Our Facebook friend Peter Anderson writes this:
Hi, I am researching troops who crossed from Folkestone to Boulogne in WW1. I know several American units made this trip. If anyone can supply me with the names of Units with the dates of their crossing to France by this route, and or the names of soldiers place the date of their crossing this stage of the journey to the Western Front I would be grateful.
The Us Troops who travelled on this part of the journey vary often arrived at Liverpool and continued onto Folkestone by train. They would have arrived at the Central Station in Folkestone and marched along Cheriton Road to the Leas. From here they would have had a brief break at No3 rest Camp and proceeded down what is now the Road of Remembrance towards the Harbour and the ships waiting to take them to France.
A memorial to all the soldiers that made this journey is planned for the Leas in Folkestone.
Can any of you offer information about U.S. troops that headed to France via Folkestone?