Reckless Soldiers?

Police on duty, North Street, Bishops Stortford, 1912
Police records, 22 May, 1915
Policeman's Journal, May 1915

What had the two soldiers done ?

What was the damage ?

Who was the owner of the car ?

What enquiries did the police make ?

Were the soldiers caught ?


In the second document, what does Capt Archer asks local police to look out for ?

What have the soldiers been doing that was thought to be a ‘danger to the public’ ?

What does Capt Archer promise to do if the names of offending soldiers are sent to him ?

Why do you think drunken and reckless behaviour was common among young soldiers ?

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