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10th Leicestershire Regiment, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

According to their records, the Leicestershire 10th Reserve Battalion were sent to Rugeley Camp in November 1915. the 'past and p[resent' part of the caption is probably explained by the fact that some ...

1st Training Battalion Institute, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

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

A funeral column passes out of the main parade square, Whittington Barracks, nr Lichfield

A view of the Armoury, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield

Whittington Barracks was built on land purchased from the Marquess of Anglesey. Building was completed in 1880, providing accommodation for the Depots of the South and the North Staffordshire Regiments ...

Airfield building, RAF Perton

This tall shed is a survival from the days of RAF Perton during the Second World War. This building was probably originally intended to be a fabric store, a type of store used mainly for the hanging of ...

ANZAC Soldiers at Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

ANZAC was the abbreviation for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps and was formed early in the conflict of the Great War answering the British Empire's call to arms. The Expeditionary Force originally ...

Armistice Day 1918, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

A German Prisoner of War is hoisting the Union Jack on the YMCA Hut ,which is probably one of the two along Penkridge Bank Road. A large number of the PoWs were sent out to do work in the area to undertake ...

Army parade at the Drill Hall, Rugeley

Rugeley's Drill Hall was opened by Major-General C.C. Van Staubanzee, in 1926. Located in Anson Street, near the Police Station, on the site of the previous Territorial's hut, it still stands today (in ...

Army Service Corps Field Bakery, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The Army Service Corps were instrumental in keeping the Army supplied with all its needs during the War. Here troops are being trained to bake bread in the "field" either using the Stick Oven (the brick ...

Army Service Corps Field Bakery, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The Sergeant looks rather strict as he supervises the Army Service Corps Field Bakery Ovens which are on the left of the photograph; the individual chimneys of the ovens are out of shot. All the bread ...

Army Service Corps menu card, Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

A farewell dinner menu card. The 240th Company of the Royal Army Service Corps was formed in February 1915. They served as 39 Reserve Park and remained at home (on Cannock Chase), although it had originally ...

Army Service Corps, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase

The cap badges seem to indicate that these troops beloned to the Army Service Corps which were based in the area of Rugeley Camp currently called the "Tackeroo" Camp site.

Brindley Heath Hospital, Cannock Chase

The Wards, like the huts, were lined with a type of asbestos as a form of insulation. You can still find the brick bases where the stoves for heating would have stood. There were apparently three stoves ...

Brindley Heath Hospital, Cannock Chase

These were the Officers Quarters belonging to the Royal Army Medical Corps stationed at Rugeley Hospital on Cannock Chase. Behind these buildings was the Officers' Mess and Ablutions. These huts were ...

Brindley Heath Hospital, Cannock Chase

This postcard was sent by a nurse working at the hospital and she has marked with a cross where her Ward was, which was No. 11. Further down the main track you can see the flagpole which was at the entrance ...

Brindley Heath Hospital, Cannock Chase

This is the main entrance to the Brindley Hospital Site with the admission building half way down the main roadway on the left in between the twelve wards blocks. The sign by the entrance mentions the ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

The steam roller coming up the track between "M" and "N" Lines could possibly mean it is in the early phase of Camp construction or just regular maintenance. On the opposite side of the Old Acre Valley ...

Brocton Camp, Cannock Chase

This photograph has been taken from the Parade Ground of either "P" or "Q" Battalion Lines. Judging by the angle it could be "P" otherwise the YMCA Hut would be in view. In the distance to the right ...