London Barracks – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018IN  LONDON  BARRACKS. By   MAJOR   ARTHUR   GRIFFITHS. As dawn approaches the sentry at the London barrack gate counts the moments to the hour of relief. This is probably his last spell of “sentry-go,” and he has nothing more to do but to stand at arms with the rest of the …

Recruiting London – Living London 1902

Last Updated on October 10, 2018RECRUITING   LONDON. By   MAJOR   ARTHUR   GRIFFITHS. The cradle of a large portion of the British Army, that which is, in   fact,   provided  by  the Metropolis, lies in the district of  St.  Martin-in-the-Fields.      This    is,    so   to speak, the  military birthplace   of    the    London recruit.       The    embryo soldier   is   brought   into …