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Place: Buxton
Property / Street / Road: -
Date: 3 Feb 1915
Description/Historical Information: Sherwood Foresters, with kit bags ready, and serious expressions on all faces. This is a group about to depart. It is winter and several are wearing greatcoats. Two are holding rifles, one of which appears to be now standard issue Lee-Enfield. Vernon Lamb is probably second from right, front row. It has been suggested that they may have been off to Ireland, but there would have been more leaves on the trees if that were the case. It is now believed that the men were leaving Buxton.
"A splendid send off was given to the men of the Sherwood Foresters Reserve Battalion ... upon their departure to Luton. ... The entrance to the Midland station was crowded with people as the two special trains steamed out"... (Derbyshire Courier, 6 February 1915)
On the day the troops left the weather in the Midlands was due to be some showers with fine intervals (The Times, Wednesday, 3 Feb 1915).
Also see VLA9742
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
- Matlock Names in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters
Image Reference: VLA4901
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