Playing Sports on the Front Line – August, 1918

Soldiers on the Front Line often took part in a variety of entertainment and sporting activities to keep up morale during the quiet periods of war.  One such letter, written to the Editor of the Bromley & District times in August 1918, provided an insight into one such event. Two members of the Royal Engineers, who were both local to the Bromley district, were reported as being the local competitors for one such sporting event.  Corporal J.B. Hopgood, an old member of Bromley Football Club, and Corporal W.E Copping of Bickley….