Army Camp, Wimbledon Common

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Partial / Incomplete Date 2015
Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​17_​1-3
Original Format Photo
Notes / History During the First World War, a large expanse of Wimbledon Common was requisitioned for use as a military camp.

Accommodation huts were built and the land was a training base for the first recruits to “Kitchener’s Army”. The bayoneting grounds, firing ranges and varied terrain enabled soldiers to practice their combat skills before departing for active service.

This picture shows the size of the camp sewer that was needed to accommodate the large numbers of troops that arrived at the camp throughout the war.

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