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

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Place: Epping
Property / Street / Road: -
Date: The battalion was in Epping 8 Feb - 24 Feb 1915 (dates from WO 95/3025/3, Battalion's War Diary, 1914 - 1916, TNA)
Description/Historical Information: Digging a trench. The battalion had moved to Epping for a course in entrenching "under instruction of C.R.E." (from war diary). Four of the soldiers were smoking pipes and three are smoking cigarettes, so they were probably on a break. Some of these soldiers look very young. The lad centre front can be seen in VLA9798 and others appear in several photographs. Pte James Edgar Brocklehurst is on the right behind the shovel, with sleeves rolled up and pipe in his mouth.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
- J. E. Brocklehurst's Matlock War Memorial information
- Matlock Names in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters
Image Reference: VLA4902
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