Saturday, 2 July 2016

One Hundred Years Ago

Having read yesterday's blog and seen the images from the remembrance ceremony's , I headed to the station to see if we had any records which would link us to those living 100 years ago.

Although we have records back to 1883 the incident logs only go back to 1924 so it was an entry in the wreck and salvage book which brought us back to 1916.

Slightly after the Battle of the Somme started but into its 3rd month , this entry dated 29th October 1916 relates to a cask of paraffin found on the beach and recovered.

The finder appears to have been at the No1 camp Swanage - a training camp before heading overseas - belonging to Garrison RFA 45 Battery

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