Soldiers on Cannock Chase

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.


Description:As the First World War progressed, the idea that the cavalry would play an important part on the Western Front was soon dashed as it became a stalemate of trench warfare. It is difficult to locate the exact position of this image, but it is probably on the fringes of the Chase, possibly down Old Acre Valley. Interestingly the date of the postcard is 18th July 1915 and the construction of Brocton Camp would have been in full swing. This does not mean however that this was when the photograph was taken. The original idea of Brocton Camp was to hold a full Division of soldiers, approximately 20,000 men, but this never materialised as by the time of its completion it had become a training Camp for men from the midlands and north of the country

View Location


Link to this resource

Image courtesy of: The Arthur Lloyd Collection

Donor ref:A Lloyd-134a (232/40259)

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.