My Museum Pages.

 

Tribute To Frederick Bancroft - Grandfather
of Malcolm & Carol Webb.

Frederick Bancroft.

Born in the Parish of Runcorn Near the Town of Widnes in the County of Chester (Ask Carol For Birthdate?)

Medals of Frederick Bankroft (in the Photo Below)

1 Queens South Africa, Battles Wittebergen, Transual, Cape Colony.

2 Kings South Africa For 1899 - 1902.

3 1914 Star For 5th of August to 22nd of November.

4 1914 - 1918 Service.

5 Great War For Civilization 1914 - 1919.

6 1939 - 1945 Defence.

Badges (Below Underneath the Medals)

South African Veterans 1899 - 1902.

Old Contemptibles Association 1914.

King & Country Services Rendered.

Home Guard 1939 - 1945.

Frederick Bancroft's Parchment
Certificate Army Form D-126

Frederick Bancroft Military Info.

Attested at Leeds on the 7th of October 1898 For the Scots Guards Regiment at the Age of 21 Years.

Height - 5' 9 & 3/8"

Complexion - Fresh

Eyes - Blue

Hair - Brown

Trade - Baker

Service Number(s):

Rank - Private 2408 (South African Campaign)

1807 (WW1)

Service Career:

2nd Battalion Scots Guards South African Campaign (put date here)

Frederick Bancroft's Parchment
Certificate Army Form 2077

Service Towards Completion of Limited Engagement

- 4 Years 157 Days

Abroad - 2 Years 227 Days

Transfer to Army Reserve Completed at:

London on the 12th of March 1903

Discharged on the 6th of October 191o of the Termination of his First Period of Engagement.

Army - 4 Years 157 Days

Reserve - 7 Years 208 Days

Total - 12 Years

Service Abroad - 2 Years 227 Days

Discharge Confirmed at London

Date - 6th of October 1910

Conduct - Very Good

Frederick Bancroft's Army Form 2079

1st World War

Army Form B - 2079

Regiment Army Service Corps

Enlisted at Runcorn on the 12/8/1914

He is Discharged in Consequence of Being No Longer Physically Fit For War Service on the 19/2/1916 After Serving 1 Year 205 Days With Colours in the Army Reserve 6/3/1916 Aldershot.

2nd World War - Home Guard
 

 

SPR William Bancroft Royal Engineers
(Brother of Frederick Bancroft)

Service Number:

8707

Death Plate & Great War For Civilization Medal.

Killed WW1

CPL A. Furness Royal Engineers
(Related to the Bancroft Family)

Service Number:

35935

Medals LR Great War For Civilization Medal

1914 - 1915 Star 1914 - 1918 Service

Killed WW1

 

 

All Photos Below Taken Around April 2011.

Rifles on a Mantle.

General Electric B.22 Exhaust
Driven Turbo Supercharger.

The Gearbox of a Jack Screw
Showing Part Number.

The Gearbox of a Jack Screw
Showing Motor Axle.

Full Side - View of a British
.303 Inch Lee - Enfield
No. 4 Rifle.

Near Sight Side - View of a British .303 Inch Lee -
Enfield No. 4 Rifle.

Front - End - View of a British
.303 Inch Lee - Enfield
No. 4 Rifle.

Technical Specifications :

Service Designation : Rifle No 4 Mk 1.

Weight : 9 lbz, 3 ozs.

Weight with bayonet: 9 lbz, 10 ozs.

Length with normal butt : 3ft 8 ins.

Length with bayonet : 4ft, 5 ins. (approx).

Capcity of magazine : 10 rounds.

Charger or clip loading : Charger (5 rounds).

Type of sights : Aperture and blade.

Range of adjustment : Early models: 200 - 1300 yds, Production models : 100 - 600 yds.

Cut off for magazine : Early models: Yes, Production models: No.

Where was it made?

It was made in Great Britain.

When was it used?

It was used in World War 2.

Where was this taken?

It was took in Malcs Museum of Military.

 

5 Clip .303 Rounds & Oil Bottle.

Full Side - View of a 7.9
mm German Mauser.

Front End - View of a 7.9
mm German Mauser.

.303 Inch Short Magazine
Lee Enfield (S.M.L.E).

Technical Specifications :

Service Designation : Rifle No 1

Weight : 8lbs 10  ozs.

Weight with bayonet: 9lbs 11  ozs.

Length with normal butt : 3 ft 8  ins.

Length with bayonet : 5 ft 1  ins.

Capcity of magazine : 10 rounds.

Charger or clip loading : Charger (5 rounds)

Type of sights : Open. U notch and blade.

Range of adjustment : 200 to 2000 yds.

Cut off for magazine : Mk. 3 - yes. Mk.3* - no.

Where was it made?

It was made in Great Britain.

When was it used?

It was used mainly in World War 1, but it was also used at the begining of World War 2.

Where was this taken?

This picture was took in Malcs Musesum of Military.