Ten Treasures

Portrait of Lt. Colonel William Kennedy, who commanded the Regiment from 1713 to 1748. This is probably the finest picture in the museum’s collection. The painting was commissioned whilst Kennedy was on leave in Italy, as his accounts show, but the artist sadly remains unknown. When he was appointed Lt. Governor of Inverness and Fort George the background of the painting was reworked to show Fort George.
An Imperial German Garde Cuirassier Officer’s helmet captured in Flanders in 1918. Presented by Field Marshall Sir Claud William Jacob GCB GCSI KCMG (Colonel of the Regiment 1927-38)
The Sikh Jacket, captured by the 29th Regiment of Foot at Ferozashah
The 2nd Worcesters relieve the South Wales Borders at Gheluvelt 31st October 1914. Painted by J. P. Beadle.
The uniform coatee c. 1814 of Lt. Colonel William Cross who commanded the 36th Regiment of Foot. Worn by him throughout the later stages of the Peninsular War. Cross entered the army as Ensign in the 62nd Foot, his commission bearing date 5th of December 1798. On 25th of February 1802, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and on 5th May same year was transferred to 36th Regiment. In 1808 he sailed for Portugal, where he was detached in charge of three companies at the battle of Roleia, .He was also present at the battle of Vimiera and took part with the 36th Regiment in the advance on Madrid, under Lieut.-General Hope; in the subsequent retreat under Sir J. Moore, and in the battle of Corunna.
On the 18th of December 1808, he was promoted to the rank of Major. He commanded the battalion from 13th of October 1811, till May 1812, when his bad health caused him to proceed to join the second battalion 36th Foot in England. He resumed the command of the battalion in Spain on 10th of December 1813, and for his service at the battle of Nivelle, November 1813, was promoted Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, and awarded a medal in approbation of his services at the battles of Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (where he was severely wounded), he received a cross and was appointed C.B. On 23rd of May, 1816, he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel.
The magnificent solid silver centre piece of the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot. Made bt Hunt and Roskell in 1877 it adorned the dining table in the officers’ mess. It is now on display in the Museum.
Portrait of Colonel Thomas Farrington (1664 – 1712). The founding Colonel of the Regiment On February 16th 1694, Farrington was commissioned by King William III to raise a Regiment of Foot which was to become the Worcestershire Regiment.
Private Frederick Dancox’s Victoria Cross. Awarded for his acts ofbravery on the 9th of October 1917 during the Battle of Poelcappelle
A Marquette for a sculpture of a sentry created by Charles Sargeant Jagger in 1921. In 1915 Jagger was commissioned in the Worcestershire Regiment. He served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, and was wounded three times. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. The Sentry, a life-size bronze soldier wearing greatcoat and helmet, holding a rifle with fixed bayonet was installed at Watts Warehouse (now the Britannia Hotel), Manchester.
Military General Service Medal (1793-1814) of Drummer John Freeman.
Freeman was born in St John’s Antigua and enlisted for unlimited service in 29th Foot in Swinley Camp on 13th August 1800 aged 14 years.  He was discharged as a Drummer on a pension of 6 pence a day on the 15th September 1818 due to “an injury to the spine from a fall into a ditch when the Regiment was encamped on the plain of Valencienne in October 1817” In 1848, John Freeman of the 29th Foot was awarded the Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, with clasps for Rolica, Vimiera, Talavera and Albuheara. 
The Military General Service Medal (MGSM) was a campaign medal approved in 1847, for issue to officers and men of the British Army.