1920s and 1930s Sport
Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment
Boxing Team, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, winners of the
Somme Shield, Shorncliffe, 1926.
Accession Number: KO1219/02
1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Egypt Command Team, Boxing Championships 1933 winners.
Rear row, left to right: Company Quarter Master Sergeant Green; Private
Pearson (Bantam Weight); Private Callaghan (Feather Weight); Private
Copperthwaite (Middle Weight); Private Cavannagh (Heavy Weight); Private
Gillibrand (Light-Heavy Weight); Private Farrell (Welter Weight);
Private Murray (Light Weight); Corporal Reid (Light Weight); Corporal
Front row, left to right: Corporal Roberts (Middle Weight); Private
Vickers (Feather Weight); Lance Corporal Prickler (Welter Weight);
Corporal Houldsworth (Middle Weight); 2nd Lieutenant Vaughan-Arbuckle;
Lieutenant Colonel J M Young DSO; Regimental Sergeant Major Snape
MM; Private Raven (Welter Weight); Private Carroll (Light Weight); Lance
Corporal Gibb (Welter Weight).
Accession Number: KO0437/04 and KO1972/03
Photograph from Album which appears to have been owned by Private
Patrick Joseph Dolan, number 3708566, 1st King’s Own.
Inter Services Boxing, 1934 Winners, Army, Egypt
Rear row Left to right: CQMS Green (KORR) Trainer; Lance corporal
Wilding, 1st Middlesex; Private Francis, 1st Middlesex; Private Evans,
1st Middlesex; Private Gillibrand, King’s Own; Sergeant Smith, Royal
Horse Artillery; Lance Sergeant McKeever (Trainer) King’s Own;
Front row, left to right: Fusilier Hunter, Royal Scots Fusiliers;
Private Vickers, King’s Own; Corporal Roseblade, 1st Middlesex; Private
Raven, King’s Own; Lieutenant H C Eccles, RTC, Command Sports Officer;
Private Carroll, King’s Own; Lance corporal Gibb (King’s Own); Lance
Corporal Briggs, 12th Royal Lancers; Signalman Cruikshanks, Royal Corps
Accession Number: KO1972/01
Boxing Team, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, Wellington,
Southern India, 1935
Accession Number: KO0470/04 and KO0518/09
1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Support Company winners of the
Inter Company (Novices) Boxing Tournament, 1935
Standing, left to right: Corporal Worsley; Lance corporal Taylor;
Private Aitken; Private James; Private Mann; Private Price; Private
Winder; Private Apps; Private Johnson; Lance corporal Lennon; Lance
Seated, left to right: Private Griffiths; Private Cayton; corporal J O
Johnson; Private Hogan; CSM S Humphries; Private Nicholls; Private
Front: Private Rowe and Private Tomlinson.
Accession Number: KO0536/16 and KO1372/03
1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, ‘B’ Company Winners Battalion
Novices Boxing Competition 1936
Rear: Private Crellin, 37 and Corporal Jones
Standing, left to right: Private Richardson (Winner Middle Weight);
Private Whitwell; Private Winder; Lance corporal Fell; Private Myers
(Winner Light Weight); Private Hastings; Private Anderson; Private
Wedgner (Winner Feather Weight)
Seated, left to right: Private Guest; Private Crellin 78; Private
Pickvance (Runner up Feather Weight); Lance Sergeant McKeever; Captain C
W Harper; CSM M Darkes; Lance corporal Wilson; Private Brockbank;
Private Thomas; Private Wilson 14.
Accession Number: KO0837/01 and KO1440/01
1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Boxing Team 1937-38
Runners up Madras District Boxing Tournament, 1937-38
Rear row, left to right: Lance corporal Fosbrook; Private Coard; Private
Pinder; Private Anderson; Corporal Hawkins (Trainer).
Seated, left to right: Private Burrow; Lance corporal Fitzpatrick;
Corporal Ockerby; 2nd Lieutenant P O Carmichael; Corporal Jenkins; Lance
Corporal Griffiths; Private Abbott.
Front: Private Robinson and Private Hilton.
Accession Number: KO0588/02
1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment, Boxing Team, India. Winners
Madras District Boxing Tournament, Winners Southern Command
Championship, Semi Finalists, Army and RAF Inter-Unit Team Championship.
Rear row, left to right: Private Roberts; Private Weir; Private Lyons;
Corporal Fosbrook; Corporal Pinder; Private Anderson; Private Seed;
Private Brierly and Sergeant Fargher.
Front row, left to right: Private Hilton; Private Abbott; Corporal
Jenkins; Major S H Crow; Lieutenant Colonel V L de Cordova; CSM
Humphries; Corporal Fitzpatrick; Sergeant Griffiths and Private Burrows.
Accession Number: KO0705/028 and KO1372/06
Regimental boxer, likely to be 1st King’s Own, ‘D Gibb, Liverpool’ on
rear of card and autographed on front “yours in short D. Gibb”.
David Gibb, of the King's Own.
Accession Number: KO1972/26
David Gibb, number 3708595, circa 1932, in boxing pose with
trophies, later Company Sergeant Major of ‘D’ Coy, 2nd Battalion, King’s
Own, and awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal
Accession Number: KO2245/08
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