Imperial War Musuem – British Army Cadets in Cambridge During First World War

Rummaging once again through the photographic collections of the Imperial War Museum, these are some photos of officer cadets in Cambridge during the First World War. The photos were taken by Horace Nicholls, likely taken in late 1917. There’s a timeless feel to the backdrops of the photos, the troops though are the reminder of the tragedy that was taking place elsewhere.

Cadets of No. 5 Battalion parading in the Great Court, Trinity College, Cambridge, for Divine service.

Cadets of No. 5 Officer Cadet Battalion entering the chapel at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Cadets of No. 5 Officer Cadet Battalion in the dining hall of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Cadets of No. 2 Officer Cadet Battalion halted at the gateway of Jesus College, Cambridge.

Cadets parading outside Ridley Hall (a theological college), University of Cambridge.

Cadets parading outside Ridley Hall (a theological college), University of Cambridge. December 1917.

Cadets of No. 5 Officer Cadet Battalion assembled in Neville Court, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Cadets seated round the fountain in the Great Court, Trinity College, Cambridge.

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