History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1904

During 1904

The Boys' Brigade has a medal called the "Cross of Heroism", which is awarded to boys who perform brave deeds. The 1st Enfield has one of these medals gained by one of its members in 1904. Private James Conway is swimming with his younger brother in the River Lea when he notices his brother is in difficulty. James swims to his rescue and manages to get near enough to the edge for his father to seize hold of the younger boy's hand and pull him to safety. However, James is now exhausted and falls back into deep water and is drowned. Because of his keenness and loyalty to the BB the parents request that the Company should keep the medal as a memorial to their son's bravery.


During 1904

The Drum and Fife Band.


During 1904

The Company.


During 1904

The NCOs and Officers.


During 1904

3rd Enfield gymnastics team 1904-1905.


Wednesday 6th January

An NCO appointment certificate that was presented to Fred Motts.


April
The 3rd Enfield wins the Newth Football Challenge Shield, gaining 18 points out of a possible 20.


Monday 23rd May
The Whit Monday Inspection and Sports: The Sports Cup is won by the 3rd Enfield whilst the 1st Enfield wins the Colours competition.

The parade.

The Inspecting Officer.

The General Salute.

3rd Enfield entering the field for the Colours competition.

3rd Enfield firing rifles.


Wednesday 15th June
The annual tea and sing song at the School Hall, Chase Side, is held. The boys celebrate their Sports Cup victory. The Cup gets filled with ginger beer and is shared out.


Saturday 30th July to Sunday 7th August
The Summer Camp takes place at Clacton.


This picture shows "ragging" - an old term for a gentle form of beating up someone in a playful way. In some cases the boy was turned upside down and his head placed in a bucket full of water!

The parents of T R Plowman visiting the camp kitchen.

Serving out.

Washing up.

1st Enfield.

Sgt H Chopping and L/Cpl W Webb.

Robert Plowman with 3rd Enfield boys.

Article written by a boy on the 1904 Enfield Battalion Summer Camp.

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