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The 55th Crossing Bayonets with the Russians, 1854. Engraving by and after E Morin; No 3 in Lloyd's 'Incidents from the Crimea', published by Lloyd Bros & Co, 6 Nov 1854. Prints 1999-04-138
Paybook of Pte Jonathan Tredrea, who joined the 104th Regiment of Foot in 1864, transferred to the 55th Regiment of Foot in 1871, and left the army in 1878. Archives 1995-09-104
108 files of manuscript notes, newspaper and magazine cuttings and ephemera relating to the British Army. Archives 1992-07-94
Full length photographic portrait of Brevet Major Frederick Cockayne Elton-Trippe VC, 55th Regiment, 1858 (c); relating to Elton-Trippe's service in Sevastopol and the Crimean War; contained in a folder with biographical details and citation. Photographs 1987-10-75
93 documents, 1920-1991; collected by Col Andrew Morrice Man (1907-2000), Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) and Army Staff. Archives 2001-07-1187
Photograph of a watercolour portrait of Pte Jarvis Jeffreys, 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot, with his sweetheart Esther Emmins, 1840 (c). Photographs 1987-06-19
Officers' shoulder belt plate, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 1794-1810 (c). Badges 1982-11-101
Photocopy of a manuscript letter, 25 Jun 1855, from an unknown officer of the 55th Regiment of Foot, to 'My dear Colonel' describing his voyage from Malta to the Crimea, the works before Sevastopol on both the Allied and Russian sides, and the capture of the Quarries; associated with the Siege of Sevastopol, Crimean War. Archives 1987-01-28
Collection of papers associated with Lt Gen Colin Campbell, Lt Governor of Gibraltar, 1750-1850 (c); associated with American War of Independence (1775-1783), Wars of the French Revolution, Netherlands (1793-1795) and Peninsular War (1808-1814). Archives 2002-08-144
The 55th Crossing Bayonets with the Russians, 1854. Colour lithograph by and after E Morin, from the series 'Incidents from the War in the Crimea, published by Lloyd Bros, London, 1854; associated with the Crimean War. Prints 1990-06-115
Camp of the Fourth Division, 15 July 1855. Watercolour and pencil, signed and dated lower right 'Wm Simpson/ 15th July 1855', by William Simpson (1823-1899), 1855, reproduced as plate nine in Simpson's 'Seat of War in the East', second series, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, London, 1856. A group of soldiers resting and a soldier carrying a pick-axe at the left foreground, and centrally, chickens and goats, the lines of camp beyond, Crimean War (1854-1856). Drawings and Watercolours 1992-01-123
Landing of the British Division at Old Fort, near Sebastopol, 1854. Coloured lithograph published by Read and Co, Fleet Street, London; depicts guardsmen, highlanders and Royal Horse Artillery on landing craft, towed ashore by Royal Naval rowing boats; associated with the Crimean War. Prints 1995-12-231
Devna Lake from near our Camp, Yuksokova, Bulgaria, July 1854. Pencil sketch by Lt J G Harkness, 55th Regiment; inscribed verso as title and 'JDH'; associated with Crimean War. Drawings and Watercolours 1959-04-168
Sebastopol from 2nd Division Camp, 30th December 1854. Pencil drawing by John Granville Harkness, 55th Regiment, 1854. Drawings and Watercolours 1959-04-169
Troops for the the War - British Infantry. Wood engraving after W Thomas from the series published in 'The Illustrated London News'; Recruiting Sergeant, 33rd Duke of Wellington's Regiment, 3rd Buffs marching order, 9th Regiment marching order, 93rd Highlanders and 55th Regiment of Foot. Prints 1968-06-328
Infantry Troops, 1854. Coloured lithograph, 1854. No 9 in the series 'Going to the War' published by Read and Company; depicting a group in full dress, consisting of 1st Grenadiers, 2nd Coldstream, Drummer of the Scots Fusiliers, 93rd Highlanders, Ensign of the Guards, Band of the 33rd, 55th Line, Rifle Brigade, Marine, Artillery; associated with the Crimean War (1854-1856). Prints 1973-02-32
Photograph album of 52 sepia photographs associated with the Crimean War (1854-1856). Photographed by Roger Fenton. With four loose duplicate photographs. (Album dimensions: 32 x 25 x 4 cm). Photographs 1964-12-151-6
Photocopies of manuscript copies of letters written by Lt J G Harkness, 55th Regt of Foot, to his mother, from a 'Camp before Sebastopol', 17 and 22 Oct 1854. Archives 1976-11-37
Collection of 46 medals relating to the 88th (Connaught Rangers), 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment, 94th Regiment. Campaigns include Crimean War (1854-1856), Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), Boer War (1899-1902), World War One (1914-1918). Medals 1951-11-57
52 letters from Capt Frederick Cockayne Elton VC to members of his family during the Crimean War (1854-1856) and one warrant; he describes the Battle of Inkerman, in which he was engaged, casualties caused by the Russians, disease and the weather; also included are a note on Elton's service and the award of his Victoria Cross and a copy of the warrant that accompanied his 5th Class Order of the Mejidee. Archives 1988-01-3
Paybook and exemplification and inquisition, nd; relating to Charles Cobbing and George Robinson, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 13th (Light) Dragoons; associated with the Crimean War (1854-1856). Archives 1965-03-31
A collection of files relating to Victoria Cross winners between 1855 and 1967 compiled by the Rev Canon William Murrell Lummis MC, Rural Dean of Hingham, Norfolk, retired Captain, Suffolk Regiment; the majority of files contain biographical information and photographs of the recipients together with details of citations and war graves and where known the present ownership of individual medals. Archives 1974-07-83
Officer's gilt metal, 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot, 1855 (c); from a collection of regimental buttons of the British Infantry, 1st Regiment of Foot to 109th Regiment of Foot, 1830-1881; mounted and framed. Badges 2003-07-60
Collection of papers, 1815 (c); associated with the Napoleonic Wars, particularly in the Peninsular; compiler unknown. Archives 1985-10-38
Collection of 13 general orders issued by the Adjutant General at Horse Guards, Jun 1804-Jul 1809; containing reports of the court martials. Archives 1988-12-21
Cheese and marrow scoop, 1793; silver, made by J S, hallmarked Dublin 1793; twin ended scoop, verso cheese scoop is a device comprising '55' between sprays of laurel; on the handle a device comprising 'REGT', superscribed, '55'; from the mess plate; associated with the 55th (or Westmorland) Regiment of Foot. Silver 1965-10-176
Papers of FM Sir William Maynard Gomm, 1770 (c)-1865; associated with the Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815), American War of Independence (1775-1783), Peninsular War (1808-1814) and the Wars of the French Revolution, Holland (1799). Archives 2004-07-18
Photograph album of 147 photographs collected by Col Anson Hugh McCleverty, 1900 (c)-1907; associated with 5th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot, 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment and 124th Duchess of Connaught's Own Baluchistan Infantry.Associated with India. (Album dimensions: 28 x 38 x 5 cm). Photographs 1965-10-217
3 manuscript letters written to his parents by Pte George Witcherley, 55th Regiment of Foot, from South Africa 1825-1828, with a letter September 1831 reporting his death in India. Archives 1983-03-112
Seven badges associated with 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot. From the collection of Maj H G Parkyn. Badges 1970-12-198
Officer's shoulder belt plate, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 1835 (c). Badges 1984-05-43
Officer's shoulder belt plate, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 1838 (c). Badges 1984-06-84
Photograph of an oil painting by Francis Cotes; showing a unidentified officer with green facing, possibly 5th, 6th, 36th, 45th, 51st, 55th or 68th Line Infantry, 1764 (c). Photographs 1980-01-16
Out pensioner's certificate in favour of David Sparks, late of the 55th Foot, awarded a pension of 6d per day for one year, dated 11 Apr 1849. Archives 1974-04-34
Collection of certificates, various regiments, 1930 (c); published by Gale and Polden Limited, 1930 (c). Prints 1986-11-22
Place Louis 15th: Paris Sept: 1815. Watercolour by Maj William Loftie, 55th (the Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot, 1815; during the Occupation of Paris, 1815; military leaders including the Duke of Wellington, the Emperor of Austria, the Tsar and Louis XVIII of France in a coach, together with allied soldiers in various uniforms; associated with the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Drawings and Watercolours 2007-01-8
Ninety cap badges, other ranks', Line Infantry Regiments, 1858, sealed pattern, 1858. Badges 1985-11-11
Two bound manuscript diaries of John Henry Sharpe, Jan 1854 to Jul 1855; includes the last year of Sharpe's time at Sandhurst and his first few months with the 55th Regiment of Foot in Ireland. Archives 1969-05-31
One hundred and two fringe, lace and round cord samples, drummers', Universal pattern, 1860, sealed pattern, 1860. Uniforms 1963-12-167
Letterbooks of Gen Sir W H Clinton, Funchal 1801-1802, England 1820-1822 and Messina and Alicante, when Commander of a Division in Sicily, 1812; associated with the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815); associated with the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Archives 1962-11-16
Bound Book of Time Tables, 1848; showing the number of days from any given month to every day in any other month during a year; adapted for use in military, mercantile and banking offices; compiled by W E Stone, Orderly Room Clerk of the 55th Regiment, London, Furnivale and Parker. Archives 1959-10-327
Sketches of British Soldiers. Folio of six coloured lithographs by and after G H Thomas, 1861; published by Day and Son, 1861; associated with the Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, 2nd Royal North British Dragoons and 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Prints 1977-11-84
Watercolour drawings by Richard Simkin, 1875-1878. Drawings and Watercolours 1982-04-154
Eleven uniform and equipment items worn by Gen Sir William Henry Clinton, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1821. Uniforms 1960-04-69
Eleven uniform and equipment items worn by Gen Sir William Henry Clinton, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1821. Equipment, uniform 1960-04-69
Waistbelt clasp, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 1856-1881. Badges 1963-09-468
Glengarry badge, other ranks', 55th (Westmorland) Regiment, 1874-1881. Badges 1963-09-381
Nine uniform items, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, said to have been worn by Gen Sir William Henry Clinton and his wife at the Coronation of George IV, 1821 (c). Uniforms 1960-04-70
Medals awarded to Sgt J C Matthews, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, 6th (Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, 28th Brigade: India General Service Medal 1854-95, with clasp: Bhootan; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Army. Medals 1981-06-17
Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the West Indies, 1802; associated with Maj Gen Sir George Nugent. Archives 1968-07-183-2
Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the West Indies, 1804; associated with Maj Gen Sir George Nugent. Archives 1968-07-183-3
Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Jamaica, Vol 1, 1803-1805; associated with Maj Gen Sir George Nugent. Archives 1968-07-183-4
Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Jamaica, Vol 2, 1803-1805; associated with Maj Gen Sir George Nugent. Archives 1968-07-183-5
Documents relating to William Fuller who, after discharge to pension from the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot in 1802, on account of his rheumatism, following 18 years' service, joined the Royal Veterans, in which he became Quartermaster Lieutenant. Archives 2010-10-1
Documents relating to William Fuller who, after discharge to pension from the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot in 1802, on account of his rheumatism, following 18 years' service, joined the Royal Veterans, in which he became Quartermaster Lieutenant. Photographs 2010-10-1
Book of 106 drummers' fringes, various regiments, 1857-1872; sealed pattern, 1857, declared obsolete, 1 Apr 1872. Uniforms 1968-07-480
Shoulder belt plate, 55th Regiment of Foot, pattern, 1843; possibly associated John Walker. Badges 1962-08-74
Kneeler or seat used by Gen Sir William Henry Clinton, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, at the Coronation of George IV, 1821 (c). Equipment, general 1960-04-70
Papers of Lt Gen Adam Williamson, Maj Gen George Williamson and Lt Gen Sir Adam Williamson, 1706-1797; associated with the War of the Spanish Succession, Spain and Portugal (1702-1713), French and Indian Wars, North America (1744-1755), Seven Years War, North America (1756-1763), American War of Independence (1775-1783), Seven Years War, West Indies (1756-1763), the Pontiac Rebellion (1763), 3rd Mysore War (1790-1792) and the Seven Years War, Europe (1756-1763), Wars of the French Revolution, West Indies (1793-1797), Wars of the French Revolution, War at Sea (1793-1802), and the Crimean War (1854-1856). Archives 2012-08-2
Collection of 47 wax button moulds manufactured by J R Gaunt, 1750 (c)-1900 (c). Equipment, general 2013-02-27
Two cordons, two mantle streamers and five shoulder bows worn by Gen Sir William Henry Clinton, 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1821. Medals 1960-04-69
1,361 files documenting Victoria Cross recipients; largely compiled by the Rev Canon William Murrell Lummis MC, Rural Dean of Hingham, Norfolk, retired Captain, Suffolk Regiment, for the Military Historical Society. Archives 2018-05-27