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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 11:04 GMT (UK) »
While trying to assist with this query I was unable to find any record of a barracks at Wincanton or any barracks called "Suddon". I'm aware there was a TA unit based in the town but they seem to have had a drill hall.
The background to the picture shows bell tents but no buildings. Was this perhaps a temporary "camp"and not a barracks ? Where does the "Suddon, Wincanton" come from ?
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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Might it be Buddon Camp in Scotland?
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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 12:56 GMT (UK) »
MaecW, it comes from a handwritten note on the back of the photograph. It appears ShaunJ has come up with a more plausible alternative.


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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 12:58 GMT (UK) »
ShaunJ, that makes sense given the fact that Hugh was a plumber from the West Coast of Scotland. Wincanton in the 20ís feels like a bit of a journey!

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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 15:38 GMT (UK) »
Running in on ShauJ's coattails and finding many newspaper references in the 20s to "the artillery ranges" at Buddon and Buddon Artillery camp including reports that this would be the venue of annual camp for many a Territorial Force unit.

ShaunJ has it (as so often :))

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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone and apologies for my lack of knowledge tether TA! Assume it worked much like today, you signed up and then committed to  minimum number of hours/days per year? Struggling to see where Hugh would have regularly paraded for training other than Buddon. Any ideas?

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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 02 February 21 18:29 GMT (UK) »
hi
 i believe there was a depot in gourock
for training and home defence,
hence the name battery park

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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 03 February 21 00:39 GMT (UK) »
Mccrorj2512,
Thank you.  I agree with Shaun's identification of the place as likely to be Budden.
I wonder how "Wincanton" got into the description; there's nothing like it near Budden.
Perhaps the inscription on the photo was made years later and the writer confused two place !  :) 

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Re: Suddon Barracks - Wincanton
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 09 February 21 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Loose end:

Struggling to see where Hugh would have regularly paraded for training other than Buddon. Any ideas?

TF units from a wide area of Scotland would have gone to Buddon for annual camp, his "home" base could have been anywhere, examples:
7 batteries of Glasgow RFA territorials arrive mid July 1922
Edinburgh district RFA units later in July

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