RMR Shooting on Durrington Range

RMR Shooting on Durrington Range

Tuesday, January 19, 1915

In Camp, Lark Hill, Salisbury Plains

The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day:Musketry on Durrington Range.” [1]

19 Jan 15THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Durrington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Salisbury, 30 miles (48 km) south of Swindon and 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Stonehenge. It is on the east of Salisbury Plain, the largest remaining area of chalk grassland in north-west Europe. The parish includes the military settlement of Larkhill, which is approximately half a mile (800 m) west of the village. [3]

Larkhill is a garrison town in the civil parish of Durrington, Wiltshire, England. It is 800 yards (730 metres) west of Durrington village proper and 1 mi (1.6 km) north of the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. It is about 10 mi (16 km) north of Salisbury. [4]

[1] War Diary, 14th Canadian Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment, Jan 19, 1915. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e044/e001089686.jpg
[2] Origin of photo is uncertain; found at http://cefresearch.ca/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12065&view=previous
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durrington,_Wiltshire
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larkhill

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