Huts for sale

In February 1919 some of the huts from the Camp were sold off, many being bought by towns and villages who wished to use them as a way of memorialising those who had served.

Many soldiers remained in the Camp, however, until the summer and the signing of the Peace Treaty on June 28th 1919.

Over the years the local press has looked back at the story of the army Camp. In 1964, in the Worthing Herald, a former recruit from the Camp reflected on being billeted in Worthing whilst huts were built to replace the tents. He recalled sharing his battalion with two notable authors, Gilbert Frankau and R. C. Sherriff. In the last twenty years there have been further articles of research.

Today the impact of Shoreham Camp on Sussex has mostly been forgotten. However, clues can still be found in 100 year old letters, postcards, photographs and newspapers, in family memories and the fixed memorial in the local Church of St Mary de Haura in Shoreham. There are even stories in the rusty nails and old horseshoes found in gardens around the Buckingham Park area today.

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Find out more

Find out what other researchers have discovered looking back in memory of Shoreham Army Camp:
The Shoreham-by-Sea history portal
Shoreham Fort

Key Sources: 
West Sussex County Times, West Sussex Gazette, Worthing Gazette and Horsham Times. Accessed at Worthing Library, Courtesy of West Sussex County Council Library Service www.westsussexpast.org.uk