Local Reaction

‘We went down to the town last night for about half an hour. . .we could hardly move for soldiers, and there is ten thousand more to come. . .’
Edmund Goodchild, mid-September, 1914. (Quote credit 2).

Over 100,000 men flooded the area around Shoreham Army Camp between 1914 and 1919. They came from a range of backgrounds and countries as far away as Canada and South Africa. So what do we know about the reaction of the locals to this friendly invasion?

Click on the stories below to find out more:

Friendly invasion

Will you take in a soldier?

Local business success

Keep them at home!

Colonials in Camp

‘Mutiny’ in the South

Huts for Sale