Saturday, 20 September 2014

Our Museum’s Great War Room

18th September 2014

To mark the Great War we have decided to dedicate this room to items loaned by local people and institutions. It is a work in progress and will grow through the years to 2018. The Lancashire Infantry Museum at Fulwood Barracks have loaned many of the items currently on display, local people have brought in their treasures, and enthusiasts have created our first exhibition.

If you have items which you think may be of interest please speak to the curator. But please be patient, we will get there!

James Ross: A Scottish Soldier
Part of the dress uniform, medals and the box of personal effects belonging to James Ross of the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action on the 12th of October 1916. He was 26 years old, and his name is on the Thiepval Memorial. The case contains the actual communication received by his parents Janet and Duncan Ross at 113 East Main St, Darvel, Ayrshire. James Ross had links with Longridge, and the items have been loaned to us by the Lancashire Infantry Museum at Fulwood Barracks. The kilt is stamped with his service number and the date of its issue, earlier in 1916. The personal items include his spectacles, a tube containing a pen and a small wallet containing darning materials.

Private James Ross. Killed in action 1916 aged 26 years
Personal effects


Examples of Trench Art

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