First World War

1914 - 1918

By Cliff Cowin

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'First World War' page
Photo:Serving Units-Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

Serving Units-Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

Photo:One in five of the foreign soldiers who fought alongside the British troops did not return home. These 'Springbok' soldiers from South Africa, pictured setting sail home from Tilbury docks in Essex in 1919, were among the lucky ones.

One in five of the foreign soldiers who fought alongside the British troops did not return home. These 'Springbok' soldiers from South Africa, pictured setting sail home from Tilbury docks in Essex in 1919, were among the lucky ones.

Photo:A newly built train on its way to Tilbury docks and the Western Front 1916

A newly built train on its way to Tilbury docks and the Western Front 1916

Photo:Ambulance carriage being loaded for shipment to the Western Front, at Tilbury dock, 1916.

Ambulance carriage being loaded for shipment to the Western Front, at Tilbury dock, 1916.

Photo:Ambulance carriage being loaded for shipment to the Western Front, at Tilbury dock 1916.

Ambulance carriage being loaded for shipment to the Western Front, at Tilbury dock 1916.

This page was added by Cliff Cowin on 07/09/2014.
Comments about this page

Wonderfull photos of the time.todays generation dont really appreciate the boroughs history or its struggles during war time

By Danny Jackson
On 01/04/2017