Village remembers its war history

Shepreth Military Hospital
Shepreth Military Hospital during the First World War Photo: Shepreth Memory Preservation Society

Photographs of First World War soldiers convalescing in an English village after being wounded on the Western Front were posted on the internet today by members of a new local history society.

Pictures show injured soldiers being cared for at a temporary military hospital in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, nearly 100 years ago.

They were posted on the website of the Shepreth Memory Preservation Society as Britain prepares to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict in 2014.

Shepreth Village Hall was used as a military hospital between 1914 and 1919.