|.||On Sunday 13th September
1914 the recruiting of men for the Army moved to a meeting held in the
grounds of Kimbolton Castle, by kind permission of Lord Charles Montagu
. A huge crowd attended the gathering and were addressed by Lord Charles
Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich, local councillors and Lord Lovat. A band
of pipers and drummers from the Gordon Highlanders, who were stationed
locally, played during the afternoon and into the early evening, the
event resulted in a large number of recruits being enrolled into the H C
a local paper dated 7/8/14 = Lord Sandwich Cheered.
Sandwich, the Lord Lieutenant for Hunts., was loudly cheered as he drove
up in his motor car to attend the service of intercession for the war in
connection with the Hunts Cyclist Corps at All Saints' Church, Huntingdon
on Wednesday evening.
Lord Sandwich, the Lord Lieutenant for Hunts., was loudly cheered as he drove up in his motor car to attend the service of intercession for the war in connection with the Hunts Cyclist Corps at All Saints' Church, Huntingdon on Wednesday evening.
= Good - Bye = Territorials leave
the beginning of the week the headquarters of the Hunts Cyclist Territorials
at Huntingdon has been seen of the greatest activity, and many recruits were
accepted. The whole of the two Huntingdon companies were paraded on on Tuesday
evening, and again on Wednesday previous to the church parade. Further
equipment, including trenching tools - a sort of combination of small pick and
spade - was issued, and the whole of the men and their equipment were
carefully inspected. Early this (Thursday) morning they were paraded and
Marched to the Huntingdon Great North Region Station, ready for conveyance to
their appointed station. Soon after 8.00 the railway station was surrounded by
a large crowd. The Earl of
At a recruiting meeting in Huntingdon
on Saturday 19th September 1914, Lord Lovat, the Earl of Sandwich and
the Mayor of Huntingdon, together with local councillors, all appealed
to a large crowd for recruits to come and join the local battalion, the
H C B. It is said that the recruits at this meeting were given a Lovat
Scout button that they were allowed to wear on their new H C B uniform.
are no new all special grounds for apprehension, but as it is not
impossible that a hostile landing might take place in this County, the
Government has issued instructions to Lord Lieutenants for the guidance of
the civil population in the event of a belligerent operations in the
have appointed a Central Organising Committee and Local Emergency
Committee is who have organised with the Military Authorities the
precautions which may be deemed advisable.
police, assisted by Special Constables, will instruct the inhabitants as
to the course which it may become necessary to adopt.
Government will give reasonable compensation for property destroyed by
owners under instructions for all the Military Authorities or of the
Police or Special Constables acting under the Military Authorities.
rely upon the inhabitants to afford all assistance which may be required
by the Military Authorities to give ready and implicit obedience to the
directions of the Police.
Sandwich, Lord Lieutenant.
From a local paper dated 25/12/1914 Recruiting in the villages. A few recruits have resulted from the meetings held at the latter end of last week arranged by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. At Alconbury Weston the Rev. W. S. Williams presided, and the speakers were Capt. Wootton, Messrs G. E. Oldmeadow and R. C. Grey. On Friday at Great Staughton the chair was taken by the Rev. Rushforth, and addresses were given by Lord Sandwich, Captain Wootton and Mr. Oldmeadow. At Hamerton on Saturday evening Rev. G. A. Green presided, and appeals for recruits were made by Captain Wootton and Mr. Oldmeadow.
From a local paper dated 29/1/1915 The Reserve Cyclists were inspected by Hon. Colonel Lord Sandwich at Hinchingbrooke Park on Tuesday.
From a local paper dated 5/10/1917 Lord Sandwich is in Holland on business connected with the Red Cross and Prisoners of War.
a local paper dated 10/3/1917
The Earl of Sandwich has been selected
as chairman of the County Appeal Tribunal for Hunts. under the Military
Service Act. and Mr. F. N. Butler is to act as secretary.
An immense number of appeals from the decisions of the local tribunal
have been entered, and the appeal tribunal is likely to find plenty of work
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