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First World War

2nd/5th (TF) Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


Reserves of the 5th Battalion (later the 2nd/5th Battalion of the King's Own)
at the YMCA in Lancaster, circa 1914.
Accession Number: KO2490/348


5th (Reserve) Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment at Blackpool, Nov 1914.
Photograph by R P Rudd, Photographer, 80 Clarendon Road, Morecambe.
Accession Number: KO3074/11


Listed as the 5th (Reserve) Battalion, but later to become the 2nd/5th Battalion, soldiers are seen digging trenches at Blackpool on 22nd December 1914.
Accession Number KO2384/02


5th Reserve Battalion (later 2nd/5th Battalion), King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 'A' Company at Blackpool, 22nd December 1914.
Accession Number KO2139/06


Another view on the same day, 22nd December 1914, of the members of the 5th (Reserve) Battalion which would later become the 2nd/5th Battalion.  'A' Company Entrenching at Blackpool. 
Accession Number: KO2839/25


The Instructors of the 5th (Reserve) Battalion, later then 2nd/5th Battalion, of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, photographed at Blackpool on 22nd December 1914.  The group includes Corporal Charles Williams.
Accession Number: KO2920/05


Un-identified group of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, believed to be in Blackpool, and thus would be the Reserve Battalion, later the 2nd/5th Battalion.
Accession Number: KO2230/01


Un-identified group of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, believed to be in Blackpool, and thus would be the Reserve Battalion, later the 2nd/5th Battalion.  Note the "post office" to the very right of the photograph, see the enlargement below.
Accession Number: KO3046/55


Note what appears to be the "Post Office" of the Battalion located in the garden of one of the houses in which the soldiers were billeted.
Accession Number: KO3046/55(part)


Un-identified group of the 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, believed to be in Blackpool, and thus would be the Reserve Battalion, later the 2nd/5th Battalion.
Accession Number: KO2384/01


2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Group of soldiers photographed at Dean Street, Blackpool, including Tom Armour from Glasson and Lancaster, David Richardson from the Spinners Arms, Wilf Whiteley from Glasson and Bert Waterhouse.
Accession Number: KO2490/415


Group of 5th King’s Own, “5th Reserve Battalion KORLR at Blackpool” with Private William Hodgson dressed in civilian clothes as there was no uniform to fit him at this time. He appears to be over 6 foot 5 inches tall (according to later reference in diary).
Accession Number: KO2716/134


Eight soldiers of the 5th King’s Own outside Billet in Blackpool including Private William Hodgson. “Mrs Stewart’s Apartments’ seen on wall of house.  Private Hodgson is the tall soldier stood at the back.
Accession Number: KO2716/133


D Company, 2nd/5th Battalion Football Team, in around 1915/16.  Top right is Private Reginald Sydney Dennison, and far left on the second row is Corporal Griffiths.
Accession Number KO1983/01


Group believed to be of the 2nd/5th Battalion (5th Reserve Battalion) of the King's Own at Blackpool in 1914.
Accession Number: KO2839/30


Group of soldiers of a Territorial Force Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, outside houses which they were probably billeted in, possibly 5th Battalion in Blackpool in 1914/15.
Accession Number: KO3046/41


Unidentified group of soldiers, believed to be the 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1915.
Photograph by Hugh Penfold of Ashford, Kent
Accession Number: KO2985/03 and KO3074/32


2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Signallers School at Blackpool, 1916.
Accession Number KO1716/07


2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Signallers at Blackpool, 1916.  Lance Corporal J W Mashiter is standing third from left.  Joseph Mashiter, from Caton, went to France with the 1st/5th Battalion in February 1915, was wounded on 4th May 1915 and after time at Lees Court Military Hospital at Faversham in Kent joined the 2nd/5th, before returning to France, completing his service as a Sergeant.  He served in the Home Guard from June 1940 to December 1944.
Accession Number KO1716/08


Another view of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Signalling school, in Blackpool, 1916.  Lance Corporal Joseph Wren Mashiter is second the left.
Accession Number KO2233/01


D Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Ashford, Kent.
Accession Number: KO2701/01


Number 9 Platoon, 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO3047/06


Corps of Drums of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1916.  Private Walter Haywood is with the base drum.
Accession Number KO2790/02


Corps of Drums of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1916.  Private Walter Haywood is seated left.
Accession Number KO2790/03


2nd/5th Battalion, Band and Drums at Aldershot, 1916.
Accession Number KO0369/01


Five 2nd/5th King’s Own soldiers, eating lunch, surrounded by geese, Gateley. Postmarked Frimley Green, 12th October 1916 and addressed to George Gorman, 19 Balmoral Road, Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO2917/12


Inspection of troops at Aldershot by His Majesty The King, Sep 1916, including the 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO0231/09, KO1124/01 and KO2490/351


Inspection of troops at Aldershot by His Majesty The King, Sep 1916, including the 2nd/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO0231/10 and KO2818/01


Number 13 Platoon, 2nd/5th Battalion at St. Hilaire, France, 1918.  Back row, standing: Privates R Kilshaw, J Scott, Whalley, T Penson, G Wearing, Holt, T Keefe, E Whittaker, J Sanderson, J Briggs, C Standon, unknown, H Wrather.  Third row, Corporal H J Reynold, Lance Corporal C Cotsworth, Corporal T Jackson, Corporal J Leech, unknown, Corporal J Herman, unknown.  Second row, unknown, Private Riley, Company Sergeant Major M Newton,  Captain Edwards, Sergeant Comber, 2nd Lieutenant McKenzie, Sergeant R Slinger, Private T Greenwood, Company Quartermaster Sergeant Jephson, Privates J Hoole and H Womack.  Front row: Privates Thompson, unknown, Robinson, unknown and Boyle.
Accession Number KO0023/04

 
Group of soldiers, possibly 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, circa 1915 or 1916, with the soldier on the right wearing a black mourning button.
Accession Number: KO2985/20


Five soldiers of possibly the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, with Corporal Thomas Cottam stood at the right, with a Lewis Machine Gun, France or Belgium, 1918.
Accession Number: KONeg1053


Quartermaster's staff, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, France or Belgium, circa 1918.
Accession Number: KO3045/01


Enlargement of the sign which states Q.M. Stores and is of the same pattern of this sign for the Commanding Officer of the 2nd/5th Battalion.
Accession Number: KO3045/01a


Group of possibly the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment photographed in France or Belgium, in around 1918.
Accession Number: KONeg1054


2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Warrant Officers and Sergeants, France 1918.
Accession Number KO0146/02 


Return of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, to Lancaster, 14th June 1919.  Parade outside Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster
Accession Number: KO0369/03


Return of the 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, to Lancaster, 14th June 1919.  Parade outside Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster
Accession Number: KO0369/02 and KO2490/343

 

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