The Captain Rose Collection, loaned to Historylinks Museum in 2008 and subsequently donated in 2013, contains three albums containing photographs taken by Lieutenant Robert Cotton Money, Cameronians, who later served with great distinction retiring in the rank of Major General.
In July 2009 the Money family assigned full copyright permissions to the South Lanarkshire Council Museums Service. At this time Historylinks Museum made representation to South Lanarkshire Council Museum Service that the photographs contained in the albums were given to the Rose family without precondition and it was agreed that Historylinks Museum could continue to display the photographs, with album handwritten descriptive detail, on the understanding the photograph copyright detail was attributed.
This photograph, © South Lanarkshire Council Museums Service, is from the third album with Lieut Money's inscription:
"Self with pump. Trying to dry the communication trench between HQ & 'C' Coy. A futile effort. 05/01/15".
Historylinks Catalogue 2008.144.014
There is a selection of photographs, providing a flavour of the complete collection, shown at the foot of this page
All photographs in the three albums can be viewed on the Historylinks Archive. Click on the Album link shown below and then use the Historylinks Archive integral 'previous/ next' facility to 'turn' the album pages:
This selection of photographs shows the Cameronians during their move from Busigny (17 Aug 1914) to a forward position on the Conde - Mons Canal (23 Aug 1914), their subsequent 180 mile retreat from Mons to the River Marne east of Paris (24 Aug - 6 Sep 1914). the counter offensive advance to the River Aisne (7 - 15 Sep 1914), and ultimately redeployment to the western front near Ypres (7 Oct 1914) leading to trench warfare. (See Captain Ronald Hugh Waldron Rose war diary)