Richmond Park

Richmond Park was an armed camp during WW1 with several London Territorial regiments being trained there, including the 2nd Batt. Artists Rifles, 28th Battalion the London Regiment, who are seen here leaving Richmond Park for a route march, headed by their band. The Artists went to France in October 1914 as GHQ troops, and in 1915 was reorganised as an officers’ training corps. Later, other cadet battalions were reorganised on the same lines. During the war over 10,000 officers were trained in the corps and over 2,000 died on active service.