Old Photos of Witham

Soldiers marching past Freebornes, 3 Newland Street, during the First World War

Taken: March 1915 to March 1916, Ref: M452

Soldiers during the First World War from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who trained in Witham. Marching in Newland Street. The building behind is 3 Newland Street (Freebornes farm). Also visible on both sides are cedar trees in the Grove, and a bit of Grove house itself. Probably the 2nd/7th Warwicks, who were in Witham March 1915 to March 1916.

See the post entitled “First World War. 05. Soldiers billeted in Witham”, and in particular the section toward the end by Ian Hook about the Territorials. He wrote this about the Witham photos of the 2/7th Warwickshire Regiment, particularly this one (M452), M2190 and M2191, and M1897 to M1899.

RefM452
PhotographerW E Bull, photographer, Witham and Braintree (info from M1898).
Date takenMarch 1915 to March 1916
SourceBraintree and Witham Times
Posted on Full size 4520 × 2841

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