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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 (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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Calendar 1999 - War Photographers and Their Images

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

Commemorative calendar

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"

Book

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

Soft covered book with photographs, 152 pages. A history of the 2/4th Australian Armoured Regimental Group.

Historical information

History of 2/4th Armoured Regiment in World War 2

Significance

An "ancestor" unit of the Regiment

Portrait - Lt-Col B G Hosken

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

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col B G Hosken

Historical information

Lt-Col Hosken was Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from 1957 to 1960

Significance

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

Book - Signal Training (All Arms) Pam No 7 Procedure for Radio Telephony 1952

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

Soft covered book detailing the system of calling, the procedures used for various operating conditions, and other requirements as used in radio telephony.

Significance

Used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8761

Portrait - Major G Rees-Jones RFD ED

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

Framed oil painting of Major G Rees-Jones RFD ED

Historical information

Major Rees-Jones was Administrative Commander of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment from May to December 1977

Significance

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

Booklet - Infantry Training Part 1: The Infantry Battalion 1943 (Proof Copy)

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

Booklet, a proof copy with no cover. Deals with the organisation and tactics of the battalion as a whole. Eight of these booklets replaced the single book "Infantry Training 1937"

Inscriptions & Markings

19474

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

Document - Extracts from Regulations for Conducting Musketry Instruction of the Army

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

A photo copy of the publication, which is a facsimile of the original publication. A selection of parts of the original publication relating to stripping, cleaning and aiming of the Enfield rifles and copperplate engravings of the lock parts and carbine accessories.

Historical information

Issued to instructors and the volunteers, detailing the drill, procedures and training to be followed by regular infantry and volunteers equipped with the Enfield type rifle or carbine

Booklet (3 copies) - Infantry Training Vol 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pam 14 66mm Light Anti-tank weapon M72

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

A soft covered booklet providing information to train soldiers to handle and fire the weapon. On copy has Amdt No 1

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-024-4120

Booklet - Standing Orders for Vehicle Operators Vol 1 Armoured Fighting Vehicles

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

A no-cover photocopy of the publication. Publication aimed primarily at peacetime use and administration of Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Calendar 2015 - Over a Century of Service

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

Commemorative wall calendar incorporating photos of various aspects of Australian military service from the Boer War to Afghanistan

Inscriptions & Markings

PO2745

Tunic, Cotton

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

Tunic, Khaki Cotton Drill, @ breast pockets with pleats. stand and fall collar, Inverted chevron, cuffs, Patrol back. AMF buttons, brass 7 total VMR shoulder titles, brass, 2 total

Significance

Tunic is used to represent a tunic used in the Boer War 1899-1902. Although manufactured almost 40 years after this war ended, the style is almost identical to that used by VMR soldiers serving in the Boer War. The major difference is the stand and fall collar. In the Boer War, the collar was a stand up collar. A minor difference is the shape of the pocket flaps which on a tunic from the Boer War, was more rounded on the lower edge. The buttons are from a later period but were the closest available at the time the Tunic was assembled by the owner @1994.

Inscriptions & Markings

Paramount Mfg Co 1941 size Regitmental No.... NAME..........

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

Maps - Major & Mrs Holt's Battle Map of Gallipoli

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

Brochure containing battle field maps of Gallipoli campaign. Designed as a guide for visitors

Inscriptions & Markings

97809585229662

Video Cassette Tape - ABC Television News Coverage of PWLH 130th Anniversary

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

VHS tape of ABC coverage of the Regiment's 130th anniversary display at the then RHQ at George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. It includes raw unedited takes and an edited version

Radio PRC 10

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

A VHF manpack radio which can be connected to an amplifier (AM598-4) and be vehicle mounted

Historical information

Developed in 1950's for infantry use. Was replaced by PRC25 set

Inscriptions & Markings

No 23260

Booklet - Gas Training (Aust) 1942

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

Soft covered booklet containing information on gas warfare that every officer should know.

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published. Pamphlet cancels No 1 & No 2 and 4 sections of No 3.

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

Pike

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

Wooden Pike, originally carrying King's Colours of Victorian Rangers, brass ferrules each end, topped with brass Queen's crown surmounted by a lion wearing a crown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plate inscribed: Commonwealth of Australia Victorian Rangers King's Colour presented to the Regiment on Monday 17 Nov 1905 by His Excellency The Governor-General Lord Northcote CCMG CCIE CBK

Booklet - Australian Army Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Vol 4 Pam 9 5.56 mm Austeyr Individual Weapon Family F88,F88C, F88S & Grenade Launcher

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

A hard covered loose leaf booklet providing instructors with material to teach the maintenance, handling and shooting skills of the 5.56 mm Austeyr Individual Weapons Family

Panoramic Post Card

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

A four part panoramic post card photograph of Aleppo

Inscriptions & Markings

Platin Crayon O.I.M 677:06 Carte Postale

Booklet - Notes on the Care & Preservation of Ammunition & Explosives in the Field. Part 1 Artillery Ammunition

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

Soft covered booklet

Map, Victoria - 3rd Military District, 3rd and 5th Brigades of 2nd Cavalry Division

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

Coloured print of map (2 copies) showing Victorian Light Horse regimental areas of 3rd and 5th Brigades of 2nd Cavalry Division. 5th Brigade: 4th, 19th, & 17th Light Horse Regiments 3rd Brigade: 20th, 8th & 13th Light Horse Regiments

Historical information

The 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment is now the only Victorian Light Horse Regiment and the custodian of the histories of the six Light Horse regiments depicted on the map

Inscriptions & Markings

Issued by authority of the District Commandant

Booklet - Australian Armoured Corps Pamphlet No 1, Mounted and Dismounted Drill

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

Soft covered booklet dealing with ceremonial drills for Armoured Corps

Assault Rifle AK 47

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

Assault Rifle AK47, CHICOM Type 56, cal 7.62 mm This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Historical information

Army Report No 1016528 Stock Code 66-1405-882

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 8408678

Helmet, AFV Crewman

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

A kevlar protective helmet fitted with microphone and radio receiver ear pieces, and drop lead for connection to radio control harness . With camouflage pattern cloth cover.

Historical information

Used by Armoured Fighting Vehicle Crewmen

Significance

Type of equipment used by the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

SHEPPARD, SHEP, SA1552/G ISC

Booklet - Land Warfare Procedures - General. Field Health & Hygiene Handbook

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

Spiral bound pocket sized booklet. The aim of the publication is to provide direction on field health and hygiene in order to reduce significantly the number of disease and non-battle injuries and their impact on land-based operations

Inscriptions & Markings

LWP - G 1-2-2

Photograph - Silver Trophies

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

Black & white photo of 17 silver Light Horse trophies on a British flag draped display stand. Trophies include: Lloyd Lindsay Competition for best section & lance and sword events, Foster Cup for best troop in Australia, Machine Gun Troop, Pearson Cup, Digger Trophy for best Regiment in Australia, McClean Cup and donated candelabra, Hutton Shield for best Light Horse Troop in Australia, Brigade Cup for sports in annual camp.

Historical information

Lloyd Lindsay Competition In 1873 Colonel Loyd Lindsay introduced a prize for mounted riflemen. The initial experimental competition was a great success and it was for many years a feature of the various shooting programs. The conditions in 1873 required that sections of four mounted men were to ride about three quarters of a mile, taking two flights of hurdles in the course, and were, while dismounted and their horses either linked or held by alternate files, each to fire five shots at 200 yards standing, and the same number at 400 yards in any position. There was a time limit of twelve minutes, and the rifle, of any Government pattern, had to be carried on the back or slung to the saddle. 13TH GIPPSLAND LIGHT HORSE HANDSOME TROPHIES ON VIEW Thery are on view in the window of Mr. A. W. Bennett, Jeweller, some handsome trophies which were pre sented to the 13th (Gippsland) Light Horse, and which are worthy of the admiration they have elicited. A handsome pair of solid silver candal abra, presented to the officers mess of the Regiment by Mrs. Norman Mc Lean in memory of her husband, the late Lieut. Norman McLean, who for many years was a member of the re giment, are a fine piece of workman ship and valued at £200. The silver cup donated by the same lady for competition amongst the Regimental troops, is also very handsome. The late* Hon. .William - Pearson, M.L.C., who was Honorary Colonel of the 13th (Gippsland) Light Horse Re giment, presented a handsome silver cup. for competition amongst the' troops of the 'regiment, Iand teams will compete 'for it annually at the camp of continuous training. The ar ray of trophies is a most interesting one. Gippsland Times 19 Jan 1925 HUTTON SHIELD Stratford Troop Beaten After winning the Hutton Shield for four years in succession, the Stratford Troop of the 13th. (Gipps land) Light Horse was defeated in this year's competition last week, Scottsdale Troop (Tasmania) beating Stratford by 17 points. Gippsland Times 22 May 1933

Inscriptions & Markings

Sydney Whillams. Sketch on back identifying objects

Book - An Army for a Nation, A history of Australian military developments 1880-1914

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

Hard cover book, 310 pages

Historical information

For many Australians, Australia's participation in World War 1 is both an essential part of their national identity and an inevitable consequence of their British heritage; it is a popular view that Australia perceived its national interests and those of Britain to be one. In this major study, John Mordike challenges this view of Australia's past by exposing the competing national and imperial influences which shaped the foundation of the Australian Army. The book reveals how political ambition and electoral pressures subordinated a farsighted policy of defence self-reliance to the demands of imperial defence.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 1 86373 192 X

Booklet - Royal Armoured Corps Weapon Training Military Training Pam No 34 Part 4 Tank Fire Tactics 1944

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

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

Proof Copy

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.

Badge

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

The badge is circular in shape with the words "For King and empire" and "Services rendered" around the rim, and a voided cipher and crown of King George V in the centre. The reverse has a hinged vertical pin

Historical information

The Silver War Badge was a First World War badge authorised for issue to members of the armed forces of the British empire. It was granted to those who had served since 4 August 1914. In the case of officers the badge was issued to those who had retired or relinquished their commissions. The badge was issued to other ranks who had been discharged on account of age, wounds or sickness, such as would render them permanently unfit for further service. During WW1, men not in uniform tended to be given white feathers by ladies who wanted them to enlist. The badge provided some protection against this. Since then, the Empire for which they were fighting has ceased to exist.

Book - User Handbook (Provisional) Wireless Station C13/C13 in Truck 1 ton

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

Soft covered book detailing a general description, operation. servicing and installation of Wireless Station C13/C13 in Truck 1 Ton GS 4x4 Mk 1 or Mk 2 Austin K9

Inscriptions & Markings

SRDE Handbook No 999 (Prov)

Booklet - Land/Air Warfare Pamphlet No 3 Air Reconnaissance

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

Soft covered book covering the use of Air Reconnaissance combined with other sources of information to assist in gathering battlefield intelligence

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code 8458

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

Framed photograph - 2LT Bert Burnie

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

Framed b&w photo of 2LT Bert Burnie, 4th Light Horse, at Broadmeadows. He is in the slope arms position

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: 4th Australian Light Horse 2LT Bert Burnie. Ready to go to War - Broadmeadows 1914

Machine Gun 30 cal

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

Machine Gun, 30 cal This firearm has been rendered inoperative

Historical information

Army Report No 2598374 Stock Code 66-1428-464

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial No 294043

Visitors Book

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

Hard covered visitors book with plastic bound cover. A stock stationery line rather then special printing for user.

Historical information

Used by Kyneton depot of the Regiment: from 30 Nov 1991 to 24 April 1995 and Alex Wilson Club, Simpson Barracks, 24 June 2000 to 12 Aug 2006

Inscriptions & Markings

On cover - "Visitors"

Booklet - Training Command Officer's Aide-Memoire (TCOAM) 1976

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

A soft covered booklet to provide Training Command units with a common, comprehensive detail of doctrine for training purposes

Booklet - Musorian Motorized Rifle Company Tactics

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

Orange soft covered booklet designed to provide junior officers with sufficient detail about Musorian tactics to enable them to practice realistic appreciations at sub-unit level. The information has been drawn from a number of foreign sources

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Badge of Royal Australian Armoured Corps

Document - Servicing Schedule for Trucks Utility 3/4 Ton GS FFR Land Rover

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

Document, 4 pages, stapled detailing the servicing schedule and lubrication chart for the Landrover GS FFR

Significance

Used by the unit in servicing of vehicles

Inscriptions & Markings

Section 4 Insert No 58 AB 416 (Adapted)

Plaque: 21 Squadron RAAF

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

Plaque, badge of 21 Squadron RAAF mounted on red painted shield shape wooden backing

Shell case, 37mm

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

Brass 37mm shell case

Historical information

Was displayed on Officers' Mess mantlepiece during 1970's - 1980's

Inscriptions & Markings

37mm, M16, SER 1942,Lot 156665-30

Regimental Colour- Kyneton District Mounted Rifles

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

Regimental Colour of the Kyneton Distric Mounted Rifles. A double sided blue silk damask standard bounded on three sides by 30mm coiled metal fringing. It is heavily embroidered through a silk and cotton layer and these sections are are put back to back forming a sandwich of four layers. Several kinds of metal threads and sequins have been used for the embroidery as well as coloured silk floss, employing satin and stem stitch. The front shows a central insert in white silk divided into four and with a steam engine, bull, plough, and wheat sheaf in the segments. This crest is flanked on the left by a kangaroo and the right by an Emu. Above the crest is a horizontal baton, and above that a smiling sun sitting on a bed of clouds. The initials KD are in the upper hoist area and MD in the upper fly region.Below the crest is a red ribbon with the Latin words VESTICIA NULLA RETRORSUM in metal thread. Below this applique is a green satin stitch shape. The reverse has a red cross with stars surrounded by a green and gold laurel wreath. This is surmounted by a Queen's crown in embroidered metal thread over a base of red silk velvet. The bottom third of the flag is decorated with the words KYNETON DISTRIC MOUNTED RIFLES in embroidered metal thread.

Historical information

Address given by Mrs Lavender on the presentation of the Kyneton Colours on 28 February 1861 “Gentlemen of the Kyneton District Mounted Rifles, I feel proud of the honour done me in being deputed by the ladies of Kyneton to present the colours to your honourable Corps. There has always been a peculiar honour and responsibility connected with the colours of a Regiment. They have been unfurled on a battlefield as rallying points for many a splendid troop of gallant soldiers and courageous hearts. They have been spread to the breeze on the storming of many a city and battles hardly fought and dearly won. To retain their position and maintain their integrity, many a brave soldier has freely offered his life in their defence and, when in the hour of adversity they have been lowered, overpowered by the foe, many a brave heart has bit the dust. We might say that the history of our country is written on the banners of our “Fatherland”. The names emblazoned there speak, it is true of many a battlefield, of many a desperate struggle and of many a glorious victory won by British bravery. Gentlemen, your colours are not decorated by names such as Waterloo, Alma, Inkerman, Delhir Cawnpore, and many others I might mention. They are blank and may the God of Peace grant that in this land of adoption, it may be long before necessity of duty calls upon you to maintain the integrity of your colours and win their names. But if in the providence of God, either from internal commotion or external aggression, you should be called into action, may these colours, the token of your Corps, be upheld with the bravery of British Soldiers, their honour maintained with your lives, and may they never be lowered to a foe. Gentlemen, your motto directs: Onward, onward; may it be so Onward at the shout of victory”

Significance

This item is significant as The Kyneton Colour is the 2nd oldest Regimental Colour knownin Australia, and the oldest Australian Cavalry Colour. It is unique, in that it is hand made from an original design, there is no other colour of this type known to exist. The Kyneton District Mounted Rifles is the oldest ancestor unit of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment and therefore is historicaly significant to the Regiment in particular and to Australian Military History in general.

Inscriptions & Markings

See description.

Christmas Card

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

A small, coloured Christmas card showing the rising sun badge, a sketch of purple pansies and the words" To greet you and wish you a Merry Christmas" on the front. There is a green woven cord down the spine holding the internal sheet on which is written "Christmas, 1917. Did you hear a whispered "Coo-ee". Did you feel a clasping hand, When the Christmas bells were ringing, In Australias Golden Land? For in my thoughts I send them you, From the shatter'd fields of war, That we might meet, greet as in dear days of yore; And O how low distant distant seem those times, When you and I were near, Oh would the Southern Cross and you were shining on me here. From 2987 Sapper C A Roney 1st Aust Divn Signal Coy AIF France"

Inscriptions & Markings

As described

Framed photograph - 4th Australian Light Horse

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

Framed photo of 4th Australian Light Horse soldiers posing with captured gun following Beersheba 31 Oct 1917.

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: 4th Australian Light Horse soldiers posing with captured gun following Beersheba 31 Oct 1917. Photo taken by LTCOL Murray Bourchier

Book - Armoured Warfare

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

Paperback, 322 pages A guided tour of an armoured cavalry regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 00255525 5

Framed photograph - Sgt Philip Hill

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

Coloured photo of Sgt Philip Hill, in uniform of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. Oval, in wood frame.

Historical information

Sgt Philip Harry Hill, 29 June 1940 - 1 December 1992, served in the 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment between 1959 and 1992. His specialty, and passion, was gunnery instruction. Sgt Hill was a highly respected member of the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

PRESENTED TO 4/19 PWLH SGTS MESS FROM GLENISE HILL 9 FEB 93

Presentation binder and slip case - 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment

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

Archival binder containing photographs, documents and memorabilia relating to the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment.