Old Photos of Witham

First World War, soldiers marching round Collingwood Road corner (no number)

Taken: 11 April 1915, Ref: M1895

Soldiers during First World War. Royal Army Medical Corps, band and bugle band (information from Ian Hook, formerly of Essex Regiment Museum). Marching down Collingwood Road and into Newland Street, with brass band and drum. Some civilians. Buildings include, on left, left to right, 38 Newland Street (with ‘AA’ sign), 1 Collingwood Road, 3 Collingwood Road, 5 Collingwood Road, 7 Collingwood Road, 9 Collingwood Road (7 and 9 being Lockram Villas). On right, 36 Newland Street (the George). Probably the same occasion as photo M453. Another copy of M453 (photo M813), had written on the back of the original, “Witham Essex, April 11th 1915. Church parade of 1st. South Mid. Field Ambulance (2nd line) R.A.M.C. (F) Capt. Kimpton [or Kempton] & Staff Sgt. Hill, followed by C Section . I didn’t find a newspaper report about the parade, but the Essex County Chronicle of 2 April 1915, has a report about the visit of Lord Mayor of Birmingham to RAMC Midland Division in Witham, where his son was a lieutenant.

RefM1895
Date taken11 April 1915
SourceLittlewood, Sue
Posted on Full size 3220 × 2030

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