The Rochester Great War Report - March to May 1916.

Men who attested are now being asked to honour their pledges but many married men are aggrieved about being called-up whilst there are still eligible single men available to be enlisted. The Medway Branch of the ‘National Union of Attested Men’ held a meeting, in Chatham Town Hall, for married men to discuss their concerns...

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Geoff Rambler
Rochester Great War Report – 1 June to 31 August, 1915

The sinking of the Lusitania and reports of the ill treatment of British prisoners of war, has led to a growing resentment towards Germans who are thought, as previously reported, to still be in Kent.  The military were needed to quell a riot that started in Chatham when some drunken soldiers took it into their...

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Geoff Rambler
March to May 1915. “The Price of War is Increasing”.

Life and commence in Rochester is radically changing. Large numbers of troops and munitions workers are now being billeted with families across the city - which is increasingly coming under the control of the military authorities. Notices have been published in the press preventing the use of the Medway, east of the bridge, by fishing and leisure craft...

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Geoff Rambler