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A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock & District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

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Place: Matlock Moor
Property / Street / Road: Cuckoostone
Date: Sept 1914 (published in The High Peak News on 5th)
Description/Historical Information: Matlock Rifle Range. Mr Harry Douglas and Mr Gus Knowles instructing new recruits.
They appear to be using an earlier rifle than the standard Lee-Enfield used by the Army in WW1 (possibly a Martini-Henry). Also see VLA5263.

In 1921 it was decided to revive the Matlock and District Rifle Club; its last meeting had been in 1915. At the outbreak of war there had been 33 members, of whom six lost their lives.
They were: L. G. Dickenson, R. Smith, Wm. Bosley (commemorated at Cromford), John Finney and Frank White. Note that one name is missing.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock: The Douglas Brothers
- Harry Douglas & Fellow Officers, Empire Hotel Buxton, Dec 1914
- Names on Matlock's War Memorial : WW1, Surnames A - J
- Names on Matlock's War Memorial : WW1, Surnames K - W
- Names on Matlock Bath's War Memorial
Image Reference: VLA4896
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