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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

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The Division in Battle Pam No 4 Armour

Key words

armour
organisation training

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

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

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Untitled

Key words

photograph
4/19 pwlh band

Black & white photograph of the 4/19 PWLH Band being inspected by (?) after a performance. The photo was taken outside the South Melbourne football ground in November 1977

Inscriptions & Markings

Army Public Relations Photo YOR 77 NR 3MD 5 Nov 77

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

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Medal Set

Key words

medals
ww2

Set of 4 miniature medals with ribbons: 1939-45 Star Pacific Star 1939-45 War Medal Australia Service Medal

Historical information

World War 2 issues

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

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Document - Wireless Station C42 Training Station

Key words

radio c42
user manual

Loose leaf photocopy document detailing a general description, operation and user servicing of the Wireless Station C42 Training Station

Significance

Training aid for equipment used by the Regiment

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

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Booklet - Inspection, Maintenance and Care of Army Vehicles (Wheeled)

Key words

driver instructions
wheeled vehicles

A soft covered booklet covering maintenance standards, inspections, routines and systems for care, maintenance and inspection of army wheeled vehicles that were required to be observed by all Officers and NCO's in charge of vehicles

Inscriptions & Markings

Badge of the Commonwealth of Australia, Restricted notice, and Title

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

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Photographs - Western Front

Key words

photos
villers-bretonneux
menin gate

Eleven colour photographs of and around Villers-Brettoneux showing some of the memorials and plaques dedicated to 1st AIF soldiers. Two show Ypres Fire Brigade buglers at the Menin Gate who play the last post there daily. There is also a post card showing the Franco Australian Museum in the town

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

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Photograph - Australians in Egypt?

Key words

photo
light horse parade
egypt

A sepia toned photograph mounted on card, of a well laid out camp. Lines of soldiers are marching past a saluting station. There is no indication of where or who it is. The buildings in the background suggest Egypt. Uniforms are Australian

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

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Photograph - RHQ Troop of 8 Light Horse Regiment

Key words

photo
8 light horse
ww1

Black & white photo, 195 x 147 mm of RHQ Troop of 8 Light Horse Regiment. Photo shows 36 mounted members formed up on a beach

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamp on back: Official photograph AIF in Egypt Copyright Reserved

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

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Framed Photograph - Soldiers of the Queen

Head and shoulders photo of a Boer War soldier in 100 x 75 mm oval inset to commemorative setting of crossed British and New Zealand flags behind a crown. In black wooden glass fronted frame.

Historical information

The fact that the soldier's photo is an insert and the title is "soldiers" plural of the queen suggests that this is one of a series of such photos. The name of this soldier is not known.

Inscriptions & Markings

Soldiers of the Queen, 1900, VR

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

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Document File - Ex HAMEL: NOV-DEC 2001

Four ring loose leaf file containing material for Tactical Exercise Without Troops (TEWT) - Ex HAMEL including exercise scenario, info about MUSORIA, Int Sums, mock up newspaper cuttings, documents, Orders etc

Historical information

Record of Regimental activity

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

Plaque - Chaplain Corps

Key words

plaque
chaplain

Shield shaped wooded plaque, badge of Chaplains' Corps affixed

Inscriptions & Markings

Presentation plate: Presented by CHAPLAIN Pat Purcell

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

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Book - The Australian Light Horse

Key words

australian light horse, history

Hard covered book, 105 pages

Historical information

Scope - 1818 to 1960

Inscriptions & Markings

Cancelled stamp of previous owner - B Sqn, 3 Cav Regt

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

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Aide-memoire - NBC Instructions 4/19 PWLH

Key words

nbc warfare

A poor quality photocopy reproduction giving information on various agents, their effects, decontamination etc.

Inscriptions & Markings

- Jun 1986

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

Book - Chiefs of the Australian Army - Higher Command of the Australian Military Forces 1901-1914

Key words

australian army
higher command
biographies

Hard covered book

Inscriptions & Markings

Stamps and markings from previous owner - Defence Library Service - Watsonia ISBN 1-876439-40-8

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

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Pewter Mug

Key words

mug
pewter
lionel monk

Pewter mug with handle, with metal badge of 4/19 Prince of Wales's Light Horse affixed

Historical information

Lt Col Monk was a former Quartermaster of the Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to LTCOL. L. I .MONK on leaving the Regiment by the members of the Mess April 1972

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

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Christmas Card - 4th Light Horse Regiment Association AIF

Key words

4th light horse association
christmas card

Christmas card, paper, single fold to 90 x 112 mm Front - 1914-1951, Association name, picture of 4th Light Horse Guidon, Motto "Endure and Fight", Christmas Greetings. p 2 - Poems by J K Forsyth and Lt Hoult, details of Hon Sec and Hon Treasurer p.3 - Program of events for coming year (1952) p. 4 - blank

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

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Conversion table - Staff Duties in the Field 1949 Appendix G Conversion Table Degrees to Mils

Key words

conversion degrees mils

Conversion table, degrees to mils

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Cod No 8457

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

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Spurs Pair

Key words

spurs riding

Spurs Pair made of German Silver with rowels in place. Leather securing straps and leather 'butterfly'

Historical information

Horse soldiers have worn spurs for centuries

Significance

Light Horse soldiers wore spurs of military issue. These spurs are not military issue but are very close in the pattern to the type used in the Australian Army

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

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Book - Mechanical Vehicle Training Volume II 1953

Key words

driver training
manual

Soft covered book covering the general mechanical principles of vehicles (tracked and wheeled)

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8792

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

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Document - School of Service Intelligence. Army Intelligence Wing. The Terrorist Armoury

Key words

terrorist weapons

A light plastic loose leaf folder containing a review of offensive equipment used by terrorists and guerillas in all countries as an aid to observers in the identification of such equipment. Contains photos of such equipment.

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

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Booklet - Aide-Memoire for Regimental Officers & Non-Commissioned Officers 1969

Key words

officer nco aide-memoire

A soft covered booklet dealing with Platoon/Section Operation Orders, some communications, fire control, reports and air-photo reading

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-029-4426

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

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Photograph - Light Horse Column

Key words

photo
capture of damascus

A black & white photo mounted on cardboard, showing a column of Light Horse riding past buildings with a large group of people watching

Inscriptions & Markings

On back: Capture of Damascus WW1

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

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Ammunition Pouch, Pistol

Small leather ammunition pouch with loop for attaching to belt

Inscriptions & Markings

LAWSON R E THACKER WALSALL 1916

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

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Information Sheet - ASLAV - The Australian Light Armoured Vehicle Programme

Key words

aslav-25
paul handel

A ten page article on the ASLAV-25 reconnaissance vehicle - covering the trials, description, and the variants.

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

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Correspondence File - Museums Unit 4/19 PWLH

Key words

correspondence file

RHQ Registry file dealing with Museum matters

Inscriptions & Markings

594-3-1 Part 4 Closed Jul 02

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

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Post cards, set - Tanks & Armoured Cars of the British Army WW1 1914-1918

Key words

post cards
tank museum
bovington

A plastic envelope containing six post cards, purchased from the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. Each card has a reproduction of a water colour painting of a vehicle depicted in a battle field setting. They depict - a Rolls Royce Armoured Car, a Medium A Wippet Tank, a Mark 1 (Male) Tank, a Mark IV (Female) Tank, a Jeffery-Quad Armoured Car, and, an Austin Armoured Car. There is a sheet enclosed giving a brief history and description of each vehicle.

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

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Booklet - War Gases Learn and Live

Key words

handbook
war gases

A soft covered illustrated handbook produced for the public, civil defence services and the home guard covering the nature of war gases, gas attacks, protection, first aid and gas detection table

Inscriptions & Markings

Price 6d

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

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Booklet (3 copies) - Infantry Training Vol 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pam 7, Grenades and Pyrotechnics

Key words

grenades
pyrotechnics

A soft covered booklet to teach recognition, preparation and use of grenades, trip flares, hand held flares and thunder flashes

Inscriptions & Markings

7610-66-010-2544

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

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Certificate (Medical) - Certificate to be given to all NCO's and men proceeding on leave.

Key words

certificate
medical
ww1
vermin

A certificate issued to all nco's and men proceeding on leave, certifying that the bearer is free from vermin and scabies.

Historical information

Certificate was issued to No 1175 Kennedy J (rank not clear) of 23 Bn AIF

Inscriptions & Markings

Signed by Capt Miralyin (?) RAMC on 7/5/17 On back is written "Souvenir of my furlough from France saying that I am free from (chats)"

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

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Medal - 1914-15 Star

Key words

medals
ww1
1914-15 star

Miniature medal with ribbon

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