North Staffordshire Drummer Boy character jug designed by Zoe (Valerie) Annand and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, as the 2005 Royal Doulton International Collectors Club issue. The Prince of Wales' North Staffordshire Regiment was originally known as the Old Sixty-fourth North Staffordshire Regiment. It was formed as the second battalion of the Eleventh Foot in 1756, becoming the Sixty-fourth Foot in 1758. This regiment boasts many honors through its proud history including seeing action in the Seven Years War, the French Revolutionary War, Napoleonic Wars, Boer War, Afghan War, and the First and Second World Wars. Five Victoria Crosses have been awarded to members of the regiment, four of which were during the First World War. The drummer boy, too young to be allowed to man a gun, was recruited and taught to play the drum. His beating of the drum was vital in battlefield communications with various rolls signaling different commands. The long roll would call soldiers into action and rhythmic cadences would set the marching pace. A drum and tassel form the handle of the jug.