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1 May 1918 : Major Ernest Arthur St George Bedbrook


Ernest was the son of Rear Admiral James Albert Bedbrook R.N. and Matilda. He was one of ten children comprising seven girls and three boys. He was educated at St.George’s College, Wimbledon.   Age 11 Ernest was living with his large family at Haresfields, 64 Blarne Kern Road, Battersea. Having received private tuition in engineering subject…

The Air Raid on Chatham Drill Hall 3 September 1917


On 3 September 1917, the Chatham Drill Hall, then a glass roofed building, was being used as a temporary overflow dormitory for sailors and there were 698 men asleep or resting in their hammocks in the Drill Hall. The Drill Hall formed part of the Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke barracks at Chatham. Above: the main gate to HMS Pembroke thought to have…