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Barry Ray Year: 1916 Villages: Pease PottagePease Pottage army camp (1 of 10)
For a few years during the Great War a tented army camp was pitched in a field at the entrance to Parish Lane opposite the Black Swan. Of course, the start of Parish Lane is now 250 yards to the west.
The writing on the front of the post card is difficult to read. It says “C Co. 13th Queens, Pease Pottage Camp, Crawley, Sussex. 28/7/16”.
Nearly 30 years ago, my father, Roger Ray, was keen to find out what the men from 13th Battalion, Queen Regiment, and from other regiments were doing camped out in Pease Pottage.
The official line offered by the Imperial War Museum was that they were units of Volunteer Force or Volunteer Training Corps which approximated the Home Guard of the Secord World War. In short, they were on home defence duties.
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Select open document to read two letters from the Imperial War Museum.
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Picture added on 10 May 2017 at 20:08
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