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The Great War News from Lancaster in 1914
26th September 1914
The Wagon Works Detention Camp
Colonel Cholmondley, Commandant, has been transferred from the Lancaster Wagon Works to Shrewsbury to fill a similar appointment, and is succeeded at Lancaster by Colonel Ansley, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. The 3rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers Special Reserve are going on foreign service, and will be relieved by a guard of 150 National Reserve (Class 2) men under 50-100 from Preston and 50 from Lancaster.
King’s Own Home Defence Battalion
Recruiting for the Home Defence Battalion of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment has been proceeding slowly this week. There are still about 150 men required to bring the battalion up to full strength. On Thursday the men had a route march to Pilling, taking rations to last for the day. The weather was gloriously fine, and the march was quite exhilarating.
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