Back to Brockhurst

The entrance to Fort Brockhurst (picture from Britain's Past)

The entrance to Fort Brockhurst (picture from Britain’s Past)

About today, 3 March 1915, George Calderon returned to barracks at Fort Brockhurst near Gosport in Hampshire. He had lost about a month through illness. Now his training probably began in earnest. The aim was to make him, at the age of forty-six, into a model lieutenant versed in the latest military techniques who could lead a platoon (about 60 men) in the 9th Battalion Ox and Bucks, teach ‘the men’ (i.e. privates), and train further batches of lieutenants. The need for fully trained men and officers from Kitchener’s New Army to go to the Front was becoming pressing.

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About Patrick Miles

I am a writer who specialises in Anton Chekhov and is writing a biography of George Calderon.
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2 Responses to Back to Brockhurst

  1. jppyro says:

    Am Gosport born and bred, and it is actually IN Gosport. Interesting post, love learning about our local history 🙂

  2. Dear Jennifer, thanks so much for this, and for introducing me to your really delightful website/blog. It may sound ‘naff’ of me to say this, but I assure you it’s lovely and very interesting for me. I’d always assumed Fort Brockhurst was ‘in the country’ in 1915, but I see now I was wrong, and this has affected how I see Kittie coming to stay at Brockhurst in May. All v.b., Patrick

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