Josephine Angois

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Album cover [with metal Red Cross badge]

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N.B. This Form must accompany any inquiry respecting this Telegram.
POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS.
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WOODBORO RD. NOTTINGHAM
30JU 15
[Date stamp]
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TO { Reply paid Josephine Angois
Hillcrest Mecklenburgh Rd Nottm

Report here tomorrow morning prepared to start for France Friday morning. Nurse allocations Devonshire house

No 1 Red Cross. Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital

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Edition Cocquerel (réservée)

LE-TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. – Le Casino de la Forêt. – L’Entrée.

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Edition Cocquerel (réservée)

LE-TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. – Le Casino de la Forêt. – Vue d’ensemble.

July 1st 1915 to July 5th 1916.

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No.1 BRITISH RED CROSS HOSPITAL.

(Duchess of Westminster’s).

Service Agreement

To the Committee of

DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER’S HOSPITAL.

1. I Hereby offer to serve with No.1 British Red Cross Hospital (Duchess of Westminster’s) in the capacity of Nurse for a period of six calendar months commencing on the First day of July, 1915, unless I shall receive from or hand to the Committee of the said Hospital notice in writing of the intention of the party giving such notice to determine the period of my service hereunder, in which case my service shall cease at the expiration of one calendar month from the delivery of such notice in writing.

2. As long as my service hereunder shall continue I shall receive remuneration at the rate of One franc per month payable monthly

3. In addition to such pay I shall receive a free passage both outward and homeward and I shall be put to no expense for maintenance rations or transport during my service abroad or at home.

4. During the said period I will devote my whole time and professional skill to my service hereunder. I shall be subjected to military discipline, and will obey all orders given me by any superior officer of the Hospital or by any properly constituted Naval or Military Authority of the British Government or of the State in which the unit with which I am working shall be employed.

5. In case I shall in any manner misconduct myself, or shall be (otherwise than through illness or unavoidable accident) unfit in any respect for service hereunder, of which misconduct or unfitness the Naval or Military authorities or the Committee of the Hospital, or any official appointed by them, shall be the sole judge or judges, you shall be at liberty from and immediately after such misconduct or unfitness to discharge me from further service hereunder, and thereupon all pay and allowances hereunder shall cease and I shall not be entitled to any free passage home.

6. If the Committee of the Hospital close down or cease to be responsible for the maintenance of the Hospital before the expiration of this period of six calendar months above referred to, such event shall determine this contract without notice notwithstanding the provision in this respect in Clause 1 hereof.

7. In the event of my death or injury by accident or otherwise neither I nor my relatives or others shall have any claim whatsoever against the Committee or otherwise in respect to my decease or injury.

8. I shall also receive an allowance of 3 Frs. per week for Laundry.

DATED this 1st day of July One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifteen.

WITNESS:
I Pritchard. Josephine Angois.
[signed] [signed]
For and on behalf of the Committee of the Duchess of Westminster’s
Hospital, I accept the foregoing offer.
[signature]

P.T.O.

No. 1 Red Cross.

Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital

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July 1st. 1915 to July 5th. 1916

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THE DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER

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LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. – Le Casino de la Forêt.

Le Promenoir et La Façade. Edition Cocquerol (réservée)

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ELD 15. PARIS-PLAGE – Èntrée du Casino de la Forêt.

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19 LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. – d’Hôtel des Anglais Edition R Cocquerel

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E.S. 1313. PARIS-PLAGE (P.-de-C.) – L’Hotel des Anglais

Stevenard, edit. , Boulogne-sur-Mer

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E. S. – 1321 - PARIS-PLAGE (P.- de - C. )

Un coin de L’Hotel des Anglais Stevenard, edit., Boulogne-sur-Mer

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51. – PARIS – PLAGE. – Hôtel des Anglais – H. D.

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Stevenard, edit., Boulogne – sur - Mer

E. S. 1323. PARIS – PLAGE (P. de C.) – A travers la Forêt.

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Taking an X-ray Photograph at a British Red Cross Hospital

Capt. Stone & Maj. Pritchard

Major Pritchard

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The Laboratory at the Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital

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Hotel des Anglais.

Le Touquet.

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At a Station – British wounded being Placed in an Ambulance.

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One of the Wards at the No. 1 British Red Cross Hospital (Duchess of Westminster’s)

[Folded sheet]

[Folded paper]

[Ticket]
(1029 Ex.)

No.613 [highlighted] Ex.

SPE¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬CIAL TICKET FOR RED CROSS SOCIETIES

SINGLE TICKET
FROM
BOULOGNE
TO
LONDON
VIA FOLKSTONE

Available for 7 Days,
including the day of issue,
See Conditions inside,
FIRST CLASS.

Date of issue.
Printed by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd., London.

British Red Cross Society
July 2 1916
[Stamped across ticket]
AVAILABLE BY MAIL BOAT ONLY
[Stamped across ticket]

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Name. Angois
Form. Y.
Termination of Contract Flimsy.
Green Ticket.
Ticket to London.
Apply to Devonshire House for Voucher to Country Stations.

Directions.
Go through Customs, then on through door on right.
Have Passport vised by French and English Officials and then stamped twice in the Intelligence Dept.
Give Passport up to Red Cross Official at Folkstone.
N.B.
The Passports of all members working under the Joint Commission are vised on the boat also. It is advisable therefore to ascertain when going on board, where this will take place and to be on the spot before the boat arrives at the quay.

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[Unfolded letter]
47
02/07/16
Josephine Angois
V.A.D.
No. 1 B.R.C. Hospital
To proceed to England
On termination of contract
Ticket issued No. 613
(1st single to London)
For the Commissioner
T.B. Langridge

BRITISH RED CROSS & ORDER
[Incomplete stamp]

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Opened train ticket

SPECIAL NOTICE – WAR RISKS.

This reduced rate ticket is granted on the condition that it is to be used only by the person in whose favour it is issued, and that its acceptance by such person is to be taken as evidence of an agreement that the Managing Committee are not to be held liable for pecuniary or other responsibility for injury or accident, whether fatal or otherwise, and whether due to the acts of the King’s enemies and/or the negligence of the Managing Committee’s servants, or for the loss of, or any delay or damage to, luggage or property that may be sustained by such person while using this reduced rate ticket.
No. 2.

[Inside of train ticket]
2
NO. 613 [highlighted] 2nd Coupon Ex.
South Eastern and Chatham Railway.
SPECIAL TICKET FOR RED CROSS SOCIETIES.
SINGLE TICKET
Boulogne – London
Via Folkestone
COUPON
For the journey
From Folkestone to London
First Class.
This coupon is available to any S.E. & C. R. London Station, according to Train Service.
Also available to any Local Station on the S.E. & C.R., but Passengers must travel from Folkestone by Local Trains.
Not available to Local Stations via London.
Date of issue.

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NOTICE

This ticket is not transferable. The only person entitled to use it is the person to whom it was issued.
The cover without the coupons, or the coupons without the cover, are of no value.
Passengers are particularly requested to see that the proper coupons of this ticket are collected at each stage of the journey, as no allowance whatever can be made for a missing coupon.
For the convenience of passengers the coupons forming this ticket are issued in books.
The South Eastern and Chatham Railway Companies Managing Committee incurs no responsibility of any kind beyond what arises in connection with its own Trains and Boats, in consequence of the Passengers being ‘booked’ to travel over the Railways of other Com-panies, such through ‘booking’ being only for the convenience of the Passenger. Nor will the Managing Committee be responsible for the Trains or Boats, whether their own or other Companies’, over whose lines this ticket extends, being delayed, or not meeting the Trains shown in correspondence; nor for any con-sequences that may result to a Passenger thereby.
Passengers must attend personally to the examination of their Luggage at the duly appointed Customs Houses for such examination.
The Managing Committee does not undertake this duty, and declines any responsibility for Luggage detained by the Customs’ authorities when the Passengers fail to comply with the above Regulation.
Unless Luggage is registered to destination, Passengers must, in addition to attending its examination at Customs, see to its embarkation and landing, and pay all expenses attending its carriage to and from the Boat.
For definition of ‘Passengers’ Baggage’, see the S.E. & C.R. Company’s Continental Time Table.

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AVIS.
Ce Billet ne peut être cédé ni vendu. La personne à qui il a été délivére peut seule en faire usage.
La couverture sans les coupons ou les coupons sans leur couverture n’auraient aucune valeur.
Il est recommandé au voyageur de veiller â ce que les contrôlaurs ne retirent aprés chaque partie du voyage qu les coupons afférents au parcours effectué; les coupons manquants pour une cause quelconque ne peuven donner lieu a aucun remboursement.
Les Administration ne seront pas non plus respon-sables des retards que pourraient éprouver le trains ou les bateaux, ni du manque de la correspondance des trains, ni des consequences qui en résulteraient pour le voyageur.
Le voyageur est tenu de faire visiter ses baggages et d’assiter personellement à cette visite aux bureaux de douane désignés à cet effet dans les livrets de la marche des trains; dans le cas où, cette formalite, n’etant pas remplie, les bagages seraient retenus par la douane, les compagnies considéreraient comme non avenues les reclamations qui pourraient leur être addressés à ce sujet.
Pour la definition des ‘Bagages’, voir les livrets, guide Continental du South Eastern et Chatham.

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No. 1 Red Cross (Duchess of Westminster) Hospital

To R.T.O.
Etaples
O.C. No. 1 Red Cross
Hospital
REF. ?? 1584
Date 3-7-16
Herewith please find A.F.W.3039in duplicate for
Miss Angois (V.A.D.) to proceed to Boulogne on completion of
service, tomorrow, 4th inst.
?Bilank
Capt. & Adjt. R.A.M.C.
Registrar
For O.C.
Le Touquet, Paris-Plage,
3rd July, 1916.

MOVEMENT ORDER
Army Form W. 3039
Train No. T.J. 8.33 3.7.16
1 V.A.D. 2 No. of packages
From Etaples To Boulogne
Miss Angois V.A.D.
Proceeding to Boulogne
On completion of service
4/7/16

No. 1 RED CROSS (DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER) HOSPITAL
Signed James ?Clark
Signed Capt. R?Ame
Signed M H ?Morlands
Officer Authorising Move.
Officer in Charge of Train.
R.T.O. Despatching Station.
RECONSIGNED

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No. 1 Red Cross (Duchess of Westminster) Hospital.

To R.T.O
Etaples
O.C. No. 1 RED CROSS
HOSPITAL
REF 1584
DATE 3/7/16
Herewith please find A.F.W. 3039 in duplicate for
Miss Angois (V.A.D.) to proceed to Boulogne on completion of
service, tomorrow, 4th inst.
[Signature] ? Bilank
Capt. & Adjt. R.A.M.C.
Registrar.
for O.C.
Le Touquet, Paris-Plage.
3th July, 1916

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DEVONSHIRE HOUSE.

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NG VALUABLE AID TO WOUNDED OFFICERS: THE DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER AND SOME OF HER S

the great war is unprecedented in its extent, and in the conse-
variety of its tragic happenings, Science has once more proved
eneficence in many new forms of alleviation. It has brought
horrors, but also new methods of healing. The X-ray and
o-therapeutic department, for instance, of No. 1 Red Cross, Duchess
of Westminster’s Hospital, has done fine work for wounded
since the early days of the war. Our photograph shows the
in the centre of the picture: Captain Stone, the X-ray expert,
Orderlies; Miss Molesworth, the Duchess, and Miss Redmond
nurse in attendance. All the ladies are expert masseuses.
Photograph by Topical.

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DEVONSHIRE HOUSE.

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Misses Villiers. Ram. Milner.

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Mr. St John Smith

Price-Jones – Stack. Layard

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Mr. St John Smith

Price-Jones. Stack & Mr Maxwell Stuart

Mr Hawkes

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Sister May. Miss Ram. Miss C. Bailey. Sister St

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B. J. Bartholomew

[Card]

Miss Angois
Lieut. Colonel Stuart W. H. Rawlins
Royal Field Artillery

[Ticket]

TRAMWAY ÉLECTRIQUE
ÉTAPLES Á PARIS-PLAGE
MILITAIRE
03343 S Présenter ce billet
á toute requisi-
tion des Agents 20C
VOIR AU DOS
PARIS. – IMPR. Vve H. MOMMENS 8 Ste Au

[Badge with ribbon]

LA SOLIDARITÉ
ARRONDt. DE MONTREUIL
I.LAPINS. IMP. PARIS
23 – 24
AVRIL
1916

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Mr. Black
Sister May
Mr. Peart
Sister Frost
Mr. Goldsmid
Sister Shankland
Sister Baker.

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Sister Powell.
Sister Butterworth.
Miss Durst.

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[Card]

NOTHING is to be written on this side except the
date and signature of the sender. Sentences
not required may be erased. If anything
else is added the post card will be destroyed.
I am quite well.
I have been admitted into hospital.
sick and am going on well.
wounded and hope to be discharged soon.
I am being sent down to the base.
I have received your letter dated
telegram‘’
parcel‘’
Letter follows at first opportunity.
I have received no letter from you
lately.
for a long time.
Signature
only.
Date--------
[Postage must be prepaid on any letter or post card
addressed to the sender of this card.]
(B11687) – Wt. W 3497/293 – 1000m. – 8/15. S. & S. Ltd.

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Duchess of Westminster’s Hospital.
Casino de la Foret.
Le Touquet.

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Sr. Butterworth. Sr. Mitchell.
Miss Layard. Matron.
Myself. Sr. Jones.

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Miss Durst & Major Thackery

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Patients on balcony.

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Myself.
Miss Stack.
Miss Price-Jones.


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Miss Stack

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Miss Stack

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Miss Layard

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Mr Maxwell-Stuart
Miss Stack

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Miss Stack

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Miss Stack

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Miss Layard

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Mr Maxwell-Stuart
Miss Stack

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Stack & Layard

A.S.C. Waggon
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Layard in woods
near Hardelot.

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Misses – Pelly, Villiers, Price-Jones, Milner.

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Miss Pelly.

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Miss Samuelson, Miss Stack.

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Myself, Miss Price-Jones, Miss Stack.

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Miss Hannah

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Miss Milner. Miss Layard.

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Miss Barrow.

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LUNCHEON TO SERVICE & EX-SERVICE MEN IN NOTTINGHAM
MARKET PLACE – SATURDAY JULY 19TH, 1919.

INSTRUCTIONS TO LAYERS OF PAPER D’OYLEYS ON PLATES OF MEAT.

You are No.7 on the programme of table laying. Place a white paper d’oyley [on] [erased] over the meat on the plates already laid on the tables. See that they are all laid one way so as to look systematic. On no account disturb anything you find on the tables. Start with the first table in your section and follow the numbers. When you have finished report to your Commanding Officer for further duties.

CIGARETTE DISTRIBUTION. The Cigarette Office will be in a shop in the Shambles facing the ‘’Flying Horse’’. The moment the remainder of the table laying is complete, nurses in uniform at liberty please report to Mr. Seely Whitby at this office.

URGENT AND IMPORTANT The whole of the tables have to be cleared and relaid for the second meal by 1 o’clock. Stand by your Commanding Officer and take your instructions, seeing that you are supplied with your first set of materials for the second table laying, so that not a moment’s delay occurs, immediately the tables are vacant. If you follow your instructions carefully, there will be no hitch. No undertaking is too big if done in order.

For what you are doing – thanks!
J.W. Harding.
General Organiser.

The Woods. Le Touquet.

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P & O SS. Socotra wrecked off Le Touquet Paris-Plage.

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Lascars

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Miss Stack
Mrs. Gielgud
Sr. E Moulesworth
Myself
Sr. W. Moulesworth
Miss Price-Jones

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[Newspaper cutting]

THE NOTTINGHAM GUARDIAN

SOME OF BELGIUM’S HEROIC DEFENDERS ARRIVE IN NOTTINGHAM. [Highlighted]

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Cheering the wounded Belgian soldiers as they arrived at the hospital on Derby-road, yesterday.

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The procession of wounded men being assisted into the hospital.

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Left to right: A private in the 4th Regiment. He had taken up a position in a house at Waelhem, which was demolished by a German shell, which wounded him severely. A sergeant of the 6th Regiment of the line, wounded in right shoulder by shrapnel whilst driving the enemy back between Malines and Louvain.

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Left to right: A private of the 2nd Belgian Infantry Regiment wounded at Malines, and one of the 31st Line Regiment wounded at Willebruck. The third man belongs to the 22nd Regiment of the line. He narrowly escaped destruction when the Germans blew up a bridge at Malines. He was seriously injured with the falling débris.

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The man on the left was wounded in both legs during the battle near Aerschot. He was taken prisoner by the Germans, and liberated when the Belgians retook the town. He has passed through eight hospitals.

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[THE NOTTINGHAM GUARDIAN, THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 1914]

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Staff Ward A

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Sisters – Morris. Vincent. Taylor. Rearden. Shankland

Mr. Dick. Sister Hallett. Capt. Fraser.

Misses Carson – Ram – Villiers – Myself – Price-Jones.

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Ward A

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Staff. Ward B.
Sisters – Oakden – Gash – Mitchell – Harris – Butterworth – Giles.
Major Pritchard – Miss Densham. (Matron) Major Brandson
Misses – Stack – Layard – Durst – Johnstone.

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Ward. B.

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Staff Ward. C.
Sisters – Frost – Stockwell – Ethel Molesworth – Workman – Broadbent.
Capt. Burn. Sister Kirkham. Cap: Adj. Eilank.
Misses – Carmichael – Gillum – Pelly – C. Bailey – Anson.

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Staff. Ward D.
Sisters. Platt – Winnifred Molesworth – Reynolds – Jones.
Capt: Fraser Sister Agnes Bailey – Mr Dick.
Misses – Sharp – Barrow.

FRASER – BAILEY. On June 13th, at Golden Hill Parish Church, by the Rev. J. H. Bailey, Vicar of Norton, Letchworth, brother of the bride, and the Rev. Canon Hughes, Rector of Tarporley, Captain Forbes Fraser, R.A.M.C., of Bath, to Agnes Mary, daughter of the Rev. G.R. Bailey, Vicar of Golden Hill and Rural Dean of Newcastle, and Mrs Bailey

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Staff – Ward A.
Sisters – Vincent – Taylor – Shankland – Rearden – Morris.
Capt. Fraser. Colonel Watson C.O. Sister Hallett. Mr. Dick.
Misses Carson – Villiers – Ram – Myself – Price-Jones.

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Witcher

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Sister [illegible ? Morris]

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Miss Edith Little.

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Mrs. Hogg – O.C. Dining Room

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Myself

Etaples 1916

ST: PATRICK’S NIGHT CONCERT:

[Drawing]            March 17th. 1916               [Drawing]

Part 1.

  1. 1.Selection.Erin go BraghThe Band
  2. SongThe Mountain of MeruneCapt. Deane
  3. RecitationMrs Murphy of ‘’Temper’’Miss Dillen
  4. SongThe DonovansLieut. Beckett
  5. SongKathleen MavoureenMiss Trimble
  6. SongThe Bonny Wee MareCapt. Crymble
  7. RecitationSelectedMiss Murray
  8. SongThe Snowy breasted PearlLieut. Murphy
  9. SongTop of the morningL/Cpl Hill
  10. SelectionLet Erin RememberThe Band

Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx             ***        xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Part 2.

  1. SongPhil the Fluter’s ballLieut. Beckett
  2. RecitationSelectedMiss Murray
  3. SongShe is far from the landLieut. Murphy
  4. SongKillarneyMiss Trimble
  5. SongMcSerley’s TwinsLCpl Hill
  6. RecitationMrs Murphy on ‘’Honesty’’Miss Dillen
  7. SelectionThe Dublin FusiliersThe Band
  8. Lady Gregory’s PlayThe Rising of The Moon

    Scene. Quay side in a seaport town.

    Characters;

    Sergeant              Capt. Ridgway

    Policeman           Lieut Beckett

    A ragged man    Capt. Deane.

  9. SelectionOrange and GreenThe Band

At the Piano.                                                                              Lieuts. Brunwin & Hine.

GOD  SAVE  THE  KING.

 

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39 LE TOUQUET – PARIS – PLAGE. – Le Tennis. – LL.

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141 LE TOUQUET – PARIS – PLAGE. – Pêcheuses sur le Pont. – LL.

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Medical Officers No 1 B.R.C. Hospital.
Capt. Fraser – Mr. Dick – Mr. Allday O.C. Transport – Capt. Adj. Eilank. Capt. Stone (Radiographer) – Capt. ?Bacer
Major Branson. Colonel Watson. C.O. Major Pritchard

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The Royal Hospital Portsmouth.

 

 

[Autograph page]

Portsmouth

5th Southern General. Annexe. The Royal Hospital

February 23rd 1917

[Signatures]

S.J. Anderson    V.A.D.

Isabel M Gosden V.A.D.

John Phillips,      MAJOR R.A.M.C.(T.0  5TH SOUTHERN GENERAL HOSPITAL [Stamp]

K.J. Hallett. S.N.T.F.N.S.

Constance, M. Usher, Sister T.F.N.S.

Margaret James. V.A.D.

Hilda M Wright. VAD + Catherine Rhodes, VAD.

Alice. Hicklin. Rouse. V.A.D.

Gladys A. Batting T.F.N.S.

Dorothy E. ?Sangary. VAD.

Florence M. Bond.

Emilie. B. Kirby Sister T.F.N.S.

Florence Twine T.F.N.S.

J. Nora Mitchell V.A.D.

Lulu F. Simpson T.F.N.S.

L. Winkworth V.A.D.

E. Jones. V.A.D.

M.J. Thomas V.A.D.

?M Garrard. V.A.D.

A.Nettle?lore V.A.D.

Jessie. A. Palmer. T.F.N.S.

Ivy Angelo. V.A.D.

Winifred Sandford V.A.D.

Evelyn Walsh V.A.D.

Mary Fry V.A.D.

Margaret A. Wyllie S.N. T.F.N.S.

Ada Mary Hoare V.A.D.

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Pte Leeper   Miss Tipper & S. Twine.

 

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WAR HONOURS FOR SOUTHSEA HOSPITAL STAFF

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Matron Alcock, First Class Royal Red Cross.

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Lieut.-Col. C. P. Childs, Hospital Commandant.

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Sister Townsend, Second Class Royal Red Cross.

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Sister Gill, Second Clas.

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Sister Maddocks, Second Class.

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Sister Hall, Second Class.

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Sergt.-Major H. B. Dotterill, R.A.M.C.

The commandant and some of the staff of the 5th Southern General Hospital at Southsea. The Royal Red Cross has been conferred on the matron and sisters.

 

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Cpl Lawrence  S. Twine  S. Kirby.   Myself.

 

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Major Phillips.

 

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S.Twine,   Myself,    S. Kirby    N. Dewhirst

 

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N. Borthe & Patients. 

 

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Girls’ New Secondary School, Portsmouth.

5th Southern General Hospital Headquarters.

 

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Alberta Nettleton 21/8/17

[Signature]

 

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Theresa M.Tipper

1/9/17

[Signature]

  

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Myself & Mrs. Nettleton.

 

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Duchess of York Ward. The Royal Portsmouth Hospital.

 

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Sister & Patients. York Ward.

 

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N. Dewhirst.  S. Kirby.  N. Garrard.

 

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Miss Brown.  Home Sister. 

R.P.H.

 

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York Ward.

 

 

[Full page of eight cartoon illustrations in pen and colour]

[Title]

YORK WARD

 

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THE ARRIVAL.

 

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PORRIDGE UP!

 

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DIAGNOSING

 

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THE TEMPERATURE DIAL.

 

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THE NIGHT NURSE

 

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HOT FOMENTATIONS!

 

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BANDAGING!

 

[Signature]

? J T. 1917.

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Myself. N. Dewhirst.  S. Kirby with Rufus

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N. Gosden.  T. Tipper & myself

 

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Sisters – Simpson – Usher – Hallett – Cpl Close RAMC

Miss Tipper.  N. Gregory.  S. Twine  &  N. Gosden

 

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60. – PARIS-PLAGE. – Le Touquet – Jardin Public – G. S.

 

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216   LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE.  – Villas Sigurd et Valkyrie. – LL.

Billets during summer 1915

 

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148   LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. – Villas au Jardin Public. – LL> 

Night Staff’s house. Summer 1915

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CARTE POSTALE

CORRESPONDENCE                                                         ADRESSE

This is a very good view of the Villa showing the side and front.

Have just had a scramble up the Dunes, it is simply lovely, this place beats Bournemouth any day.

We ought to have a holiday here when the war is over. When? I dare say it is a gay place, but one can soon get to a lovely spot. You would love it.

 

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CARTE POSTALE               

CORRESPONDENCE                                                         ADDRESSE

LEVY FILS ?? PARIS

Received Oct 17th.

De--- [removed]

Thank you so much for sending the cheque. I didn’t expect anything for some 2 months as have plenty in hand. Just time for a few lines, going off duty, have had a very b---y night & no time to sit down, had 2 trains in so are very busy, 4 operations in the night, but feel less tired than when there is nothing to do.

I have marked the windows of my dug out.

Best love to you both from

Your loving daughter

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THE EVENING NEWS AND SOUTHERN MAIL

PORTSMOUTH, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH, 1918

TO-DAY.

THE provision of Hospital accommodation at Portsmouth for wounded Americans will draw closer bonds of sympathy between the two great nations. There is perhaps no town in the Kingdom where stronger ties exist, or where greater admiration is felt for the Allies who, at the most critical period of the war, are coming in with all their strength and enthusiasm to help us defeat and punish the enemy. The fact that Portsmouth has been selected as a Hos-pital centre is in itself a compliment to the town and its inhabitants, who will have many an occasion to give expression to their appreciation of services gallantly rendered and of their admiration of the spirit of sacrifice which all ranks of the American Navy and Army display.

THE transfer of a great Hospital built up by the local doctors and surgeons and thoroughly equipped in every detail to meet the requirements of wounded men has already been effected, so there will be no delay in bringing wounded Americans to England and placing them under the care of their own medical staff. If more accom-modation should be needed in this district it is suggested that a block of one of the newest barracks should be handed over for the purpose. This would obviate the re-moval to other districts of Hampshire and Portsmouth wounded who have now the advantage of being within easy reach of their friends.

THERE is also something to be said for the local members of the medical profess-sion, who have since the war began devoted themselves day and night to the perfecting of the arrangements for treating promptly and efficiently the sick and wounded en-trusted to their care. Much as they will welcome their American confreres and heartily as they will desire to co-operate with them when the occasion serves, it would not be quite fair to those doctors and surgeons to remove them to other districts, thereby completely disorganising their private practices, which are already being conducted under severe strain. Our suggestion is that the two hospital systems – British and American – should work side by side in the town, each expanding when necessary, and each vieing with the other in the noble task to which they have set their hands and devoted their lives.

 

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E. S.  1324.  PARIS-PLAGE (P. -de-C.) – La Digue Promenade

Stevenard , édit., Boulogne-sur-Me[missing text]

 

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N. Packham.  T. Tipper.  Sister Usher.

 

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N. Garrard

 

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Mrs. Dewhirst

 

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S. Usher. N.Gregory.  N. Garrard.  S.Hallett.  N. Hove

Page 40

[Whole page of autographs]

5th Southern General Hospital                   

Headquarters                                    August 26th 1918

[Page left]

Jessie M. Page. V.A.D.

Kathleen M. Willoughby V.A.D.

?Mayant Hodgson T 7.3.S. (TFNS)

A. Spears(?) Pont V.A.D.

Edith Phyllis Butt V.A.D.

Katherine Symons V.A.D.

Doreen Ranger

Mabel Theobald

Irene Hazelton V.A.D.

?Eugene L**in – Pemberton

Lily E Rickman VAD.

Mildred A Vibert

L. E. Bailey. V.A.D.

E. M. Lupton. V.A.D.

 

[Page centre]

(?)Arthur Burrell Capt. R.A.M.C.(T.)

Kitty F. Norris T.F.N.S.

Jessie F. Noble T.F.N.S.

Ruth Norman T.F.N.S.

C.A.S. Ridout ?ont.

E. Wood T.F.N.S.

Emmeline Fraser

Kathleen Walker V.A.D.

Eva M*lit*ilk T.F.N.S.

Beryl. Orch-Powlett. (R.A.C. Ambulance.)

Tom *yffer *8l** ***??

Alice Marion Wellsted. Matron T.F.N.S.

 

[Page right]

Winifred. B. Vibert V.A.D.

Lily ?Upward V.A.D.

Dorothy Wilson. T.F.N.S.

Betty ?Swinton V.A.D.

Beatrice Matthews R.R.C.

Louisa France V.A.D.

Rosa E. Coston T.F.N.S.

J. Townsend. R.R.C.

V. Wardland R.R.C.

L. Brigham T.F.N.S.

E. A. Foucar. T.F.N.S.

CW. Graham T.F.N.S.

L. M. Packham VAD

P. McCarthy. V.A.D.

Gladys Irene Ward Close V.A.D.

Charles P. Childe CPL M**dc Rh***7 (?)

W Carling Capt R.A.M.C.

Alice Lincoln V.A.D. (Auntie)

(?) Rayment

Clare. E. Jackson Canadian V.A.D.

M.Coles T.F.N.S.

 

[Newspaper cutting]

AIRMAN RESCUED FROM WIRELESS MAST

DRAMATIC STORY OF MAN BROUGHT TO SAFETY

HEROIC 400FT. CLIMB.

It is announced in last night’s ‘’London Gazette’’ that the King has awarded the Albert Medal in Gold to Nicholas Rath, Seaman, R.N.R., and the Albert Medal to Richard Knoulton, Ordinary Seaman, R.N., and George Faucett Pitts Abbott, Deckhand, R.N.R. (Trawler Section), in recognition of their gallantry in saving life in the following circumstances: -

On September 14, 1917, a seaplane collided with a Poulsen mast and re - mained wedged in it, the pilot (Acting Flight Commander E. A. de Ville) being rendered unconscious and thrown out of his seat on to one of the wings.

The three men above mentioned at once climbed up the mast for 100 feet, when Rath, making use of the boat - swain’s chair, which moves on the inside of the mast, was hoisted up by men at the foot of the mast to the place, over 300 feet from the ground, where the sea – plane was fixed. He then climbed out on the plane, and held the pilot until the arrival of Knoulton and Abbott, who passed the masthead gantline out to him. Having secured the pilot with the gant – line, Rath, with the assistance of Knoulton and Abbott, lifted him from the plan to the inside of the mast and lowered him to the ground.

The three men were very well aware of the damaged and insecure condition of the mast, which was bent to an angle where the seaplane had become wedged. One of the three supports of the mast was fractured, and, so far as the men knew, the mast or seaplane might at any time have collapsed.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­AIRMAN’S TERRIBLE ADVENTURE

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The photograph shows the aeroplane caught in the mast of the wireless. Inset is a portrait of the sailor, R. Knoulton, one of the rescuers.

[Magazine cutting]

[Image]

AN EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT.

A British seaplane, while carrying out exercises, emerged from a cloud at high speed and struck one of the masts of a shore wireless station. The mast, which was about 350ft. high, was composed of latticed steel girders, and the sea - plane’s engines became wedged in the interstices of the girders in such a way that the body of the machine stuck out at right angles to the mast. The pilot, who was stunned, was then most bravely rescued by a seaman of the Naval Reserve, both the shattered mast and the sea – plane meanwhile swaying in a dangerous manner.


Page 41-50

Page 41 

 

[Image]

Coat of Arms

U B I O U E

PROGRAMME OF MUSIC.

  1. March‘’Le Rive Passe’’Krier
  2. Selection‘’Tonight’s the Night’’Rubens
  3. Valse‘Vision D’Amour’’Joyce
  4. Dances Nos. 2&1‘’In Days of Old’’Ball
  5. Selection‘’Maid of the Mountains’’Fraser-Simson
  6. Cornet Solo‘’A Perfect Day’’Jacobs – Bond
  7. Morceau‘’Je Sais que vous etes JolieChristine
  8. Valse‘Night’s of Gladness’’Ancliffe

(Sd) A. Bruner B.S.M. BANDMASTER

5th Jan 1918 Royal Garrison Artillery, Portsmouth.

 

 

[Image]

Gloucester Castle as seen at Stokes Bay. 1917

 

[Image]

Six sergeants acted as bearers at the funeral at Gosport of Nurse H. K. Vere Taylor, the wife of an Australian soldier, and daughter of Mr. S. Keeper Brown, Gosport. Col. Childe and a large number of nurses and wounded soldiers, including Americans, attended.

[Folded newspaper cutting – illegible]

 

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Coat of Arms

U B I O U E

PROGRAMME OF MUSIC.

  1. March‘’Le Rive Passe’’Krier
  2. Selection‘’Tonight’s the Night’’Rubens
  3. Valse‘Vision D’Amour’’Joyce
  4. Dances Nos. 2&1‘’In Days of Old’’Ball
  5. Selection‘’Maid of the Mountains’’Fraser-Simson
  6. Cornet Solo‘’A Perfect Day’’Jacobs – Bond
  7. Morceau‘’Je Sais que vous etes JolieChristine
  8. Valse‘Night’s of Gladness’’Ancliffe

(Sd) A. Bruner B.S.M. BANDMASTER

5th Jan 1918 Royal Garrison Artillery, Portsmouth.

 

 

[Image]

Gloucester Castle as seen at Stokes Bay. 1917

 

[Image]

Six sergeants acted as bearers at the funeral at Gosport of Nurse H. K. Vere Taylor, the wife of an Australian soldier, and daughter of Mr. S. Keeper Brown, Gosport. Col. Childe and a large number of nurses and wounded soldiers, including Americans, attended.

[Folded newspaper cutting – illegible]

 

 

Page 43

[Image]

Coat of Arms

U B I O U E

PROGRAMME OF MUSIC.

  1. March‘’Le Rive Passe’’Krier
  2. Selection‘’Tonight’s the Night’’Rubens
  3. Valse‘Vision D’Amour’’Joyce
  4. Dances Nos. 2&1‘’In Days of Old’’Ball
  5. Selection‘’Maid of the Mountains’’Fraser-Simson
  6. Cornet Solo‘’A Perfect Day’’Jacobs – Bond
  7. Morceau‘’Je Sais que vous etes JolieChristine
  8. Valse‘Night’s of Gladness’’Ancliffe

(Sd) A. Bruner B.S.M. BANDMASTER

5th Jan 1918 Royal Garrison Artillery, Portsmouth.

 

 

[Image]

Gloucester Castle as seen at Stokes Bay. 1917

 

[Image]

Six sergeants acted as bearers at the funeral at Gosport of Nurse H. K. Vere Taylor, the wife of an Australian soldier, and daughter of Mr. S. Keeper Brown, Gosport. Col. Childe and a large number of nurses and wounded soldiers, including Americans, attended.

[Folded newspaper cutting – illegible]

 

 

 

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5th SOUTHERN GENERALHOSPITA. EXTERIOR BLOCK B.

Unit V

 

[Image]

N. James   S. Flack    N. Lupton  &  S. Twine  &  Orderlies

Operating Theatre.

 

[Image]

5TH SOUTHERN GENERAL HOSPITAL. UNIT 2 WARD.

 

 

 

Page 45

[Pencil drawing protected by a flimsy]
Sketch By – F. Edgar Beeson Southsea 1918
.PORTSMOUTH-HARBOUR-SHOWING-H.M.S.-VICTORY. 

 

 

 

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[Image]
The first photograph of H.M.S. Repulse, which has arrived at Portsmouth from the Grand Fleet. This ‘’Hush Hush’’ battleship built after war broke out, has a displacement of about 25,000 tons, and is equipped with the most powerful guns yet designed for warship armament. 

[Image]

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[Image]
E. Walsh

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RAILWAYMEN’S TRIBUTE TO MISS ORDE-POWLETT -AT THE 5TH S’ERN GENB** HO****
ILLUMINATED ADDRESS. AUTOGRAPH BOOK  AND FRAMED PHOTOS – JUN 1919 (?)   

[Newspaper cutting]
Miss Beryl Orde-Powlett, daugh – ter of Col. Orde-Powlett, of Southsea, who, voluntarily and without a break, drove an ambu - lance, without mishap, through – out the war. She drove 40,000 (illegible) wounded. 

 

 

Page 47

[Pencil drawing]
A H Hand

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Pte. Willoughby.

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Femur Hut. Unit I

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Patients Unit II

 

 

Page 48

[Newspaper cutting]
NELSON’S  ‘’VICTORY’’ LOOKS DOWN ON U-BOATS
[Image]
Escorted by a procession representing all the crafts in the Portsmouth Naval Command, the German U-boats 123 and 141 were taken into Portsmouth Harbour yesterday. The photograph shows one of the U-boats passing into captivity under the shadow of Nelson’s flagship Victory. – ( Daily Sketch)

 

 

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[Image]
Minesweepers at Portsmouth getting up steam for their world’s record sea-sweeping task. In the North Sea alone the minefield covers an area of 2,000 square miles, and over 400 vessels, all manned by volunteer crews, will be engaged in the arduous and dangerous work. Towering above the mosquito craft is the ‘’hush ship’ Repulse. – (Exclusive.)

[Image]
The surrendered pirate craft. As a result of their being on show  the funds of the Sailors’ and Marines’ Orphans’ Home will benefit. 

[Newspaper cutting[
[Image]
A striking photograph shows the British Ensign floating above the German flag on board two of the surrendered U-boats, which are now on view at Portsmouth and attracting large crowds of visitors. 

[Image]
Mr. Foran & A.P.M.  Portsmouth.

 

 

Page 50

[Letter]

April 2nd 1919

Dear Madam,

I wish to inform you that you will be demobilised on Monday April 7th 1919, owing to reduction of Staff.

Will you kindly fill in the enclosed Insurance Form, and return to me immediately.

Yours faithfully,

L. Allcock.

[Signature]

Principal Matron. T.F.N.S.

5th Southern General Hospital.

Miss J. Angois. V.A.D.

Fawcett Rd Section.

 

Page 51-60

 

Page 51

 

[Letter]

April 2nd 1919

Dear Madam,

I wish to inform you that you will be demobilised on Monday April 7th 1919, owing to reduction of Staff.

Will you kindly fill in the enclosed Insurance Form, and return to me immediately.

Yours faithfully,

L. Allcock.

[Signature]

Principal Matron. T.F.N.S.

5th Southern General Hospital.

Miss J. Angois. V.A.D.

Fawcett Rd Section.

Page 52

[Card unfolded]

Lead Thou me God, Law, Reason, Motion, Life,

All names alike for Thee are vain and hollow,

Lead Thou me and I will follow without strife,

Or if I strive still must I vainly follow.

HYMN OF CLEANTHES

 

[Image]

INTER ARMA CARITAS

 

Page 53

[Card opened]

[Image]

[Coat of Arms]

VIVIT POST.  FUNERA VIRTUS

This card accompanies a Christmas Gift from the City and the County of Nottingham, sent as a slight token of the high appreciation entertained by the community of the valour and achievements of its fighting men on land and sea.

 

‘’Strong with the strength of the race to command, to obey, to endure.’’

Tennyson.

Page 54

[Card opened]

The King’s Tribute

TO HIS NAVY

I realise the patient and determined spirit with which you have faced the long months of waiting and hoping. I know how strong is the comradeship that links all ranks together.

                                                *             *             *             *             *

Such a happy state of things convinces me that whenever the day of battle comes my Navy will add fresh triumphs to its old glorious traditions.

July 12th 1915.                   

TO HIS ARMY

You fought many strenuous battles. In all you have reaped renown, and proved yourselves at least equal to the highest traditions of the British Army.

                                                *             *             *             *             *

I have decorated many of you, but had I decorated all who deserve recognition for conspicuous valour, there would have been no limit, for the whole Army is illustrious.

                                *             *             *             *             *

It is the dogged determination evinced by all ranks which will at last bring you to victory. Keep the goal in sight, and remember it is the final lap that wins.

Nov. 1st, 1915.

[Card opened]

Greetings from those at Home.

TO OUR GALLANT SOLDIERS & SAILORS

In the name of your fellow-citizens in Nottingham and the Country, we send you the heartfelt wishes of the season. We shall miss you at the familiar fireside gatherings, but in spirit we are united more firmly than ever before.

The splendid stories of your doings, culminating in the heroic part played in the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, have thrilled us all with pride. You have immeasurably enhanced the glory of the Notts. and Derbyshire Regiment, and of local men in other regiments and at sea.

With our warm greetings, and the expression of gratitude for your self-sacrificing devotion to King and Country, is joined the fervent hope that the war may soon be at an end, so that the City and County may welcome back their sons. Every valiant fighter among you will, in Byron’s words, add to the roll of heroes of the past

‘’.            .          .      a name of fear

That Tyranny shall quake to hear.

And leave his sons a hope, a fame,

They too will rather die than shame:

For Freedom’s battle once begun,

Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son,

Though baffled oft is ever won.’’

Porrtland

[Signature]

LORD-LIEUTENANT.

John G Small

[Signature]

MAYOR OF NOTTINGHAM.

Page 55

[Card]

‘’Be the journey long or short, we shall not pause or falter until we have secured for the smaller States of Europe their charter of independence, and for Europe itself and for the world at large their final emancipation from the reign of force.’’

Mr. Asquith at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, Nov. 9th, 1915.

 

 

[Printer’s Stamp]

FORMAN, NOTTM

Page 56

[Card inside page]

With Every Good Wish for Christmas and the New Year.

From Percy. B. Tabernacle.

[Signature]

France, 1915.

Page 57 

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DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER’S HOSPITAL

LE TOUQUET   FRANCE

CONCERT

BY

S.J.A.B.,  R.A.M.C.  &  B.R.C.S. MEN

ON NOV. 22 1915

CHAIRMAN - - SERGT-MAJOR JONES

PIANIST - - MR SYD. SELLEK

PASSED BY CENSOR

IMP. R. COCQUEREL

Page 58 

[Letter]

I desire at this moment when news has just been received to the effect that Germany, the chief enemy of the Allied Forces, has signed the terms on which an Armistice has been grantod, and on the consoquent cessation of Hostilities to impress upon all ranks the importance of maintaining a dignified and staid demeanour befitting the reputation of the British Nation and Army, both in Quarters and especially the Public Street.

Although Hostilities have now ceased on all Fronts of the greatest War known to history, it does not therofore follow that the War is over for good and all. This end will only bo reached whon Peace is definitely signed, which may not bo for many months yet.

It is entirely permissible for overyone to express their joy and relief ovor the great victory achieved by the Allied Nations in the cause of Right and Justice, but I trust that all ranks will do so in a soldiorly and moderate manner, and that nothing will occur which may savour of relaxation of or breach of discipline amongst the Troops which I have the honour to Command.

I wish also to point out that the difficulties which exist in maintaining an adequate supply of Food, Drink, and other necessarios of life must continue for some considerable time, and that it must not be taken that any falling off in individual and collective offorts to minimize consumption as far as possible is permissible.

The above message will be read out to Troops this day by all O.C. Units on as strong as possible parades.

W. Douglas Smith

[Signature]

Major-General.

COMMANDER PORTSMOUTH GARRISON.

PORTSMOUTH

11TH November 1918.

Officer i/c 5th Southern General Hospital

Kindly cause the above message to be read out to all ranks on Parade today.

G. L. xxxxxxx

[Signature]

COLONEL, ASST DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES, PORTSMOUTH

11 NOV 1918

 

[Programme]

PROGRAMME

OVERTURE

H.M.S. Perhaps                                 Mr SELLEK

MUSICAL REVUE

THERE’S A WAR ON

Doctor                                                  PAUL DALY

Registrar                                              Pte HEYWORTH

Orderly                                                 Sergt WALL

Patient                                                 Corpl ROE

Orderlies                                             Pte’s MOORE & HUDSON

V.A.D.                                                   BEHR

SONG

My Old Iron Cross                            Corpl WARWICK

RECITATION

My Lady’s Leap                                 Pte DUNN

SONG

Next Department please              Pte BROOKS

MUSICAL MONOLOGUE

S1/d1 per Day                                    Pte DALY

DUET

The Twins                                            Bros DONCASTER

THE GERMAN BAND

Chef d’orchestre                              HERR SMIDT

MUSICIANS

OSCAR VEROKEN                             VON BELLOIO

JEAN SMITS                                        CARL MANDOLINO

OLEIN CZAPCK                                   ERNST FIDLEISCH

MEIN SOURKROUT                          AUGUST SAXPHONIEL

UNDERTAKEN BY PTE DALY

Corpl MARTIN                                   Pte’s HUDSON

Pte’s HEYWORTH                                        BROOKS

           WILLIAMS                           BERR

            MILLER                                                 GOSLING

SONG

Selected                                              Mr FITZPATRICK

SONG

Wigger Wagger                                 Pte MOORE

DUET

Upper Ten & Lower Five                               Corpl WARWICK

                                                                Pte DALY

SONG

Bobby’s Night out                            Pte BROOKS

SONG

At a minute to 7 last night            WILL WARWICK

SKETCH

BROTHER MAC’S BOXING BOUT

Barmaid (Eliza)                                  Pte BROOKS

Landlord (Sandy)                              Pte HUSSEY

Squire                                                   Pte ROBBINS

Bill Muggins                                        Pte HUDSON

GOD SAVE THE KING

VIVE LES ALLIÉs!

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Orderlies in Revue – Ther’s a War on.

Nov. 22nd. 1915

 

[Flimsy]

No. 1 RED CROSS (DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER’S) HOSPITAL.

- - - - - - - - ooooooooooooo- - - - - - - - - -

PROGRAMME.

  1. The Swing Song.
  2. Three Old Maids of Lee.
  3. Hula, Hula.

    Interval.

  4. The Tulip Song.
  5. Camberwell Green.
  6. Lantern Land

    Interval

  7. On the Riviera.
  8. Our Yard.
  9. Kentucky Home.
  10. Naughty Old Gentleman.

    Interval

  11. Our Flag.

During the Intervals, by kind permission of Lieut-Colonel Martin, selections will be played by the Convalescent Camp Band.

Le Touquet, Paris-Plage.

13th June 1916.          P.T.O.

 

 

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[Reverse flimsy]

OUR FLAG

CHORUS:

Our own dear Flag, it proudly flies,

A Nation’s pride and glory.

Our Flag, our flag the world defies,

Unsullied is its story.

Tho’ foes may sneer

They’ll live to fear

And cower as it flies above.

For with love undying we’ll keep it flying,

Remember it’s the flag we love.

 

 

 

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Page 61

[Paper sheet]

Programme of SPORTS

of FIELD SQUADRON R.E.

By Kind permission of Lieut: Col: A. Burt.

The band of the ----- will be in attendance.

Sunday May 28th 1916

 

[Image]

 

[Image]

C.A. Wooxxxtt

Night Duty No. 12. Gen: 1916

 

No. 12. General Hospital

Race Course

Rouen. B.E.F.

Page 62

[Paper sheet]

Programme of SPORTS

of FIELD SQUADRON R.E.

By Kind permission of Lieut: Col: A. Burt.

The band of the ----- will be in attendance.

Sunday May 28th 1916

 

[Image]

 

[Image]

C.A. Wooxxxtt

Night Duty No. 12. Gen: 1916

 

No. 12. General Hospital

Race Course

Rouen. B.E.F.

 

Page 63

[Page of cartoon drawings]

MORNING AT 5TH SN. GEN. HPL.

 

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4.30 AM. DON’T WANT MY BED MADE

 

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5.15 AM. DITTO TEMPERATURE.

 

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5.45 AM. DITTO WASH.

 

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6.45 AM WHO SAID BREAKFAST?

 

Lewis Clayton

[Signature]

5th. Sn. Gen. Hpl.

Portsmouth.

24.1.1919.

 

[Typewritten paper sheet]

5th Southern General Hospital, Unit II.

Saturday 11th January, 1919.

6.p.m. to 8.p.m.

Grand Concert by

‘’THE BLUE BOYS’’

PART 1

  1. Flute Solo, - Selected -Gnr. Wright
  2. Solo- Until -Cpl. Mason
  3. Dance- - - - - Mr. Rose
  4. Duet‘’Are you From Dixie’’{ Sgt. Sullivan

    { Sgt. Wilbraham

  5. 5.Recitation.- Selected -Mechania Howard
  6. DuetGarden of Roses’’{ Cpl. Mason

    { Pte. Stowell

  7. CAMP CHORUSES.

INTERVAL.

PART 11.

  1. Solo- Friend o’ Mine -Pte. Stowell
  2. Character Songs, after Albert Chevalier,Col. Kyffin
  3. SongPride of the Prairie.Pte. Poulter
  4. SongComicPte. Wright
  5. SoloSelectedCpl. Kemmish

Sketch  – ‘’THE CALLING UP’’

 

(The Audience are asked for the time being to imagine that they are watching the examination of men who have had their Calling Up papers and who are being passed into the Army)

Page 64  

 

[Envelope]

6.AS

Miss Angois.

Hillcrest.

Mecklenburg Road.

England. Nottingham.

[Illegible pencil marks]

 

ARMY POST OFFICE

B 11 NO 16

[Date stamp]

 

PASSED FIELD CENSOR

[Stamp]

 

[Folded paper sheet]

 

[Newspaper cutting]

[Image]   [Image]

The sinking of the Leasowe Castle. These interesting photographs, brought to us by a Nottingham survivor of the disaster, show scenes in connection with the torpedoing of the Leasowe Castle in the Mediterranean on May 27th, 1918. She had on board 2,500 troops, including about 500 of the South Notts. Hussars. Over 100 lives were lost, and of these 51 belonged to the Notts. Hussars. The snapshots show the Leasowe Castle, the rescue of survivors from the water, and men of the South Notts. Hussars on the deck of the rescuing vessel.

  

Page 65 

[Letter]

TO BE HANDED TO THE BOOKING CLERK. [Highlighted]

Wt. 14710/M81.   150,000.   1/16.               Forms

(99,060).   J. P. & Co., Ltd.                             0. 1800. 1

Army Form  O.  1800. (In Pads of 50.)

No. 12.

APPLICATION for issue of Third-Class Railway Tickets at reduced fares to MEN  V.A.D. nurse of His Majesty’s Forces, Naval and Military (including Territorials and National Reservists), and of Ambulance Corps engaged with the Forces proceeding on leave.

Fare to be paid at time of booking.

To the Booking Clerk at Nottingham

(any Railway Station in Great Britain and Ireland).

Please issue to bearer, in uniform, a Third-Class Return Ticket to Welford Station, on payment of the Single Fare for the Return journey, and on surrender of this Voucher.

Cr. Childe

[Signature]

Signature of Officer Commanding.

To be filled in by Booking Clerk.

No. of Ticket issued.       Fare Paid.            Initials of Booking Clerk.

Unless this Voucher is surrendered at the time of booking, the ordinary fare will be chargeable, and no refund will be made in respect of the extra fare or fares paid.

* If a Booking Clerk cannot issue a Ticket through to destination, he will book to furthest point and issue a re-booking Voucher.

 

 

[Newspaper cutting]

TRANSPORT TORPEDOED.

101 LIVES LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

[BRITISH OFFICIAL]

Admiralty, Wednesday Evening.

H.M. transport Leasowe Castle (Captain E. J. Hall) was torpedoed and sunk by an enemy submarine on May 26th in the Medi - terranean.

The following are missing, and presumed drowned: -

Military officers, 13.

Other ranks, 79.

Ship’s company: Captain and two wire – less operators.

Other ratings, 6.

The names of the military casualties are not yet known, but the next-of-kin will be informed as soon as the lists are received, after which publication will take place.

 

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[Letter]

TO BE HANDED TO THE BOOKING CLERK. [Highlighted]

Wt. 14710/M81.   150,000.   1/16.               Forms

(99,060).   J. P. & Co., Ltd.                             0. 1800. 1

Army Form  O.  1800. (In Pads of 50.)

No. 12.

APPLICATION for issue of Third-Class Railway Tickets at reduced fares to MEN  V.A.D. nurse of His Majesty’s Forces, Naval and Military (including Territorials and National Reservists), and of Ambulance Corps engaged with the Forces proceeding on leave.

Fare to be paid at time of booking.

To the Booking Clerk at Nottingham

(any Railway Station in Great Britain and Ireland).

Please issue to bearer, in uniform, a Third-Class Return Ticket to Welford Station, on payment of the Single Fare for the Return journey, and on surrender of this Voucher.

Cr. Childe

[Signature]

Signature of Officer Commanding.

To be filled in by Booking Clerk.

No. of Ticket issued.       Fare Paid.            Initials of Booking Clerk.

Unless this Voucher is surrendered at the time of booking, the ordinary fare will be chargeable, and no refund will be made in respect of the extra fare or fares paid.

* If a Booking Clerk cannot issue a Ticket through to destination, he will book to furthest point and issue a re-booking Voucher.

 

 

[Newspaper cutting]

TRANSPORT TORPEDOED.

101 LIVES LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.

[BRITISH OFFICIAL]

Admiralty, Wednesday Evening.

H.M. transport Leasowe Castle (Captain E. J. Hall) was torpedoed and sunk by an enemy submarine on May 26th in the Medi - terranean.

The following are missing, and presumed drowned: -

Military officers, 13.

Other ranks, 79.

Ship’s company: Captain and two wire – less operators.

Other ratings, 6.

The names of the military casualties are not yet known, but the next-of-kin will be informed as soon as the lists are received, after which publication will take place.

 

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[Pencil drawing]

All our Heroes weren’t at Mons!

Lady Visitor: And what a terrible wound that is poor fellow! And where did you get that?

The Hero:  Sister shaved me!

 

[Image]

36

64 GEDLING & CARLTON-ON-THE-WILLOWS

No. 88 EASTWOOD

5 BARWORTH

40

No. 44 xEWARK

42

 

[Image]

RED CROSS INSPECTION WELBECK.

July 31st 1914.

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[Card with Red Cross symbol]

NEW AMBULANCE TRAIN

built by the

MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY

at the

CARRIAGE & WAGON WORKS

DERBY

FOR USE WITH THE BRITISH FORCES OVERSEAS

 

[3 Images of Flags]

 

[Image]

Field Day. Nottingham. 1914

 

[Badge]

COMFORTS FOR NOTTINGHAM MEN

[Coat of Arms]

 

[Image]

 

[Image]

OUR [Image of Union Flag] DAY

 

[Stamp with image of ship]

1914 PORTSMOUTH 1918

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

  

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[Image]

NEW AMBULANCE TRAIN No. 40

Built by the Midland Railway Company for service with the British Forces overseas.

The Midland Railway Company have just completed, at their Derby Carriage and Wagon Works, another new ambulance train for the use of the British Forces

Special Features. The train (No. 40) is specially designed for service in hot climates, being provided with a double roof, insulated against heat by an asbestos mattress, with an air chamber between two roofs.

Each carriage is mosquito-proof, the windows being double – one of the usual plate-glass,

 

[Image]

INTERIOR OF CAR, SHOWING LOUVRED (MOSQUITO-PROOF WINDOWS.

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[Image]

A WARD CAR

 

[Paper]

The second consisting of a louvred frame covered on the inside with brass wire gauze. Each window can be manipulated independently, as climatic conditions require.

EXTERIOR FORMATIONS. The complete train consists of sixteen cars, each 54 feet long, mounted on four-wheeled bogies, and equipped with vacuum brake. The couplings, drawhooks, and side chains are to international standard.

Total length of train, without engine and tender: 913 feet. Weight (unloaded): 430 tons.

Order of cars:

S. – Brake and ‘’Lying’’ Infectious Ward Car.

G. – Staff Car.

A. – Kitchen Car (with Officers’ Compartment).

B, C, D, E. – Ward Cars (four).

F. – Pharmacy Car.

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[Image]

A WARD CAR

 

[Paper]

The second consisting of a louvred frame covered on the inside with brass wire gauze. Each window can be manipulated independently, as climatic conditions require.

EXTERIOR FORMATIONS. The complete train consists of sixteen cars, each 54 feet long, mounted on four-wheeled bogies, and equipped with vacuum brake. The couplings, drawhooks, and side chains are to international standard.

Total length of train, without engine and tender: 913 feet. Weight (unloaded): 430 tons.

Order of cars:

S. – Brake and ‘’Lying’’ Infectious Ward Car.

G. – Staff Car.

A. – Kitchen Car (with Officers’ Compartment).

B, C, D, E. – Ward Cars (four).

F. – Pharmacy Car.

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[Image]

Staff Car ‘’G’’  Contains dining rooms and sleeping com -partments for Medical Officers and Sisters, and lavatory and toilet accommodation, includ – ing side sprays. This Car is also furnished with wardrobes, cabinets and book-racks, and is finished and panelled throughout in polished mahogany.

Kitchen Car ‘’A;;   Contains an Officers’ pantry and cook’s room, with three sleeping berths, dining table, seats, etc. The kitchen, which is a spacious compart – ment, is fitted with an Army ‘’Dixie’’ Range and hot-water supply. A comfortably furnished ‘’Sitting’’ Sick Officers’ compartment forms part of the Kitchen Car, having wood linings and tables of polished mahogany, and the seat coverings of moquette, with a lavatory compart – ment adjoining. A bath room is also provided.