Forage caps were worn by Officers on ceremonial occiasions with the dress uniform. In 1967 he transferred to the Royal Corps. Black cotton lining. First World War Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Forage cap. Worcestershire Regiment cap side button. 322 likes. General List bronze buttons, marked Buttons LTD. of Birmingham. 7th Worcestershire Regiment, 2nd Division slouch hat. Bi-metal cap badge. Maker is J. Compton Sons & Webb Ltd. of London. Our museum gallery is based in Nottingham Castle and covers over 300 years of history of bravery, leadership, duty & sacrifice since 1741 for Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire 1901 Pattern Other Ranks SD cap lining. Perhaps being promoted fom Corporal in early 1953, serving in HQ Company. The maker's markings, along with the button collar tab and distinctive button shape show this Blouse's Canadian origin. Maker is Surpak Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Khaki body with brown leather rim joining at the rear. 24992". Desert camo shell with green khaki underside. Just prior to the start of the First World War he was serving in Cairo, Egypt with the 1st Battalion. Close-up detail of the epaulette grass emerald green piping. Maker is H. Huntsman & Sons Ltd. of London. Captain Louis Hope Tosswill was commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment in 1914, as a Second Lieutenant in the 6th Battalion, a training battalion. Officer's service jacket with brass General List buttons and bi-metal collar badges. Begin your researches into the history of families linked with the regiments. Leather chinstrap and peak. Where a Worcestershire officer was serving under attachment with another regiment this in noted by use of 'att.' Black cotton lining with white cloth sweatband, unmarked. For more information about the Museum Trust please click here. Pre First World War Worcestershire Regiment Other Ranks Undress Cap. Displays. Alternative name: en Worcestershire Regiment Museum Late 1930s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Mess jacket. Maker unknown. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Blue Patrol uniform. Captain E. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of 48th Army Corps. Red felt collar gorgets with blue cord detailing. Collar badge and General List button details. Further research in this area may serve to confirm either. Battledress collar tab and button detail. Find out more Part of 5th Brigade in 2nd Division. Khaki body with black leather rim joining at the rear. 1950s parachute arms qualification badge. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of Worcestershire’s Regiments from 1694 to the present. 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. Returned to England, landing at Liverpool 16 October 1914. This database is an ongoing project and will take time to complete all the records with information available. Captain E. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of 48th Army Corps. Maker is C. G & S Ltd. By the early 1990's it was realised that it needed to be updated and refreshed in order to appeal to a … Button fly. Worcestershire Regiment gold braid and emerald green sergeant's chevrons. The regiment served under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlbor… Named officer's service jacket with bronze King‘s crown Deputy Lieutenants buttons. 1939 Blue Patrol jacket from Capt. No doubt this gave the wearer a little extra personal style and also reflects how officers wore their badges on the coloured side hat versions, as can be observed below. Maker is Moss Brothers of London. 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. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of our county Regiments from 1694 to the present. Stay-bright WR side buttons with gold-wire band peak detail. A Light Infantry Battalion serving Worcestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, in the Midlands of England. The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire, Worcesters and Foresters, and Staffords) is an infantry regiment of the British Army, which is recruited from five of the counties that formed the ancient kingdom of Mercia.Known as 'The Heart of England's Infantry', it was formed on 1 September 2007 by the amalgamation of 3 existing regiments. Shortly afterwards Alfred Neale was wounded in action near Caen and was then shipped back to Britain. Maker is Herbert Johnson. Red felt collar gorget with red cord detailing. Discrete ticket pocket left of the waist band. As of yet little is known about Sergeant Coltman. Beige cotton lining with brown khaki sweatband. Worcestershire Regiment battledress insignia. Brown leather sweatband. 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). Bi-metal WR cap badge on white Ivorine plastic disc. For more details about Madresfield Court's role read the, worn by Kenneth Burbridge, who lived on Church Road in the Rainbow Hill area of Worcester. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment blackened brass - subdued collar badge detail. Missing collar badges. The soldier would have belonged to the Mercian Brigade and been based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Has QC embroidered rank crowns on epaulettes denoting rank of Major. Severe weather led to the battlefield becoming a … Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard titles. the medal ribbons for the OBE and General Service medal. Maker is F & R Dimmock. The collections and exhibitions at our sites are many and varied, covering centuries of the county’s history right up to the present day. Officer's Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth rank pips denoting that of Second Lieutenant. Pre 1923. 1960s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Coloured FS cap. 1923 - 1970. Maker is British Beret Basque Ltd. As above, this example also features a grass green patch. Brass WR buttons, made by Firmin & Sons Ltd, London / Buttons Limited, Birmingham. In 2007 the the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment became the 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment. The Worcestershire Regiment sustaining 2759 casualties from an allied total of 325,000, the Germans sustaining 260,000. Maker is J. Collett Ltd. Alternatively it may have belonged to a member of the 7th Battalion who was repatriated in or after 1946. Plastic buttons marked M. Lavender & Sons, Lye. Slouch hat showing flap worn in the up position. In comparison to the Officer's example above, featured is a 1950/1960s Sergeant's Dress Uniform Patrol Jacket. Second World War Worcestershire FS hat button. Major Chichester was commissioned into the Worcestershire Regiment in 1928. 1939 Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Forage cap. The Worcestershire Regimental Archives hold extensive records and other material which could help anyone researching their ancestors who served with the regiment. As can be noted in many period photographs of the battalion in the Far East, along with the hat’s more Trilby style crown crease, as compared to the other slouch hat exhibited, which has a distinctive gutter dent crown. Deputy Lieutenant‘s Service Dress jacket of Colonel William Ralph Prescott M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P. It appears that he saw operational service in Malaya, with C Company, 1st Battalion Worcestershire regiment, around 1952/1953. Six of these VC's are on display in the museum. Without much doubt, Mr Burbridge would surely have taken part in patrols, exercises and the preparations to defend Worcester. www.worcestershiresoldier.org. The collections and exhibitions at our sites are many and varied, covering centuries of the county’s history right up to the present day. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Officer's Service cap. This beret is typical of what would have been worn with the Battledress Blouse above as well as by those men on National Service with the regiment. Officer's Forage cap. Other Ranks 1902 Pattern Home Service tunic. This is the Official Regimental Museum, housed in the former library on Forgate Street. Worn on the upper arm, under the titles are a set of  BAOR patches. Officer's blue patrol jacket with brass WR buttons and rank pips denoting that of Captain. It was acquired from Worcester and according to the little information shared by the family, it is believed to have been from a relative from Upton-upon-Severn, who served with the regiment. Black cotton lining. The Territorial Army unit of the Worcesters was the 7th Battalion. 20 December 1915 : transferred to 100th Brigade in 33rd Division. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Officer's FS cap. Regimental collar badge cap badge, with prong and loop attachment. Major Chichester retired from active service in 1948. The regiment was first raised by Colonel Thomas Farrington as Thomas Farrington's Regiment of Foot on 16 February 1694. The Worcestershire Soldier, Worcester, Worcestershire. The permanent display of the Worcestershire Regiment Museum was moved from Norton Barracks to Worcester City Museumand Art Gallery, Foregate Street, in 1970. Explore the history and collections of The Worcestershire Regiment by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Formation badge, 1st Bn Worcestershire Regiment, 1917 (c); associated with World War One (1914-1918). Gilt General List side buttons. Originally adopted in 1936 for Officers and men, the Battledress was used well into the postwar years, worn in conjunction with the Service Cap, FS cap, GS cap, beret or steel helmet. 1960s Worcestershire Regiment Field Officer's Dress cap. Battle honours include five tours in Afghanistan, on Operation Herrick. Maker is J. Compton Ltd. Mk.II 2B steel helmet. Field Officer's Forage cap. Dated 1938. 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. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Officer's 1949 Pattern Battledress blouse. Three Territorial Army regiments were also merged to form the new regiment’s 4th Battalion, operating in a light infantry role. Regimental bi-metal cap badge with slide attachment. Brown serge body with WR badge and General List bronze buttons. Find out about the wives and children left to guard the Worcester Home Front during World War 2. Without more definite details it is hard to research it further, however a soldier matching the family name was captured at Dunkirk in 1940 and again in 1942. Colonel William Ralph Prescott M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P. late of the Worcestershire Regiment. Other Rank's 1949 Pattern Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth rank stripes (white washed) denoting that of Sergeant. Missing medal ribbons but shows evidence of where once was. Worcestershire Regiment Other Ranks service issue cap lining. Early postwar General Officer's beret. Landed at Le Havre 6 November 1914. Moss Bros. Worcestershire Regiment Officer's cap lining. The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of our county Regiments from 1694 to the present. Maker is Samuel Brothers. 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. Using archive film, memories and the unique collections of The Worcestershire Regiment and Worcestershire Yeomanry, this display brings over 300 years of military history to life. . By the 1st of April 1977 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve. Maker is Tip Top Tailors. A hard to find copy of the book "Battlefield to Castle Keep: Memoirs of Life as an Officer in the Worcestershire Regiment". 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). Emerald green body with dark blue flaps. Brass WR side buttons and silver cap badge. Maker is Kangol Wear Limited. On left of the band is a green emerald diamond patch fitted with a WR collar badge. Fine emerald green felt body with dark blue flaps, featuring heavy gold-wire piping. 16 October 1914 : came under command of 24th Brigade in 8th Division. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard's side cap. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Field Service cap. The 1901 Pattern Service Dress cap was introduced, as its name suggests, at the start of the 20th Century. Fitted with its original bi-metal WR collar badges. World War II Enlisted Man's Field Service cap. Officer's Forage cap. Pre 1923. How to donate. WWII Worcestershire Regiment Officer's SD cap. In 1936 he became the Adjutant of the 7th Battalion (TA) with the rank of acting Captain. Leather boot fasteners with blackened metal buckles. Bronze WR side buttons with silver plated, Officer's Service Dress cap. Goldwire QC General Officer's cap badge, on grass green felt patch. Explore the history and collections of the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot by visiting The Worcestershire Soldier displays at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. General List bronze buttons. Matching mess trousers to jacket. It was worn by an NCO or soldier of the 7th Battalion, who served in the Far East under the command of the 2nd “Crossed Keys” Division from 1942 onwards, until the end of the Second World War. 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. Officer's Service Dress cap. Black cotton lining with black oilcloth sweatband. Non-padded top, gilt WR side buttons with plain patent leather peak. Brass regimental cap badge and matching brass General List buttons. Brown serge body with WR badge and General List bronze buttons. Slouch hat showing the normal style of wear, revealing the unit flash. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Colonel's Service Dress jacket. The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) This British Army infantry unit was formed in 1970 and primarily recruited in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire. Where a Worcestershire officer was serving under attachment with another regiment this in noted by use of 'att.' Pre First World War General List brass button. Badge is the slide variant. 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. Marvel at the achievements of the men and their journeys overseas. The centre seam at the rear also indicates it as being a wartime example. Officer's blue patrol jacket with Stay-bright WR buttons and rank pips denoting that of Substantive Colonel. These soldiers Anodised Aluminium regimental collar badges. 1923 - 1970. The sweatband is missing and thus the maker and hat's date. On the 1st of March 1956 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was confirmed a Lieutenant in the 7th Worcestershire Regiment, Territorial Army, on the 20th of March 1957. Although it drew its recruits from the county, they were often ordered to serve elsewhere. Prior to transferring he wrote an excellent article on the Worcestershire Militia, in the 1969 July edition of Firm, the regimental magazine, shortly before the amalgamation into the WFR. Non-standard chinstrap. The museum informs and educates about the history of The Mercian Regiment, The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters & The Sherwood Foresters. This is quite an interesting helmet with a sketchy past. It. Late interwar period. Maker is Kangol Wear limited. Worcestershire Regiment staybright collar dog. As the Regiment was often abroad and rarely had its Depot in the county, there was little more than a formal connection for nearly a century. From the collection of Maj John Waring. Black cotton lining with serge sweatband. This regimental slouch hat shows obvious character and signs of field use. Try on uniforms and discover how heavy soldiers’ equipment was to carry. 1950s Worcestershire Regiment Field Other Rank's Dress cap. Contact Details. Additional information will be added as time and resource permits. For information about the Mercian Regiment please click here. More information of the 7th Battalion‘s war service during the Second World War can be read in their regimental history or on the. Maker is L. Silberston Ltd. Fine dark emerald green felt body with dark blue flaps, featuring heavy gold-wire piping. 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. Brass General List buttons and regimental collar badges. Missing WR cap badge. Regimental Museum The collections of the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire (formerly the Worcestershire Regiment Museum) (Charity No. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Cairo. Officer's service jacket with brass WR buttons (made by J. R. Gaunt, London). In August 1915 he was promoted to Captain and after the war, in 1921, became Adjutant. Khaki berets were used by Officers as well as certain regiments, including the Worcesters, from late WW2 onwards until the mid 1950s. Worcestershire Regiment browned bronze cap button. Maker is Flights Ltd of London. that used on the tunic collar, as opposed to the regulation cap badge. 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. Maker is Herbert Johnson of London. Post Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Corporal's Battledress Blouse. "Light bulb" parachute qualification badge on left sleeve. It was disbanded after the Treaty of Ryswick in December 1698 and reformed for the War of the Spanish Succession in 1702. Beige cotton lining with brown khaki velvet sweatband. British Army of the Rhine 1950s shoulder patch. Second World War General Officer's cap badge detail. Maker is Moss Brothers of London. 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 Forage cap. Worcestershire Regiment General List cap side button. Other Rank's 1949 Pattern Battledress Blouse jacket with Worcestershire shoulder titles and cloth rank stripes denoting that of Corporal. Beige cotton lining with brown khaki sweatband. Second World War General Officer's side button detail. Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard hat badge. It existed until 2007, when it became part of The Mercian Regiment. shoulder patches. This early postwar beret is somewhat of a mystery. Goldwire King's Crown General Officer's cap badge with gilt General Officer's side buttons and a double row of gold-wire oakleaf on the peak. Badge is the slide variant. 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. Stay-bright WR side buttons. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment 276510) are on display in the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum in Worcester in the Worcestershire Soldier gallery. Maker is Herbert Johnson. They are the lifeblood on which the Museum depends for its financial well-being. WR collar badges mounted on lapels (left one is missing). 3rd Worcestershire Regiment Home Guard's Colonel's Service Dress jacket. These soldiers lived and sometimes died in the defence of the country and its interests overseas. Gilt WR side buttons. Maker is J. Black cotton lining. General List bronze buttons. Khaki felt body with tan pugaree band. The Museum welcomes donations, however small. Second World War Defence medal ribbon and General service button. Our museum gallery is based in Nottingham Castle and covers over 300 years of history of bravery, leadership, duty & sacrifice since 1741 for Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire 2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Aldershot. Second World War Worcestershire Regiment Enlisted man's Coloured FS cap. Maker is H. Edgard & Sons Ltd. Silver & Gilt regimental cap badge. Our Ongoing Mission. Worcestershire Home Guard. Interestingly the cut of this particular 1949 pattern battledress lacks the waist belt detail. Landed at Boulogne 14 August 1914. Worcestershire Regiment cap badge. 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. If you want to help support the Worcestershire Regiment Museum, they are always grateful for donations. Emerald green trim detailing. The museum informs and educates about the history of The Mercian Regiment, The Worcestershire & Sherwood Foresters & The Sherwood Foresters. Maker is Harris Davis of Walsall. In 1933 Hamilton Cox was further promoted to Major and when the Second World War began he was quickly promoted again to Lieutenant Colonel. Brown leather chinstrap. Maker is Thomas & Stone of London. Heavy black cloth with 1/4 thickness red stripe down each leg. The campaign medal ribbons display the 1939–45 Star, the France and Germany Star and the Defence Medal. Bi-metal cap badge with slide, on grass green felt patch. Field Officer's Forage cap. Anodised Aluminium regimental. Bi-metal cap badge with slide. 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. Maker is Flights Ltd of Camberley. Worcestershire Regiment cap side button. Late war "Worcestershire" regimental designation, with scarlet background and white lettering. Officer's Forage cap. Worcestershire Regiment cap side button WWII. Matching Trousers with a wide red band running down each leg. and hessian backing. In early 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served with the 2nd Battalion on the Western Front. Maker is Hawkes & Co Ltd. of London. 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