAN/13 20 Dec 1958 -24 Jan 1959
Letter to Swanson from the War Office, informing him that he will be awarded an MBE ESR/25/SWAN/14 31 Dec 1958
Grant of Dignity, appointing Swanson as an Ordinary Member of the Order of the British Empire, with related covering letters and address label. 5 items ESR/25/SWAN/15 1 Jan 1959 -24 Jun 1959
Letter to 'George and Joy' from 'Anne and John', containing personal news ESR/25/SWAN/16 7 Jan 1959
Letter to Swanson from Arthur Sutton at the Barracks, Kingston upon Thames, congratulating him on his recent promotion ESR/25/SWAN/17 5 Feb 1959
Debit voucher regarding a private trunk call made by Swanson, for which he is charged 3 shillings ESR/25/SWAN/18 1 Aug 1959
Bill from the Officers' mess, stamped to show that money has been received ESR/25/SWAN/19 9 Sep 1959
Letter to Swanson from the Registrar of the Order of the British Empire, requesting donations to furnish and equip a new chapel for the Order in St Paul's Cathedral, with receipt for donation made by Swanson ESR/25/SWAN/20 1959
Photocopy of a summary of Swanson's service history. Some dates are incomplete ESR/25/SWAN/21 nd [?late 20th cent]
SWIFT, PRIVATE A R ESR/25/SWIF/ 1914-1917
Served with 1/6th Battalion in India during World War I.
Diary kept by Swift, relating to his service in India. Photographs and other illustrations inserted. With enclosed letter, May 1915, to 'Dearest Ciss' from Murree Hills, India, with photocopy ESR/25/SWIF/1 1914-1917
TANNER, LANCE CORPORAL [?P] ESR/25/TANNE/ 1915
Served with 5th Battalion during World War I.
Photograph of Tanner ESR/25/TANNE/1 1915
TANNOCK, CAPTAIN N F ESR/25/TANNO/ LATE 20TH CENT
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II.
Account by Tannock of 2/6th Battalion's actions in France, 14 May-11 Jun 1940, based on the recollections of several officers of the Battalion, including Major Spearing and Lieutenant John Redfern, and a personal diary [?by Spearing]. With maps ESR/25/TANNO/1 nd [late 20th cent]
TATLOW, 2ND LIEUTENANT ALAN ESR/25/TATL/ 1940
Served with 1/6th Battalion in World War II.
A poem by Tatlow entitled 'Dunkerque, 1 June 1940'. 2 copies, one with covering note [A second copy of this poem was found and its author identified as Private G A E Packham. Packham's name, unlike Tatlow's, does not appear on either copy, and therefore Tatlow is taken to be the author] ESR/25/TATL/1 1940
TAYLOR, PRIVATE ARTHUR EDWARD ESR/25/TAYLAE/ 1914
Served with B Company, 1/6th Battalion, during World War I.
Photograph of Taylor ESR/25/TAYLAE/1 1914
TAYLOR, MAJOR R C ESR/25/TAYLRC/ 1943-LATE 20TH CENT
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Intelligence Summary and Activity Reports of 1st Battalion in Italy and a photocopy (undated) of an Allied Forces Christmas Card ESR/25/TAYLRC/1 1943-(1944)
Account by Taylor of the Battalion's activities during World War II. 3 copies, including 1 first edition and 1 annotated copy ESR/25/TAYLRC/2 1949-1966
Article from a regimental journal 'Tunisia, 37 years on' by Taylor regarding a visit he made with two old comrades to the battlefields of Tunisia. Incomplete, only first three paragraphs remain ESR/25/TAYLRC/3 nd [c.1980]
Photocopy of an account by Taylor of the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940. With notes added [at a later date], explaining abbreviations and giving additional details regarding individuals mentioned in the account ESR/25/TAYLRC/4 nd [?late 20th cent]
TAYLOR, BANDSMASTER ROBERT JAMES ESR/25/TAYLRJ/ 1915
Served with 1/6th Battalion during World War I.
Photograph of Taylor ESR/25/TAYLRJ/1 1915
TEBAY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL E ESR/25/TEBA/ 1945-1953
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War II. Was member of the British Military Mission to Norway. Served as Equerry to HRH Crown Prince Olaf, c.1944-1945, and Gold Staff Officer at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photographs of Tebay, 6th Battalion. 3 items ESR/25/TEBA/1 1943-1953
Correspondence, instructions, photographs and invitations relating to Tebay's service as Equerry to HRH Crown Prince Olaf and as Gold Staff Officer at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II ESR/25/TEBA/2 1945-1953
THATCHER, PRIVATE JACK G (?-1934) ESR/25/THAT/ 1918-1934
Served with 1st Battalion. Was a prisoner of war during World War I. Later served in India. Died, 1934.
Letter from King George V welcoming home former prisoners of war ESR/25/THAT/1 1918
Photographs of the Battalion tug of war team, 1924, Thatcher with another soldier in India after receiving his Long Service Medal, an unidentified woman [?his wife] and his funeral, 1934, with covering letter identifying Thatcher in the photographs and giving the date of his funeral. 6 items ESR/25/THAT/2 1924-1934
1st Battalion Christmas card, showing picture of the Battle of Sobraon, 1846, sent from Lahore to 'Vera' from 'Auntie Alice and Uncle Jack and Doreen' ESR/25/THAT/3 nd [?1931-1934]
THOMSON, MAJOR T ALEX ESR/25/THOM/ 1980S-2000
Commissioned into 6th (Lanarkshire) Scottish Rifles, 1930. Transferred to 6th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, 1937. Commanded HQ Company, 2/6th Battalion, 1939. Attached to 1st Battalion, Jan-Feb 1940. Commanded A Company, 2/6th Battalion, 1940. Wounded, Jun 1940. Appointed Adjutant, 30th Battalion, the 1st West Yorkshire Regiment. Rejoined 2/6th Battalion, c.1944. Commanded B Company, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Awarded Military Medal, 1944. Later served as President of the 2/6th St Valery Association.
Photocopy of account by Thomson of the Battle of Aumale, Apr 1940-Jun 1940, based on his own recollections and those of Lieutenant John Redfern and 2nd Lieutenant John Naylor. Includes covering letter giving an account of Thomson's military career and a copy of his citation for the Military Medal ESR/25/THOM/1 1980s-2000
THOMPSON, 2ND LIEUTENANT F W ESR/25/THOMP/ 1917-1919
Served with 1/5th Battalion during World War I.
Photograph album, '1/5th Battalion, 1917-1919' compiled by Thompson: views of India, Suez Canal, groups and individual soldiers and inhabitants. ESR/25/THOMP/1 1917-1919
Photograph album, '1/5th Battalion, 1917-1918' compiled by Thompson: groups and individual soldiers in Britain, Egypt and India. ESR/25/THOMP/2 1917-1918
Photograph album, 'India 1918' compiled by Thompson: views of India, Suez Canal, groups and individual soldiers and inhabitants ESR/25/THOMP/3 1918
THORNTON, PRIVATE G J ESR/25/THOR/ 1992
Served with A Company, 1st Battalion, during World War II.
Account by G J Thornton of his experiences during World War II, with related correspondence ESR/25/THOR/1 1992
TIMMS, PRIVATE A B ESR/25/TIMM/ 1914-1918
Served with 12th (Service) Battalion during World War I.
Copies (undated) of photographs of Timms. 2 items ESR/25/TIMM/1 nd [?1915-1918]
TOBIN, PRIVATE MATHIAS (C.1822-?) ESR/25/TOBI/ 1847-1982
Born in Balingary, County Tipperary, c.1822. Enlisted, 1840. Served with 31st Regiment of Foot in East Indies and in the Afghan Wars, 1840-1847, in the Mediterranean, 1853-May 1855, in the Crimea, May-Jun 1855, in Gozo, Jun 1855-1857, and in Gibraltar, 1857-1858.
Soldier's account book, giving details of service, next of kin, marriage and children, pay and uniforms issued ESR/25/TOBI/1 1847-1860
Clothing section from a second account book ESR/25/TOBI/2 1855-1860
Covering letter from Major F J Reed, Headquarters of the Queen's Regiment, donating items, but not specifying how the items came into his possession. Adding that he has examined the muster roll for the 31st Regiment and giving further details regarding Tobin's service in the Afghanistan Campaign ESR/25/TOBI/3 2 Apr 1982
TOVEY, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR H ESR/25/TOVE/ 1930S
Served with East Surrey Regiment.
Photograph of Tovey ESR/25/TOVE/1 nd [?1930s]
TREEBY, COLONEL H B ESR/25/TREE/ C.1900
Served with 2nd Battalion in South Africa. Commanded the Depot during World War I.
Photograph of Treeby ESR/25/TREE/1 nd [c.1900]
TUCK, CAPTAIN J P ESR/25/TUCK/ 1944
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II. Was a German prisoner of war.
Letter to Tuck from George H Cook of 1st Battalion, East Surreys, informing him of the Battalion's activities and losses since he left it ESR/25/TUCK/1 Apr 1944
Postcard to Tuck from Charles Woodhouse of 1st Battalion, East Surreys, informing him that he is a prisoner of war in Germany ESR/25/TUCK/2 Jun 1944
TUCKER, LIEUTENANT H R ESR/25/TUCKE/ 1918
Served with 9th (Service) Battalion.
Postcard from Tucker to his mother, with photograph on front of Tucker with [?] J Wood and H [?Kerekhove] ESR/25/TUCKE/1 4 Dec 1918
VAUGHAN, CAPTAIN S ESR/25/VAUG/ C.1887
Served as bandsman with 1st Battalion. Later served at Depot and as Bandmaster of the Lahore Police Band.
Booklet, annotated by Vaughan, giving details of march route taken by 1st Battalion from Ranikhet to Allahabad, India, Dec 1886-Feb 1887, including details such as distances and how supplies may to be procured at each stage. Also includes details of Vaughan's service career ESR/25/VAUG/1 nd [c.1887]
VIGOR, CORPORAL WALTER E ESR/25/VIGO/ 1930S-1940S
Served with the [?1st] Battalion during World War II.
'War Record-1 Surreys', an account of the 1st Battalion's activities during World War II, which was found with Vigor's papers but which may or may not have been written by him, with related typescripts, correspondence and notes ESR/25/VIGO/1 1986-1990; nd [?2nd half of 20th cent]
A 'lucky' pound note carried by Vigor throughout World War II ESR/25/VIGO/2 nd [?1930s]
Message from Intelligence Officer to all companies of [?1/6th] Battalion concerning the enemy's activities in S[ant'] Angelo area ESR/25/VIGO/3 nd [c.1944]
Old Comrades' Association membership card ESR/25/VIGO/4 nd [?1940s]
VOISIN, CAPTAIN L ESR/25/VOIS/ 1915-1937
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Photograph album relating to 2nd Battalion, 1916-1918, compiled by Voisin: groups and individual officers and men and transport in Alexandria and Salonika ESR/25/VOIS/1 1915-1918
Photograph album compiled by Voisin: Catterick Camp, funeral of Lieutenant Colonel J S Fitzgerald, 1927, individuals and groups of officers and soldiers, regimental and company Colours, social occasions, views of Lahore, Fyzabad, Simla, Dagshai in India, Voisin's horse George Washington ESR/25/VOIS/2 1927-1937
WALKER, COLONEL H H ESR/25/WALKHH/ 1940-1989
Served as Adjutant with 2/6th Battalion during World War II. Was taken prisoner by Germans, Jun 1940. Commanded 6th Battalion, 1954-1957.
Letter from Walker to Anson [Lieutenant Colonel G L A Squire], regarding the fate of former members of 2/6th Battalion and enclosing a message, comprised of a list of names, originally tied around a stone and thrown to Walker whilst he was in a transit camp in 1940 ESR/25/WALKHH/1 1940-1989
'Abridged War Diary', prepared by Walker, with originals and photocopies (undated) of related maps, 1 May 1940-12 Jun 1940 ESR/25/WALKHH/2 nd [after 1940]
WALKER, COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR ESR/25/WALK/ 1958
Served with 23rd London Regiment.
Photograph of Walker being presented with a Territorial Decoration ESR/25/WALK/1 1958
WALLIS, LIEUTENANT C O N ESR/25/WALL/ MID 20TH CENT
Served with the East Surrey Regiment.
Photograph of Wallis, in uniform and in mess uniform. 2 items ESR/25/WALL/1 nd [mid 20th cent]
WARD, 2ND LIEUTENANT HORACE E (1883-1958) ESR/25/WARD/ 1902-1999
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, 1883. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, 1902. Served with 4th Battalion in South Africa. Transferred to the Buffs, 1908. Was in the reserve at the start of World War I, when he was called up and sent as part of reinforcements to 1st Battalion, the King's Royal Rifle Corps (60th Rifles). Served on the Western Front. Was a prisoner of war, Nov 1914-1918. Served in North Russia with the North Russian Expeditionary Force, 1919. Discharged, c.1920. Served as a Private in 17th Battalion, Sussex Home Guard, during World War II. Died, 1958.
Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, with original envelope ESR/25/WARD/1 8 Mar 1902
Map of Port Nolloth, South Africa ESR/25/WARD/2 nd [c.1902]
Photograph album, '4th Battalion, 1902-1908, South Africa', compiled by Ward: individuals and groups of soldiers in South Africa and England belonging to 4th and 3rd Battalions and the Buffs, Boers and the English Rugby Union team, 1910 ESR/25/WARD/3 nd [?1902 -1914]
List of officers attending the 242nd party school of musketry, including Ward ESR/25/WARD/4 Sep 1906
Short biography of Ward, written by Ward's son, including details of items sent to other repositories ESR/25/WARD/5 10 Mar 1999
WARE, PRIVATE ALEXANDER CLEMENT (1875-1953) ESR/25/WARE/ 1875-1996
Born in the Strand, London, 1875. Enlisted, 1894. Served with the East Surrey Regiment in Malta, 1895. Died, 1953.
Photocopy of Ware's birth certificate, giving his name as Warr ESR/25/WARE/1 (10 Jul 1875)
Soldier's account book of service details, pay and uniforms issued (cover of book shrunk, making it difficult to open fully) ESR/25/WARE/2 1894-1899
Genealogical information regarding Ware's siblings and his own children ESR/25/WARE/3 nd [c.1996]
WAYLAND, LANCE CORPORAL ESR/25/WAYL/ 1949
Served with 1st Battalion.
Copies (undated) of four photographs of Wayland in Athens ESR/25/WAYL/1 (1949)
WEBB, PRIVATE EARNEST (C.1879-1904) ESR/25/WEBBE/ AFTER 1904
Served with D Company, 2nd Battalion. Died at Lucknow, 1904.
Photograph of Webb's grave ESR/25/WEBBE/1 nd [after 1904]
WEBB, PRIVATE GEORGE (C.1871-?) ESR/25/WEBBG/ 1903
Born, c.1871. Enlisted in London, 1890. Served with 1st Battalion. Discharged, 1903. Re-enlisted in a Territorial Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment, 1904.
Discharge certificate, with note that Webb re-enlisted as a Militiaman of the East Surrey Regiment for the County of London, 4 Jul 1904 ESR/25/WEBBG/1 9 Mar 1903
Character certificate, with note that Webb re-enlisted as a Militiaman of the East Surrey Regiment for the County of London, 4 Jul 1904 ESR/25/WEBBG/2 9 Mar 1903
WEST, PRIVATE HAROLD ESR/25/WESTH/ 1917
Served with 2/6th Battalion during World War I.
Copy (undated) of photograph of a group of soldiers, West being 4th from the right ESR/25/WESTH/1 (1917)
Copy (undated) of photograph of group of soldiers outside a tent, West at the back with a tin helmet ESR/25/WESTH/2 (1917)
WEST, LIEUTENANT PERCY HENRY ESR/25/WESTPH/ 1919-1955
Served with 6th Battalion.
Warrant for the Serbian Order of the White Eagle, 5th class (Russian text) ESR/25/WESTPH/1 1919
Letter from the War Office to the Regimental Depot, donating the Warrant which had been found in their office, with letter from the Depot to the Regimental Museum, passing on the Warrant ESR/25/WESTPH/2 7 Apr 1955 -13 Apr 1955
WEST, PRIVATE WALTER (C.1862-?) ESR/25/WESTW/ 1886-1894
Born in Southwark, c.1862. Enlisted at Kingston upon Thames, 1882. Served with 1st Battalion in the East Indies, 1883-Sep 1884, Egypt, Sep 1884-Dec 1884, and East Indies, 1885. Discharged, 1894.
Account book, giving details of service, medals, next of kin and pay, with copy of second class certificate of education inserted ESR/25/WESTW/1 1886-1889
Second class certificate of education ESR/25/WESTW/2 20 Jun 1887
Character certificate ESR/25/WESTW/3 17 Oct 1889
Preliminary notice to attend training or drills, issued to West as a member of the 1st class army reserve ESR/25/WESTW/4 31 Mar 1890
Notice issued to West as a member of the 1st class army reserve, reminding him that he must attend training or drills ESR/25/WESTW/5 31 Dec 1890
Discharge certificate ESR/25/WESTW/6 14 Feb 1894
Folder marked 'pay book and certificates of No 519 Pte W West 1st Bn the East Surrey Regiment 18 Feb 1882' ESR/25/WESTW/7 nd [?late 20th cent]
WHELAN, LANCE SERGEANT GEORGE ESR/25/WHEL/ 1940
Served with 1st Battalion during World War II.
Letters to Whelan from his fiancée and his mother, with original envelopes. 4 items ESR/25/WHEL/1 Apr 1940
WHITE, PRIVATE CHARLES FREDERICK (C.1904-?) ESR/25/WHITCF/ 1946-1985
Born, c.1904. Enlisted at Kingston upon Thames, 1922. Served with the 2nd Battalion. Was a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. Discharged, c.1946.
Photographs belonging to White were also inserted in the '2nd Surreys' album (either ESR/3/13/1 or ESR/3/13/16).
Soldier's service and pay book, giving details of enlistment and next of kin ESR/25/WHITCF/1 1946
Covering letter from depositor, donating items ESR/25/WHITCF/2 4 Sep 1985
Newspaper cutting of White's obituary ESR/25/WHITCF/3 nd [?1980s]
WHITE, 2ND LIEUTENANT FINCH ESR/25/WHITF/ 1881-1945
Served with the 31st Regiment of Foot.
Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant ESR/25/WHITF/1 14 Jan 1881
Letter from the people of Novafeltria to 'Illmo Signor Governatore' (Italian text), with original envelope ESR/25/WHITF/2 17 Feb 1945
WHITE, MAJOR GENERAL G A (1916-2003) ESR/25/WHITGA/ 2003
Born in Kingston, 1916. Enlisted in Artists' Rifles, 1935. Commissioned into 1/6th Battalion, 1939. Served as Staff Officer with Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, 1942-1943. Attended Staff College, Camberley, 1944. Returned to 4th Division as Brigade Major of 10th Infantry Brigade. Joined UK Delegation to Military Staff Committee of emerging United Nations Organisation in New York, 1946. Served in Salonika with 1st Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, 1948. Appointed Military Assistant to the Vice-Chief of the Imperial Staff. Became the first commanding officer of the newly amalgamated 1st Battalion, the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment, 1959. Joined staff of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, then the Chief of Defence Staff. Commanded 56th (London) Brigade. Appointed Brigadier General of the Staff at Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine, and later Head of the Joint Services Liaison Organization, with the task of dealing with difficulties between the British Services and German civil authorities. Retired, 1971. Died, 2003.
Photocopy from The Times of White's obituary ESR/25/WHITGA/1 (2 Oct 2003)
WHITE, PRIVATE GEORGE ERNEST (?-1915) ESR/25/WHITGE/ 1910S
Born, c.1895. Served with 1st Battalion. Killed in action, 1915.
Photograph of White ESR/25/WHITGE/1 nd [?1910s]
WHITEHEAD, LIEUTENANT H M ESR/25/WHITHM/ 1914-1919
Served in Artists' Rifles. Commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment, c.1914. Served in 4th Battalion, attached to 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died, 1915.
Scrapbook, 'War news, WW1 scrapbook Lieutenant H M Whitehead': newspaper cuttings, photographs, letters and ephemera relating to Whitehead and to N T Whitehead and G O Whitehead [?brothers]. Including letters giving character references for G O Whitehead, who has been declared unfit for military service, and letters of sympathy to Whitehead's parents. Also cuttings concerning activities of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Sherwood Foresters, Artist Rifles, East Surrey Regiment, and the 7th Division, including the Battles of Ypres and Loos, and the Egyptian Expeditionary Army, casualty lists, letters of sympathy to relations of killed officers and photographs of 2nd Battalion of Royal Sussex Regiment in support trenches. 23 loose photographs, cuttings and letters inserted. Transferred from the Guards Museum. ESR/25/WHITHM/1 1914-1919
WILBERFORCE, LIEUTENANT COLONEL WILLIAM BASIL SAMUEL J A E (C.1904-1943) ESR/25/WILB/ 1931
Born, c.1904. Served with King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Attached to East Surrey Regiment. ppointed to command 1st Battalion, 1942. Killed in action in Tunisia. 1943. Awarded Distinguished Service Order.
Photograph of Wilberforce as a Lieutenant ESR/25/WILB/1 Oct 1931
WILKINS, SERGEANT JAMES ESR/25/WILK/ 1917-1977
Served with 1st Battalion during World War I. Was a German prisoner of war. Wilkins was also known as James Frater, although he was known throughout his military career as James Wilkins.
Letter from Wilkins' daughter, 2002, enclosing photocopies of her research into her father's career, including cards relating to his time as a prisoner of war in a German camp, 1917, letter from the Ministry of Defence regarding her enquiry into Wilkins' citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the name by which he was known during his service, 1977. Also original and photocopy of photograph of a football team, including Wilkins (the above letter identifies Wilkins in the group) ESR/25/WILK/1 (1917-1977)
WILLIAMS, REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR CHARLES 'PINKY' ESR/25/WILLC/ 1928-1953
Enlisted at Kingston upon Thames, 1921. Served with 1st Battalion in Egypt, 1922-1923, Hong Kong, 1923-1926, India, 1926-1934, England, 1934-1937, India, 1937, Sudan, 1937-1939, France, 1939-1940, England [?with another Battalion], 1940-1948. Discharged, 1953.
Copies of photographs taken by Williams: officers and men of Headquarters Company, Corporal Williams with shooting trophy, Lance Corporal Williams and Williams in Karachi. 4 items ESR/25/WILLC/1 (1928-1938)
Photographs taken by Williams: soldiers' tented encampment, postcard of a company of the Regiment, duplicate of above, and two soldiers. 4 items ESR/25/WILLC/2 1930s
Copies and 1 original photograph taken by Williams: group of men, athletics team of C Company, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, group of soldiers eating, and two men in [?India]. 3 items ESR/25/WILLC/3 nd [1930s]
Copies of photographs taken by Williams: inside sergeants' mess, group of men in Egypt, scene from Aldershot tattoo and members of a football team. 4 items ESR/25/WILLC/4 nd [?1930s]
Copies of photographs taken by Williams: 2 scenes from Aldershot tattoo, group of officers, NCOs and privates with an old soldier and group of 4 men. 4 items ESR/25/WILLC/5 nd [1930s]
Photographs taken by Williams: hockey team, an 'A/T cart in trouble', HMT Empire Windrush, finale scene from the Aldershot tattoo and a group of 4 soldiers. 6 items ESR/25/WILLC/6 1930s-1949
Photocopy of certificate of service, including character and discharge certificates, with covering letter from Williams' daughter (photographs mentioned not present), 30 Sep 1993 ESR/25/WILLC/7 (1953)
WILLIAMS, 2ND LIEUTENANT PERCY JOHN (C.1895-?) ESR/25/WILLPJ/ 1917
Born, c.1895. Served with 6th Battalion during World War I. Possibly attached to 7th Battalion, Berkshire Regiment. Died of wounds, Salonika, 1917.
Copy of photograph of Williams, with biographical information on the back ESR/25/WILLPJ/1 nd [c.1917]
WILSON, SERGEANT HARRY FRANK (1913-1943) ESR/25/WILSHF/ 1941-1946
Born in Norbiton, 1913. Enlisted, 1932. Served with 2nd Battalion during World War II. Died of malaria while a Japanese prisoner of war, 1943.
Soldier's service book, giving details of training, medical records and next of kin ESR/25/WILSHF/1 1941-1942
Death certificate, issued by War Office, stating that Wilson died on 5 Nov 1943 ESR/25/WILSHF/2 6 Mar 1946
Probate Registry entry ESR/25/WILSHF/3 26 Apr 1946
Copy of a letter from Museum to Wilson's brother, thanking him for donating the items ESR/25/WILSHF/4 1 May 1993
WILSON, PRIVATE HENRY GEORGE THOMAS (C.1898-1943) ESR/25/WILSHG/ LATE 20TH CENT
Born, c.1898. Served with 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, 1943.
Colour photograph of Wilson's grave in Kanchanaburi Cemetery, Thailand ESR/25/WILSHG/1 nd [late 20th cent]
WINKWORTH, PRIVATE HERBERT WILLIAM (1893-1914) ESR/25/WINK/ 1893-1981
Born in Croydon, 1893. Served with 1st Battalion. Died, Aug 1914.
Copy (dated 25 Jun 1920) of birth certificate ESR/25/WINK/1 (1893)
Letter from the Donore Harriers Athletics Club, Dublin, to Winkworth's mother, enclosing a championship medal won by Winkworth in Mar 1914 (medal not present) ESR/25/WINK/2 26 Jun 1916
Photographs [of Winkworth]. 2 items ESR/25/WINK/3 nd [?1910s]
Postcard giving details of infantry soldier's pay, with stamp of Recruiting Office, Tooting, on the back ESR/25/WINK/4 nd [?1914]
Commemorative Scroll, with covering letter from King George V ESR/25/WINK/5 nd [c.1919]
Letter to Winkworth's wife enclosing the campaign medals that would have been conferred upon him had he lived ESR/25/WINK/6 nd [c.1919]
Letter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to Winkworth's sister, giving details regarding the location of her brother's grave ESR/25/WINK/7 25 Nov 1981
WITTEY, PRIVATE S A (1899-?) ESR/25/WITT/ 1915-1919
Born, 1899. Attested, 1917. Served with the East Surrey Regiment and with 30th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Transferred to reserve, 1919.
National registration card ESR/25/WITT/1 nd [c.1915]
Identity tags ESR/25/WITT/2 nd [c.1917]
Photograph of group of soldiers [?Wittey's Company] ESR/25/WITT/3 nd [c.1917]
Copy of The Star, with articles regarding the Armistice ESR/25/WITT/4 11 Nov 1918
Field service postcard addressed to Miss Skelton ESR/25/WITT/5 26 Oct 1918
Christmas card, showing advance of 17th Division, 23 Aug 1918-11 Oct 1918 ESR/25/WITT/6 Dec 1918
Certificate of transfer to reserve ESR/25/WITT/7 14 Oct 1919
WOOD, 2ND LIEUTENANT E J ESR/25/WOODEJ/ 1916-1918
Served with 9th (Service) Battalion during World War I.
3rd Battalion Christmas card, with printed poem regarding the footballs dribbled into battle [by the 8th Battalion] in 1916 [?sent by Wood to his wife] ESR/25/WOODEJ/1 nd [1916-1918]
Letters and telegrams of congratulations from senior officers on winning the Military Cross, including one to Wood's wife from the Battalion Chaplain ESR/25/WOODEJ/2 1918
Photographs of parades and groups of battalion officers ESR/25/WOODEJ/3 1918
Message from General Daly to 'Tuma' congratulating [?NOGU] on a 'good show' ESR/25/WOODEJ/4 1918
Rough list of numbers, with some names [?rough budget] ESR/25/WOODEJ/5 nd [?early 20th cent]
WOOD, LIEUTENANT JOHN MICHAEL BRADLEY (?-1874) ESR/25/WOODJM 1862-1987
Joined 31st Regiment, 1858. Served during Second Opium War in China. Died, 1874.
2 pages from a sale catalogue, showing five paintings by Wood of China, Hong Kong and Soochow Creek, Shanghai, with covering note ESR/25/WOODJM1 (1862)-1987
WOOD, PRIVATE JIM ESR/25/WOODJ/ 1923-1938
Served with [?2nd Battalion] and 1st Battalion. These albums were donated to the Museum by Lieutenant Colonel L M B Wilson, RHQ Canterbury.
Photograph album compiled by Wood: views and inhabitants of Hong Kong, 1st Battalion, trooping their Colour, view of the Indian Ocean and of India ESR/25/WOODJ/1 nd [?1923-1926]
Photograph album compiled by Wood: groups and individual soldiers at Abbottabad, North West Frontier [now Pakistan], Hong Kong, and Gharial ESR/25/WOODJ/2 nd 1926-1928
Photograph album compiled by Wood: views of Japan, China, Hong Kong and India and regimental band ESR/25/WOODJ/3 nd [?1923-1926]
Photograph album presented by S J Wood: inhabitants and views of India and 2/5th Royal Gurkha Rifles at Abbottabad, North West Frontier [now Pakistan] ESR/25/WOODJ/4 nd [?1927]
Photograph album compiled by J Wood: views and inhabitants of India and Aden ESR/25/WOODJ/5 nd [?1926-1938]
Photograph album, 'Kuldana, Murree Hills, India, NW Aug 1st 1927' compiled by Wood: inhabitants and views of India ESR/25/WOODJ/6 1927
Photograph album, 'Compiled at Rawalpindi, India, N W, March 1928 by J Wood': inhabitants and views of India and Indian and Gurkha soldiers ESR/25/WOODJ/7 1928
Photograph album, 'India, 1928' compiled by Wood: views and inhabitants of Khyber Pass and India, 'Russian prisoners', soldiers of 1/5th and 1/6th Royal Gurkha Regiment, groups and individual British and Indian soldiers; also 2 letters to Wood from Padam Singh of 1/5th Royal Gurkha Regiment to Mr Wood, Dec 1928 and Mar 1930. 4 items ESR/25/WOODJ/8 1928-1930
Photograph of Private Jim Wood ESR/25/WOODJ/9 nd [?1930s]
WOODHOUSE, LIEUTENANT J M ESR/25/WOODH/ 1994
Served with 1st Battalion in World War II.
Photocopy of account by Woodhouse of his capture at Monte Cassino, 2/3 Mar 1944, and experiences as a prisoner of war, with annotations ESR/25/WOODH/1 (1994)
WYATT, PRIVATE JOHN ESR/25/WYAT/ 1998
Born in Sydenham, 1920. Enlisted, 1940. Served with 2nd Battalion. Was a prisoner of war in Malaya during World War II.
Photocopy of accounts by Wyatt of his experience during World War II, 1940-1946, including being a prisoner of war, with related correspondence and photocopies (undated) of postcards, press cuttings and official documents ESR/25/WYAT/1 (1998)
WYE, PRIVATE FREDERICK WILLIAM (C.1874-?) ESR/25/WYE/ 1903-1905
Born in Clapham, c.1874. Enlisted in London, 1893. Served with [2nd Battalion], the East Surrey Regiment. Awarded 'South Africa 1902' Medal. Discharged, 1905. Re-enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment, 1914.
Character certificate ESR/25/WYE/1 3 Mar 1903
Discharge certificate, with note that Wye reenlisted in the East Surrey Regiment on 14 Oct 1914 ESR/25/WYE/2 5 Jan 1905
WYNYARD, LIEUTENANT R D ESR/25/WYNY/ 1889
Served with 2nd Battalion.
Letter from Wynyard to 'Whelan', enclosing a cheque for £2 [missing] to buy drinks for his former company to celebrate Wynyard's marriage ESR/25/WYNY/1 3 Jun 1889
YATES, BANDMASTER CECIL (1882-?) ESR/25/YATE/ 1895-1919
Born, 1882. Enlisted, 1895. Served with 3rd Battalion as Bandmaster. Later served with 8th Battalion. Discharged, 1919.
Third class certificate of education ESR/25/YATE/1 6 Dec 1895
Soldier's account book, giving details of service, next of kin and pay ESR/25/YATE/2 1895-1903
Second class certificate of education (torn in half, but both parts present) ESR/25/YATE/3 20 Jan 1897
Certificate showing qualifications in military subjects for the rank of Corporal ESR/25/YATE/4 8 Dec 1903
Letter to an unnamed Colonel from [?T W Lemmon], mentioning that he is very pleased that Yates has been awarded the Long Service Medal ESR/25/YATE/5 4 Apr 1905
Correspondence regarding the band, including arrangements for the band to perform at various events and letters of appreciation. 6 items ESR/25/YATE/6 30 Jun 1912 -10 Jul 1916
Programmes for concerts and other events at which the band of the 3rd and 4th Battalions played ESR/25/YATE/7 1913-1914
Letter to Yates from Captain A P White, regarding updating the band cashbook and rates of pay for musicians who have enlisted ESR/25/YATE/8 14 May 1914
Free from vermin certificate ESR/25/YATE/9 9 Sep 1917
[?Divisional or Brigade] Christmas card from Yates to 'May' ESR/25/YATE/10 1918
Protection certificate for soldier not remaining with the Colours ESR/25/YATE/11 24 Jan 1919
Character certificate ESR/25/YATE/12 21 Feb 1919
Discharge certificate ESR/25/YATE/13 21 Feb 1919
Certificate that Yates was mentioned in dispatches on 3 Apr 1917, with front of original envelope ESR/25/YATE/14 1 Jul 1919
List of items donated (calendar mentioned is not present) ESR/25/YATE/15 nd [?late 20th cent]
YOUELL, PRIVATE A ESR/25/YOUE/ 1916
Served as a sniper with the East Surrey Regiment.
Copies obtained from the Imperial War Museum by his son Major R A Youell of 2 trench maps, 1916, of area in which Youell was situated as a sniper, one marked with position of his sniper's post; copies of official photographs of Western Front, including Lens in ruins, ruined street in [?Arras], two unidentified ruined villages, soldiers running across a field and going over the top from a trench; medals and slate with scratch map of sniper position also held in Regimental Museum. Also correspondence between the Imperial War Museum and Major R A Youell regarding the maps, 2000, and letter from solicitors dealing with R A Youell's estate donating them to Regimental Museum, 2001 ESR/25/YOUE/1 (1916)
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