WWI – Bedfordshire Training Depot in Ampthill Park – the Camp Diary, October 1914

In 1914 Herbrand Russell, the 11th Duke of Bedford applied to build a camp in Ampthill Park to train British men to fight ‘for King & Country.’

October 1914 –  the Ampthill and District News reports on progress with establishing the camp. The broadsheet includes a letter inviting local men to volunteer and “join at once” –

October, 10th 1914

ADN 14.10.24

October, 24th 1914

ADN 14.10.31

October, 31st 1914

: Ampthill and District News. The original broadsheet is part of the Bedfordshire & Luton Archive.
The next installment to be published on 15 October 2015……… 

Text & photos copyright S.Hartley (2015-)

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