This splendid silver snuff box on display in the Museum dates back to the period 1868, and shows four iconic items of particular significance to the 60th Rifles, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps, as the Regiment was titled at the time.
This medal group awarded to Private (Rifleman) L. A. Wootton of 1st Battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps, is unusual in that it includes a Royal Humane Society Silver Medal for saving persons from drowning and a Lloyd’s Medal for Saving Life at Sea.
This object is a beautiful, oriental pearl earring acquired by Captain Sir Edward Campbell Bt of the 1st/60th Rifles (1822-82) when the jewels belonging to the king and queen of Delhi were auctioned after the recapture of Delhi in September 1857 (during the Indian Mutiny).
This object from the Museum collection is a superb presentation sword gifted to Lt-Col Norman M’Leod by the NCOs of 3rd/ 95th Rifles in 1809. The sword bears the inscription:
This object is a crystal wireless set hidden from the Germans during the Second World War by British prisoners-of-war in Stalag VIII-B at Lamsdorf in Poland. It was used to listen to BBC news reports and keep the POWs informed of the progress of the war.