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Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The military railway can be seen crossing the road, left to right going down Brindley Valley and then carrying on up Penkridge Bank Road toward the White House. There is a sidings adjacent to this line ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

A panoramic view of the sides Battalion Lines 17 to 19 with No.18's Regimental Institute being the large building centre right. An early conifer plantation on the right shows that there were trees on ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

Before the tracks were upgraded across the Chase it was reported to be very uncomfortable to cross and the locals were pleased with the better roads provided after the War. This is the south-western fringe ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

A heavily re-touched postcard view of Penkridge Bank Road. Interestingly, the caption has been censored by removing the location of the military camp. Of the many hundreds of thousands of postcards that ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

A view from the south-west showing the Battalion Lines 16 to 18 in the foreground and Penkridge Bank Road disappearing into the distance and bearing to the left. At this point was the White House and ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This postcard view was taken quite early on in the development of Rugeley Camp as parts of it are still being built and the roadway is requiring its finishing coating. Initially the materials were brought ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This gentleman and his dog appear in quite a few of the postcards from the period and he must have been a friend or assistant to the photographer. Having a person in front of the panoramic view helps ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This picture could have been taken at any of the Parade Grounds on Rugeley Camp as the vast majority of the twenty Battalion Lines were laid out identically due to the flat terrain. In the foreground ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This postcard view could have been taken early on in the development of Rugeley Camp as there are large quantities of timber by the side of the military railway track. The building on the left with the ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

In the bottom right hand corner is part of Penkridge Bank Road and the Battalion Line ahead is No. 16. The perimeter path can be seen behind the small hut which may have been a shelter for the person ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This horseman heading along Penkridge Bank Road towards the White House cuts a lonely figure. The military railway crosses the road from left to right down Brindley Valley before the huts. To his left ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

A general view of Rugeley Camp, but it is difficult to identify the viewpoint. On the hillside there are two sets of three smaller huts which are the the Latrines and Urinals, with two Ablutions Huts ...

Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The far (Rugeley) end of Penkridge Bank Road with Rugeley Camp in the distance. The vast majority of the postcards would show this side of the Camp as there was a panoramic view of its grand scale. The ...

Soldier, Penkridge Bank Camp, Cannock Chase

This Church Army Recreation Hut postcard with a generic view of a soldier was sent from Private J Lawley, 11109 of ‘A’ Company, 10th South Staffordshire Regiment, Penkridge Bank Camp near Stafford, to ...

Soldiers and Hotel, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A group of soldiers pictured in front of 'Hotel Cecil'. No doubt many of the huts would have daubed with a name by soldiers to make their mark. These men are all from the same regiment and even though ...

Soldiers at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

Some of the occupants of Hut 35, "H" Lines in January 1917. They are Leicester and South Staffordshire Regiment soldiers and most wear the vertical gold stripe on the left cuff which indicates a wound ...

Soldiers at Rugeley Camp

At the time this postcard picture was taken, the numbers of Army volunteers had started to dry up and conscription had been brought in. Before being allocated to a Regiment the recruits were given a cap ...

Soldier's letter, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

In this view is page one of a two page letter sent from Private Joseph Bean to a friend who lived in Grimsby. At the time of writing the letter Pte. Bean was stationed at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase. ...