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Training Camps



Bases in England


PERHAM DOWNS
(No. 1 Group for the 1st Division............1st, 2nd, 3rd Training Battalions.
                                                             (all Divisions)  Pioneer Training Battalion             
ROLLESTONE
(No. 2 Group) for the 2nd Division.........5th, 6th, 7th Training Battalions.
                                  4th Division..........4th, 12th, 13th Training Battalions.
LARK HILL
(No. 5 Group) for the 5th Division..........8th, 14th, 15th Training Battalions.

PARK HOUSE
Army Service Corps,
Engineers,
Signallers,
Army Medical Corps Depots

LARK HILL
Artillery Depot.

TIDWORTH
Machine Gun Corps Depot

Engineers were moved soon after to .......Christchurch, then Brightlingsea.
Signallers were moved to...................... SHEFFORD near Hitchen
Machine Gunners were moved to............ BELTON PARK near GRANTHAM


Command Depots



PERHAM DOWNS

(CD No. 1)  for receiving troops fit to be drafted to their units at the front.

WEYMOUTH
(CD No. 2)  for receiving men unfit for return to service within 6 months
                   therefore to be returned to Australia.

BOVINGTON CAMP, WOOL, DORSET
(CD No. 3)  Temporarily established to receive overflow from No.1 caused
                   by losses in the Somme fighting.

WORGRET HILL, near Wareham
(CD No. 4 Formed October 1916 to receive overflow from other depots,
                   it became  a depot for men likely to be fit in 3 months.


Other Camps or Hospital names:

SUTTON VENY
HURDCOTT
CODFORD
HAREFIELD

Until June 1917 TROOPSHIPS sailed from Southampton to Etaples
ETAPLES all Divisions had a Base Depot,
General Base Depot LIGHT HORSE, ARTILLERY,

After June 1917 Troopships sailed from Southhampton or Folkestone to Le Havre
LE HAVRE the Australian Bases moved to Harfleur Valley.
 
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