Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Army School of Cookery at St Albans circa 1915

While looking for information on St Albans photographers who took pictures of soldiers during the First World War I found this picture on Herts Memories, which was one of a series by L. L. Christmas.

School of Cookery, St Albans
St Albans
Armed Forces
The card had a description of the construction and use of these ovens, and had turned up in Canada. I decided to investigate and it seems that the School may have been run by the 309 Company Army Service Corps  which in the winter of 1916 was used to train Canadian recruits. My search online found pictures 11 & 12 in the series, and a reference to picture 10. So what did pictures No 1 through 9 show? There was also an unnumbered group picture of the members of the school.


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