This image shows men of No 4 Section, D Company at Crownhill Barracks in 1913
M82 “Sherwood Foresters” and M16 “On Manoeuvres” both taken in 1913
Possibly also been taken in 1913
Picture contains Colour Sergeant Charles Robert Chambers – see here
1914 and mobilisation
These two images appear to be taken at the same location. The Graphic in September 1914 published a similar picture purportedly taken in the playground of Cattdown School in Plymouth – see here. The school desks certainly support this caption.
Following mobilisation the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters of the 18th Brigade, 6th Division proceeded to Cambridge prior to embarkation from Southampton in September. It seems most likely therefore that this is the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, which moved to Plymouth in August 1914.
“B” Coy Sec “D” Men of the Old Brigade
Posted from Crown Hill (Barracks) at 7.30 pm on the 29th September 1914
“Still here and well. Hope you are all the same. We can’t get any news of going away. We are close to Dartmoor we shall about frizzle up inside. They have sent two drafts to the 2nd. Love from WH”
Showing men of the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, which moved to Plymouth in August 1914.