Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cornwall in the First World War

During this month, each weekday I'm posting a different image showing aspects of Cornwall's First World War.

This photo dates from December 1914. To our left stands Lieutenant Cuthbert Lloyd Fox of Glendurgan House near Falmouth. His men have been working on the construction of Trevethan army camp, which continued its training work throughout the war. Behind the troops are some of the camp's accommodation huts. Today the site is marked out by Falmouth's Highfield, Mayfield and Fairfield Roads. 

Cuthbert Fox later served with the Royal Engineers on the Western Front; he was promoted to Major and awarded the Military Cross. In 1946 he was appointed High Sheriff of Cornwall. Cuthbert died in 1972.

My book, 'Cornwall In The First World War', is published by Truran. With 112 pages and 100 images, you'll find it in bookshops across the Duchy. It's also available through Amazon:

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