Writing letters home

REP WW1 photo 20
Two of the men in D Company writing letters home. Taken in our fire trench near Wulverghem-Wytschaete Road, January 1915.
Photo no.20 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.
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Ruined farmhouse Messines, Jan. 1915

REP WW1 photo 19
Ruined farmhouse opposite Messines, Jan. 1915. It was used as an Artillery O.P. and it was from here that Major … R.F.A. directed the fire of his battery which happened to hit an enemy ammunition dump on Messines Ridge. For this he was awarded a D.S.O. Photo taken from the back of one of our C.T.s.
Photo no.19 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Night under a stack during The Great Retreat

REP WW1 photo 14
Lt. R.E. Partridge at 5.30a.m., 2nd Sept. 1914, after a night’s rest under a stack. On THE RETREAT about 25 miles east of Paris. This stack was the Bn. Hd. Qrs. bivouac for the night. Lt. Col. Bols and his Adjt. Capt. Ransome slept alongside.
Photo no.14 of 55 photos taken by - or, in this case, of - Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Engine of Armoured Train, Bethune Oct. 1914

REP WW1 photo 35c
The engine of an Armoured Train in Bethune Railway Station, 23rd or 25th October, 1914. It is manned by naval men.
Photo no.35c of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Communication trench Wulverghem, Feb. 1915

REP WW1 photo 42
C.T. looking from our support trench towards fire trench. German trenches are near trees in background. Taken near Wulverghem – Wytschaete Road, February 1915.
Photo no.40 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Battalion Headquarters Neuve Eglise, Nov. 1914

REP WW1 photo 44
Rear Headquarters, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment at Neuve Eglise, November 1914
Photo no.44 of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.

Naval Armoured Train, Bethune Oct. 1914

REP WW1 photo 35b
Car of a Naval Armoured train in Bethune Railway Station, 23rd or 25th October, 1914.
Photo no.35b of 55 photos taken by Captain R.E. Partridge, M.C. of D Company, 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment. These were presented to the Dorset Regimental Museum in February 1965.