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When Lieutenant Colonel Henry Waring retired from The Queen's in 1880 he provided a photoograph of a cap worn by his Great - Grandfather Averell Daniel who served in the regiment from 1757 to 1770.

This cap was presented to the 1st Bn The Queen's in 1927. In 1954 on the amagamation of our two regiments it was loaned to The National Army Museum. It was returned to the regimental museum at Clandon House and is now on display. Sadly the mitre was destroyed in the fire of April 2015.

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Private George Underwood was a local man from Chobham who joined the 5th Battalion the Queen’s in 1915 and was sent to join the battalion in Mesopotamia but it was found he was too susceptible to malaria, so was transferred home where he fought on the Western Front with the 10th Battalion the Queen’s where he was awarded a Military Medal for gallantry.

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The bell-topped shako was a design of head dress that had evolved from the Waterloo and Regency shakos; the bell-topped shako was in service from 1829 to 1844. It had a universal plate of a large gilt star for officers surmounted by a Queen Victoria’s crown with a smaller twelve point Silver Star superimposed on the large star. Within this is a small scroll inscribed ‘North Hampshire’ surrounding the numeral ‘37’.

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Robert Law was shot through the neck during the Battle of Sobraon in 1846 and although severely injured lived to tell the tale and he brought his jacket home with him. He later presented it to the Regimental museum. Sadly the coat was destroyed in the fire at Clandon House in April 2015.

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This is an 1878 pattern British Blue Cloth Home Service Helmet.

This is an 1878 pattern British Blue Cloth Home Service Helmet.
The helmet plate (badge) has a Tudor Crown which was in use from 1901 to 1939.

Adopted by the British Army in 1878 it was in use as the full dress helmet until 1914. Nowadays only some of the regimental bands wear them.

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This scarlet tunic from the Royal Sussex Regiment showing details of the metal shoulder title of the 5th Territorial Battalion the Royal Sussex Regiment also a button on the tunic and the collar badge.