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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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1599 items

1599 items

Manual (2 copies) - Technical Handbook for the Centurion Mks 1, 2 and 3

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

A hard covered loose leaf manual

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 1899

Commemorative Coin - We will remember them

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

Copper, plated in silver, coin. Obverse: Rising Sun Badge, "Australia", "1914-1918" Reverse: Charging Light Horseman superimposed on Australian flag. "We will remember them", "First World War"

Book - User Handbook for Wireless Set B 47

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

Soft covered book detailing a general description, operation and user servicing of the Wireless Set B47.

Significance

Handbook for equipment previously used by the Regiment.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 11791. March 1957

Poetry - "Our Heroic Dead", "Standing To", and "Reconciliation".

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

A plastic sleeve containing three pieces of photo-copied verse. "Our Heroic Dead" by Alice Edwards in 1918, "Standing To" by Brentomman and "Reconciliation" by Gerardy about the Palestine campaign

Book - Manual of Map Reading, Photo Reading ing and Field Sketching1929

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

Hard covered book covering map reading, field sketching and air photo reading for use of Officer candidates, Officers and Non-commissioned Officers. Reprinted with amdts Nos 1 - 4 1939

Inscriptions & Markings

26 Manuals 412

Booklet - Guide to the Art of Coaching on the Range 1992

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

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

NSN 7610-66-136-3956

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

Honour Board

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

Honour Board, wooden construction, with gold lettering listing members of the 4th (late 20th) Corangamite Light Horse. Members who subsequently died on World War 1 service also listed.

Newspaper articles

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

Four newspaper articles about the First World War. 1. Australian Financial Review 2-3 Nov 2013 "Abbots new Western Front to usurp the Gallipoli legend" by Phillip Coorey 2. "Army" 13 Nov 2008 "Last to fall in Great War" by Peter Burness 3. The Australian 26-27 Sep 1998 "Digging In" by Ross McMullin about the mutinies in the 59th Battalion in 1918 4, The Age 10 Nov 1998 "Lest We Forget" by Geoffrey Blainey- A special feature to mark the 80th anniversary of the end gof World War 1

Data Sheet - Assault/Attack Helicopter MI 24 Hind

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

A data sheet on the MI 24 Hind giving recognition features and some data with a photograph and three point silhouette. Laminated.

Stereographic Photographs - Victorian Contingent Procession (Governor's Carriage)

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

Albumem Silver photographs. Light Horse procession, a large crowd of onlookers

Inscriptions & Markings

Title

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 1

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

A two page document dealing with RAAC Vehicle Training Pamphlets , Vehicle Records and Workshop Repair Requisitions. 2 copies

Data Card (3 copies) - Firing Tables for Rifle 106mm M40 firing Cartridge HEP-T M346

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

Data card giving the required elevation for the weapon over various ranges from 0 to 7515 yards. It also gives drift, probable error and time of flight

Inscriptions & Markings

FT106-B-2

Service Record - Sherwood, Alfred Samuel Regt. No. 1648

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

Document Loose Leaf

Historical information

Service record of occurrences for Alf Sherwood 1915-1919 1st AIF

Significance

Alf Sherwood was a soldier of teh 4th Light Horse Regt. serving in the 1st AIF in the First world War.

Inscriptions & Markings

service Records, National Archives of Australia Series B2455, Barcode 8083034, 21 pages

Brooch

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

Souvenir brooch. Possibly brass. Floral scrolls design with "Poperinghe" name strip affixed to front.

Historical information

From effects of Tpr Archibald Smith, 3 Australian Light Horse Regiment. Believed acquired as a souvenir when serving on Western Front in WW1.

Booklet - Infantry training Vol II Infantry Heavy Weapons Pam 21, 3 inch Mortar

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

A soft covered booklet containing the knowledge and instructional technique which an instructor will need to train a soldier in the handling of the mortar as a member of a crew. It also contains the principles of fire control and observation which is taught to officers and NCOs . Includes amdt 1

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8594

Booklet - Small Arms Training Vol I Pamphlet No 11 Pistol (Modified for Australia). 1943

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

Soft covered booklet covering training for the pistol, revolver No2 Mk 1

Book - An Illustrated Guide to Modern Tanks and Fighting Vehicles

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

A compact directory of major battle tanks and combat vehicles used by the world's armies. Includes photographs and specifications.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 7018 1439 X

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.

Medal - Italy Star

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

Full size & miniature Italy Star

Historical information

The Italy Star was granted for operational service on land in Sicily or Italy at any time during the campaign from the capture of Pantellaria on 11 June 1943 until 8 May 1945, the date of the end of active hostilities in Europe. Eligibility The Italy Star is awarded for operational service in the Italy Campaign from 11 June 1943 to 8 May 1945. Operational service in the Aegean, Dodecanese, Greece and Yugoslavia after 11 June 1943, in Sicily up to 17 August 1943, in Sardinia up to 19 September 1943 and in Corsica up to 4 October 1943. The Medal The Italy Star is a six–pointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Italy Star'. Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse. The Ribbon The Italy Star ribbon has stripes of green, white stripes and red, these being the national colours of Italy.

Inscriptions & Markings

Recipient not engraved

Booklet - The Cooperation of Tanks with Infantry Divisions. Mil Training Pam No 63

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

Soft covered booklet providing a sound foundation for training tanks and infantry divisions to work together

Book - The Miraculous Lives of a Man Called Jack

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

Biography of Arthur John Cox, 1879-1959

Historical information

No 85, Trooper Jack Cox served for four years in the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment during World War 1, He was in most of their campaigns in Gallipoli and Palestine. He was awarded a DCM for his actions at the charge at Beersheba in capturing a Turkish machine gun and its 11 man crew.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by author, John Cox, 20/5/2007. ISBN 0 9579556 6 9

Information Sheets - Servicing Schedule Carrier Command Post M577A1

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

Photo copied (final proof) daily, weekly, 6 monthly and annual servicing schedules for the M577A1 Command Post Carrier

Booklet - Royal Armoured Corps Training Vol III Armament

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

A soft covered booklet issued as an instructional aid to the armaments for the Saracen APC and the Ferret Scout Car Mk 2, with amendment No 1

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 9437

Medal - General Service Medal (British)

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

Full size medal with ribbon. Clasp Palestine 1945-48

Historical information

General Service Medal (1918) Ribbon: 32 mm, purple with a central green stripe. Awarded by United Kingdom Type Campaign medal Eligibility British army and Royal Air Force. Awarded for Campaign service. Campaign Minor campaigns 1918–62. Description Silver disk, 36 mm diameter. Clasps 17 Statistics Established 19 January 1923 Related Naval General Service Medal (1915), General Service Medal (1962) General Service Medal 1918 Clasp - Palestine 1945–48 Part of the resolution of the 1936-9 revolt was the imposition of an immigration quota for Jews wishing to enter Palestine. This was opposed by the Jewish settlers in Palestine and in 1944, a guerrilla war was launched against the British forces there, principally by the Irgun and Lehi. While service in this conflict prior to 1945 is counted as World War Two service, service between 27 September 1945 (the date a "state of emergency" was declared) and 30 June 1948 (when the last British troops departed) is acknowledged by this clasp to the GSM.

Inscriptions & Markings

2628702 LCPL H CHEATLE GREN GDS

Plaque, A Sqn 4/19 PWLH

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

Plaque, A Squadron badge on shield - white unicorn on red back ground, mounted on larger wood shield. On scroll - A SQN 4th/19th PWLH

Shoulder Titles

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

Two pair of metal shoulder titles mounted on 10 x15 cm board. 1 pair: PWLH 1 pair: AUSTRALIA

Historical information

Unit shoulder titles were worn on general duty and ceremonial orders of polyester dress. The titles for the 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment were in the form: “PWLH” . In 2011, Army Standing Orders for Dress discontinued the wearing of unit titles, replacing them with the title “AUSTRALIA

Significance

Illustrates a change change in Army orders of dress

Silver water jug

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

Silver (EP A1) water jug with removable filler cap. A screw cap on spout is secured by a chain. Vertically set handle.

Historical information

Former Officers' Mess property

Inscriptions & Markings

Under base and under cap: "Crusader E.P.A.1" Engraved: "Presented by Lt Col J Boyce CO Jan 87 - Jan 89"

Book - Technical Manual/ User Handbook Radio Set AN/PRC 77

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

Hard covered loose leaf book detailing operator and organisational maintenance, description, installation and and operating instructions for the radio set AN/PRC77

Significance

Handbook for equipment previously used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-027-7622

Booklet - Notes on the Use of Smoke in the Field 1944

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

Paper covered booklet issued to provide sub-unit commanders with a working knowledge of the use of smoke in the field

Inscriptions & Markings

Restricted