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Lincolnshire Regiment



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Records of the Lincolnshire Regiment, including War Diaries, printed material and photographs.


Additional Accessions:

Acc 2008/130:00

Records relating to David Morse of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1911-1945:
David Morse was born in Hoxton in 1892 and enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment on 18 March 1911. He served on the Western Front during the First World War and was made a prisoner of war in 1916. He was transferred to the Army Reserve on 11 March 1919 and subsequently emigrated to the Netherlands. During the German occupation of the Netherlands he was interned for being a British national.

Includes the following documents: copy birth certificate, soldier's small book, pay book, certificate of transfer to the Army Reserve, British Legion certificate (Hague Branch), correspondence (1940-1945), pocket diary (1942), map of central/east London, photograph album (photographs removed), loose photographs and postcards. 1911-1945.

Objects: suitcase (marked: "DM 152), pocket compass in wooden box, two cigarette lighters.


Acc 2009/036:00

Group photograph of soldiers of the 3/4th Battalion of Lincolnshire Regiment. The soldiers are seated on a brick and concrete stand at (?) the racecourse, Carholme Road, Lincoln. July 1915.


Acc 2009/048:00

Trench map of the Broembeek Sector, Belgium. Shows the location of the British Front Line near the villages of Langemarck and Poelcappelle. 1917
"Trenches corrected from information received up to 29 9 17."
The map has been annotated in pencil to show the location of subsequent trench lines.


Acc 2009/069:00

Records relating to members of the Dawson family who served with the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1885-1969

Soldier's small book of Sellars Dawson (number 1115).
Sellars Dawson was born in Grantham and joined the Army in 1885. He served in the Boer War and was discharged on 20 Apr 1907.
Includes enclosed certificates of discharge and character.

Certificate of service of Clarence St James Dawson. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment on 2 Aug 1924 and was discharged on 27 Aug 1950.

Certificate of service of Clarence St James Dawson. He rejoined the Lincolnshire Regiment on 28 Aug 1950 and was discharged on 28 Dec 1956.

Certificate of service of Charles Robert Dawson. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment on 7 Mar 1949 and was discharged on 1 Jul 1970.

Certificate of service of Ronald Dawson. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment on 31 Aug 1953 and was discharged on 14 Jan 1965.

Certificate of service of Roy Dawson. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment on 9 Jan 1958 and was transferred to the Army Reserve on 24 Sep 1969.


Acc 2009/080:00

Records relating to Leonard Gibson of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1891-1985

Leonard Gibson was born at Great Gonerby on 11 July 1867. He joined the Lincolnshire Regiment in 1890 and served in India and South Africa.

Poetry/song book of Leonard Gibson. Dated items: 1893-1894.
Includes an essay on temperance entitled "Total Abstinence Necessary", which read by Leonard Gibson at the Strangers and Pilgrims Lodge, Singapore, on 17 Aug 1893.

Poetry/song book of Leonard Gibson. Includes an account of a march from Chakrata to Shajahanpore undertaken in 1891.

"Barrackroom poems and tales." A compilation of poems collected by Leonard Gibson of B Company of the 2nd Battn of the Lincolnshire Regiment.
Includes a brief biography of Leonard Gibson and an introduction by J Steele.
Published by the Diocesan Board of Education, 1985.

Undated copy of a photograph of Leonard Gibson. Undated [c1940].


Acc 2009/097:00

Records relating to George Melvin McLean of the Lincolnshire Regiment. 1920-1945

Standing orders of the 2nd Battn of the Lincs Regt. 1920.

Certified copy of attestation. Relates to the enlistment of G M McLean in the Lincs Regt. 21 Oct 1932.

Army certificates of education. Awarded to Private G McLean. 1933. 2 items.

Report on L Cpl G McLean concerning his performance on the Army Boxing (Instructors') Course. Issued by the Army School of Physical Training at Aldershot. 15 Nov 1934.

Programme for the ceremony of the trooping of the colour by the 2nd Battn of the Lincs Regt to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the raising of the regiment, 15 Jun 1935.

Menu and toast list for the annual dinner of the Old Comrades' Association of the Lincs Regt. Held at the County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln. 12 Oct 1935.

"The Lincolnshire Regiment X Foot 250th Anniversary 1685-1935." Provides a brief history of the regiment and group photographs of the Headquarter Wing and A, B, C and D (S) companies. Printed by Ye Olde Printerie Ltd, Hong Kong, 1935.

"On special service in Malta and Palestine." Printed book describing the operations undertaken by 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment between 19 September 1935 and 20 December 1936. Includes photographs and a roll of officers and men who served in Palestine.

Daily orders of the 1st Battn of the Lincs Regt. Lists promotions, appointments attachments, pay increments and men who were in hospital. Nasirabad. 6-7 Aug 1937.

Letter sent to Cpl G Maclean by the Infantry Record & Pay Office (York), informing him that he will be liable to be called up following the completion of his Vocational Training Course. 23 Jun 1939.

"Aircraft Recognition Part 1 - (British)." Includes drawings of all of the main military types in service with the RAF. Issued by the War Office, 19 March 1941.

Restricted Part 1 Orders issued by Lt Col B J Rimmer (Royal Ulster Rifles) commanding Number 2 Camp Transit Group Kalyan Camp. 11 Oct 1944.

Form confirming that G M McLean left the Military Dispersal Unit at York on 25 Oct 1945.

Release Leave Certificate of G M McLean. 1945.

Life member's ticket for the 10th Foot Lincolnshire Regimental Association. 1945.

"Battalion Drill Cadre - Written Test Paper." Undated.

Christmas card issued by the Lincolnshire Regiment. Undated.

Embroidered regimental badge with the device of an "X". Undated.

Handmade aluminium cigarette case. Undated.


Acc 2009/099:00

Programme for a service of thanksgiving. 2nd Battn of the Lincs Regt. The Lutheran Church, Lengerich, Germany. 9 May 1945


Acc 2009/113:00

Records relating to Sgt W G Brumpton of the 2/5th Battn of the Lincolnshire Regiment. c1910-1922
Includes letters, postcards and photographs.


Acc 2009/131:00

Copy photograph of "C" Coy of the 2nd Battn of the Lincs Regt at Barberton, South Africa. c1900


Acc 2010/058:00

Copy photograph of soldiers of the Lincolnshire Regiment marching through Grantham. 6 Aug 1914.
Copy photograph of soldiers of the Lincolnshire Regiment marching through Grantham. Undated [? 6 Aug 1914].
Copy photograph of soldiers of the 11th Northern Division leaving Grantham. 5 Apr 1915.


Acc 2010/100:00

Photograph album belonging to James Douglas Clarke of the 2nd Battn of the Lincolnshire Regiment. c1922-1929
Includes photographs taken at Mussoorie, India, and Khartoum, Sudan.


Acc 2010/112:00

Records relating to the 1st Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in Egypt and Malaya
Photographs, 1950-1960.
Programme for a service of thanksgiving and dedication held at sea on the MV Devonshire. The service was held to mark the completion of the 1st Battn of the Lincs Regiment's tour of duty in Malaya, 1955-1958. 21 Sep 1958.
Newspaper article concerning the deaths of two soldiers from the 1st Battn of the Lincs Regt in Malaya: Pte Darwin Thompson of Swaby, near Brigg, who died on 10 Oct 1957, and Pte David Jack of Grimsby, who was killed on 25 Oct 1957.
Order of ceremony for the unveiling of the Rangoon Memorial to the officers and men of the land forces of the Commonwealth by General Sir Francis Festing. 9 Feb 1958.
The booklet belonged to C Ventress of C Coy of the 1st Battn of the Lincs Regt.
Race card for the Arabian Meeting of the Fowey Pond Club, 1 Aug 1958. One of the stewards was Lt Col A W Innes of the Lincs Regt.


Acc 2010/135:00

Records relating to Major D R F Houlton-Hart of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 1929-1960





Acc 2011/066:00

Records relating to Albert Edward Maplethorpe of the Lincs Regt (20021).

Albert Edward Maplethorpe was born in Lincoln in 1888. He served in the 4th Battn of the Lincs Regt on the Western Front was awarded the DCM in 1917. He died from shrapnel wounds on 21 April 1918 and is buried in Lincoln.

Photocopy of a newspaper cutting concerning the award of the DCM to Albert Maplethorpe for "valuable and heroic services on Hill 65". 1917.

Letter from Albert to his wife, Ellen ("Nellie"). "My Capt got wounded & is in Blighty now & my batman & runner got two bullets in his arm & was well away. ... Capt Lee was a damn good sort & I am pleased he got away with a Blighty."
BEF. 31 Mar 1918. A brief postscript, dated 2 Apr 1918, explains that he has not been able to post the letter because he has been "on the move".

Postcard photograph of soldiers in front of a tent. Addressed to "Dear Aunt" from Ernest.

Postcard photograph of soldiers of E Coy of the 4th Battn of the Lincs Regt. The men were the winners of the Marching and Shooting Competition, 1913.

Postcard photograph of soldiers in uniform outside a wooden hut.
Addressed by "Billie M" to Sgt Maplethorpe, E Coy, 4 Lincs Regt, Luton, Bedfordshire. "This is a photo of some of my section & our Colour Sergeant."
Undated [postmarked: King's Langley, Hertfordshire, 11 Sep 1914].

Postcard photograph of five soldiers in uniform. Four members of the group are wearing the cap badge of the Lincs Regt. Frederick Maplethorpe (the brother of Albert Maplethorpe) is the figure seated on the left.
Undated [1914-1918].

Postcard photograph of four soldiers of the Lincs Regt in uniform. May 1917.

Postcard photograph of four soldiers of B Coy. Jun 1917.
"The two sitting were wounded & are now in England. The one standing near the wall was awarded the Military Medal."

Postcard photograph of two soldiers of the Lincs Regt in Uniform. Sgt Torn (Orderly Room Sgt) and L Cpl Simpson (Canteen Corporal).
Undated [1914-1918].

Postcard photograph of a group of soldiers in uniform. Two members of the group are wearing the cap badge of the Lincs Regt.

Postcard photograph of a large group of soldiers of the Lincs Regt.
Undated [1914-1918].

Photograph of a plaque bearing the emblem and battle honours of the Lincs Regt. Sent to F Maplethorpe by Peasgood.


Acc 2011/074:00

"St Peter's College, Peterborough. Names and addresses of the masters and students, 1913."
Includes the name of Ernest Arthur Dennis, who was a pupil between 1908 and 1909.

"The Inns of Court Officers Training Corps during the Great War."
Edited by Lt Col F H L Errington.
Provides a history of the corps and a list of the officers and men who served with the unit.
Printed and published by Printing-Craft Limited, 4 Bloomsbury Place, London.

"The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918."
Published by the Medici Society, London, 1931.
Personal copy owned by Ernest Arthur Dennis. The volume includes some annotations that he made in pencil.

"Notes on trench warfare for infantry officers - revised diagrams."
Booklet containing diagrams of trenches, barbed-wire entanglements, gun implacements, bomb stores etc.
Issued by the General Staff, December 1916.
Printed by HMSO, 1917.

Ordnance Survey maps of France belonging to Ernest Arthur Dennis.
France. Lens 11. Edition 2. Scale: 1:100,000. 1916. 2 copies.
France. Bethune. Edition 6. Scale 1:40,000. 1916.


Acc 2011/091:00
"The Lincoln Imp" Gevelsburg, Germany. Includes an article on Pte D Johns of HQ Coy. 3 June 1946


Acc 2011/118:00
Records relating to Jack Lockwood (4805025) of the Lincolnshire Regiment:
Soldier's service and pay book, 1940-1946.
Soldier's release book, 1946.
"A History of the Horncastle Detachment 4th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment (Territorial Army)." By H R Tweed.
Covers the period from 1803 to 1936. W K Morton & Sons, High Street, Horncastle, 1936.
"Supplement to the History of the Horncastle Detachment ."
Provides a history of the 4th Battn of the Lincs Regt from 1936 to 1947. By H R Tweed.
W K Morton & Sons, High Street, Horncastle, 1947.
Roll of honour of the 4th Battn of the Lincs Regt. Photocopy from the "Lincoln Imp", Number 7, Nov 1945.
Map of Normandy showing the progress of the fighting from 6 Jun to 19 Aug 1944. Reprint of a Michelin map of 1947. 1984.
"The History of the Tenth Foot 1919-1950." Edited by Maj Gen J A A Griffin. Gale & Polden Limited, 1953.

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