Army Boxing Match
This card from Jack of the 2nd Kent Battery Fort Burgoyne to his Uncle Mr A Austin of the Cinque Ports Arms Hythe shows a boxing match in October 1914.
The 2nd Kent Battery was formed in September 1914. The new recruits had a choice of joining the service battery for foreign service or the 2nd Kent (Folkestone) Battery. The men were billeted at the Artillery Drill Hall in Liverpool Street, Dover.
Source: Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald – Saturday 12 September 1914
The transcribed text reads:
2nd Kent Battery
Just another PC. Just got knocked out- not half- hope all are well. From Jack
9 p.m. 27 Oct 14
Mr A Austin
Cinque Port Arms
147 High Street
Image courtesy of Darrienne Price