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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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Christmas Card

Key words

christmas card, 1915

Christmas Card of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. Buff coloured card, single fold

Historical information

The marking "Xmas 1915 Gallipoli" was optimistic. Gallipoli had been evacuated by then.

Inscriptions & Markings

Front: Xmas 1915, Gallipoli Peninsula Inside: Good health and happiness be yours this Christmastide and throughout the coming year, from "

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

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Framed photograph - B Sqn, Guidon Presentation, Watsonia, Oct 1963

Key words

presentation guidon

Black & white, framed photograph of B Squadron 4/19 PWLH members at the parade for presentation of the Guidon to the Regiment at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, Oct 1963. Wooden frame, glass fronted

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Antenna Matching Unit MX-6707/VRC

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radio
antenna
matching unit
vehicle installations

The AMU consists of a metal body with spring top section incorporating the thread for mounting the antenna. Underneath the bottom portion are are receptacles and controls. These include: a. antenna cable receptacle, b. control cable receptacle, and c. band control switch. Also underneath is a drain screw and provision for fitting an earth strap.

Historical information

Component of vehicle radio installations of the Regiment during 1980's. Vehicle installations included: AN/VRC 46, AN/VRC 49, and An/VRC 64

Inscriptions & Markings

Serial number: 12932

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

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Booklet - Manual of Map Reading Air Photo Reading & Field Sketching Part II Air Photo Reading 1958

Key words

air photo reading

A hard covered booklet covering the aspects of air photo reading. 2 copies

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 9484

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

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Book - Vietnam Veterans - A Record of Service

Key words

vietnam war

A hard covered book, 313 pages. It concentrates on three areas: - Many and varied combinations of service, decorations and campaign medals, - A chronology of the Vietnam War detailing operations in which Australians took part, -A roll of service personnel KIA or WIA

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 646 22587 1

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Medal - Khedive of Egypt's Sudan Medal 1896-1908

Key words

medal khedive sudan

Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896 -1908 Description: Produced in silver and bronze 39mm diameter. Obverse; the Arabic inscription "Abbas Hilmi the Second" and the year "1314" (Anno Hegirae) Reverse; A tablet inscribed in Arabic "The Reconquest of the Sudan 1314" supporting a trophy of arms. Over this is a centrally positioned oval shield decorated with stars and crescents - in the background is a display of lances and flags. Clasps; Bilingual English/Arabic, 15 issued - see table below. The first six actions commemorated with a clasp (highlighted in yellow) were also covered by the Queen's Sudan Medal. Ribbon: Yellow with a wide central blue stripe - symbolic of the desert and the Nile. Naming: Generally issued unnamed, but found named unofficially in a number of styles, although patterns of conformity emerge due to the practice of naming at the unit/regimental level.

Historical information

Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896 -1908 Instituted 12th February 1897 on the approval Abbas Hilmi Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, this medal was initially to commemorate the reconquest of the Dongola province, with the clasps Firket and Hafir included in the original army order (No. 43). Later army orders extended it to cover battles and actions up to 1908 which were commemorated with a further 13 clasps.

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

Decanter, wine

Key words

wine decanter
mess property

Glass decanter, square shape, diamond pattern finish, glass stopper

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

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Booklet - Infantry Training Vol 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pam No 6A The General Purpose Machine Gun M60 1971

Key words

m60 machine gun

Soft light blue covered booklet reprinted incorporating amendment No 1. Supersedes Pam Infantry Training Vol 1 Pam 6A The GPMG 1962

Inscriptions & Markings

DSN 7610-66-041-6416

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Book - Small Arms Training Volume I Pamphlet No 13 Grenade 1937

Key words

grenade
handbook
1937

Light cardboard covered book giving a description of the grenade, firing and throwing instructions

Inscriptions & Markings

26 Manuals 1779

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

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

Key words

landrover
servicing

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)

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Framed Print - Leaders of the Australian Light Horse Jordan Valley, August 1918

Key words

print
light horse

Monochrome landscape framed print of 11 senior officers of Australian Light Horse at Jordan Valley in August 1918. In glass fronted wooden frame

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Book - Fifty Years of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps 1948-1998

Key words

royal australian armoured corp
history
armour

100 page, A4 size book

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

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Book - Signal Training Vol 3 Pam 6 Wireless Set No 11 (Aust)

Key words

wireless set no 11

Soft covered book detailing a general description, working instructions, field maintenance etc of the Wireless Set No 11 (Aust).

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Programme - 3rd ALH Brigade Horse Show

Key words

light horse
egypt
shows

14 page booklet covering officials, events, timings, rules and competitors at horse show in Egypt during WW1. Programme is undated

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

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Book - Signal Training Vol 1 Signal Organization & Tactics Pam 9 Air Support Signal Unit

Key words

book
signal training
air support signal units

Soft covered stapled book detailing the function and control of Air Support Signal Units

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8692

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

Trophy - The Hoskin Trophy

Key words

trophy
cup
officers mess
hoskin

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

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Framed Photograph - Trooper Norman Bartlett 4th Australian Light Horse

Framed portrait photo of No 72 Tpr Norman James Bartlett, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment. In glass fronted wooden frame

Significance

Tpr Bartlett was the first casualty of the 4th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli. Tpr Bartlett enlisted on 18 August 1914 at Broadmeadows Vic and was posted to A Squadron 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment. He embarked for Egypt on HMAT Wiltshire on 19 Oct 1914 then going ashore on Gallipoli on 21 May 1915. At 8:00 pm Trooper Bartlett was struck in the stomach by either shrapnel or gunfire. His wounds were dressed and he was evacuated. He died of wounds and was buried at sea on 24 May 1915. The 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment is an ancestor unit of the modern day 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment. The Unit History Room is the custodian of its history. This memento of the first casualty of the 4th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli is both significant and poignant

Inscriptions & Markings

No 72 Trooper Norman James Bartlett, 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment Donated by Frankston RSL Sub-Branch 2016

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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

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Field Sketch - The Field of Battle for Richon Le Zion Morning 15th Nov

Key words

sketch
richon le zion

A field sketch by Sgt Otho Hewett of ANZAC HQ showing the features, Turkish positions and positions of the NZ Mounted Regt as well as the placement of the machine guns of NZ MR and Auckland MR.

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

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Booklet - Musorian Tank Company Tactics

Key words

the enemy

Orange soft covered booklet of training notes on Musorian Tank company Tactics for use within Armoured Centre. Designed as a guide and basis for discussion for students

Historical information

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

Inscriptions & Markings

Badge of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps

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Book - Australian Army Guidons and Colours

Key words

book
colours
heraldry
guidons
battle honours
army ceremonial
banners
traditions
festberg

Hard Cover Book

Inscriptions & Markings

ISBN 0 858870 08 8

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

Document - Royal Australian Armoured Corps Bulletin No 3

Key words

armour
amphibious operations

Six page document, issued by Australian Military Forces Military Board, dealing with amphibians in amphibious operations

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

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Document - Station Radio C11-R210

Key words

handbook radio
c11-r210

Stapled photocopy from user handbook detailing general details drills and tests for the SR C11-R210

Significance

Instructions for equipment previously used by the Regiment

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

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Photograph - At Ballarat Drill Hall

Key words

photo
ballarat drill hall

A black & white photo mounted on card. It shows 31 soldiers of various ranks and units. The photo was taken at the Ballarat Drill Hall and is probably of the participants in a course

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Candelabra, 3 stem

Key words

candelabra
officer's mess
carrington

Candelabra, EP Zinc, 3 low stems

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented to 8/13 VMR Officer's Mess By Captain Colin Carrington. 1976- 1992 Under base: Grenadier England Grenadier E.P. Zinc

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Staff duties in the Field 1949

Key words

staff duties

A hard covered loose leaf booklet covering the duties of command staff. Has amendments to No 23 and there is an additional amendment, No 2, that was superseded in 1959, and, Appendix F. The second copy is a reprint with amendments in 1958

Inscriptions & Markings

WO Code No 8457

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

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Document - Smith & Wesson Revolver .38

Key words

pistol
revolver
smith & wesson
colt

Single page document, on one side drawings of the Smith & Wesson .38 detailing the various parts of the weapon, and, on the other side the same for the Colt Automatic .32

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

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Framed photograph - Pte Arch Sullivan

Framed studio photo of No 1947 Pte Arch Sullivan 4th Light Horse Regiment

Inscriptions & Markings

Caption: WW1 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment 1914-1918. No 1947 Pte Arthur (Arch) Sullivan BEF WIA . Photo taken after wooden leg fitted in Scotland 1919

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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