World War I

Lake Lodge Memorial Gates

                            These gates were constructed in 1920 as a memorial to those who died in action in World War I.

Notes on the War from the "Lake Lodge Record" of 1917

Postcard which was sent to Gladys Drope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gladys Drope kept in touch with many of the soldiers and she also knit socks for them. In this excerpt from a  letter written by soldier, Harold L. Grout,  he thanks her for the socks that she has sent. Grout discusses the "76th" and their location at Shorncliffe. He mentions Lake Lodge, "You seem to be losing all your boys from 'Lake Lodge'. I hope this war doesn't last till they all have to go. Some say the first seven years of it will be the worst. Hoping you are all well and remember me to all my friends at L.L. Yours sincerely, Driver Harold L. Grout".