History - Year by year

Company history for the year 1919

During 1919

The Company.


During 1919

Sgt E Wich.


During 1919
The Company wins the 2nd XI Football Trophy.


April
Dr R L Ridge writes to suggest that bugles could be presented to those who acted as all clear air raid buglers in the Great War.


Thursday 8th May
The 3rd Enfield wins the Daily Telegraph Shield for the seventh time at the Royal Albert Hall Display, seen by HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught. Flash light photos of the 3rd are taken. Except 1908, until this point the 3rd Enfield has been in every final of the Daily Telegraph Shield competition. Result: 1st - 3rd Enfield (446), 2nd - 83rd London (436).


Monday 9th June
Whit Monday Sports, Enfield Town Park: The 1st and 3rd Enfield Bugle Bands take part.

Above is a picture taken in Enfield Town Park in June 1919. It shows the presentation of the bugles to the all clear Buglers of the First World War. They provided calls to the residents of Enfield for the airship raids over Enfield by the Germans. Enfield was a particular target due to the Enfield Small Arms factory which produced the famous Lee-Enfield 303 rifles.
The all clear buglers were made up of members of the 1st and 3rd Enfield Companies. The Chairman of the District Council, Mr Spencer-Hill MA JP, is the man presenting the bugles as a token of appreciation to the boys for their service during the War.

The 100 yards race.


August
Battalion Camp starts again with a camp at Whitstable, costing 25s per boy. The Company wins the Battalion Camp Trophy.


September
The Company wins the Battalion Swimming competition.

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