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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 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 (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 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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Identification Plate - Medium Armoured Car T17E1

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

The metal manufacturer's plate from a Staghound Armoured Car showing Ordnance No 762,

Inscriptions & Markings

Manufacturer's Serial No AC 5432058

Water bottle

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

Metal water bottle enamalled and surrounded in khaki wool cloth held in a leather frame and suspended from a leather shoulder strap

Historical information

This type of water bottle was used by mounted troops from @1914-1945

Significance

This type of water bottel was used by soldiers of 4th, 17th and 19th Light Horse Regiments til 1944

Inscriptions & Markings

F. S. Ltd 1941

Photograph - Nazareth

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

A black & white photograph showing the township of Nazareth. An open top motor vehicle bearing the the German eagle on the side is in the foreground

Inscriptions & Markings

Written on bottom of photo: NAZARETH

Booklet - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Training Vol 3 Armament Pam 2 106 mm Recoilless Rifle M40A1

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

A soft covered booklet providing instructors information necessary to train RAAC soldiers as crewmen for the 106 mm RCL

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-019-1715

Decorative Australian National Flag

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

Miniature Australian flag as souvenir of SECDET XI service - Operation Catalyst. Gold coloured material edging

Historical information

The Security Detachment Iraq (SECDET Iraq) was the final component of Australia's contribution to coalition operations in Iraq. SECDET was based on an Australian Army combined arms combat team consisting of an infantry company group and a troop of cavalry which operated the Australian Light Armoured (ASLAV) vehicles. The force's duties included static security guarding at the Australian Embassy in Baghdad and the protection of Australian diplomats and vehicle convoys. SECDET was withdrawn in August 2011, with the firm Unity Resources Group becoming responsible for providing security for Australia's diplomatic presence in Iraq. SECDET XII 2007 • D Company, 6 RAR • Troop, 2/14 LHR (QMI) • Elements, 1st MP Bn • Combat Service Support Element Some members of 4/19 Prince of Wales's light Horse Regiment were deployed to SECDET

Inscriptions & Markings

VIID embroidered in lower right quadrant

Book - Technical Manual Truck Cargo Medium MC2 Mercedes-Benz Unimog User hand Book

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

Soft covered Technical Manual/User Handbook for the Mercedes-Benz Unimog Medium Truck

Inscriptions & Markings

Australian Army Bade, 2320-66-112-8974 Liability Code 75005

Photo Album - AFV Recognition

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

Album containing photos of armoured vehicles: Centurions, Centurion/Chaffee suspension, Chaffees, Churchills, various, Comets, Cromwell, Covenanter Bridge Layer, Matilda Bulldozer & Flame thrower

Inscriptions & Markings

Magic Magnetic Photo Album, AR Clarke

Boots, Ankle, Black

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

Army issue leather boots, black, ankle length. Half-sole repair, steel toe plate and horseshoe protector in heel, leather laces.

Ammunition Pouch, Pistol

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

1937 Pattern webbing pistol pouch, painted with black gloss paint

Inscriptions & Markings

Department of Defence logo, 1941

Booklet - Being a Brief Illustrated History of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse

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

Spirex bound A4 booklet, clear plastic cover

Inscriptions & Markings

Defence Regional Library stamps./

Booklet - Field Engineering & Mine Warfare Pam 8 Assault River Crossing

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

A soft covered booklet written for use of unit commanders to train junior officers and NCO's in the duties they have to carry out in the crossing of water obstacles.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8306

Booklet - Royal Armoured Corps Training Vol III Armament Pam 17

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

A soft covered booklet covering the armament for the Armoured Personnel Carrier Saracen and the Scout Car Ferret Mk2.

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 70112

Book - That Ragged Mob

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

Hard covered book.

Significance

The Service Record of the 3rd and 4th Victorian Bushmen Contingents in the Boer War with a brief biographical sketch of each man who served. The modern day 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment is the custodian of the theatre Battle Honour "SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902" awarded to the 9th and 11th Light Horse Regiments. This Battle Honour was awarded to all extant Light Horse units in Australia under Military Order 123 of 1908, in recognition of all states' contribution to the forces who represented Australia against the Boers.

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by the author: "With the compliments of the author Robin Droogleever 104/10" ISBN 978-0-646-5186-9

Booklet (2 copies) - Artillery Training Vol III Field Gunnery Pam No 3 Part 1 Fire Discipline and Observation of Fire 1942

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

Soft covered booklet including Amdt No 1 covering fire discipline, ammunition and charges, ranging and observation of fire. Supersedes Artillery Training Vol III 1934 Chapters VII and IX

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published

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. It contains papers about the then proposed Army Museum of Australia Light Horse and Armour Network (AMALA)

Inscriptions & Markings

594-3-1 Part 3

Book - Small Arms Training Volume I Pamphlet No 3 Rifle 1937

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

Light cardboard covered book containing general description, mechanism, cleaning, aiming and firing instructions for the rifle. Includes amdt No 1 Sept 1938.

Inscriptions & Markings

26 manual 1799

Book - The Division in Battle Pamphlet No 7 Signals 1970

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

Semi-hard covered book detailing the basic training doctrine for Signals within the Division

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-033-8017

Plaque, 1st Aust Task Force

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

Plaque. Varnished wood shield on which affixed: Badge of 1 Australian Task Force (South Vietnam) comprising red kangaroo on green background, Name plate "FIRST AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE" and flags on either side of badge - Australian & South Vietnam

Document - Transmitter-Receiver A510

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

Gestettner print detailing general details, operation and tuning drills for radio set set A510

Significance

Training aid for Regimental equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

Radio Wing A Squadron

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.

Rifle, SLR L1A1

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

7.62mm Self Loading Rifle, L1A1 This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No AD 7006568

Document - Instructions for indirect fire from M3 Medium Tank- 75mm HE

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

A copy of a seven page document about using the 75 mm gun of the M3 Medium Tank for indirect fire. It covers setting up, operation, formulae and subtention tables and definition, duties within the OP

Photograph

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

Colourised photo, laminated

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers of the Fourth and Twelfth Regiments: Australian Light Horse at Gaza Palestine, January 1918; three months after their historic Beersheba charge

Document - Radio Telephone Procedure for use in the RAAC Dec 1969

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

Loose leaf folder containing photocopied pages of radio telephone procedures.

Inscriptions & Markings

Training Wing, Queens Parade, Radio Telephone Procedures

Book - Green Fields Beyond - A Biographical Honour Roll of the Australian Light Horse, 1939-1947 & Australian Armoured Corps, 1941 - 1947 & Royal Australian Armoured Corps, Post 1947

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

Hard Cover book, 387 pages

Beret

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

Royal Australian Armoured Corps black beret with cloth regimental badge of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment sewn on

Historical information

It was the practice of Regimental officers to fix cloth rather than metal unit badges to their field berets

Inscriptions & Markings

Outfitter's label (Herbert Johnson) sewn into lining.

Plaque, Australian Intelligence Corps

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

Plaque, badge of Australian Intelligence Corps mounted on shield shaped wood backinkg

Booklet - The Tactical Handling of the Armoured Division and its Components. Mil Training Pam No 41 Part 3. The Motor Battalion 1943

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

Soft covered booklet

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

Interconnecting Box "B"

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

Interconnecting Box Unit 'B'. Control box of aluminium construction, a part of the control harness used for rebroadcasting

Inscriptions & Markings

ZA 46193

Documents - School of Infantry Seymour Syllabus and Programmes 8/58 All Weapons Course

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

A loose leaf folder containing lesson plans etc for the School of Infantry (then at) Seymour all weapons course covering Owen Machine Carbine, rifle, Bren Light machine Gun, grenades and 2" mortar

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

Calendar 1998

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

A collection of memories through the war years

Trophy - Silver Cup - Challenge Cup

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

Silver cup. with two handles projecting 50 mm above rim of cup.

Historical information

Object is property of the Regiment. It has been catalogued by the Unit History Room to provide a record of it.

Inscriptions & Markings

CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED TO THE 11TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGT BY THE HON COLONEL SIR REGINALD TALBOT Maker's detail on edge of base: JAY s 142 & 144 Oxford Street London W Regimental crest Hallmarks - JJ, Queen's Crown, Lion. K

Booklet - Notes on Tank-Hunting

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

A booklet of notes on methods of hindering, halting, destroying or putting out of action enemy AFVs apart from the more standard methods like mines, artillery or other tanks

Photograph - C Squadron 8th Light Horse Regiment

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

Black & white photo, 195 x 147 mm, of C Squadron 8th Light Horse Regiment. Squadron is formed up by troops. Three tents and a long line of camels in background.

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp on back: Official Photograph AIF in Egypt Copyright Reserved

Figurine

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

Cast metal figurine of British Army soldier holding 7.62 mm Self Loading Rifle. On round black plastic stand on which is affixed British Army unit badge

Inscriptions & Markings

Made in England by Barton Miniatures Ltd. Unit 6A Vinces Road Industrial Estate DISS, Norfolk IP22 3HO. 4/9/ PWLH Sgts Mess

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

Poem & Photograph - Troopship "Essex"

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

A poem written about the voyage home of the 4th Light Horse on the troopship "Essex". It tells of the heat, the animals on board and the harsh conditions endured. Together with a black & white photo - Loading the Troopship "Essex"

Historical information

Return to Australia of 4th Light Horse Regiment

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

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

Book - A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force Under the Command of General Sir Edmund H H Allenby GCB, GCMB. July 1917 to October 1918

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

Soft covered A4 book, 112 pages plus maps

Significance

Provides historical information about operations of Australian Light Horse units in the Middle East

Inscriptions & Markings

In front cover: Joan Rice (Flawley) 41 Arnold Drive Chelsea vic 3196

Book - The ANZAC Book

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

Hard covered book.

Historical information

Written and pictorial items prepared by the men of Gallipoli while on Gallipoli. A poem, "When it's all over" was written by Harry McCann of the 4th Aust Light Horse Regiement

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand written name and address of owner - A.R Smith. (A member of 3 Aust Light Horse). For the benefit of Patriotic Funds connected with the A.&N.Z.A.C.

Book - The Division in Battle Pamphlet No 7 Signals 1970

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

Semi-hard covered book detailing the basic training doctrine for Signals within the Division

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-033-8017 Supersedes DSN 7610-66-023-5721 The Division in Battle Pam No 7 Signals 1965

Aerial Tuning Unit No 8

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

Aerial Tuning Unit No 8. Box of aluminium construction with controls for tuning the aerial of the B47 wireless set.

Inscriptions & Markings

ZA 46835

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

Flag

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

Flag of A Squadron 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. Red cotton, Fitted with white hoist rope

Inscriptions & Markings

4/19 PWLH badge (190 x 150 mm) in hoist. Pink coloured, probably originally white. Letter A in fly (290 x 300mm) in white cotton tape sewn on.

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 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

Book - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Notes for Wireless Instructors

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

Soft covered book of notes for wireless instructors including the Wireless Set No 19, WT & RT procedure, security use of codes, field cabling etc

Significance

Handook of equipment and procedures previously used by the Regiment