For the Battalion Quartermaster of The 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, the distribution of rations to his men was a major problem.
In February 1915, the Battalion were stationed at Bury St. Edmunds, taking over defence duties from the Hertfordshire Regiment who departed for France in November 1914.
For Captain Clayton, whose men were stretched along the railway line from Rougham to Risby, the logistical problem of distributing their daily rations was a logistical nightmare. Issued with a 14lb pot of plum and apple jam to distribute to over 100 men strung out in every culvert and bridge over a 14 mile period was an impossible target to achieve. Nether the less, with a borrowed horse and cart, and some help from the local Boy Scouts, his men received their rations each day.
However, for the newly created 8th Battalion, still stationed at Colchester, the situation was quite the opposite....
Welcome to our online 'blog' charting the history of the many Battalions of the Suffolk Regiment and the part they played in the Great War.
Starting back in March 2014, we have recorded the events of 100 years ago on the centenary of their happening.
Keep checking back to see how the Great War is progressing for the men of the Suffolk Regiment.