The ‘Camp Diary’ provides an insight into the Bedfordshire Training Depot (1914-16) and No.9 Command Depot (1916-1919) that followed. Based on newspaper reports of the time.
September – a list of His Majesty’s Forces in which members of the St. Andrew’s congregation and other from Ampthill are serving, has been placed in the Church Porch.
As at September 5th the Ampthill & District News believe the following to be the names:
Regulars Yeomanry Terriorials
Arthur ANSELL Edward LETTS Walter ANSELL
Charles BUNKER Bruce TUFFNELL Harry ATHEWS
Frank COX Tom BURRIDGE
Christopher COX Ernest BURGE
Edward DAVIS Reginald COLES
Frederick DILLINGHAM Herbert COLE
Ernest HARLOW Arthur GARDNER
LAMBERT Harry KING
McCARTY John LOWE
MARTIN Jack ROBINSON
Charles PALMER James RANDALL
Arthur PRESSLAND George SHARP
Percy STANBRIDGE Reginald SHOTBOLT
Sidney THOROUGOOD Jack SUGARS
Should anyone wish to add to the list will they please write the name of the Battleship or Regiment, together with the name of the sailor or soldier on a slip of paper and place it the box in the porch, marked “For Intercessions.” (Ampthill Parish News)
The Bedfordshire Standard; Ampthill & District News. The original broadsheets are part of the Bedfordshire & Luton Archive.
Ampthill Parish Magazine
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
RBL Roll of Honour
The National Archives
Home Rule for Ampthill – Andrew Underwood (1974)
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