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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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207 items with images

207 items with images

Brooch

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

Souvenir brooch. Possibly brass. Floral scrolls design with "Poperinghe" name strip affixed to front.

Historical information

From effects of Tpr Archibald Smith, 3 Australian Light Horse Regiment. Believed acquired as a souvenir when serving on Western Front in WW1.

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 30(A)

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

a 12 page document giving qualifications and ranks of WO & NCO in RAAC

Trophy - The Hoskin Trophy

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

Silver plated engraved cup. Flared top with embossed floral design around rim. Two handles

Historical information

Property of former 4/19 PWLH Regiment Officers Mess

Significance

Presented by a former Commanding Officer of the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to 4/19 PWLH Officers Mess by Lt Col J W Hoskin ED on leaving the Regiment 20 June 81

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 28

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

A 25 page document being an advance copy of the pamphlet "The Division and Corps Regiment RAAC". The aim of the pamphlet is to lay down the principles governing the use of the Division/Corps Regiment RAAC and to provide a guide to its characteristics, organisation and handling. 2 copies, 1 incomplete.

Trophy

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

Cast metal 230 mm high statuette of a mounted Australian Lighthorseman on a solid wooden base, dark brown varnish finish

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

Underneath: "4/19 PWLH Challenge Cup" 47 x 20 mm plaque affixed to front:"LCPL B DAWSON 8225381 4-Section 2013" On front of mounting block, 100 mm circular metal plaque surrounded by laurel wreath "Presented by the 4th Light Horse Regt 1st AIF Association to the 4th-19th Prince of Wales Light Horse Regt."

Cabin Trunk

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

Black painted steel cabin trunk.

Inscriptions & Markings

On maker's label inside lid: "GUARANTEED BEST COLD ROLLED CLOSE ANNEALED STEEL. MANUFACTURED AT WOLVERHAMPTON JAPANNING WORKS" Displays a Registered Trade Mark in form of a piece of cord in shape of a slip knot. In white stencil paint applied to end: "BOURCHIER MELBOURNE"

Cigar Box

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

Wooden cigar box, with badge of 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment surrounded by floral patterns carved on lid. Floral patterns also carved at corners of box. Fitted with brass internal hinge

Trench Art - Embroidery

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

Rectangular embroidery in glass fronted wooden frame. Background is colour patch of the 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, diagonally divided with upper left section white and lower part red. The Australian Coat of Arms (in red) is at the upper left. Embroidered in red at top centre: "4th Light Horse Regiment 1st Division Egypt 1916". In gold thread at bottom right: Aust Army rising sun badge. . It is edged with white tassels at top and left and gold tassels at right and lower edge.

Historical information

Sgt Roy Arthur Heuston Taggart, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Grazier of Hawthorn, born 4 Sep 1888, enlisted 19 July 1915, 12th Reinforcements. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal for outstanding services during Flanders operations.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embroidered in gold thread : "From Roy"

Plaque - RAEME

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

Wooden, shield shaped plaque, badge of Royal Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers affixed

Inscriptions & Markings

Presentation plate: Presented to 4/19 PWLH Offrs Mess by Capt F J Bell 4 Sep 69

Portrait - Lt-Col A E McIntyre OBE ED

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

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col A E McIntyre OBE ED (Reproduction)

Historical information

Lt-Col McIntyre was the first Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment, serving from 1948 to 1952.

Significance

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

Plaque - Deakin University Company

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

Wooden shield shape plaque, Badge of Deakin University Company affixed

Inscriptions & Markings

Presentation plate: Presented by 2LT I WATT & 2LT K BROWN On posting to the Regiment 8th March 1994

Portrait - Lt-Col M H Annett

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

Framed oil painting of Lt-Col M H Annett

Historical information

Commanding Officer of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment 2000 - 2001

Significance

One of a series of paintings of Commanding Officers of the Regiment

Booklet (3 copies) - Manual of Land Warfare Part 2 Infantry Training Vol 8 Pam 1 Range Instructions & Safety Precautions 1982

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

Soft covered booklet. One copy is a loose leaf photo copy

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-107-1258

Helmet, Steel British

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

Historical information

Background unknown

Significance

This helmet although manufactured in WW2, is an almost identical style to the WW1 helmet worn by soldiers of the 4th Light Horse in France and Belgium.

Plaque - Chaplain Corps

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

Shield shaped wooded plaque, badge of Chaplains' Corps affixed

Inscriptions & Markings

Presentation plate: Presented by CHAPLAIN Pat Purcell

Book - The Princes of Wales

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

Hard covered book

Significance

The title of the Regiment includes that of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Regimental badge incorporates the three feathers and motto (Ich Dien) of his crest. This book provides a history of the 21 Princes of Wales from the Black Prince of Battle of Crecy fame to Charles.

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 7182 5890 8

Book - Suez to Aleppo

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

Army Training Manual 268 pages

Historical information

Training reference for officer training

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamps of previous holder - Officer Training Unit Scheyville

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

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 32

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

A 6 page document covering RAAC reorganisation, officer postings & promotions etc, course at Armoured School and self evaluation for CMF camp training

Book - A Guide to Victoria's Wartime Heritage. Remember Them

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

Hard cover book, 308 pages

Historical information

"Australia's involvement in war and peacekeeping operations has touched almost every town, large and small, in Victoria. This comprehensive survey of Victoria's memorial landscape will be an invaluable starting point for teachers and students who are exploring its impact in their community" John Taylor Chairman, Shrine of Remembrance

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 978 1 74066 840 8

Canteen, Water

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

Green plastic canteen with screw cap attached, capacity 1 litre

Significance

Personal equipment issue

Inscriptions & Markings

FOR WATER ONLY DO NOT APPLY CANTEEN TO OPEN FLAME OR BURNER PLATES NYLEX 1995 Govt arrow 8465-66-086- 8349

Coins, Penny, Australian (3)

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

3 x Australian 1915 King George V pennies

Historical information

KIng George V pennies were the coins of choice for playing 2 up during World War 1

Framed Print - Officer Prince of Wales's Light Horse Hussars 1870's

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

40 x 220 mm coloured print of Officer of Prince of Wales's Light Horse Hussars set in glass fronted wooden frame

Inscriptions & Markings

Jess 45 Property of 4/19 PWLH Officers' Mess Feb 96 Framed by Elan's Picture Framers 818-7801, 277-6969

Medal Set - Col S G A Hindhaugh

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

Full size and miniature sets of medals awarded to Colonel Stanley George Allen Hindhaugh. Comprising: Distinguished Service Order (Flanders 1 June 1918), 1914-1918 Star, British War Medal 1914-1920, Victory Medal (with MID) 1919, War Medal 1939-1945, King George V Coronation 1911, Colonial Officers Auxiliary Forces Decoration, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) 1917. Mounted in glass fronted display case.

Significance

Stanley George Allen Hindhaugh (1883-1962), soldier, was born on 12 December 1883 at Camperdown, Victoria. His occupation was Station Manager. 14 April 1904 - Appointed Lieutenant 11th Light Horse Regiment Militia. 3 April 1911 - Promoted to Captain in the Militia. 20 August 1914 - Appointed to the Australian Imperial Forces to A Squadron, 4th Light Horse Regiment at Broadmeadows camp. 19 October 1914 - Embarked for the Middle East from Melbourne with the 4th Light Horse Regiment per Tranport A18 "Wiltshire". 11 December 1914 - Disembarked at Alexandria for camp Mena. 19 May 1915 - Promoted to Major. From 22 May 1915 - On operations at Gallipoli. 6 August 1915 - Noted in the fierce engagement at Leane's Post. 19 August 1915 - Appointed Second in Command 4th Light Horse Regiment. December 1915 - To camp at Tel El Kebir. January 1916 - Acting CO 4th Light Horse Regiment. 21 March 1916 - Embarked Alexandria per "Cestrian" for Marseilles with B Squadron 4th Light Horse Regiment for operations in France and Flanders. 16 February 1917 - Promoted to Lt Colonel. March 1918 - In action at Passchendaele - Awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre. 7 December 1918 - To 2nd Light Horse Regiment. 2nd ANZAC Mounted Regiment. 15 May 1919 - Returned to Australia. 11 October 1919 - Transferred to Reserve of Officers. 1932 - Commanded 20th Light Horse Regiment. 1934 - Commanded 11th Light Horse Regiment. 15 November 1941 - Retired.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque in case enscribed: "Decorations of the late Lt Col Stan Hindhaugh 4th Light Horse Regiment. Presented to 4th 19th Motorised Regiment". Adhesive label on case: Alwyn and Barbara Catmore 32 Morrie Crescent Blackburn Vic 3130 (03)8984124

Trumpet, Cavalry

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

Technically called a cavalry trumpet, this brass instrument can be described as a "simple trumpet" ie. the direct forerunner of the modern valve trumpet. It is in E flat not B flat as is the bugle. Both were carried slung over the player's body by means of green tasselled cords.

Historical information

The 2nd Light Horse Regiment was raised at Enoggera in Queensland on 18 August 1914. Its recruits came mainly from Queensland but some hailed from the northern rivers district of New South Wales. The 2nd was one of three regiments of the 1st Light Horse Brigade – the first Australian mounted formation raised by Australia during the First World War. The regiment sailed from Brisbane on 25 September and disembarked in Egypt on 9 December. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment deployed to Gallipoli without its horses and landed there on 12 May 1915, joining the New Zealand and Australian Division. It played a defensive role for most of the campaign but did attack the Turkish trenches opposite Quinn’s Post, one of the most contested positions along the ANZAC Line. The first assault wave was mown down and fortunately the officer commanding the attack had the wisdom and courage to call it off. The 2nd was withdrawn from the front line in September and left the peninsula on 18 December. Back in Egypt, the 2nd Light Horse joined the ANZAC Mounted Division. Between January and May 1916, the regiment was deployed to protect the Nile valley from bands of pro-Turkish Senussi Arabs. On 18 May, as part of its parent brigade, it joined the forces defending the Suez Canal. The 1st Light Horse Brigade played a significant role in turning back the Turkish advance on the canal at the battle of Romani on 4 August. In ensuing days the regiments of the brigade participated in the immediate follow-up of the defeated Turks, but were soon withdrawn to rest. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment rejoined the Allied advance across the Sinai in November and was subsequently involved in the fighting to secure the Turkish outposts on the Palestine frontier – Maghdaba on 23 December 1916 and Rafa on 9 January 1917. A stint of protective duty along the line of communications through the Sinai followed. The 2nd’s next major engagement was the abortive second battle of Gaza on 19 April. Gaza finally fell on 7 November, after a wide outflanking move via Beersheba, in which the 1st Light Horse Brigade played a part. With the capture of Gaza, the Turkish position in southern Palestine collapsed. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment participated in the advance to Jaffa that followed, and was then committed to operations to clear and occupy the west bank of the Jordan River. It was involved in the Amman (24–27 February) and Es Salt (30 April–4 May) raids and the repulse of a major German and Turkish attack on 14 July 1918. The final British offensive of the campaign was launched along the Mediterranean coast on 19 September 1918, with the ANZAC Mounted Division taking part in a subsidiary effort east of the Jordan aimed at Amman. Turkey surrendered on 30 October 1918. The 2nd Light Horse Regiment sailed for Australia on 13 March 1919 without their horses, which were either shot or transferred to Indian cavalry units. Events in the daily routine of the soldier were signalled by bugle and trumpet calls.

Significance

This trumpet is signicant because historically, it was issued to the 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment in 1912. This Regiment served with distinction in Gallipoli and Palestine in World War 1. It is probable, but not confirmed, that tthe trumpet was used by the Regiment during these operations. Each light horse regiment was divided into four squadrons. Each squadron had a trumpeter sergeant, equipped with a cavalry trumpet, who was employed at the Squadron Headquarters

Inscriptions & Markings

Crest with inscription: "Exposition Universelle De Paris" with circular logo with inscribed "1900". "Hors Concours Membre De Jury". Logo formed of initials (not deciphered). "Couesnon Cie 94 Rue Dangouleme Paris". Bomb burst type logo with "01" in centre. "W H Paling & Co Ltd Sydney NSW Brisbane" On bell: "Mounted Rifles (2nd ALH)"

Pike

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

Wooden Pike, 11th Light Horse Regiment, originally carrying King's Banner, brass ferrule each end, topped with brass Queen's crown surmounted by a lion wearing a crown.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed Plate: Presented by his most gracious majesty the King Emperor to the 11th Aust Light Horse Regt in recognition of services rendered to the Empire in South Africa 1904

Book - The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

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

Hard covered book

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 19 553227 9

First Aid KIt

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

First aid kit, general purpose for MT In green painted metal container, with contents

Inscriptions & Markings

6545-66-019-9802

Book - T B Millar: Australia's Defence

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

An analysis of Australian Defence policies, threats, political issues, strategies and preparedness.

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