Stories Organisations Projects About Login

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

View on Google Maps

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

Leave a comment

1599 items

1599 items

Book - Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 Vol III The AIF in France 1916

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

Hard covered book, 1036 pages

Document files - Papers of Major General Greg Garde AM RFD QC, CO 4/19 PWLH Regiment, 1984-6 and to 1987

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

Documents and papers relating to service of General Garde when CO of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. In 5 x A4 Lever Arch binders. Vol 1: June 1977 - September 1984 Vol 2: October 1984 - May 1985 Vol 3: June 1985 - February 1986 Vol 4: March 1986 - October 1987 Vol 5: Undated

Significance

These papers of the then Commanding Officer of the Regiment provide a valuable account of training, organisation, administration, manning and social activities during the period 1984-1987.

Book - Technical Manual User Handbook for HF Dipole Antenna Kit AS-F104

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

Hard plastic covered loose leaf manual for the HF Dipole Antenna Kit AS-F104 detailing a general description, deployment, operator servicing, and field and base repairs

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

NSN 7610-66-130-4069

Trench Art, brass vase

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

Vase, 50 mm dia x 175 mm long brass pipe, flared at top, soldered on brass 3 tiered circular base

Historical information

Paper in brass with name: LT LEE. Possible donor to Officers' Mess

Booklet (2 copies) - Royal Armoured Corps Weapons Training Pam No 34 Smoke 1940

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

Soft covered booklet describing types of smoke weapons and how to deploy smoke as a screen.

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published

Information Sheets - Student Study Guide

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

A set of photocopied study guides and precis on various implements used by catering staff in a field environment, including, immersion heaters, pressure lamps (Austramax) M2A modified burner and a page on immediate first aid for snake bite

Book - Mounted Service Manual for Australian Light Horse and Mounted Infantry &C

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

Hard bound book of 435 pages

Inscriptions & Markings

Published by Authority

Document - Message Writing and RT

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

Card board aide-memoirs card containing phonetic alphabet, figures, appointment titles,, procedure phrases, notes for message writing and some RT procedure.

Historical information

WW2 radio prcedures

Inscriptions & Markings

Message Writing and RT 1944

Newspaper cutting - History at the Gallop

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

An article carried in the 'Extra' section of the Sunday Herald Sun of 14 March 2004 about the historic Beersheba charge by the 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments in 1917, and about Mrs Jill Curry's campaign for a museum to honour the heroes of that charge.

Correspondence File - Depots/General/Relocation Park St/ 4/19 PWLH

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 17/81993 to 16/12/1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

File No 267-1-2 Part 2

Photographs - 4/19 PWLH Band

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

Pair of coloured photographs of 4/19 PWLH Band formally arranged in front of a Centurion tank. One shows the members holding their instruments with the drums arranged in front, the other with all instruments on the ground in front. The photographs were probably taken at Simpson Barracks Watsonia

Historical information

The tank is no longer at Simpson Barracks.

Book - Signal Communications in the Army Vol II Regimental Signalling Handbook Part 3 Antennas for Regimental Signalling

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

Soft covered book detailing the electricd field, length, position, dimensions and types of antennas

Significance

Handbook for equipments used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Army Code 70449 (Part 3)

Photograph - At Ballarat Drill Hall

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

A black & white photo mounted on card. It shows 31 soldiers of various ranks and units. The photo was taken at the Ballarat Drill Hall and is probably of the participants in a course

Book - Signals Training Vol II Part II 1937 - Supplement

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

A hard covered book dealing with skip distances of short wave signals, with graphs.

Booklet - Australian Army Journal Atomic Digest No 1.

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

A paper covered booklet being a periodic review of military literature featuring series of articles on nuclear tactics, explosions, physical effects, effects on military operations and medical effects. 2 copies

Radio BC-611-C

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

VHF hand held transmitter/receiver (Walkie/Talkie) Operates in frequency range of 3500 to 6000 kcs Transmitting range of up to 1 mile

Inscriptions & Markings

No 6628

Minute Book - 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment - Regimental Funds Committee

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

Hard covered bound book with 75 mm Regt badge affixed to front cover. Printed minutes of the Regt Funds Committee pasted in to book

Dinner Napkin

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

White cotton napkin printed with 9 sketches of aspects of the Boer War

Inscriptions & Markings

Sketch captions: Mounted Rifles, South African War 1900, Infantry in Camp, Colonel Tom Price, Our Brotherhood, Colonel Hoad, Mounted Rifles in Action, Lieut G O Bruce, Infantry in Action

Silver Cup

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

Silver Cup. Cup and base in one piece. Flared top then straight sides to bulbous section above base.Two horizontally set handles (80 mm) affixed to bulbous section

Historical information

Sergeants' Mess Silver

Inscriptions & Markings

4/19 P.W.L.H. SGT'S MESS Presented by WO2 M D'Atri BEM 1984

Document - Handbook of Army Health, 1950

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

Loose leaf, stapled in top LH corner, photo copy of the Handbook of Army Health 1950, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 7-14, and 18.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 5691

Identity discs - 906 Tpr T E Whyte

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

Two standard issue WW1 ID discs and 1 metal souvenir version with depiction of Arab city on reverse. On plaited leather cord

Historical information

WW1 issue

Inscriptions & Markings

906 Tpr T E Whyte 3rd AMGS

Medal - Atlantic Star

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

Medal, Atlantic Star, miniature, with clasps- Air Crew Europe & France and Germany

Historical information

The Atlantic Star was awarded to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945. It was designed primarily for convoys and their escorts and anti-submarine forces, as well as for crews of fast merchant ships that sailed alone. Eligibility Awarded for six months service afloat, in the Navy, the Merchant Navy and by Army and Air Force personnel serving on HM Ships, in the Atlantic and Home Waters. Awarded to aircrew who have taken part in operations against the enemy at sea within the qualifying areas for Naval personnel, subject to two months service in an operational unit after earning the 1939-1945 Star. Qualifying dates are 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945. The Medal The Atlantic 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 Atlantic Star'. Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse. The Ribbon The Atlantic Star ribbon has three vertical stripes of blue, white and sea green, shaded and watered. The colours represent the colours of the Atlantic Ocean. Clasps Two clasps were issued for the Atlantic Star: Air Crew Europe France and Germany Regulations only allow one clasp to be worn with the Star. When the ribbon is worn alone a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a clasp.

Booklet - Operations Military Training Pamphlet No 23 Part X The Infantry Division in the Advance 1941

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

Soft covered booklet dealing with the considerations of the advance of an Infantry Division

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published Document must not fall into enemy hands

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"

Minute Book - 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment - OR's Canteen

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

Collins 3880 Account Book containing minutes of meeetings of Other Ranks Canteen. Hand written entries from 12 Oct 1989 to 24 Aug 1993 and typed insert for 31 May 1995

Book - Eldridge

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

Biography of Brigadier Ralph Trevelyan Eldridge, OBE, 24 June 1917 - 19 November 2001. Paperback 109 pages

Historical information

Ralph Eldridge graduated from Duntroon on 17th August, then served in world war 2 as an infantry officer at Tarakan. After the war he was posted to the Royal Australian Armoured Corps where he served as Corps Director. He also had peace time service in Papua New Guinea and a period in Britain as Deputy Head Joint Services Staff Australia House before another tour of duty in Papua New Guinea

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 9780646485409

Framed Photograph - Soldiers of the Queen

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

Head and shoulders photo of a Boer War soldier in 100 x 75 mm oval inset to commemorative setting of crossed British and New Zealand flags behind a crown. In black wooden glass fronted frame.

Historical information

The fact that the soldier's photo is an insert and the title is "soldiers" plural of the queen suggests that this is one of a series of such photos. The name of this soldier is not known.

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers of the Queen, 1900, VR

VHS Video Tape - Farewell to Roger Baussman 21.10.1995

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

VHS Video Tape

Booklet - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Standing Orders for the Operation of Amphibious Vehicles 1973

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

A soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-060-0818

Booklet - Inspection, Maintenance and Care of Army Vehicles (Wheeled)

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

Soft covered booklet laying out the inspection and maintenance requirements to obtain an efficient standard for military wheeled vehicles.

Historical information

Booklet was to be carried in the pocket of all officers and NCO's in charge of vehicles