A seasonal reminder that Christmas has always been of special significance for troops on operations overseas and an opportunity for those at home to show their appreciation and remind the troops with cards and ‘goodies’ that they are not forgotten.
This object is one of 19 exquisite watercolours in the Museum’s collection painted by Lieutenant the Hon. H.H. Clifford of The Rifle Brigade, who was awarded a Victoria Cross for his gallantry during the Crimean War (1854-6). This particular watercolour is of a Rifleman in The Rifle Brigade looking as he no doubt looked most…
This rather unusual object for a military museum is a coal-fired 0-6-0 tank engine (locomotive). It was built by Mr Tom Moore of Stradbroke in Suffolk and named by him Frank Moore in memory of his eldest brother, 6847925 Rifleman Frank Moore.
This World War 1 helmet was worn by 2nd Lieutenant John Cheney of the 2nd Battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps, when he was hit in the head by a sniper’s bullet during the fighting in France in 1918.
This handsome, sterling silver spirit kettle made by Tiffany & Company and with an inscription stating that the kettle was presented to Mr William Miller, Bandmaster of the 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, by the citizens of Hamilton, Canada, on 17 May 1864.