Try on uniforms and discover how heavy soldiers’ equipment was to carry. By the early 1990's it was realised that it needed to be updated and refreshed in order to appeal to a … . A typical late war example of a Canadian made British Officer's Battledress Blouse. During the Second World War, due to its ideal location, Madresfield Court was chosen as a temporary seat for the British Royal Family, should the Germans have invaded in 1940, and Buckingham Palace evacuated. British Army of the Rhine 1950s shoulder patch. With the generous assistance of the The ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of the Mercian Regiment Museum we have recently acquired the medals of Captain (Quartermaster) A. H. Cooper, Worcestershire Regiment, who during the course of the War was wounded besides earning a brace of ‘mentions in despatches’ and his decoration, the only Regimental appointment to the Order of the … If you want to help support the Worcestershire Regiment Museum, they are always grateful for donations. Unfortunately the medal bar has been removed but its ribbons would have reflected Chesshire’s service in Europe and the Far East, with a Mention in Dispatches oakleaf spray. They are the lifeblood on which the Museum depends for its financial well-being. Missing medal ribbons but shows evidence of where once was. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of Worcestershire’s Regiments from 1694 to the present. Second World War General Officer's side button detail. Fitted with its original bi-metal WR collar badges. Perhaps being promoted fom Corporal in early 1953, serving in HQ Company. Maker is J. R. Brown barathea body with Sterling silver regimental collar badge cap badge, made by Gaunt of London. These soldiers Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Colonel's Service Dress jacket. In 1978 he was awarded an MBE and in 1989 retired from active service. White piping to the epaulettes, front button seam and rear. The General Service Medal is no doubt related to his Malaya service. Mr Burbridge was a builder by trade and passed away in 1982. Beige cotton lining. Brass General List buttons and regimental collar badges. On the evening of the 30th October, the Second Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment remained uncommitted, all other units having been sent to reinforce the line. Maker is C. G & S Ltd. Campaign medal ribbons, including that of the Territorial Efficiency Medal. Beige cotton lining with brown khaki sweatband. Officer's Forage cap. Missing bi-metal cap badge. Badge is the slide variant. Moved to Hursley Park (Winchester). Emerald green trim detailing. Brass General List buttons. Worcestershire Regiment gold braid and emerald green sergeant's chevrons. Maker is Kangol Wear limited. Mercian Brigade patch, Worcestershire Regiment. Mercian Regiment Museum is a museum in Worcester. Worcestershire Regiment cap side button. Landed at Boulogne 14 August 1914. Gilt General List side buttons. In 1967 he transferred to the Royal Corps. B. Johnstone. Where a Worcestershire officer was serving under attachment with another regiment this in noted by use of 'att.' in the battalion column with full details given at the foot of the page under 'notes'. Maker is Hawkes & Co Ltd. of London. Major Ireland joined the Worcestershire Regiment as a Lieutenant in 1956, coming from the Suffolk Regiment. It was disbanded after the Treaty of Ryswick in December 1698 and reformed for the War of the Spanish Succession in 1702. The collections of the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire are currently housed in new display galleries at the City Museum, called "The Worcestershire Soldier", with the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) preserves the heritage and traditions of both the regular and reserve elements of the Mercian Regiment and its predecessors, originally the 29th Foot (subsequently to become the Worcestershire Regiment) and the 36th Foot (the Herefordshire Regiment). Browned bronze WR side buttons with silver plated. Dark blue body, curtain and peak. Maker is Hawkes & Co. Ltd of London. 1958 period Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Service cap. Major Ireland joined the Worcestershire Regiment as a Lieutenant in 1956, coming from the Suffolk Regiment. Aside from the stated use of slouch hats by members of the 1st Battalion at Tobruk in 1942, both the 2nd and 7th Battalions of the Worcestershire Regiment serving in the Far East would have been issued with such a hat. Additional information will be added as time and resource permits. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of 48th Army Corps. By the start of the Second World War he was a confirmed Captain and served with the 1st Battalion in 1943. Map reading books from Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton Cox. Major Chichester was commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment in 1928. Red silk lining. Khaki shell with WOR 2 stencilled on the side. The Worcestershire Regimental Archives hold extensive records and other material which could help anyone researching their ancestors who served with the regiment. The museum features exhibits related to: weapons and war, fine art, archives, costume and textiles, coins and medals and personalities. The soldier would have belonged to the Mercian Brigade and been based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In July 1969 he was also awarded the Efficiency Decoration, with a 1st Clasp added in June 1975. In early 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served with the 2nd Battalion on the Western Front. 1939 Blue Patrol jacket matching trousers. Further research in this area may serve to confirm either. The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy. Plastic buttons marked M. Lavender & Sons, Lye. For information on our privacy policy please click here, The Worcestershire Soldier is administered by the Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) Trust and we are a Registered Charity no 276510, The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire), Discover the regimental traces that can be seen around Worcester City today. Emerald green felt body with dark blue felt flaps. More information of the 7th Battalion‘s war service during the Second World War can be read in their regimental history or on the. Anodised Aluminium regimental collar badges. Maker is H. Huntsman & Sons Ltd. of London. Scarlet red with white buff collar and pointed cuffs. Maker unknown. Pre First World War General List brass button. The Worcestershire Soldier is administered by the Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) Trust and we are a Registered Charity no 276510 The Museum welcomes donations, however small. Close-up view of flash with regimental badge. Pre First World War Worcestershire Regiment Other Ranks Home Service tunic. Matching mess trousers to jacket. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of 48th Army Corps. Bronze regimental shoulder titles with separate T7 distinctions. Maker is Moss Brothers of London. A Regimental Museum was established at the barracks in 1933 and the barracks continued to operate as a training facility during the Second World War. This database is an ongoing project and will take time to complete all the records with information available. Captain E. Two sets of khaki embroidered rank slides for Lieutenant, on scarlet backing. Alternatively it may have belonged to a member of the 7th Battalion who was repatriated in or after 1946. Collar personalization for a smarter appearance. Pre First World War Worcestershire Regiment Other Ranks Field Service Cap. Worcestershire Home Guard. Red felt collar gorgets with blue cord detailing. Early 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's 1949 Pattern Battledress blouse. Matching trousers with narrow red band running down the outer leg seam. To make a one-off payment donate via our Paypal account. Worcestershire Regiment browned bronze cap button. Maker is Hawkes & Co Ltd. of London. Displays. Officer's service jacket with brass General List buttons and bi-metal collar badges. These became its 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions respectively. Late 1930s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Mess jacket. Six of these VC's are on display in the museum. Regimental collar badge cap badge, with prong and loop attachment. Maker is Moss Brothers of London. Pre 1923. Part of 5th Brigade in 2nd Division. The History of the Worcestershire Regiment booklet, dated 1918. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of our county Regiments from 1694 to the present. A hard to find copy of the book "Battlefield to Castle Keep: Memoirs of Life as an Officer in the Worcestershire Regiment". The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) (abbreviated as WFR) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division. Brown leather chinstrap. The collections and exhibitions at our sites are many and varied, covering centuries of the county’s history right up to the present day. Its overall design altered little over its lifespan, although early and First World War examples featured a narrower chinstrap and different lining, while later examples also had a sewn seam at the top of the band as can be noted below. AA side buttons. Officer's Service Dress cap. For more information about the Museum Trust please click here. In 1933 Hamilton Cox was further promoted to Major and when the Second World War began he was quickly promoted again to Lieutenant Colonel. 1901 Pattern Other Ranks SD cap lining. On a side note, it is also interesting to observe that the tunic set was actually made in. of Transport, upon the disbandment of the 7th Battalion. Maker is J. Collett Ltd. If you want to help support the Worcestershire Regiment Museum, they are always grateful for donations. the medal ribbons for the OBE and General Service medal. Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard titles. Maker is Thomas & Stone of London. Maker is Alkit Ltd. Matching Knickerbocker breeches to jacket, with side trouser pockets. Blackened brass regimental collar badges. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of  BAOR patches. Leather boot fasteners with blackened metal buckles. Maker is Tip Top Tailors. About the Museum Trust The Worcestershire Soldier galleries The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) (formerly the Worcestershire Regiment Museum) is an independent museum, accredited by the Arts Council (Registration Number: RD633). Second World War General Officer's cap badge detail. Explore the history and collections of The Worcestershire Regiment by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Our Ongoing Mission. Post Second World War Worcestershire Regiment NCO's Battledress Blouse. Maker is Hawkes & Co. Ltd. NCO's blue patrol jacket with Stay-bright WR buttons and goldwire sergeant's chevrons worn on the right sleeve. This database is an ongoing project and will take time to complete all the records with information available. Pre WW1 Worcestershire Regiment cap lining. The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) preserves the heritage and traditions of both the regular and reserve elements of the Mercian Regiment and its predecessors, originally the 29th Foot (subsequently to become the Worcestershire Regiment) and the 36th Foot (the Herefordshire Regiment). Lt. Regimental collar badges. Maker is F & R Dimmock. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Enlisted man's Coloured FS cap. 16 October 1914 : came under command of 24th Brigade in 8th Division. Worcestershire Regiment Patrol uniform trousers. The battalion was swiftly shipped back to Britain and saw action on the Western Front. Whilst the hat's history is unknown, it is most probable however that it is from a member of the 7th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment who served in Burma, from 1942 - 1945, as the hat appears to be a mid-war pattern without a rim. Other Ranks 1902 Pattern Home Service tunic. that used on the tunic collar, as opposed to the regulation cap badge. In September 1914 Hamilton Cox was promoted to Lieutenant and was one of the lucky survivors of the 1915 Battle Neuve Chapelle, where the battalion was decimated. Badge is the slide variant. The original proud owner has sewn a grass green diamond patch onto the left side of the brim and a black crossed keys patch to the right side of the hat band. G. P. P. Chesshire MID. ^ "No. Officer's Forage cap. Captain Louis Hope Tosswill was commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment in 1914, as a Second Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion, a training battalion. Badge is the prong and loop type. however a period Queen's Crown General Officer's cap badge has been neatly sewn onto the green patch. 1923 - 1970. Bronze WR side buttons with silver plated, Officer's Service Dress cap. 1. Medal ribbons for Military Cross with bars, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal with oakleaf, War Medal 1939-1945, 1935 King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, 1937 King George VI Coronation Medal, 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Territorial Efficiency Medal. Dark blue body with black leather rim joining at the rear. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of our county Regiments from 1694 to the present. Non-standard chinstrap. 1939 Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Forage cap. They also provide advise. Regimental shoulder title and infantry branch King's Crown Major's insignia. Badges: 1996-06-83: Button, other ranks', Worcestershire Regiment, 1963, sealed pattern, 1963. These soldiers lived and sometimes died in the defence of the country and its interests overseas. The museum informs and educates about the history of The Mercian Regiment, The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters & The Sherwood Foresters. Slouch hat showing the normal style of wear, revealing the unit flash. Scarlet red with black felt lapels and red lining. Maker is G. A. Dunn of London. Officers's 1949 Pattern Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth shoulder rank pips denoting that of Major. It. Officer's 1949 Pattern Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth KC rank pips denoting that of Major. Maker is Samuel Brothers. Brass GL side buttons and bi-metal cap badge. 1923 - 1970. Brass WR buttons, made by Firmin & Sons Ltd, London / Buttons Limited, Birmingham. Where a Worcestershire officer was serving under attachment with another regiment this in noted by use of 'att.' Interestingly the cut of this particular 1949 pattern battledress lacks the waist belt detail. A Light Infantry Battalion serving Worcestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, in the Midlands of England. In August 1915 he was promoted to Captain and after the war, in 1921, became Adjutant. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment blackened brass - subdued collar badge detail. Worcestershire Regiment staybright collar dog. The 1901 Pattern Service Dress cap was introduced, as its name suggests, at the start of the 20th Century. Brown serge body with WR badge and General List bronze buttons. In 1936 he became the Adjutant of the 7th Battalion (TA) with the rank of acting Captain. Beige cotton lining with brown khaki sweatband. The National Army Museum works together with Regimental and Corps Museums across the country to help provide a network of military museums for everyone to visit and enjoy. Contact Details. between the period of 1958 - 1969 would have had the Mercian Brigade cap badge, as was the case with this example. Missing brown leather chinstrap. as his Service cap still retains it original WR buttons, one would assume that he purchased a newer cap upon promotion to Major in 1970, which is when the Regiment was amalgamated and WFR side buttons introduced. The sweatband is missing and thus the maker and hat's date. Brass WR side buttons and silver cap badge. The Mercian Brigade badge was to be adopted in 2007 for the Mercian Regiment, which can be seen in a following gallery, albeit with a few minor differences. Museums Worcestershire comprises three fantastic venues – The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and the Commandery. The Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire The Worcestershire Soldier Gallery Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum … Scarlet Colonel‘s gorgets with staff pattern buttons. We reopened in April 2014 after a significant Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment. How to donate. This is the Official Regimental Museum, housed in the former library on Forgate Street. Maker is Surpak Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Khaki body with brown leather rim joining at the rear. Lt. Col. A. L. O. Jerram served both the Worcestershire Regiment and through into the Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters Regiment. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Service cap. Maker unknown (paper label no longer present). The Worcestershire Militaria Museum is an on-line museum of original artefacts and the stories relating to the men and women who served Worcestershire and the counties connected with it, from the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars and Worcestershire Regiment, through to the Worcestershire & Sherwood Forester Regiment and current Mercian Regiment. If known the Worcestershire battalion is given where the officer was serving before attachment. Button fly. Bronze Deputy Lieutenant of an English county epaulette rosette insignia. Mr Burbridge was a member of the 1st. 3rd Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard's Colonel's Service Dress jacket. Worcestershire Regiment cap badge. Colonel Anthony Lionel Oldershaw Jerram MBE graduated from Sandhurst in 1958, as a Second Lieutenant, and gradually rose through the ranks before achieving that of Lt. www.worcestershiresoldier.org. Interestingly, the 7th Battalion of the Worcestershire Home Guard, Madresfield Platoon, was responsible for guarding and defending Madresfield, a village less than 2 miles east of Malvern Link. The hat was not favoured highly by those that wore it and became know as the ". Black cotton lining. Late 1930s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Mess trousers. The Mercian Regiment was formed in 2007 from The Cheshire Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment and The Staffordshire Regiment. By 1926 he was serving in Allahabad, India, in charge of "A" company. 322 likes. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of 48th Army Corps. Maker unknown. The Regiment has had eight operational deployments since its … The regiment served as the county regiment for Derbyshire , Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire . Explore the history and collections of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Officer's service jacket with brass WR buttons and rank pips denoting that of Captain. Officer's Forage cap. Listen to soldiers’ tales of battle and bravery. In 2007 the the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment became the 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment. 24992". Brown serge body with WR badge and General List bronze buttons. Knee length with clay/brown buttoned fly and blackened metal buckles, used to tighten each lower leg seam. Early 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Blue Patrol uniform. Late of Worcestershire Regiment? To make a one-off payment donate via our Paypal account. The museum informs and educates about the history of The Mercian Regiment, The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters & The Sherwood Foresters. Early postwar General Officer's beret. A machine gun marksman arm badge is worn on the upper right sleeve. Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Anodised Aluminium cuff buttons. Named officer's service jacket with bronze King‘s crown Deputy Lieutenants buttons. Stay-bright WR side buttons with gold-wire band peak detail. Forage caps were worn by Officers on ceremonial occiasions with the dress uniform. 1 July 1881. pp. More importantly however, a near identical hat can be clearly seen in a 1945 period photograph of a group of men from the 7th Battalion, at the. patches. Maker is British Beret Basque Ltd. Alfred Neale was enlisted into the 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment in 1940 and became part of the newly reformed 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment in 1943*. Bi-metal cap badge. 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Aldershot. The General Service hat, or GS hat, was introduced in 1943 to replace the FS cap, however it wasn't until 1944 that many soldiers received theirs. Gilt WR side buttons. 1922 Worcestershire Regiment Field Officer's Forage cap. Second World War Defence medal ribbon and General service button. The 6th Battalion was amalgated into the 5th Battalion in early 1918. original Worcestershire Regiment buttons, as opposed to those worn by a full Colonel, confirming it as being an, ​Despite its moth nipped state this set has been beautifully tailored and is an excellent example of an immediate pre-war Officer’s dress uniform, named and dated to July 1939, just two months prior to the start of the Second World War. 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