From a local paper of the 24/12/1914 = " A rousing send off " "A contingent of the Hunts. Reserve Battalion who
have volunteered for active service, had a splendid send off on Saturday.
As they marched, headed by their band, the men presented a smart
appearance in their new equipment and as a body they were all in good
physique. At the station the
band played selections including "Three cheers for the red white and
blue" and the men lustily sang "Tipperary."
Colonel Stanley was present. The
carriages were attached to the 10:06 train in which were a number of
soldiers who during the wait, waltzed up and down the platform to the
amusement of the spectators. As the train started the band played the National anthem, and
the cheers of the spectators both on the platform and roadway overlooking
the station were vigorously by the men in the carriages. The officers in command were Lieuts. H. Cresswell ; H.
L. Dymoke; C. Mellows; G. H. Abbott; and N. W. Wadham.
Lieut. H. Cresswell - He was one of five Lieutenants in charge of a contingent of 130 men of the Hunts. Reserve Battalion who had volunteered for active service in December 1914. They left from Huntingdon station in carriages attached to the 10:06 train for the East Coast
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