First World War

1914 - 1918

Serving Units-Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury
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.
A newly built train on its way to Tilbury docks and the Western Front 1916
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.

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

    By Danny Jackson (31/03/2017)

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