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5th August 1914 44th Brigade RFA mobilize  44th Howitzer Brigade Royal Field Artillery, which consisted of the 47th, 56th amd 60th Batteries, began to mobilise at Bordon. Bordon Camp was first built in 1899 and is situated near Petersfield in Hampshire, the site has been continual in use by the Army since 1903 when the hutted camp was expanded. The Louisburg barracks were built in 1906, adding brick buildings to house two regiments of Artillery, a riding school and a veterinary hospital. The Royal Engineer Lines were added by 1911.

13th Aug 1914 1st South Wales Borderers sail for France  1st Battalion South Wales Borderers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, departed from Bordon Camp and sailed to Le Harve with the BEF.

31st Mar 1915 9th Heavy Battery move to Borden Camp  9th Heavy Battery leave Odihamon for Borden at the end of March 1915.

May 1915 8th Yorks & Lancs to Borden Camp  8th Yorks and Lancs depart from Hythe in May for Bordon Camp. Bordon had expensive ranges and was used for final weaponry preparation for active service using live ammunition using rifles, machine and Lewis Guns, Mortars, bombs and explosives.

9th May 1915 9th Heavy Battery mobilize  9th Heavy Battery mobilize at Borden on May 9th, and left for Southampton the following day with overseas orders.

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Borden Camp

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Eales Sidney Harris. Bmdr. (d.27th April 1917)

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Bmdr. Sidney Harris Eales 156th Brigade, 'C' Battery Royal Field Artillery (d.27th April 1917)

Sidney Eales died of wounds received aged just 21. He had originally enlisted and been assigned to the 3rd Bedfordshire Regiment service no. 7085. He was transferred to the Royal Regiment of Artillery (RFA and RHA) in January 1915 and posted to the 142nd Battery at Bordon. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Sidney was the son of my Great Great Grandfather's daughter Martha Eales nee Abbott who died in 1954, I have no further information available at present.

Tim




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