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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

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

Untitled

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

Framed photos - Light Horse

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

Two photos vertically arranged in wooden frame. Top - coloured photo of 5 modern day mounted 4LH re-enactment members. At Shrine of Remembrance Bottom - Old black and white photo of 4th Light Horse troopers

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 8 Pam 1 Range Instructions & Safety Precautions 1984

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

Soft covered booklet

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-118-7026

Medal - Australian Peace Medal 1919

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

White metal, circular. Peace with two flying doves on pedestal inscribed, PEACE / 1919 below AUSTRALIA; figure in chains on left and another entangled in bush to right (obverse) Australian sailor and soldier support wreath; above, VICTORY; within, THE / TRIUMPH / OF / LIBERTY / AND / JUSTICE; below on plaque, THE PEACE OF 1919(reverse)

Historical information

Awarded to: School Children of the Commonwealth of Australia Other Details: Of the commemorative medals issued to mark the end of the First World War, the most common was the so-called 'Peace' or 'Victory' medal issued to every child in Australia aged 0-14 years (and aged up to 16 if parents were in the armed forces). The medal was designed by Charles Douglas Richardson, better known for his work as a sculptor. Time constraints as well as pressure from the production of other victory medals meant that no single manufacturer could make the 1,670,000 medals. Six were therefore selected: Amor, Stokes, Schlank, Parkes, Angus & Coote (who later withdrew) and Platers. The medals were silvered bronze, with silver issues for special presentations. The Defence Department supplied a red, white and blue striped ribbon and pin. Distribution began in March 1919. Victorian school children received their medals on Friday 18 July and on 'Peace Day' on Saturday 19 July.

Holster, pistol

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

Pistol holster, 1937 pattern, webbing construction with brass fittings, painted black. With lanyard, black painted

Calendar - 1993 - World War 1 1914-1918

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

Commemorative calendar depicting Australian involvement in World War 1

Booklet - Administration in the field, (Non-Divisional) 1966

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

A soft covered booklet giving a general survey of the administration system in the field behind the division.

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-024-4121

Book - Mechanical Vehicle Training Pam 3 Training of Drivers M.T. 1942

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

Hard covered book, lace bound. Covers the training of MT drivers including syllabi, principles and practice of instruction, reports, examinations and tests.

Inscriptions & Markings

Not to be published

Envelopes, Commemorative

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

Sets of Australian and New Zealand stamped commemorative envelopes. Australia: 1AR, RAAC- Cambrai, 1 AR Standard, Armoured Centre, 2 Cav, 3 Cav, 4 Cav, 1/15 RNSWL, 2/14 LH (QMI), 3/9 SAMR, 4/19 PWLH, 8/13 VMR, 10 LH, 12/16 HRL, Beersheba. New Zealand: Otago University Medical Corps, RNZ Education Corps, Home Guard, Ordnance, Start of War, Disbanding of RNZ Service Corps, Anniversary of South Africa, NZ Army Day.

Silver Mug

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

EPNS mug, small,

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to Officers Mess - HQ Sqn 4/19 Prince of Wales Light Horse by Lieut F M Daniel. Under base: Goldcraft EPNS A1

Postcards (2 off) - Victory March

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

Two Beagles post cards, both of Australian soldiers in the victory march through London on 3 May 1919

The Division in Battle Pam No 4 Armour

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

A soft covered booklet containing the doctrine for the basis of training, covering the role, organisation, characteristics etc of armoured units within the Australian Army

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-038-0008

Booklet - Manual of Land Warfare Part 1 Vol 1 Pam 3 The Arms & Services (Provisional) 1977

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

A soft covered booklet outlining the roles, functions and characteristics of the Arms and Services of the Australian Army in an area of operations. 2 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-093-7739

Specifications - Specifications Army (Aust) 5368 and 368

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

Manufacturing drawings. Specifications for Australian Army metal badges and insignia in two lever arch foolscap files. The drawings are appendices to Specifications 5368 and 368

Video Cassette Tape, Set of 2 - 40's Style Concert

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

8 mm video cassette, set of 2, recording 4/19 PWLH Regiment Band 40's Style Concert at Moorabbin Town Hall

Inscriptions & Markings

P5-90, 90

16 mm Film - Beersheba Parade

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

16 mm film, 50 ft

Inscriptions & Markings

NV80/2727

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..........

Book - Australia During the War

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

Hard covered book of 922 pages

Medal - Order of the British Empire (Civil)

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

Miniature medal with ribbon

Historical information

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Awarded by Sovereign of the United Kingdom Type Order of Chivalry Motto For God and the Empire Eligibility British nationals or anyone who makes an impact for the UK Awarded for A national order of chivalry Status Currently constituted Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Grand Master Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Principal Commander Sovereign Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight/Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight/Dame Commander (KBE/DBE) Commander (CBE) Officer (OBE) Member (MBE) Established 1917 Precedence Next (higher) Royal Victorian Order Next (lower) Varies, depending on rank

Inscriptions & Markings

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Diary - Rough Diary 1966

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

A hard covered diary (in AAB 74) of the activities of the 4/19 PWLH Band, the venue and dress for the performance. There are also notes on enlistments and discharges.

Manual (6 copies) - Army Law Manual Volume 1

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

A hard covered loose leaf manual of Army Law 1964, some with amendments up to 1979

Historical information

Used by Australian Army from 1964 until replaced by Defence Law Manual

Field Sketch - From General Chaytor's HQ After the battle of Bir El Abd

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

A field sketch by Sgt Otho Hewett looking North toward Bir El Abd (a well near Arish). The country depicted is a vast area of sand dunes, with the only named features being the Canterbury MR Graves, Bir El Abd (a well), graves, Hod el Zawara and Old Turk telegraph line.

Aide-memoire - Crew Commander's Fire Orders Aide-memoire Centurion

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

A six page gunnery aide-mémoire printed on light card

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-036-0230

Booklet - Camouflage Military Training Pamphlet No 46 Part 3 Huts Camps and Installations 1944

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

Soft covered booklet detailing the camouflage of camps, installations and dumps outside the effective range of enemy artillery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Restricted Supersedes the 1942 edition

Medals - Pacific Star

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

Pacific Star medal - full size and miniature. Miniature has clasp for Burma

Historical information

Awarded by - United Kingdom and Commonwealth Type - campaign medal Eligibility - one day operational service, or one sortie for aircrewmen (six months for sailors) Awarded for - Service Campaign- Pacific 1941-45 Description - Six pointed star Clasps Burma

Booklet (2 copies) - Operational and Organizational maintenance Cal .50 Spotting Rifle M8C 106mm Rifles M40A1 & M40A1C & Mounts T173, M79 and Tripod T26

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

A soft covered manual covering operational and organisational maintenance for the subject equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

TM9-1000-205-12

Framed Photograph - Major A D Reid MC

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

Framed b&w photo of Major A D Reid, standing, in uniform

Historical information

Major A D Reid MC led B Squadron 4th Light Horse Regiment at the charge at Beersheba 31 Oct 1917

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: 4th Australian Light Horse 1914-1918 Major A D Reid MC Led B Squadron at the charge at Beersheba 31 Oct 1917

Sword Belt, Sam Brown

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

Brown leather "Sam Brown" sword belt

Inscriptions & Markings

On inside: "378555 D N Pinner W O 1" and "40 Made in Pakistan"

Badge - Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League

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

Large lapel badge, an earlier version of the present R&SL badge

Inscriptions & Markings

Badge no 43781 Stokes and Son Melbourne