Theme Explorer

Page 4 of 6 102 Records Found

M and N line huts along Old Acre Valley, Brocton Military Camp

This view of Brocton camp shows two types of accommodation hut, those for officers and those for enlisted men. The officers each had their own stove and the photograph shows the hut in the foreground ...

Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Brindley Heath, Cannock Chase

This postcard is post-World War 1 as the Hospital has changed its name to Ministry of Pensions Hospital. It was reportedly capable of housing 1000 patients and had 12 Wards in the main building. As you ...

Musketry Squad, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

Lance Corporal Oakland looks proud standing next to the young soldiers he has instructed in the art of musketry. The majority of his students look too young for the front-line and will not be able to ...

Near Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

This view may show the path leading to the Sherbrook Stepping Stones from the Punch Bowl at the northern edge of Cannock Chase. At the top of the hill there are clumps of Scots pines that were planted ...

Near Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

This seemingly bland photograph contains a few interesting facets of the Camp. The soldiers are walking down Hollywood Slade toward the outskirts of Brocton village. The fresh track above them to the ...

New Zealand Rifle Brigade at Brocton Camp

This postcard view of soldiers from the New Zealand Rifle Brigade is titled “Teatime N.Z.o.o. at Brocton”. This could be a humorous reference to the 'zoo' consisting of the cat and dog in the photograph. ...

NZRB in the snow, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The New Zealanders are playing happily in the snow of 1917 which must have arrived not long after they came to Brocton Camp in the September of that year. Named the ‘Cannock Chase Reserve Centre’ the ...

NZRB in the snow, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

It must have been a long hard winter as another postcard shows the New Zealanders playing in the snow in late 1917, but it obviously has not dampened their spirits.

Old Camp Road, Brocton Camp

Officers' Huts line the left-hand side of the road between Battalion lines 'R' and 'S'. In the distance the road begins to bend slightly to the right at its junction with what is now Chase Road to the ...

Our halfway holiday, Brocton Military Camp

This view of a group of young trainees at Brocton camp shows the single stove located in the centre of each hut. The ordinary soldiers had to share their stove whereas the officers each had their own ...

Parade Square and Officers' Mess building, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

A battalion, headed by its Band and Drums marching across the parade square towards the main gates, watched by some of the children who lived in the Barracks.

Penkridge Bank Road, Cannock Chase

This winter scene postcard was sent by Private Frank N Smith, service number 22448, of the 11th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, who was quartered at Hut No. 15, No. 3 Battalion Line, Rugeley Camp, ...

Penkridge Bank, near Rugeley

This postcard sent in 1916 shows a familiar view of Penkridge Bank Road heading up toward the Camp which was the long walk either into the town or back to Barracks. The vehicle coming along the road could ...

Physical and Bayonet Training staff and attached, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

New Zealand Rifle Brigade Physical and Bayonet Training staff and attached, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase. Physical and Bayonet Training must have struck fear into the hearts of the troops when their ...

Police Barracks, Park Street, Stafford

The original police barracks were at the back of the Guildhall on Market Square. These were demolished in 1867 to make way for the covered market. The military barracks on Friar's Terrace became vacant ...

Prisoners of War, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The former Regimental Institutes of "A" and "B" Lines were used for entertainment of various kinds by the Prisoners of War, including theatre, as they were the larger of the huts and suitable for this ...

Railway to Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The "Tackeroo" railway was originally sent up Brindley Heath Road which was found to be too steep and therefore had to be diverted left up Brindley Valley which had less of a gradient. It entered what ...

Regimental Institute, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The Standing Camp Plans for the period show that the Regimental Institutes were some of the largest buildings on the Battalion Lines. The officers had their own recreational huts as did the sergeants ...