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

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Place: Buxton
Property / Street / Road: The Empire Hotel
Date: 2 Nov 1914 - 3 Feb 1915
Description/Historical Information: Group of seventeen Sherwood Foresters, presumably all of whom had been chosen for either Military or Regimental Police work. All the seated men are wearing brassards (arm bands) just above their left cuff. The man crouching in the centre was a Military Policeman; he has MP on his brassard and it is wider than the others. Where the cuff is visible on the uniforms of the remainder, the lettering reads RP (Regimental Police). The man second from right, standing, also appears to have a dark brassard so it is quite possible that they all did. It is also notable that all those seated have a cane of office, irrespective of their rank. Some of the men were from Matlock. The soldier seated front row left and the one sitting in the middle of the same row appear in other photos. Was the man in the middle Sargeant Lomas? See VLA4910 and VLA5099.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock & Matlock Bath : The War Memorials
- Matlock Names in the 2/6th Sherwood Foresters
- Buxton, The Empire Hotel
Image Reference: VLA4911
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