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Wartime Camps in the UK

Sgt York

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In May 1915, the 3rd (Reserve) Bn The Royal Welsh Fusiliers moved into a hutted camp that had been constructed in my hometown of Litherland nr Liverpool. The bn remained there until November 1917.

Would there be any surviving plans/documents/files of the construction and daily running of the camp held at the PRO?

loc. cit. I well remember one of the huts from the camp still being used by a local primary school well into the 1960's.

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I've searched PROCAT - WO78/ War Office and predecessors: Maps and Plans 1627-1953 without any luck.

However, I did find references to Merseyside, in plans for 'Mersey Trenches' and 'Crosby Battery', which will be a must for me to look up when I'm fortunate to be next in the PRO.

The following references may be of interest to fellow pals:

WO 78/3244 Mudros or Dardanelles. Record plans of hospitals. 1915

WO 78/4463 Survey map of the camp at Kantara. 2.9.1918

WO 78/3216 Blandford, Map showing plan of Blandford Camp. 1918

WO 78/2540 Queenstown, Cross Haven Camp: plan of hutting accommodation for troops. 1917

WO 78/3423 Aghada Camp, QueensTown Record plan of camp. 1916

WO 78/3425 Aghade Camp, Queenstown Plans of East and West Camps 1916

WO 78/3426 Belmont, Queenstown. Plans of hutted camp 1917

WO 78/4703 Plans of Troop Accommodation at Moore Park Camp, Near Fermoy 13.3.1915

WO 78/4706 Plans of New Hutting Accommodation for Troops at Belmont Camp, Queenstown 13.3.1915

WO 78/3077 Kilbride Camp, Ireland. Plans of Hutment sites. 1914


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