412 Sergeant Charles Herbert Rhymes
Army Service Record of 412 Sergeant Charles Herbert Rhymes recording the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion Annual Camps between 1908 and 1914.
“E” (Carlton) Company, 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion Sherwood Foresters
“E” (Carlton) Company of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment. This picture was taken after 1911 because Charles Rhymes has been promoted to Sergeant.
The photograph was taken by Miss Jessie Mary Lyon, who in the 1911 Census was 18 years old and living with her family in 10 Victoria Road at Netherfield. Her occupation was recorded as ‘Photographic Artist’.
“D” (Mansfield) Company, 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion Sherwood Foresters
Officers of the Battalion c1911
Various Pictures in unknown locations
This picture of the 8th Battalion is reportedly taken at Wiseton, which is a large Stately Home close to Doncaster on the North Nottinghamshire Border. I have been unable to find a connection with the 8th Sherwood Foresters, but it is possible that a local section of the Battalion used Wiseton Drill Station.
The two pictures above show men of the 8th (Nottinghamshire) Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment, however, the date and place have not been determined and there are no photographers or publishers names to provide clues.
The pictures may very well show men of the 1/8th or 2/8th in billets in the Harpenden area during 1914-15. Many of the men have “T 8 Notts & Derby” shoulder badges, whilst a few are wearing an Imperial Service Badge.
Finally, it’s possible that the first picture shows men of “F” Company because there is a striking resemblance between the two men shown below.
Mobilisation and Harpenden
Picture of an unknown Private of the 1/8th Battalion outside his billets in Harpenden in 1914
Young recruit to the 8th Battalion; picture taken in Newark