1914 saw The Cambridgeshire Regiment in the midst of a major recruiting drive.
A recruiting week in January, succeeded in gaining many new men for the Battalion and, by the end of the month, their strength was at 430 ranks.
Such was the enthusiasm to join that by late March, over 200 men were on a list "waiting to get in."
Such were the numbers now joining, that the Adjutant; Captain H.A.P. Littledale, was in discussions to lay on additional trains to get his men to annual camp in July.
For a youthful regiment, everyone was in very high spirits...
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.