Spalding and district troopers in 1916

Merry Troopers in 1916.
Merry Troopers in 1916.

This photograph of “a merry lot of troopers” appeared in these newspapers in 1916.

They were (standing, from left) Cecil Webster, of Moulton Seas End; Charles Wright, of Ruskington; and Herbert Didwell, of Spalding, and late of Holbeach (last two not shown).

The mounted troopers were F Ward, of Holbeach Fen; Arthur William Taylor, of Stockwell Gate, Holbeach; Arthur Fletcher, of Whaplode; Frank Woolhouse, of Stamford; and William Wass, of Tallington.

The men were all in Egypt, except for Arthur Taylor, who the report said “through a motor accident, is at home awaiting his discharge”.

The horse, adorned with Frank Woolhouse’s cap, was the property of Ward, and had been bought by the Government the day after England declared war.