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Soldiers on Cannock Chase

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 ...

Soldiers, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This postcard view shows soldiers of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) Band pictured outside their hut at Rugeley Camp, also known as Penkridge Bank Camp. Battalions of the King's Own Yorkshire ...

Tackeroo Express, Cannock Chase

'Tackeroo' is the name of an area close to Hednesford where it joined the London & North Western Railway (Cannock Mineral Branch); the military railway inherited this name. This section of the railway ...

The Home Hut, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

These were recreational huts possibly using one of the standard sized spare huts on an available Battalion Line. They were staffed by volunteers and allowed soldiers a relaxing area in which to read a ...

Visit of HRH the Princess Royal (Princess Mary), Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

The Princess was Chief Controller of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), formed as part of the Territorial Army in 1938. After the outbreak of War in 1939 many ATS service women were employed ...

West Yorkshire Regiment souvenir card, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A novelty postcard from the West Yorkshire Regiment and the sender is wishing the recipient a Happy Easter. The regimental service records show a number of Battalions going to Rugeley Camp over the War ...

West Yorkshire Regiment, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This group photograph is of Officers from the West Yorkshire Regiment and they look like they are positioned outside one of the Officer's Huts. Looking at the record of the various Battalions raised by ...

Whittington Barracks, near Lichfield

A postcard view of the Clock Tower (on the left) and Officers' Mess building at Whittington Barracks, home of the Staffordshire Regiment. The building housed a joint Officers' Mess for the North and South ...

YMCA Envelope

This envelope with a YMCA logo was used in 1916. There is no accompanying letter but on the reverse of the envelope is written: “I have omitted to send Uncle John’s letter, will send same tomorrow”. The ...

YMCA Hut, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

There were three Young Men's Christian Association Huts on Rugeley Camp and this is one end of one of these huts where a stage was provided for entertainment. They put Christian principles into practice ...

YMCA Hut, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The map of Rugeley Camp shows three Young Men's Christian Association Huts and No.1 was on the bend of Rifle Range Corner, opposite the banks, W.H. Smith & Sons shop and the Post Office. They were rather ...

YMCA Hut, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

This image gives an indication of the size of the YMCA buildings and shows only one part of it. There is a stage at the far end and one soldier appears to be playing the piano. The rooms were flexible ...