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  • THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918: PERSONALITIES

    THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918: PERSONALITIES

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Vandyke 1910

    Q 115124

    Full length portrait of Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, in full dress uniform and carrying his Field Marshal's Baton, taken shortly after being promoted to the rank and before his appointment as British Governor General of Egypt and the...

  • badge, unit, British, shoulder title, 22nd (7th City) Battalion Manchester Regiment ('Manchester Pals'), other ranks

    badge, unit, British, shoulder title, 22nd (7th City) Battalion Manchester Regiment ('Manchester Pals'), other ranks

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 5641

    brass open-work badge in the form of two narrow curved scrolls arranged in the form of a flattened oval; embossed on upper scroll 'CITY', and the on the lower 'MANCHESTER'. A large number '7' is formed in the central space...

  • badge, unit, shoulder title, British, 24th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (Oldham) (Pioneers)

    badge, unit, shoulder title, British, 24th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (Oldham) (Pioneers)

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 7643

    brass open flattened oval badge formed from two scrolls enclosing the number '24'; upper scroll embossed 'OLDHAM'; lower scroll marked 'MANCHESTER'.

  • Welsh Knife with scabbard

    Welsh Knife with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Wilkinson Sword Co Ltd, London (Undefined)

    WEA 785

    The "Welsh Knife" was designed in 1916 by the sculptor and armourer Felix Joubert and patented by him, as a "new or improved trench knife". It was allegedly based on an ancient Welsh weapon, although the existence of such a distinctly...

  • clasp knife - Artillery Officer's

    clasp knife - Artillery Officer's

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Rodgers, Joseph and Sons England & Sheffield

    WEA 780

    Clasp Knife carried during the First World War by Major M F Hall, while serving with the 4th West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Although the army issued simple clasp knives, many soldiers chose to carry privately purchased examples...

  • Colt New Service (commercial post-1905)

    Colt New Service (commercial post-1905)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA 1914

    FIR 10551

    This Colt New Service (see FIR 11511) was damaged on 12 March 1915, in the course of an action in which Lieutenant C G Martin won the Victoria Cross. Martin, a Royal Engineer (56th Field Company), volunteered to lead a bombing attack with men of the 3rd...

  • Gun, Machine, .303 inch, Mk 1 & Vickers Machine-Gun

    Gun, Machine, .303 inch, Mk 1 & Vickers Machine-Gun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd

    FIR 8100

    Mark 1 Vickers .303 inch medium machine gun

  • Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)

    Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: P Webley & Son, Birmingham 1915

    FIR 2665

    The Webley Mk VI was adopted for service in 1915; the last of a series of .455 inch calibre Webley revolvers which were the standard issue pistols of the British Army from 1887 onwards. They were robust and powerful weapons, which gave excellent service...

  • medal, tank race

    medal, tank race

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1186

    First World War period unofficial handmade competition medal awarded to Dr J Canovan for his part in a Britsh Army (Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps) tank race which took place on 10 June 1917.

  • necklace, beadwork, handmade

    necklace, beadwork, handmade

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1392

    Bead necklace associated with the First World War British Army service of Private Walter John Cressey in the 'A' Company, 18th Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. The necklace was made by Private Cressey as a form of occupational therapy while...

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