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WW1 Effort

Campsite at Windlesham
Campsite at Windlesham
#whsfridayfact WW1 War Effort supported by Windlesham (Southern Cross)
During the winter of 1913/14 the rugby field was taken over as a camp site for the Army, firstly to train new recruits then in the latter part of the War it was turned in to the School of Cookery of the Southern Division, squads of soldiers used to come for a course of cookery. The boys of Windlesham very keenly helped set up the camp, putting up tents, showing the troops where the best route marches were and generally, help the soldiers acclimatise to living in the country. Other interesting inhabitants of the camp were a batch of some 700 mules, imported from America.

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