Throughout the summer of 1914 the local Ramsgate branches of the Territorial Army continued to meet for their weekly training and drill practice. According to the announcements in the Thanet Advertiser of 6th June 1914 the Left Section 3rd Kent Battery 3rd Home Counties Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery commanded by Second Lieutenant Chard met on Monday evenings for a lecture, Tuesdays for NCOs re-drilling and harness fitting, Wednesdays for signaller’s practice, Thursdays for section gun drill and harness instruction and Friday for Semaphore signalling and gun laying. No meetings on Saturdays but early Sunday morning there was drill order. Continue reading Left, right, left right!
Henry Kenyon Daniel, one of a family of local Ramsgate solicitors, had been a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Cinque Ports Volunteer Artillery since 1897. In October 1914 he received his commission in the Territorial Force as a Captain in the 3rd Home Counties (Cinque Ports) brigade of the Royal Field Artillery. Continue reading Major Henry Kenyon Daniel