Tug of war tragedy one year before the Great War: Territorial Army solider remembered

Funeral procession for Charlie Brewer

Funeral procession for Charlie Brewer

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A Territorial Army soldier died in a tug of war just a year before the outbreak of the First World War and is now buried in Berkhamsted.

The 24-year-old’s story has been released by the recently formed Rectory Lane Cemetery Project.

Charlie Brewer

Charlie Brewer

Charlie Brewer was a member of the F Company of the 1st Battalion of the Hertfordshire Regiment in the Territorial Army. The soldiers went to a training camp at Dibgate Farm in Kent in August 1913.

 

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