Jessie Akehurst

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Jessie M Akehurst
Somerville
3rd Southern G hospital
Oxford
Xmas 1915

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PTE. D. PATTERSON.
20TH. SER. BATTN.
ROYAL FUSILIERS.
JAN. 1ST. 1916

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HARRY
PROCTER
1916
WHY NOT A LITTLE MORE FREEDOME IN DESIGN

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Good old Somerville
If ? you Know a better hole
Go to it.
NOV 1916

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st.R. Thompson Ro
R. W. KeatRgn

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Kuala Kuantan
Pahang.

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WE Lambert
7th. Northd. Fres
27.2.17

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ERRINGTON H.G.
JAN.1.’16
12 BAT. A.I.F

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THE. WATTLE KNOLL
A CLOUD OF YELLOW ON THE TREES,
A WAVE OF PERFUME IN THE BREEZE,
A KNOLL THAT TOPS THE WIDE GREEN PLAIN –
AN ISLE OF GOLD IN ROLLING MAIN.
MEET THE HAPPY FAIRIES HERE
WHEN THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT AND CLEAR
DANCE AROUND THEIR LITTLE QUEEN
DECKED IN SPRAYS OF GOLD & GREEN
HERE, TOO, DOES THE MAGPIE’S VOICE
BID HIS NOISY MATE REJOICE
FOOLISH BIRD! PRAY WHO COULD BE
SAD NEATH AUSTRALIA’S GOLDEN WATTLE TREE

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ERRINGTON H.G.
12 A.I.F
JAN. 1. 16

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The Colonel

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The Major

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The Captain

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The Subaltern

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The Sergeant

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The Lance Corporal

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The Tommy

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The Recruit

G.B.L.

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Somerville
Hospital
11/1/16

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E.G.B.

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Somerville
1916.
One of the “bravest things.”

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Boys flying kites haul in their white
winged birds
We can’t do this when we are flying
words
Careful with fire is good advice we know
Careful with words is ten times doubly so.
Thoughts unexpressed sometimes fall back
dead
But God himself can’t kill them when
their said.

T Hargreaves L/cpl.4969.
20th Batt Royal Fusiliers
18.1.16.

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Think of me sometimes
Think of me ever
Think of the good time
We have had together
Think of me when you are happy
Keep for me one little spot
Plant for me in your affections
One sweet little Forget me not

WJ Smith
Sgt major

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EF Cooper

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9.7.16.

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So many faiths, so many creeds,
So many paths, that wind + wind;
While just the art of being kind,
Is all this hard world needs.

H.S. Benjamin Lieut.

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1/8 - Bn. The Worcestershire Regt.

Dec. 1916.

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Bringing up the guns
W.H. Price
1916

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H. King
2/ The Buffs
B1. 1016

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Of all the bright stars, which around us do shine,
In a fermanent created by war’s blackened line;
There’s one who shines out, with a light quite it’s own,
From within three red rings on a snowy white gown.

Her smile sheds its beams on the sick in the wards,
And to those who are well it sweet solace affords;
So that each task is lighter- A black outlook brighter,
To many an old blighter- downed by Kulher’s War lords

There are some who to fame, have a well deserved claim,-
And many who’ve won the title “Grand Dame”;
But whether the front be the East or the West,
There are none more than she, who by Tommy are blessed.

17.5.18
L. Derwent,
Q.M. Office
48th GEN HOSPITAL

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D.A. D. March 10th 1916
“Come into the Garden, Maud”

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By Shoeing Smith E. V. Goddard
10th Middlesex Regt
Wounded Aug 10th 1915
Suvla Bay Landing

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Bobbie
Regimental Pet
23rd ® K.R.R’s

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RF SHIRLEY.R.A
in bed
Sommerville Hospital
23/2/16

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IN AFFECTIONATE and PIOUS MEMORY of
ARGYROL
who, after a life , not alas! Without sta---
dropped out of existence,
the thirty first day of
JANUARY
MCMXVII

Gerald . H. Claypole. Lt
O.U.O.T.C
2.2.17

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“Frightfulness”
R.H.Webb
31/10/16
12th XXXX Lancashires

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By Gum its Stuck
H Falconer
2/Lt
2nd Manchester
14-7-16

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MISSING

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THE GERMAN “WAR CHEST”
P.G.Pillon. Lieut.
1/4th Cheshire regt.
Jan 20th 1916.
Wounded Suvla Bay
Aug. 10th 1925

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Macedonia
“BLIGHTY THOUGHTS”
“JOHNNY” GREEK
HXXXX J. Smith
R.A.M.C.
25/9/17

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“It’s nice to get up in the morning
But it’s nicer to stay in bed”
ALB Sproule
2nd Lieut
2nd London Regt. R.F.

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This little pig ate all the roast beef
This little pig had none
I.F. Rose
Sec. Lt
M.G. Corps
Aug 1916

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The years must pass
But friendship need not
Shall not
Leo C Smythe Capt
45th Australian
15.11.16

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“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others
Cannot keep it from themselves”

J.M. Barrie

Gordon W.D. Statt.C.7
Somerville Hospital Oxford
January 28th. 1917

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Kotos
May 1918
HWE

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Moonshine
J H Cathcart

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Arfe tak a guid glown afore yae lawfs
W M Robert
5 KOSB

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Novr. 1916
H. Orton 2 Lt.
15th Hants.

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“Somme” Push
J. Eric. Smith
R.F.A. 2/Lt.
4.12.16.

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W W Thornton 2nd Lt
10 R Warwicks
1 Dec 1916

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The average man’s Life
The beginning
The End

S. Richardson
Pte. RAMC
48 Gen. Hospl.
18.5.18

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Then come all ye to Somerville
with wounds or with disease
Who would be nice & ‘comfy’ &
feel quite at their ease
The Sisters are a jolly lot & look
well to your needs.
I trust a grateful Country will
be thankful for their deeds.

D Noble
Cameron Hgdrs
Dec 1916

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A stitch in time, gathers no moss
Somerville 17 Jan 1917
J.D.Payne 2/Lt.
R.F.C.

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A Typhoid Microbe
(Much magnified)
G.R. Bassett
Suffolks
April 1917

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The Eagle is the bird to soar.
The Hawk is king of the woods.
The Mocking-bird can sing the score
But the Hen delivers the goods.

J.A. Stewart
Orderly Room.
48th General Hospital
B.S.F.

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West III
He’s happy & satisfied Aren’t you?
Sydney H. Firth Lt.
124 Trench Mortar Battery
1/11/16

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A SNARE AND A DELUSION
Pte W STREET
R.A.M.C. 26/9/17
48. GEN. HOSP

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The moral of my story is plainly to
be seen,
You ‘aven’t got no families when
a-serving of the Queen,
You aven’t got no fathers, brothers,
Sisters, sweethearts, sons-
If you want to win your battles,
Go and work your bloomin’ guns.

J.G.W. Radcliffe
Lt. R.F.A.

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I want to stroll down Bond Street-
Lord! What memories it brings!-
I want to see shop windows
Full of flimsy, useless things;
Rosy pink and pale blue mysteries-
P’r’haps you know the kind I mean?-
(Are boudoir caps still in fashion?
Do they still wear crepe de chine?)
I long for Piccadilly,
And its crowd of lovely girls,
With neat, silk stockinged ankles, and captivating curls;
With their thin, delicious blouses,
Dreams of silk and filmy net-
(Are pink nighties still in fashion?
Do they still wear crepe Georgette?)

Arnold C Howe 2/Lt
Essex Regt. 22/1/17

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PILGRIMS OF THE NIGHT (MACEDONIA)

Pte. W. Street
R.A.M.C.
26/9/17

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(MORE BUBBLES)

Pte. W. Street
R.A.M.C. 48th Gen. Hosp
26/9/17

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Experience is like the stern lights of a ship
and shows the path o’er which we have come.

A. N. Peebles Sgt.
48th Gen. Hosp.
2/8/18
(Date o/s Fire)

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Quick, quick waiter. Bring me a toothpick.
My meat ration has fallen into a hollow tooth.

5/9/18
T.E. Eastham
48 GEN. Hosp.
SALONICA

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“Has anybody got a Pin”
E.Eastham 5/4/18
2 Gloucester Regt.
48 Gen. Hosp. Salonica

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Opening bars of No.2
of Three Short Violin solos
Opus 7 No 3

XX Hutchinson
Somerville
Mar 1917

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Dr.
As I had nothing to do, I thought I may
as well pen a few ---------- ------------- -------------- -------------
but as I have nothing to say I won’t mention
it as no doubt you have already heard
about it.

F.G.Malyon
Cpl. R.A.M.C.
48 General Hospital
B.S.F. 5th June ‘18

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C.G. Esmond 48th Gen. Hpl. B.S.F.

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UNDER COVER E.Eastham 48 Gen Hospital

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‘SOMEBODY’S PET FANCY’ E.EASTHAM 48 GEN. HOSPITAL SALONICA 5/9/18

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“You’ve been a gay boy once” Somerville Dec. 7th. 1916 Donald G. Brook Sher. Foresters

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May Dame Fortune be ever your Friend, and may you never meet her Daughter Miss Fortune W.E.H.Potter 2/4 R.G.A. (Sieg) Would but some winged Angel ere too late Arrest the yet unfolded Roll of fate, And make the stern Recorder otherwise Enregister or quite obliterate! (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

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From an old Lady Friend I am sitting here on the XXXX Chair 1915 Thinking of 4 years past when me And you we walked upon the Hills And viewed the glorious sea and heard The couco sing. We picked the violets once And, then came the Goodbye To one so sweet Gran from London August 2nd 1919 Brighton

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