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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

Booklet (4copies) - RAAC Training Vol 3 Armament Pam 4: Fire Support Vehicle M113A1 (FS)

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

Soft covered booklet (with amdts 1 - 4) covering the armament systems in the M113A1 Fire Support Vehicle with the Saladin Turret

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-041-4534

Secretary's Roll

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

A light card 'snap' folder containing a photo copy of the membership list of the 4th Light Horse Regiment Association (Catalogue No 1255) and a list of members in the 1990's

Book - Instruction Book Radio Set SCR-536-C

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

Soft covered book detailing the general description, operation and maintenance of the Radio Set SCR-536-C

Inscriptions & Markings

Technical Order No 08-10-136

Booklet - The Instructor's Handbook on Fieldcraft and Battle Drill

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

Soft covered book published as a guide for unit commanders on Infantry battle drills.

Ammunition Box

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

Ammunition box, .30 cal, steel construction, top opening with folding carrying handle, painted dark green

Inscriptions & Markings

In yellow lettering: 250 CAL .30 CARTRIDGES LINKED BLANK M1909 LOT LCL-21-27 Stamped on case: S.C.F.

VHS Video Tape - 40's Style Concert 25 July 1995

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

VHS Video Tape

Correspondence file - Museums Unit 4/19 PWLH

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

Registry file dealing with Museum matters, includes policy on indemnification of Museum volunteers, correspondence about weapons, object loans

Inscriptions & Markings

594-3-1 Part 5, Closed 5 june 2007

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 7

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

A 25 page document reprinting chapters of RAC publication "Techniques of Shooting" which would not become available to RAAC units until 1952

Framed Photograph - WW1 Turks in action against Light Horse at Sheria

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

Framed b&w photo. In foreground, Turkish cavalry waiting to go into action, a mounted officer in front of them. In middle distance a line of infantry in lying position on a ridge. On the left is a group of observers, probably HQ group.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: WW1 Turks in action against Light Horse at Sheria. The fighting lasted several days. The Turkish cavalry in foreground, waiting, ready to go into action. This was a struggle for water and was known as the Junction Fight. Photo from Museums Whyte collection

Book - Australian Army - Army Colour Patch Register 1915-1949

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

Soft covered book

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamps and markings of previous owner - Defence Library Service - Watsonia

Book - Animal Management 1908

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

Hard covered book, reprinted 1914, covering animal management in the British Army. It deals mainly with horses but also mules, donkeys and oxen

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by Alan Burke

Booklet (4 copies) - Infantry Training Vol 1 Infantry Weapons Pam 12 Theory of Small Arms Fire and Training The Battle Shot

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

A soft covered booklet for officers and NCO's involved in training and coaching in the use of small arms

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-026-6594

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.

Medal

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

The Air Crew Europe Star is a six–pointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal Cypher of King George VI, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words 'The Air Crew Europe Star'. The reverse is plain, although Stars issued to Australian and South African personnel have recipient names impressed. The ribbon for this medal, along with those of the other Second World War campaign stars, is reputed to have been designed by King George VI. The sky is represented by pale blue, night flying by the black stripes on the edges, with the yellow stripes representing enemy searchlights.

Historical information

Awarded by United Kingdom and Commonwealth Type :Campaign medal Eligibility Two months operational flying Awarded for Flying over occupied Europe Campaign European Air Operations 1939 – 1944 Description Six pointed star Clasps Atlantic France and Germany Related Atlantic Star, France and Germany Star

Framed photograph - Second reunion of the 4th Light Horse Regiment Melbourne September 1918

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

B&W photo (20.5 x 16 cm) of members and guests seated at dining tables. In black painted wooden frame.

Historical information

Prior to the end of WW1 many members of the 4th Light Horse Regiment had been repatriated to Australia because of illness or wounds. These men were the originators of the Regimental Association. Some men are in uniform but most in civilian dress. This would suggest that they may have been discharged from the AIF.

Training Pamphlet - The Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment

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

The aim of this pamphlet is to provide the doctrine for the employment of the Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment in war. The pamphlet covers the following: a. the role, tasks, characteristics, organisation and responsibilities of key personnel of the armoured personnel carrier regiment, b. command and control within the regiment,and c. the operational employment of the regiment and the techniques it will use at regimental and squadron level.

Inscriptions & Markings

Manual of Land Warfare Part Two- Armour Training Volume 1 - Armour in Battle Pamphlet No 3 7610-66-120-3847

Silver wine goblet

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

Silver wine goblet Group with items 0443 & 0661

Inscriptions & Markings

On bowl: Mr Vice On base: Presented by WO1 Zsolt

Booklet - Courts of Inquiry and Boards

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

All paper publication for use as an aide-memoire in conjunction with Australian Military Regulations and Orders (AMR&O).

Significance

Legal arrangements applicable to the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Commonwealth of Australia badge

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

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

Candelabra, 3 stem

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

3 stem EPNS candelabra. Milled pattern around base, segments and candle holders

Booklet - Crew Duty Card

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

A heavy paper six page booklet setting out the servicing tasks for the crew commander and driver of the Ferret Scout Car Mk1 & Mk2

Inscriptions & Markings

Army Code No 70174

Photograph - Two Light Horsemen at Cairo

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

A black & white photo of a short bugler of the Light Horse and a very tall Light Horseman, the former not reaching the shoulder of the latter

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: 'Barney Biggs H9 from Tarnagulla David Raven Bugler in Camp Cairo 1914-1918. Raven from Fairley Vic'

Jacket

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

Jacket, dark blue, polyester/cotton, size small, slide fastener at front, internal pockets, elasticised waist and cuffs, 4/19 PWLH Regimental badge over "Band" on scroll on left front

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

Portrait - Lt-Col A J McNeilage

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

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col A J McNeilage

Historical information

Lt-Col McNeilage was Commanding Officer of 4/19 prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1989 to 1991

Significance

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

16 mm Film - 4/19 PWLH Camp

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

16 mm film of unit camp

Port goblets, set of 38

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

Tulip shaped silver plated port goblets

Inscriptions & Markings

"4/19" etched on base

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

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 (2 copies) - RAMC Training Pamphlet No 3 1952 First Aid and Nursing for Other Ranks

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

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

W.O. Code No. 10220. (Supersedes W.O. Code No. 604)