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1 NORTON BARRACKS 1880
These next 11 photos are from, Col. John Lowles
2 NORTON BARRACK ROOM 1905
3 NORTON 1936
4 NORTON 1937
5 NORTON 1949
6. NORTON 1955
I have had contact from (L/Cpl) Patrick Wood. He is middle row extreme right. Others named are Sgts. Parkin, Bell, Shrimpton & Lt. Dunn. Back row middle is Dutton won `Gale Cup `beating P.Wood by one shot. P Wood won the `shrimpton Cup`. Cup was put up by Sergeant Major Shrimpton
7. NORTON 1957
8. NORTON 1958
The two bodies, No.8 Norton 1958. I believe to be on the left Bill Eckley and on the right Tanky Taylor 17
is that a LMG badge on their sleeves?
9. NORTON 1959
10. NORTON YEAR?
Colour Parties, Norton
12. BLACK COUNTRY BUGLE
Cpls Mess 1965 `Lydd`
Sent in by Harry Massam
`Malvern Chums Coy.`
2nd & 8th Battalion. Worcestershire Regt.
Stanley Road Billets. Worcestershire Nov 1914. Company formed in Malvern in Sept 1914. photo by:- Fisher Photo Barbourne.
Courtesy of Stan Berrow.
(After Sunday`s parade at Gheluvelt Park 30th Oct 2011, it makes you wonder if any of these made it to Gheluvelt and made it back)
IPOH, MALAYA. QUEENS CORONATION 1963.
photo from John Noake
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT. MARCHING THROUGH IPOH, MALAYA. QUEENS CORONATION 1953. SENT IN BY JOHN NOAKE, Nr DUDLEY,WSET MIDS
7th Worcesters `laying up of Colours` at St Mary`s Church Kidderminster. Smart CSM between Colours:- Maurice Smith. Year? 1968ish
Sent in by Alan `Kipper` Fish. 7th Worcesters, Cromwell Rd T.A. Centre, Malvern. 43rd Wessex division `Wyvern` on wall, 1964ish. being presented with trophy for Cambrian March From Left Officer?, Charlie Fish (Dunkirk,Burma Veteran), L/Cpl Alan Fish, Ken Collins,Harry Smith, Atkinson, John Wheeler,Uknown
Info from ted Rowley:-Hiya mate. got some names for a couple of the picture, both of them are of the Kohima trophy competition winners.
Photo 11, Trophy presentation again. I think the one receiving the Trophy is Charlie Fish (C/Sgt) next to him is his nephew a young L/c by the name of Alan Fish. The officer presenting the award maybe Colonel Wilkinson. The rest of the I can't put names to. It was on the occasion when the team from D coy Evesham/Pershore won the trophy. I was in the runners up team from A Coy Dudley about 1963/4.
Grub Up! Kipper with two fingers bandaged serving himself, was it fish fingers?
1st Mercian `B` Coy
back left, Eddie Oconnor, Brig?,Mjr K Jeavons, unknown, Alan Fish,Front left,Reg Bradley, Brian Turvey.
More info from Ted Rowley:- Hiya mate. got some names for a couple of the pictures, both of them are of the Kohima trophy competition winners.
members of the mortar platoon, being presented with the Trophy. I think about 1968/9
Standing L to R Eddie O'Connor, Edward Tooby (col), Keith Jeavons (Col major when the picture was taken) ?? Robinson (capt) Alan Fish (L/c).
Kneeling Reg Bradley (Sgt) Brian Turvey (Cpl)
Sept 1944,outside stable block, Chateau de la Madeleine, Nr Vernonnet, France.1st Worcesters, Arthur Gough Extreme right. Arthur was billeted up the road from here at an orchard & the children had invited them down for a meal. Photos of Arthur on Vernon pages
CITATION FOR RON CLEVELY, SHERWOOD FORESTERS. LONDON GAZETTE 1943. LATE HUSBAND OF MRS CLEVELY OF WYCHBOLD. HE SAW ACTIVE SERVICE IN NORTH AFRICA, ITALY AND GREECE. SAW SERVICE AS KINGS ROYAL RIFLEMAN AND WORCESTERSHIRE REGT. RESERVES
RON CLEVELY`S CAP BADGE,PHOTO,MEDALS AND CITATION FROM LONDON GAZETTE 1943
MRS CLEVELY HAD THESE MOUNTED FOR HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
NOT AN OLD PHOTO BUT WORTH HAVING ON SITE. HARRY MASSAM WORCESTER BRANCH CHAIRMAN WFRA. RECEIVING JIFFY BAG DONATION FOR 2 MERCIAN APPEAL (AFGHANISTAN OCT 2011 APRL/MAY2012)FROM MRS CLEVELY. SHE DONATED 5 BAGS TO THIS APPEAL. 5TH DEC 2011.
CRAYON DRAWING OF RON CLEVELY DONE IN GREECE (KINGS ROYAL RIFLES).1946
Gibraltar 1966. Corps of Drums. from Mick Leeming
AWANG ANAK RAWANG. GC. AT PITCHCROFT WORCESTER. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. (IF ANYBODY TALKED TO THIS GENTLEMAN PLEASE SHARE YOUR MEMORIES WITH US AND THEY CAN BE POSTED ON HERE)
Intake of recruits June 1960
I have broken down Photo(photo No. 29) so that faces and names can be seen more easily
Pt 2 of photo 29
Pt 3 of photo 29
Names needed on this photo please!, From L>. ?, (Bott Left) Harry Hansford, Alan Collins, (a young)Harry Massam, ?, ?.
This photo is sent in by Harry Massam, his intake photo, next 2 photos are close ups of this one.
MERCIAN BRIGADE DEPOT - INKERMAN PLATOON
MERCIAN BRIGADE DEPOT - INKERMAN PLATOON
Geraldine Barton has sent in the next two photos of Cyril Frank Barton.
My late father-in-law who went by the name of Frank joined the Worcestershire Regiment,he joined from the TA's in 1939,Dad lived in Smethwick,West Midlands.We believe he saw action in Monte Casino,The desert Campaign & The D Day landing.We know he was by the Pyramids in Giza.
Cyril Frank Barton & wife Ruth
BARBARA SMITH HAS SENT IN PHOTOS 39 & 40 OF HER FATHER.
Service No. 7336476. enlisted in The Royal Worcester's ( Wearing Royal Warks badges),in March.
1921. was discharged on 4-2-1933.
during that time we believed he served for some time in India, we have a
certificate signed on 30-3-1927 by his commanding officer to state that my Dad
passed exams in English-Mathematics- and map reading..
this was in Allahabad..I can remember when i was a teenager a lady coming to
the house and my dad giving her maps of the route he mapped out whilst he was
in India, and i think she said that they would be put into a museum
1WFR FANFARE COLCHESTER 1976
L>. SGT. TAYLOR. ?????
3 WFR PRESENTATION OF COLOURS 1976.
HRH PRINCESS ANNE.
L/CPL. G. CRUMP & PTE.N. FISH WITH DERBY XXIII
COL. H.J. LOWLES INSPECTS NEW RECRUIT DERBY XXIII. WITH HANDLERS, L/CPL. G. CRUMP & PTE. N. FISH. 1976
7TH BTTN WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT. HQ COY FOLKESTONE 1964. SENT IN BY MAURICE SMITH, HE`S BOTTOM ROW, 7TH FROM RIGHT. WORCESTER BRANCH MEMBER, DENNIS IS BOTT ROW 1ST FROM R. MAJOR JOHN BAILEY AND PSI.SGT GERALD `GINGER' WORSFIELD.
NEXT 3 PHOTOS ARE CLOSE UPS OF No. 45
MAURICE SMITH, BOTT ROW 1ST ON RIGHT
BAND 7TH BTTN WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTAL. REDESDALE CAMP, OTTERBURN 1967. SENT IN BY MAURICE SMITH. COL. HAMILTON FRONT, MAJOR. DURRANT 2ic FROM 1st BTT, BAND MASTER WOI KEN BRUNO. DRUM MAJOR, SGT FRANK OBERY. MAURIC SMITH BASS DRUMMER MIDDLE CENTRE ROW.
NEXT 2 PHOTOS CLOSE UPS OF 7TH WORC BAND
sent in by Fred Taylor, he`s holding son Brian, Steve in the background with wife Carol on recliner. Married Quarters Gibraltar 64-65
STANDING FROM LEFT,PADDY O`TOOLE, RAY HALLEY, MICK GRAHAM.
KNEELING/SITTING FROM LEFT, SAILOR O`MAHONEY, BILL GOULD SECTION COMMANDER, UNKNOWN?, JOHN BERRY.
KNIGHTSBRIDGE GRAVES, FROM LEFT. BERNIE HORTON , PEG MARTIN & MICK GRAHAM.
INSCRIPTION ON GRAVE:- PTE W CHATTERTON WORCESTERSHIRE RGT.1942
`A' COY SOUTH BARRACKS.
THE NEXT PHOTO IS A MORE UP TO DATE ONE OF SOUTH BARRACKS
GIBRALTAR. SOUTH BARRACKS, A MORE RECENT PHOTO
4974623.SGT J.T.E. JAQUES SHERWOOD FORESTERS.4TH JUNE 1943. AGE 24.
Just thought I’d forward on to you a couple of pics I took on a recent holiday to Tunisia, where we visited the enfidaville war graves cemetery.
I though you may like to include them on your website
Andy Cardall (24626149)
1WFR 81 - 90
4971958. PTE. SHEASBY. SHERWOOD FORESTERS. 23RD JUNE 1943. AGE 30
L>. Colin Perry , Paddy Greenan.
In pub Gibraltar.
photo sent in by Colin Perry.
Photos 60-81 sent in by Colin `Pecker' Perry. Many thanks Colin
this photo was taken when the Worcesters went to British Honduras for Hurricane Hattie, the one with the little girl on his knee is Pte Tom Maher and the other is L/cpl Mumford
this photo was taken outside a gastatte behind Clifton Bks Minden West Germany 1963, L/R Danny Daniels, Pecker Perry, Cpl Joe Sharkey and Tanky Taylor 55 all MT pln, 1 Worc's
the Fox and Hounds pub in Gib was 1966, L/R Chris Dee, Ernie Dee, Pecker Perry, Ros Perry,Jean Collins and Ken Collins.
Hi Nigel some more pics to jog lads memories
Jack Halfpenny, Dennis Bradley, Pecker Perry Clifton Bks Minden outside HQ blockn1963.
L/r Tanky Taylor 55, Mick Toddy Todd,pecker Perry, Topper Brown, at the rear, Jeff Marcus and REME lad, Kaiser Bill statue Porta Westfalia Nr Minden 1963
L.,Ken Corbett & Paul Wolfindale
L>, Pecker Perry, Juggy Jones. Lunch in a forest in Senneager, West Germany
L>, Poss-Fred Taylor 82 ?, Jeff Marcus, Ray Halley
this pic was of some of the MT pl at Haltern training area 1962/63
L/r front Roy Arnold- Mo Dimmock-?-Algy Shivlock-Dennis Bradley-Graham Jaye-Mick Turner-REME-Mo Morris-Roy Harris-?-?,kneeling Nev Tudge-? the two at the back can't remember
jack Halfpenny,alan stimson,peg martin, chap on the right can't remember his name.either on a range day or exercise think it was sennelager again 1962/63.
in the Naafi Pic L/r?-Jaye-Mo Morris-Jeff Marcus-?-Big Bill Johnson at the rear-?-Dennis Bradley-?-Nev Tudge somewhere in West Germany Haltern i think 1963.
L/R Tanky LLoyd,Mick Toddy Todd, Pecker Perry and Johnny Shaw outside Acoy block Clifton Bks Minden 1962/63.
Pecker Perry and Tanky Lloyd outside Acoy block Clifton Bks Minden 1962.
pics are of `B'coy Cyprus
Naafi 1 is the soldiers bar Kophinou
all ics are of Bcoy Cyprus
Naafi 2 L/r Pecker Perry, an Aussie policeman, and Dave Lewis RAMC the camp doctor
Naafi 3 is Pecker Perry the landlord and naafi manager in Kophinou all pics are 1969.
Once a week the coy cmdr major hargreaves in his wisdom, decided to challenge the cmdr of the danish UN contingent to a dawn race to the top of Stavoroni Monastry, not many of our lot took on the challenge
stavroni 1. L/R Lt Thewles,pecker Perry, Dave Lewis,?,?Lt Hingston, Aussie Policeman,Hammond(clerk)Capt Fox.
stavroni 2 Capt Fox,?,?pecker perry,Dave Lewis,Hammond, Bill Pritchard,?,Danish officers, major Hargreaves,in the front "nations"Lt Thewles
stavroni 3 Major Hargreaves,Aussie Policeman,pecker perry,sitting Lt Hingston, ?, and "nations"
stavroni 4 ?, pecker perry,monk,monk ? visit to stavroni monastery
stavroni 5 hammond and pecker perry early morning climb up stavroni.
Hi Nige, this picture was taken at RAF Tobruk Libya,1967 i think just before the handover , all stones were painted green or white around the coy area, bulls--t
(bored squaddies) L/r Pecker Perry, Mick Todd,Jeff the squirrel Marcus,Tanky Taylor 55 and Bob Poole outside MT block Clifton Bks Minden 1963.
Dudley parade 1962,L/r Pecker Perry, Steve Moore and Wally Wakeman (national serviceman.
Pecker Perry having a fag break top on Stavroni Monastry Cyprus 69.
Minden 63 picture taken from MT rooms across the square to B Coy , the coy cmdr had the square swept in front of his coy block to do sports and practice drill, winter 63 Clifton Bks Minden.
on the way up to Stavroni Monastery Cyprus 69
HQswimming team 1 Worc's Gibraltar 1966
L/r Back, Ball, Goldsmith,SI Griffiths, Daly, ?.
L/r Middle,Bishop,Mason, Ltr R Silk,Dawson, Smith 56
L/r sitting, Thomas and Percic
Smit 56, Tobruk
A Coy Northern Germany 1973. 2plt signaller Brad Bradbury
Reunion some years ago
Smith 56, CQMS Compound, Kophinou
Smith 56, Kophinou
Depot 1971. Colin `Pecker' Perry 4th from left
Dunkirk Platoon Feb 1970. Colin 3rd from left, sitting
Dunkirk Platoon Jun 1970.
Colin Perry 2nd from right sitting
Outpost visit, Kophinou district, Cyprus 1969
PHOTOGRAPH FOUND IN ATTIC OF A MIDLANDS HOUSE. PTE WILLIAM LONSDALE 2ND DUKE OF WELLINGTONS.NOT OF OUR REGIMENTS BUT COMES WITH SOME VERY INTERESTING INFO ON NEXT PHOTO.
Pte William Lonsdale. 2nd Duke of Wellingtons. Photograph and info sent in by Patrick Wood.
Photograph taken on arrival at Ripon Jan 4 / 1919
Mobilised …………………..Aug 5 / 1914
Taken Prisoner of War…….. Aug 23 / 1914
Struck German sentry ………Nov 9 / 1914
Tried at Berlin ……………... Dec 2 / 1914
Sentence 10 Years
Tried at Berlin……………….Dec 29 / 1914
Sentnced to Death
Taken out to be Shot on …....Jan. 1st & 2nd / 1915
Tried at Berlin ………………April 27 / 1915
Sentenced to Death.
Received Kaiser`s pardon from death to 15 years imprisonment June 21 / 1915.
Taken to Spandau Prison ……June 22 / 1915.
Released from Spandau Prison …… Aug 2 / 1917.
Served altogether 2 years 10 months in solitary confinement
i wanted to share a photo of my father William Wickenden (left) who was in the 1st Worcesters from 1943 to 1947. This must be during Operation Veritable but I know little more than what is written under the photo. Unfortunately my Dad died in 1997 and so I haven’t any more to add.
Hope it’s of interest.