• A new donation – the Italian Escape Map from World War 2 belonging to Sgt Hubert Lawrence Hampshire Regiment

    29 November 2017 | Blog

    Mementos of a Hampshire Regiment soldier’s audacious escape from a Prisoner of War camp during the Second World War have been donated to the Regimental Museum. Sergeant Hubert Lawrence trekked for hundreds of miles across German-occupied Italy after escaping from captivity in 1943. He finally reached the Allied lines nine months later. It is believed

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  • On this week in 1931 – the 1st Battalion in India

    06 October 2017 | Blog

    The museum is currently undertaking a large-scale digitization project on the enormous photographic collection we hold. While scanning in an album this week, museum staff discovered the following photos, taken on this week in 1931. The 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment was serving in Waziristan in India at the time; the 1st Battalion served in India

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  • A New Donation – The Medal Group of 17738 Private Herbert Adlam MM

    31 October 2017 | Blog

    The museum recently received this lovely group of medals into the collection, kindly donated by the grandson of the recipient. These medals belonged to 17738 Private Harold Oliver Adlam, who served in the 2nd Battalion and 15th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment during World War 1.  The group comprises the Military Medal, the 1914-15 Star,

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