Troops on the move

‘Temple Meads lined with folk all cheering’ Lance Corporal Harold Hayward, 12th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment on Royal Naval Reserve leaving Bristol, August 1914

Men who may never have left Bristol before found themselves fighting in unfamiliar places like France, Egypt, Turkey and Palestine. They risked their lives on land, at sea and in the air.

This film is of a fictional character, Frank Ash. Everything he says is based on fact and what people were saying or doing in Bristol.

Letter from Sapper William Yelland, the Royal Engineers, to his daughter Alice, 15 March 1917

‘Just a few lines to thank you for your most welcome notes’