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4th Lancaster (Wesley) Troop – 1910

 

4th Lancaster (Wesley) Troop - 1910
4th Lancaster 1910

With Scoutmaster R E Wright (right) and PL Herbert Dobson MM (3rd from right), by Galgate Post Office, June 1910. According to the Ordnance Survey map of 1910 the post office was then situated in Salford Road. You wouldn’t catch them standing in the road today!

O.S. 25 inch. Revised: 1910, Published: 1913. National Library of Scotland

4th Lancaster (Wesley) Troop - 1910

6th Scout from the left is William Thompson who also won a Military Medal in the First World War and was the last Chief Constable of Lancaster. On his right is Robert Bowker.

Herbert Dobson’s army number was 2746, Robert Bowker’s 2455 and Bill Thompson’s 2801 (1/5 King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment).

© Lonsdale Scouts Archive Collection

Morecambe Guardian 12 August 1922:-

The 4th Lancaster Boy Scouts, under Scoutmaster Wright, have encamped at Hazelwood, Silverdale, this week.

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