Machine Gun Training Centre, British Army

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Located at Belton Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Machine Gun Training Centre, British Army
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Country: United Kingdom
Service: British Army
Type: Machine gun
Specific type: unknown
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Relationship type: Administrative
Parent unit: Machine Gun Corps, British Army
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Personal narratives

Frederick Hunt

Imperial War Museum: Documents.251 is a typescript memoir by Frederick Hunt, including his service in these units:

He also spent time in several other training camps and hospitals in the UK. He enlisted in November 1914 and may have spent time training with 2/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, British Army but this is not made clear in the catalogue description.

Cuthbert Lucas

Cuthbert Henry Tindall Lucas served as a general in command of the following units:

His diaries and letters have been transcribed and blogged by Steve Warburton at Gallipoli: First In Last Out and From the Frontline: Somme 1916.

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Unit war diaries

No war diaries exist for this unit. This could be because:

  • units and formations were only required to keep official war diaries when operating in a theatre of war.
  • war diaries were created but no longer survive.
  • some unit pages on this site that represent groups of formation troops don't correspond to a unit or staff department that kept war diaries.

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