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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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Document - Servicing Information Sheets Staghound Armoured Car

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

Six pages detailing the servicing to be carried out by crew members

Book - Manual of Map Reading, Photo Reading and Field Sketching 1929

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

Hard cardboard covered book, covering map reading, field sketching and air photo reading for use of officer candidates, officers and non-commissioned officers. Reprinted with amendments Nos 1 -4, 1939

Inscriptions & Markings

26 GS Pubns 124

Document

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

A single page document showing an exploded view of a SMLE .303 rifle

Correspondence File - Depot/General/Relocation Park St

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

Registry file dealing with the relocation of the Regiment's Park St, Princes Hill, depot. Covers period 11 Oct 1989 to 1 Feb 1996

Inscriptions & Markings

File No 267-1-5

Pistol Holster

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

1937 pattern webbing pistol holster

Historical information

World War 2 production

Significance

Service issue item for the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

A.M. M.E ?? 1941

Document - Station Radio C11-R210

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

Stapled photocopy from user handbook detailing general details drills and tests for the SR C11-R210

Significance

Instructions for equipment previously used by the Regiment

Bren Light Machine Gun

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

Magazine fed light machine gun, 303" cal This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Historical information

Army Report No 1020805 Stock Code 66-1405-500

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 5T669

DVD - Laying Up of the Guidons 7 August 2005

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

DVD of ceremonial parade at Shrine of Remembrance on 7 Aug 2005 to lay up Guidons of 8, 13,17,19 and 20 Light Horse Regiments

Portrait - Lt-Col R V Couche MBE

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

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col R V Couche MBE

Historical information

Lt-Col Couche was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1962 to 1964

Significance

One of a collection of portraits of former Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Book - Technical Manual User Handbook for Ground Plane Kit AS-F102

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

Hard plastic covered loose leaf manual for the Groundplane Kit AS-F102, detailing a general description, deployment, operator servicing and unit, field and base repairs

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

NSN 7610-66-130-4070

Hat Fur Felt

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

Hat, wool felt, green/khaki, broad brim Puggaree with 1 white fold, polyester/cotton Badge 11th Light Horse Regt. Feather, cock,

Historical information

Hat is of modern manufacture but created to represent the hat worn by a soldier of the 11th Australian Light Horse Regt in teh period 1903-@1912.

Significance

Boer War Mannequin (Jack's Dad), lacks a hat of the period and this hat is being used until a suitabkle hat can be located. Thehat represents the period immediately after teh Boer War

Inscriptions & Markings

100% wool Made in China Finest Quality

Radio Operator's Log

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

In Book OC114: Radio operator's log for 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment exercise. Brigade Command and Admin Nets

Booklet - The Observers Handbook on Maps Charts and Projections

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

Booklet written for observers and pilots of the RAF and RAFVR to help them in preparing for their examinations.

Significance

Not significant to collection. Available for transfer to more appropriate collection.

Regimental Scrap Book: 2010-2019

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 2010-2019. Contents include:Training, ceremonial and social activities

Booklet - Instructions for the Australian Ordnance Service Vol 1 Pam No 10 Storage in the Tropics 1966

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

A hard covered loose leaf booklet the aim of which is to make known the knowledge gleaned during and since World War 2 on the question of storage in the tropics.

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-024-4972

Assault Rifle, AK47

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

Assault Rifle, AK47 This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Historical information

Army Report No 1016506 Stock Code 66-1528-861

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 11061475

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 1 Vol 1 Pam No 2 Command and Control

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

A soft covered booklet outlining a method of command and control that has evolved over many years

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-112-8955

Photograph - Light Horse Column

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

A black & white photo mounted on cardboard, showing a column of Light Horse riding past buildings with a large group of people watching

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Capture of Damascus WW1

Photograph/Postcard - Pte Robinson

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

A black & white postcard photograph of Pte R Robinson. He is in AIF uniform and wearing a peaked cap

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: "Pte R Robinson Sailed 2-10-16" and "Mr A Daniel"

Presentation photo folder

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

A plain white card folder presented to Tpr W Carlyon on his discharge in Feb 1983. It contains three colour photographs of the 4/19 PWLH Band. Two are of the band marching and one of the Band posed, with all the members named underneath. The photos were taken at Puckapunyal at the 9/82 Recruit Course passing out parade

Booklet - The Australian Reservist No 4 Nov 2001

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

A soft covered publication which is the official journal of the Defence Reserves Association containing articles and conference reports etc.

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

Booklet - Flame Warfare Pamphlet No 1 Parts I & II 1945

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

Soft covered booklet dealing with various aspects of the man-pack and AFV mounted flame throwers

Photograph/Postcard - Light Horsemen

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

A posed black & white photograph of six light horsemen, two seated and others standing behind

Inscriptions & Markings

On back - Arthur Dixon, Sgt Ed Stanley, E Milvan, Alf Bawden, L Vafiopulous

Calendar 1995 - Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995

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

Commemorative calendar marking 50 years since World War 2

Booklet - Basic Battle Physical Training Part III Syllabus of Battle Physical Training & Battle Physical Efficiency Tests 1946

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

Soft covered booklet , includes line drawings of various individual and team drills on fitness training

Inscriptions & Markings

Code 7117

Order of Service - Presentation of New Guidon of the 4th Light Horse Regiment

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

The Order of Service booklet for the presentation of the new 4th Light Horse Guidon to the 4th/19th PWLH by the Governor of Victoria Sir Rohan Delacombe on 6th October 1963. Inside is a photo of the Guidon and a brief history of the Regiment

Booklet - Basic & Battle Physical Training Part III. 1944

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

Soft covered booklet covering basic physical training and efficiency tables and tests

Publication - The National War Memorial of Victoria. An Interpretative Appreciation of The Shrine of Remembrance.

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

44 page soft covered book

Framed Print - The Charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba

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

Book - Organizational Maintenance Manual Radio Sets AN/VRC53, AN/GRC125

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

Soft covered book detailing installation and maintenance instructions for Radio Sets AN/VRC -53 and AN/GRC-125 and Amplifier Power Supply Group OA-3633/GRC

Significance

Handbook for equipment previously used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

TM 11-582-498-20

Data Sheet - Reconnaissance Vehicle BRDM2

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

A data sheet for the BRDM2 giving recognition features, some details, a line drawing and photograph. Laminated.

Pouch, pistol ammunition

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

1937 pattern webbing pistol pouch, painted black, with brass fittings

Historical information

Standard issue, post WW2 to circa 1990

Booklet - Musorian Tank Company Tactics

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

Yellow soft covered booklet of training notes on Musorian Tank Compay Tactics for use within Armoured Centre. Designed as a guide and basis for discussion for students

Historical information

For training purposes "The Enemy" was a notional country called Musoria

Inscriptions & Markings

Badge of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps

Cruet Set

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

Cruet set, silver plated, 2 salt and pepper shakers and a hinged salt bowl, with spoon on rectangular tray

Sword Belt, Sam Brown

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

Brown leather sword belt with brass fittings

Inscriptions & Markings

On inside: "DOUGLAS"

Book - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Signal Training 1985

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

Soft covered loose leaf book. The RAAC extract from Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Signal Training Volume 2, detailing procedure to be used for radiotelephone communications throughout the Army. Includes Amendment list No 1.

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

RAAC Signal Training 1985. RAAC Extract from Manual of Land Warfare Part 2. Signal Training Volume 2, Pamphlet No 3. Radio Telephone Procedure (All Corps) 1983

Codes R/T Slidex

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

Folding case. This contains, on the right, a pocket in which are kept code cards, cursors etc. On the left is an aluminium frame for holding the code card when in use, and also two metal channels, one across the top and one down the left side, in which cursors slide. A clip is provided in the centre fold to hold message pads. Inclusions comprise code cards for Ops/Sigs, Med, RAA, RAE,AEME, Air, Q(a), 3 long and 3 short cursors., Instruction Card - "Seven steps to Slidex" and 8 page brochure "Instructions for the use of Slidex RT Code.

Historical information

Used during World War 2 and by the Regiment in post war training

Inscriptions & Markings

ZAA 0532, CODES R/T SLIDEX , GOVT ARROW

Colour Patch Display - Australian Light Horse Colour Patches of the 1st AIF 1915-1920 & AMF/CMF 1921-1940's

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

Display board of replica cloth colour patches, mounted in glass fronted wooden frame. Colour patches displayed are those of : 1st Cavalry Division HQ (CMF) Desert Mounted Corps HQ 2nd Cavalry Division HQ (CMF) HQ 1st Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 2nd Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 3rd Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 4th Light Horse Brigade (AIF) HQ 5th Light Horse Brigade (AIF & CMF) HQ 4th Light Horse Brigade (CMF) HQ 6th Light Horse Brigade (CMF) 1st Light Horse Regiment / 1st Royal NSW Lancers 5th Light Horse Regiment / 5th Wide Bay & Burnett Light Horse 8th Light Horse Regiment / 8th Indi Light Horse Regiment 4th Light Horse Regiment / 4th Corangamite Light Horse Regiment 14th Light Horse Regiment / 14th West Moreton Light Horse Regiment 18th Adelaide Lancers 4th Light Horse Regiment / 1st Aust Div Mounted Regiment / 2nd ANZAC Mounted Regiment / 22nd Corps Mounted Regiment. 2nd Light Horse Regiment / 2nd Moreton Light Horse Regiment 6th Light Horse Regiment / 6th NSW Mounted Rifles 9th Light Horse Regiment / 9th Flinders Light Horse Regiment 11th Light Horse Regiment / 11th Darling Downs Light Horse Regiment 15th Light Horse Regiment / 15th Northern River Lancers 21st Riverina Light Horse 13th Light Horse Regiment / 2nd Aust Div Mounted Regiment / 1st ANZAC Mounted Regiment / Aust Corps Mounted Regiment / 13th Gippsland Light Horse Regiment 3rd Light Horse Regiment / 3rd South Australian Mounted Rifles 7th Light Horse Regiment / 7th Australian Horse 10th Light Horse Regiment / 10th Western Australian Mounted Infantry 12th Light Horse Regiment / 12th New England Light Horse Regiment 17th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regiment 22nd Tasmanian Mounted Infantry 11th Light Horse Regiment / 4th Aust Div Mounted Regiment / 24th Gwydir Light Horse Regiment 1st Machine Gun Squadron / 25th Light Horse (MG) 2nd Machine Gun Squadron / 16th Hunter River Lancers 3rd Machine Gun Squadron / 20th Victorian Mounted Rifles 4th Machine Gun Squadron / 26th Light Horse (MG) 5th Machine Gun Squadron / 19th Yarrowee Light Horse 23rd Barossa Light Horse Regiment 12th Light Horse Regiment / 5th Aust Div Mounted Regiment 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance 4th Signal Troop / 4th Light Horse brigade 6th Mobile Veterinary Section /1st Light Horse Brigade 7th Mobile Veterinary Section / 2nd Light Horse Brigade 8th Mobile Veterinary Section / 3rd Light Horse Brigade 9th Mobile Veterinary Section / 4th Light Horse brigade 10th Mobile Veterinary Section / 5th Light Horse Brigade 5th Signal Troop / 5th Light Horse Brigade 1st Signal Squadron / NZ & Aust Mounted Div Signal Squadron

Inscriptions & Markings

Colour Patch Display No 39. Includes detailed notes about history, usage and design of colour patches

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

Book - The Australian Imperial Force in France During the Allied Offensive 1918

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

Hard covered book of 1099 pages

Data Sheet - Armoured Personnel Carrier BMP1

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

A data sheet for the BMP1 giving recognition features, some details, a line drawing and photograph. Laminated.

Medals (2) - Victory Medal

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

2 x miniature Victory Medals with ribbons, one with MID oak leaf.

Historical information

World War 1 issues

Correspondence File - Museum 1977-78 544-1-1

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

Plaque: Australian Task Force Vietnam

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

Plaque: 3 metal pieces fixed to wooden mounting. 1. Shield shape - globe at centre overlaid with sword pointing upwards, red and yellow scroll representing Republic of Vietnam, badges of participating elements around margin. 2 Rising sun badge 3 Scroll "Australian Force Vietnam"

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

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

Framed b&w photo of 5 members of 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, namely Harry McCurrie, Charles Bell, Tichson, Fenton denny

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: WW1 - 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment 1914-1919 Rear L-R Harry McCurrie Charles Bell Seated L-R Tichson Fenton Denny

Booklet - Standing Orders for Drivers of Mechanical Vehicles

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

Soft covered booklet covering the responsibilities of drivers of mechanical vehicles in regard to road rules, licences, general driving, convoys, passengers, accidents, maintenance, etc

Lapel Badge - 2/8 Armoured Regiment Association

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

Brass lapel pin badge incorporating, in enamel, the badge of 2/8 Armoured Regiment in blue and yellow colours of the Regiment. With clear finish. Around border: "2/8TH ARMD REGT ASSOC"

Photograph

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

A posed sepia toned photograph of a 1st AIF soldier. He has an ammunition bandolier and spurs and is holding a riding crop but is wearing Infantry leggings

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Possibly 14 Inf Batt. The man is not identified

Radio Set C11/R210

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

A HF radio installation consisting of four main units: C11 Transmitter, R210 Receiver, Power Supply Unit and, Aerial Tuning Unit

Historical information

Used mid 1950's to mid 1970's

Significance

Equipment used by the Regiment as rear link

Inscriptions & Markings

C11 - No 155, R210 - No 5092, PSU - No 287/366, ATU- No2118/367