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Place: Buxton
Property / Street / Road: The Empire Hotel
Date: 2 Nov 1914 - 3 Feb 1915
Description/Historical Information: 2/6th Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment).
The large garage in the Hotel's grounds, where the Mess was, had a concrete floor. There was a plentiful water supply from the standpipes, so the whole place was swilled and scrubbed each day (WO 95/3025/3, Regimental War Diary, 1914 - 1916, TNA: section written Nov 1914).
Four soldiers standing in the doorway of the garage / Mess which was where fellow soldiers ate their meals. Three of the four are holding cooking pots of various kinds. Third from the left is James Edgar Brocklehurst.
Also see VLA4888 | VLA4917 | VLA4918.
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
- Buxton, The Empire Hotel
Image Reference: VLA9805
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