The Story of Kinmel Park Military Training Camp 1914-1918, by Robert Griffiths

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The Story of Kinmel Park Military Training Camp 1914-1918, by Robert Griffiths
The Story of Kinmel Park Military Training Camp 1914-1918, by Robert Griffiths

Book published by Carreg Gwalch in 2014, 226 pages. Paperback (N5894)

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From the rear side cover: This is an account of life - and illness, accidents and death - in and around the military training camp at Kinmel Park near Abergele in northern Wales that was constructed in 1914. It was the largest military training camp in Wales, with its own railway connecting it to Rhyl.

Soldiers were trained and detained at Kinmel Park, and Conscientious Objectors were dealt with on the site. The camp had a mixed effect on the surrounding area, with road accidents, burglaries, and musical entertainments being visited on the local population! The author Robert Graves and the playwright J. B. Priestly were at Kinmel Camp for a time.

This readable book is as much as anything the author's tribute to three members of his family who were directly involved in the First World War, including Robert Owen, who died aged eighteen before completing his initial military training at Kinmel Park Camp, and who is the inspiration for this book.


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