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    Machine Gun Corps


This soldier passed through Peterborough East Station and signed the visitors’ book on 15 November 1916. He wrote ‘I was stranded in your town Peterb’gh & was directed to the BWTA & I appreciated your quiet rest room’. It was signed Brigadier Meehan MGC The BWTA most likely stands for ‘British Women’s Temperance Association’.  The committee responsible for setting up the East Station rest room were known as the ‘Women’s United Temperance Association’ (WUTAC) which was an amalgamation of a number of former women’s abstinence organisations which included the BWTA.

No records have been found of Brigadier Meehan and research leads us to believe that it would be unlikely that senior officers would have shared this rest room.

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