New Exhibition: Trunks and Cases

This summer holiday, the Cheshire Military Museum is set to explore the history of the variety of military trunks and cases utilised by the fighting men of Cheshire. For the very first time, many of these historic boxes will be on display as part of a temporary exhibition that aims to map the developments of how a soldier’s Personnel Military Equipment was managed and stored. Starting with a look at the types of personal trunks and travel chests utilised by the military from the Victorian period up to the 20th century, in addition to the development of military kit bags and webbing. 

Lord Mayor visits our new exhibition.

 

Yesterday we welcomed the Lord Mayor of Chester Razia Daniels and her husband and consort, Stephen for their visit to the new RAF100 exhibit. Director Andy Manktelow and volunteer Bill Preece showed them around. We are delighted to report that they were both very impressed with the exhibit

The Battle of Meeanee 17 February 1843

Sir Charles Napier led a small force of 2,500, consisting of native infantry and cavalry and one British regiment, The Cheshire Regiment, against the Baluchi Army of the Ameers of Scinde. The desert fortress of Emaun Ghur was destroyed and then, on the 17th February 1843, Napier’s small force defeated 30,000 Baluchis at Meeanee. The province of Scinde fell into British hands and the Cheshire Regiment gained the honours of Meeanee, Hyderbad and Scinde. The honours of Meeanee and Hyderbad are shared with some Indian Regiments. That of Scinde is borne by The Cheshire Regiment alone.

 

The Miniature Colour.

August 24th 1914 during the retreat from Mons, the First Battalion was positioned in between the villages of Dour and Elouges and received orders to retire from the field. The Cheshire Regiment received this order ten minutes after the Regiments on their left and right and were cut off by overwhelming German forces. Realising that the battle was lost Baker rushed into a house in the village of Audregnies and stowed the colour behind some straw, begging the occupants not to give the colour to anyone but an Englishman.

 

Research

reaearch-picDid you have a relative who served with the Cheshire Regiment?  Our volunteer researchers have access to many documents in the archive. For more information on research look in the research area of MUSEUM SERVICES. You can download a form and get in contact. We do ask for a small donation to help with our costs.