History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1914

During 1914
The Company starts a Bugle Band; this replaces the Drum and Fife Band.


Wednesday 25th March
The 3rd Enfield wins the Battalion Colours competition.


Thursday 7th May
The 3rd is once again in the final of the Daily Telegraph Shield competition at the Royal Albert Hall Display, but loses to the 62nd London.


Sunday 10th May
Sir William A Smith, the Founder of The Boys' Brigade, passes away after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage.


Friday 15th May
The 3rd Enfield and 62nd London Companies form the Guard of Honour as the coffin of Sir William A Smith is moved from the Chapel of St Bartholomew's Hospital. The two Companies stand with arms reversed, as they escort the remains to Euston Station, to be transported to Glasgow. Staff Sergeant A L Winsley of the 3rd Enfield acts as one of the pall bearers.

The order of service for the funeral service.

A page from a book written about William Smith, and a page from a BB book.

Pages from The Boys' Brigade Gazette.


Monday 1st June

Whit Monday Sports programme.


Saturday 1st August to Tuesday 4th August
The Battalion Summer Camp in Felixstowe is interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War on the Tuesday. The boys return home by train, and some of the Officers are detained by the Army.


Harold Dye is lying in the middle of this photo.

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