The Scope of the Talk
When the First World War broke out West Hertfordshire became a garrison "town" overnight, with the Division headquarters in St Albans. The area became the training ground for troops for much of the war, and this had a very significant effect on life in the area, in addition to the effects that the war had throughout the country.
In a talk of about an hour one has to be selective and I am therefore concentrating on the troops of the 2nd London Division (Territorial Force) who were stationed in the area in the early part of the war.
Web Page Index
The following waves of troops - and some notes on "missing" records
More permanent accommodation - The Camp at Gadebridge
Many of the pages include extracts from
The London Gunners come to Town
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