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WW1 Regimentally Marked Spoon

Possibly the most important piece of equipment for a soldier is his spoon! World War one era military issue spoons are quite distinctive and tonight we are looking at a wonderfully marked example that has seen at least three users. 303 more words

British Army

2 March 1917

Extract from war diary of LCpl Alexander Saunders, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Had a drink of tea about 5am. Move off 12noon (10miles) arrive about 4pm. 79 more words

28 February 1917

Extract from war diary of LCpl Alexander Saunders, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

No rations arrived. Hot tea and move off about 8am. March for about two and a half… 13 more words

Campfire Cooking: Campaign Diets & Not-So-Fine Dining

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Michael Aubrecht

Despite being necessary for survival, food for the typical Civil War soldier was unreliable fare. Whether marching on campaign or hunkered down in winter quarters, a soldier’s dining habits were often dictated by what he could forage or steal from the surrounding area. 977 more words

Common Soldier

24 February 1917

Extract from war diary of 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

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The Brigade training area was available & the Battn. practiced attack formation.  Haversack rations were taken & dinners served to troops on the return to billets.

8 January 1917

Extract from war diary of LCpl Alexander Saunders, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Parade 8:15 a.m. Making roads. Returned about 6:P.M. (cigarette issue). Received orders to pack up ready to move. 7 more words

Why my Mum doesn't cook...

It has always been a puzzle to me, how much my lovely, intelligent, adaptable & creative mother hates cooking… but I’m beginning to understand now. The other day, she casually mentioned that until she married my father, back in the immediate post-war years and aged just 21, she had never cooked or prepared a meal in her life. 816 more words

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