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Old pictures keep the present And the future in touch with the past. FAMILY Like branches on a tree We all grow in Different Directions But our roots Remain the same STRANGERS IN THE BOX Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures,black and white, Faces proud, still, serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories Are lost among my socks I wonder what their lives were like, How did they spend their days? What about their special times? I'll never know their ways. If only someone had taken time To tell who,what,where,or when, These faces of my heritage Would come to life again Could this become the fate Of the pictures we take today? The faces and the memories Someday to be passed away? Make time to save your stories, Seize the opportunity when it knocks, Or someday you and yours could be The strangers in the box Anonymous he King's Colour of the 3rd Battalion held by Lieutenant Arthur Gatton Melhuish Hardingham (the Ensign, responsible for carrying it on parade). Battalions have two Colours, a King or Queen's Colour, and a Regimental Colour. They have a special significance for the Regiment, and represent its history, traditions and accomplishments. The Regiment's battle honours are emblazoned on them. The 3rd Battalion was formed in 1900 as part of an expansion of the Army due to the Boer War of 1899-1902. It was presented with its first and only set of Colours by Field Marshal Earl Roberts on the 24th May 1902. It served in South Africa between January 1903 and October 1906. It was disbanded shortly afterwards. The Regimental Colour and its unknown Ensign can be seen at MR03918 / MRP/2D/16. Arthur served through the First World War and reached the rank of Major in 1917. He was Second in Command of the 2nd Battalion in Rangoon, Burma when he died aged 45 on the 5th October 1926. Price: