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4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room Macleod, Victoria

NOTICE: VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HWY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

The Unit History Room (UHR) has been a part of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment for many years. In 1969, discussions commenced within the unit to canvass the notion of a Regimental Museum. Eventually, in 1987, a Board of Trustees was formed which established the Museum with ownership of objects vested in the Trustees.

Why we are here
The UHR’s mission is to conserve, interpret and exhibit equipment, relics, icons, artefacts, memorabilia, and historical information related to:
• the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment;
• its antecedent, associated and successor units and elements;
including the history of these in the context of the Australian Light Horse and, the Royal Australian Armoured Corps in order to:
• understand and commemorate the Regiment’s history;
• support the morale, education and training of the Regiment; and
• promote community awareness of the Regiment’s history and achievements.

What we collect
The collection focusses on:
• matters pertaining to individual and unit histories of 4/19 PWLH and its antecedent and associated units and organisations,
• the context of these in the Australian Light Horse and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps
• related equipment and artefacts
The scope of historical interest includes military, political, social and cultural aspects

How we are organised
The UHR is an element of the Regiment reporting to the Commanding Officer and Trustees.

Getting to know us

• The UHR is open on Monday and Thursday mornings (except public holidays). We can open at other times by appointment. Group visits from organizations are welcome.

Object donations
We often receive offers of donations of objects of interest. There is increasing community awareness that, when cleaning up, objects of possible historical significance should be sent to a museum rather than the tip.

Museum practice is for object donations to involve a transfer of ownership to the museum. Potential donors sometimes ask that it be treated as a long term loan, “in case I want it back one day”. If you are not happy to let it go, then it is better to keep it. In the case of medals, we would like to be sure that the family agrees to the donation.

Not all donations are of particular relevance to the UHR. With a clear title to the item, we can transfer it to a more appropriate collection. Or, we may decline a donation.

Situations vacant
The UHR is looking for volunteers who can commit for the long haul. The types of work involved include: preparation and maintenance of displays, photographing and cataloguing of objects, escorting visitors, and picture framing.

In accordance with museums practice, the Unit History Room DOES NOT provide valuations of objects

We are located at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia.

Enquiries: Unit orderly room, phone 8481 7905

Contact Information

location
Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria 3085 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9442 5205

Contact

Opening Hours

Monday and Thursday mornings or by appointment. Closed public holidays VISITORS SHOULD REPORT TO THE GREENSBOROUGH HIGHWAY ENTRANCE TO ARRANGE ESCORT ON BASE. PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED.

Entry Fee

Suggested donation $5

Location

Simpson Barracks Macleod Victoria

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The collection focuses on history of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment.
The scope includes the modern day Regiment established in 1948 and its antecedent units dating back to the Kyneton District Mounted Rifles of 1861.

David Brown 12 May 2016 4:01 PM

can you help me please Im doing up a ferret scout car at are Army Museum could you if possible email me a photo or diagram of how the Battries are set up in side the Ferret please, I live in Aussie W.A. You have a great pages on the Victorian Collections its a WOW thank you. David.

Roy Arnott 8 June 2016 8:11 PM

David FSC manuals here. Including Electrical www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/manuals.htm Regards Roy Arnott

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1598 items

1598 items

Framed Photograph - WW1 - 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment 1914-1918

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

b&w framed photo of 5 members of the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, namely - A Dixon, E Stanley, E Milvain, A Bawden, L Vafiopulous

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: WW1 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment 1914-1919 Rear L-R A Dixon E Stanley E Milvain Front L-R A Bawden L Vafiopulous

Document - Cars Armoured Staghound DONT'S

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A single page listing 16 things not to do with regard to the Staghound, such as - "Don't start the engines before carrying out first parade service", and, "Don't traverse the turret unless the turret lock is fully disengaged"

Framed Photograph

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed b&w photograph of brothers Charles and Rodney Morley, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Historical information

Refer inscription

Inscriptions & Markings

4th Australian Light Horsemen. Brothers Charles Victor Morley Enlisted 26 June 1916 RTA 21 July 1918. Rodney Herbert (Robert) Morley, enlisted 28 June 1915 KIA Beersheba 31 October 1917

Booklet - Artillery Training Vol I Pam No 3 1941 Application of Fire

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Soft covered booklet, supersedes the 1938 edition. Covers application of fire of Field, Medium, Heavy Artillery, Anti-Tank and Anti-Aircraft guns

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published

Documents

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Letters about a proposed memorial to 'Sandy' the Waler and a nomination for a Purple Cross award - between the Maribyrnong City Council and the RSCPA that were forwarded to the 4th Light Horse memorial Association for its support.

Candelabra

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

3 stem EPNS candelabra. Floral design around base and candle holders. Curved branches.

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in England Made in England by Ianthe of England On base: C31On candle holders: C34

Sword

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Sword, Wilkinson, Infantry with scabbard, brown leather

Historical information

This sword was issued to Lt A Chanter of the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment while serving at Gallipoli. He enlisted as Regimental No 59, was commissioned at Gallipoli and later rose to the rank of Captain commanding a Machine Gun section of the Regiment

Significance

The 4th Light Horse Regiment is an ancestor unit of the modern day Regiment. The 4LH served with distinction in WW1. This sword was issued to a member of the Regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

On guard - attached plaque : "LIEUT A L CHANTER "Lynn" ANZAC GALLIPOLI Nov 4th 1915" On blade ( R side): Star of Damascus, On scroll " BY WARRANT", UK Coat of Arms, Royal Standard, King's Crown. On blade (L Side) HENRY WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON On scroll "BY APPOINTMENT" Badge of Prince of Wales Ornate "GVR", King's Crown On back of blade -Defence broad arrow, maker's or inspector's marks

Visitors Book

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard covered visitors book with plastic bound cover. A stock stationery line rather then special printing for user.

Historical information

Used by Kyneton depot of the Regiment: from 30 Nov 1991 to 24 April 1995 and Alex Wilson Club, Simpson Barracks, 24 June 2000 to 12 Aug 2006

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover - "Visitors"

Sketch (8 copies) - Centurion Tank

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Photocopies of a charcoal sketch of a Centurion tank. Artist not known. Two on white and 6 on yellow paper.

Framed Photograph - 4th Australian Light Horse

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed photo of Capt S G A Hindaugh standing, talking to a dismounted Light Horseman who is holding the reins of his horse. They are in a copse of palm trees

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: 4th Australian Light Horse. Gentleman on left is Capt Stanley George A Hindaugh. Egypt 1915

Boots Pair

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Boots, Brown leather with leather sole, Leather laces

Historical information

Boots were standard issue to Australian soldiers in World War 2 and for some time after WW2 including the Korean War.

Significance

The boots have been included with the mannequin until boots of teh correct pattern can be located representing the period 1903-1921

Inscriptions & Markings

To be added when the boots are more closely examined next time the mannequin is disassembled

Book - British Campaign Medals 1914-2005

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN-10: 0 7478 0649 7

Serving Tray

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Serving Tray, pressed metal, EPNS (?), circular. Floral design on tray, floral design aound rim

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to 4/19 PWLH Sergeants' Mess by WO2 R Burke B Sqd (sic) 1962 - 1978 Under tray "Saracen"

Manual (2 copies) - Army Law Manual Volume 2

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A hard covered loose leaf manual of Army Law 1964 with amendments to 1971

Significance

Used by Australian Army from 1964 until replaced by Defence Law Manual

Booklet - Artillery Training Vol I Artillery in Battle Pam No 1 Organizational Command and Employment 1948

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A soft covered booklet concerned primarily with the handling of artillery at the corps and divisional level

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8288

Booklet - Aide-memoire for Regimental Officers & Non-Commissioned Officers 1971

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A soft covered booklet on a variety of subjects from orders, through signals & reports

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-041-6374

Booklet - Manual of land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 2 Pam No 2 Infantry Commanders' Aide-Memoire 1987

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A plastic covered aide-memoirs for field use

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-129-9744

Book - THE TANKS The History of the ROYAL TANK REGIMENT and its predecessors HEAVY BRANCH MACHINE-GUN CORPS TANK CORPS & ROYAL TANK CORPS 1914-1945 VOLUME 2 1939-1945

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Hard cover book

Book - Army Australia An Illustrated History

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

310 x 240 x 25mm

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 86777 061 9

Untitled

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Document - Signal Training (All Arms) Pam No 7 Radiotelephone Procedure 1969 Amendment List No 3

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Amendment List No 3 to Signal Training Pam 7 1969

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 0652-03-029-1400

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 26

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

An 11 page document covering such things as rotation scheme for RAAC other ranks, various courses at the Armoured School, progress and information on new vehicles, field miniature range training and photos of Ferret MK1, Saracen, Conqueror and Centurion variants

Regimental Scrap Book: to 1959

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Archival quality A3 loose leaf slip case containing memorabilia documents, cuttings and photos about the Regiment for the period to 1959. Contents include: Training, social and ceremonial activities, Specification of Regimental badge, Honour Roll of members who have died on duty, Photos of Band 1948-49, Photos of Governor's Reception 1948, Royal Visit 1954, Royal Melbourne Show 1954, Wedding of Major and Mrs Clendinnen, Honorary Colonel Sir Dallas Brooks 1958, Documentation re transfer of Port Melbourne Municipal Band to the Regiment 19 Sep 1958, Exercise Fire Power.

Exploders, Dynamo, Mk VII

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Exploders, Dynamo. Metal case, folding handle, 110 volt output

Inscriptions & Markings

Maker's plate: Exploders Dynamo Mk VII Thorne & Dean Pty Ltd ELEC ENGRS. MELB. AUST Made in Australia 1943 DD (with broad arrow) SERIAL NO 7879 440

Book - Alfred N Festberg: Australian Army Insignia 1903-1966,

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Illustrations of Australian Army Insignia 1903-1966. Compiled by Alfred N Festberg, Photography by Arthur G Genders Published by Military Historical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch, 1967.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed by author: "To the Museum Alfred Festberg 9 Nov 78"

Booklet - Australian Army Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Vol 9 Pam 4 Marksmanship 1995

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

A hard covered plastic covered loose leaf booklet providing instructors, coaches and firers in all corps with the practical and theoretical information applicable to marksmanship with infantry weapons.

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-136-4218

Technical Manual - STOVE, COOKING, GASOLINE, M-1950 ONE BURNER

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

User manual.

Historical information

Used with single burner petrol stoves issued to vehicle crews from 1960's

Inscriptions & Markings

Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 10-708

Framed photograph

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

Framed b&w photo of three 4th Light Horse Regiment officers standing in front of a tent. Namely - Chaplain David Weir, Maj James Rankin & LtCol Murray Bourchier

Inscriptions & Markings

Details as described

Pistol

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

42266 PY Pistol This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Historical information

Army Report No 2598359 Stock Code 66-1528-867

Booklet - Tactical Methods A. Characteristics - Japanese Tactics - Equipment & Armament B. Tactics and Equipment for Operating against Japanese Forces South West Pacific Area

4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room, Macleod

All paper stapled booklet covering, in brief, Japanese tactics and equipment and suitable tactics and equipment for use against Japanese forces.