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Further Reading

Regimental History

The King's Own, The Story of a Royal Regiment, Volume One, 1680-1814 by Colonel L I Cowper, published by the Regiment in 1939.  This book is now out of print, but should be available on inter-library loan or in reference collections.  It is also now available on CD-Rom from the museum shop to be viewed on a computer.

The King's Own, The Story of a Royal Regiment, Volume Two, 1814-1914 by Colonel L I Cowper, published by the Regiment in 1939.  This book is now out of print, but should be available on inter-library loan or in reference collections.  It is also now available on CD-Rom from the museum shop to be viewed on a computer.

The King's Own, The Story of a Royal Regiment, Volume Three, 1914-1950 by Colonel J M Cowper, published by the Regiment in 1957.  This book is now out of print, but should be available on inter-library loan or in reference collections.  It is also now available on CD-Rom from the museum shop to be viewed on a computer.

We understand that copies of the above books are available in the libraries of the Imperial War Museum, London, National Army Museum, London, The National Archives, Kew, and the Scottish National War Museum, Edinburgh.  The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne and the Australian War Memorial Library at Canberra are also known to have copies.

Lions of England - A Pictorial History of the King's Own Royal Regiment by S A Eastwood, published in 1991 by Silver Link.  This book is still in print and is available from the museum shop.

Actions, Movements and Quarters - King's Own 1680 to 1959 and King's Own Royal Border Regiment 1959-2003.  Comprehensive list of the locations of the Regiment, including details of actions, including both World Wars.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

The History and Traditions of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment.  A Short Guide.  All you need to know about the Regiment and its history.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Regimental and Army Numbers - A guide relating to the King's Own.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

The Victoria Cross and the King's Own Royal Regiment.  This publication describes the Victoria Cross and gives brief details of all those members of the Regiment who received the award.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

19th Century

Waterloo and Military General Service Medal Roll for the 4th King's Own - listing those who received the Waterloo Medal 1815 and the Military General Service Medal.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

South Africa Medal Roll - The Fourth King's Own (1879) - covering the award of the 'Zulu War' medal.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Muster Roll of the 2nd Battalion, 4th or King's Own Regiment of Foot.  1857-1872.  Listing the soldiers of the battalion and some basic details.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Letters from the Crimea - Letters written by Captain Jasper Hall to his father and sister whilst serving in the Crimea.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

My Dear Annie - The Letters of Lt Herbert Borrett to his wife during the Abyssinian Campaign of 1868.  First hand account provides a fascinating commentary on the expedition.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

First World War

The Fourth Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and The Great War by Lieutenant Colonel W F A Wadham and Captain J Crossley, published Ulverston, 1935.  This book has now been reprinted by the Museum and is available from the museum shop.

The King's Own (Territorial Force) Being a Record of the 1/5th Battalion, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in the European War 1914-1918.  Compiled by Captain Albert Hodgkinson, published 1921.  This book has now been reprinted by the Museum and is available from the museum shop.

Bantams at War - The Story of the 11th (Service) Battalion, The King's Own.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

King's Own - Macedonian Front in World War One - A brief record of the 2nd and 9th Battalions in the Salonika Campaign 1915-1919.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

The King's Own In Mesopotamia 1916-1918 - a record of the actions of the 6th Battalion in Mesopotamia (today's Iraq).  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

9th Battalion in Macedonia (March 1918 to October 1918) from the War Diary of Captain Cumberland.  An interesting account of the last months of the war in Macedonia, including the final battle of Doiran in September 1918.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Trench Orders - Facsimile reprint of Trench Orders for the 55th (West Lancashire) Division January 1918.  All you ever need to know about Trench Warfare.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Medal Rolls etc

1917 Roll of the 2/5th Battalion King's Own - listing all those who went to France in February 1917 with the battalion.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

1916 Roll of the 11th Battalion King's Own - listing all those who went to France in June 1916 with the battalion.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

1914-15 Roll of the 1/5th Battalion King's Own - listing all those who were part of the Territorial Battalion at the start of the War up to mid 1915.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

1914 Star Medal Roll for the 1st Battalion King's Own - listing all those men who served in France between August and November 1914.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

1914-15 Star Medal Roll for the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment - listing over 8000 men of the King's Own who served overseas in 1915.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

British War Medal & Allied Victory Medal Roll of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, The First World War, published in two volumes, containing 23,000 names of soldiers (other ranks) who received the War Medal and/or the Victory Medal.
Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Roll of Honour - King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1918.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Second World War

The History of the 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (King's Own) June 1940 to February 1946, published in Germany, 1946.  This book has now been republished by the Museum and is available from the museum shop.

Heroic Deeds - Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal gallantry awards for the King's Own 1938-1945.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

The Flying Fourth - 1st Battalion King's Own Royal Regiment at Habbaniya and Fallujah, Iraq, 1941.  Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

A Chaplain with the Chindits by Rev. W H Miller.  An account of the 2nd Battalion King's Own during the Chindit campaign in the Burma Jungle in 1944.    Published by the Museum and available from the museum shop.

Tank Twins, East End Brothers in Arms 1943-45 by Stephen Dyson.  Steve Dyson and his twin Tom both served with the 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps (The King's Own) during the ten month advance from Normandy to the heart of Germany.  The account of the advance is based on a diary kept during the war.

Divisional History

The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division 1916-1919 by the Rev J O Coop, published by Liverpool 'Daily Post' Printers, 1919.  Both the 1/4th and 1/5th Battalions were part of the 55th Division.  This book is now out of print, but should be available on inter-library loan or in reference collections.

 

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