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3 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

Where was Button Camp, by the way?  I can’t find any reference to it so it’s piqued my curiosity.  

Mine too. 
 

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8 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

Mine too. 
 

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Interesting!  I wonder where it is, e.g. Bedford, Salisbury Plain, Anglesey, Oswestry, The Mersey….?  I wonder if @Hywynor @clive_hughesmight know?

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20 minutes ago, FROGSMILE said:

Interesting!  I wonder where it is, e.g. Bedford, Salisbury Plain, Anglesey, Oswestry, The Mersey….?  I wonder if @Hywynor @clive_hughesmight know?

Unfortunately there are no other details on the card. 

Royal Welsh Fusilier.

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"Taken by an Arab photographer while at a rest camp at the Base (Alexandria) a few days after landing"

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On 12/09/2021 at 16:39, FROGSMILE said:

The work party photo is a cracker and shows the typical huts that were erected at various camps over Salisbury Plain, including Larkhill and nearby Durrington.  I think that they’re either, digging a drainage ditch between the huts, or perhaps making the necessary hardcore bed for the small gauge railway that was constructed to connect all the camps and ease the transportation of supplies and building materials.  Forum member @Moonrakerwill have a particular interest in your photographs.  Thank you for posting.

More likely a drainage ditch. The railway was in fact standard gauge and didn't run that closely between huts. (There was a small tramway that transported shells from the railway to the Hamilton Battery, but this was not so close to the huts.)

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On 15/09/2021 at 06:31, Moonraker said:

More likely a drainage ditch. The railway was in fact standard gauge and didn't run that closely between huts. (There was a small tramway that transported shells from the railway to the Hamilton Battery, but this was not so close to the huts.)

Thanks Moonraker, that makes sense.  I used to live at Codford and often took the opportunity to take a walk over the site of the NZ Hospital in the Punchbowl.  Some surviving huts could still be seen in the Chitterne valley below and of course several spurs of the rail track ran there too.

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"3rd Mon(mouthshire) Battalion Territorials at camp in Cheshire 1908"

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40 minutes ago, GWF1967 said:

"3rd Mon(mouthshire) Battalion Territorials at camp in Cheshire 1908"

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Quite a mixture of uniform too.  The company rear left in the traditional grey but the company rear right wearing 02 service dress.  The officer on the right of the group in the foreground appears to be from a fusilier regiment.

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