Camp Diary

The ‘Camp Diary’ provides an insight into the Bedfordshire Training Depot from 1914-16. Based on newspaper reports of the time.

October 1914 – Ampthill Camp established

November 1914

December 1914

January 1915

February 1915

March 1915

April 1915

May  1915 – First draft entrain for the Front

June 1915

July 1915

August 1915

September 1915 – The Battle of Loos

October 1915

November 1915

December 1915

January 1916

February 1916

March 1916

April 1916 – German attack at Yser Canal Bank, Ypres

May 1916

June 1916

July 1916 – Start of the Battles of the Somme

August 1916

September 1916 – major fire at Wrest Park Military Hospital

October 1916 – Bedfordshire Command Depot established

November 1916

December 1916

January 1917

February 1917

March 1917

April 1917

May 1917

June 1917

July 1917

August 1917126th Canadian Forestry Corps arrive in Ampthill

September 1917

October 1917

November 1917

December 1917

January 1918

February 1918

March 1918

April 1917

May 1918

 


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