Nellie Carter

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Nellie Carter From Hurst Skinner M.F.H 26/12/12 Portsmouth

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Who said Blighty? B Harris 10 Genl Hosp Rouen Oh! If us knew it all, Then I should surely understand that this balance of sorrow for it is held with an open hand. That the seals of success or loss, shall now overflow and the compensation is returned with the lot of high I love. Drop the I … …. Of quietness Tell all our …. … …. of cease Take from our .…. … …. …. And let our ordered way Confess. The …. Of the peace. …. SH.. Of …. Portsmouth 3-5-13

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T-Carter-C139-004 If tomorrow I am far away On dear old Englands sunny shores If time you find to think of others Will you give just one little thought To me J Benn Sgt 5th Border Regt 27/1/17 Surgiene Hut A.Duty D.I D.Duty “asturias” Sister ( to patients leaving wards C and D). – “ how ….be sure to come back to C and D to see us.” …. One. – “ yes, Sister, we’ll come back … … but we’re … comin’ back … … ! “ (… he …. In ward 2.) patient &n.ew arrival. –“ and for varicose veins?” New arrival. – “No, K...S.B’s”. Bert Sala….. P.B …… 22.3.16 Us german … … …

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When the name that I write here, Is dim on the page, and the leaves of this book are yellow with age. Still think of me kindly & do not forget Were ever I am I remember you yet. _ _ _ _ _ With best wishes for your success Xmas 1912 Charlotte Skinner August 7th 1915 Malta at sunrise! Shall we ever forget it? Winifred Hawewell August 8th 1915 what tho the best of our wages be an empty sleeve a stiff sef knee a enitch for the rest of life dreams so long as the one flag waves down? R. Hillins 7th CMR

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Smile awhile and as you smile others will smile And soon there will be miles and miles of smiles And life will be worthwhile because you smile E. W Connolly No 3 Stationary Hospital C.E F Rabbit Young Rabbit Old. Rabbit Hot Rabbit Cold Rabbit Tender Rabbit Tough Thank the Lord I’ve had Enough At the Rural Rabbit Supper Pt A.N Hargreaves !st Anzac . Gate . Batt A.I.F 30-1-17 Its jam yesterday & jam tomorrow, but Never jam today. “Alice Through The Looking Glass” R M I Saunders 10.3 15 Military Hospital Colchester In this world of froth & bubble Two things stand like stone Kindness in another’s trouble Courage in our own K Morrell June 17 1915 ( Apples aril frereu again!) Transferred to H.M.H.S.” Delta”

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As a beauty – I am not a star! There are others more handsome by far But my face- I don’t mind it For I am behind it, It’s the people in front get the jar M Power Colchester 13th Dec 1914 “Zeppelins again visited the East Coast” Daily Paper When the job we’re on is ended, And like a beaten hound Whining of “Peace with Honour” The Hun comes slinking round. We may forget the sorrows , That we ourselves endure, The men who perished fighting To make our triumph sure; But while a spark of manhood Remains in England yet The slaughter of the babies How shall we dare forget 5.10.16 M Edhrow “143”

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Frances Noἔl Mary Freeub 41 C.C. S 1917 M.R. Bunting I.F.h.S 41.C.C.S .1917 L H C Birk**ik 9-7-17 L.G.James 41.C.C.S ----“---- Frank E A Smyth Cap.R Alue 10 Gen HG } &41 C.C. S} Caumacheahow 41 C.C.S Belfast Ireland F. Winslow (Daddy) P.&D Raid 41.C.C.S M Mansfield 41.C.C.S Turngriffiths C.F 41.C.C.S. J T Patterson.41.C.C.S Lieut E.J Thurwall R. Thorley G.C Latson 41 C C. S. E.M C Pedstone s/n C.HR Censored. A letter dear to you I write To tell you that although ‘tis true I must not say anything new Because its censored Therefore you will understand When this to you does come to hand That everything I would wish to say Is censored The sun is hot, the wind is not The sea is blue as forget me knots Now I will describe a thing or two Unless censored My health is fit my temper good My mind is clear so do not be rude And think because I write this to you I’m censored My face is black as black as night My hair is turning almost white And I should be in a great plight If censored. P.T.O.

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And all this house was peopled fair With sweet attendance, so that in each part Were gentle faces found Soft speech and willing service; each one glad to gladden, pleased at pleasure. So life glided beguiled, like a smooth stream Banked by perpetual flowers. M. Watson Lieut A.O.D. No. 5 Staty. HQ Abbeville. June 30th 1916 My soul XXXX XXXX a patient looking on Judge not the play until the play is done The scene has many changes- - The last act crowns the play. Jessie B. Jaggard Elmira New York N.XX May 28- August 6 1915 Dies at Mudros on active service 1916

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How can a man learn to know himself By observation never; but by action Endeaviour to do thy duty, and thou Shalt then know what is within thee E.A. Parsons Military Families Hospital Portsmouth 29.5.1913 “If you can’t get what you want Make the best of what you have” G. Claudine Witchell Barge 143 The Somme May your future happy be Cpl. A.A.Merrill Sgt. No.5. Stat. Hospital, Queens’. C.E.F. Be noble, and the nobleness which lies in other men sleeping but never dead, will rise in majesty to XXXX them ours E.M.C. H.M.H.S. Asturia Salonica harbour 3.12.15

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Just health enough to do and dare Just wealth enough to banish care Just friends enough, steadfast and true What more want I? What more want you? H.H.Smith Military Hospital Colchester March 1st 1915 7/7/15 May all your future happy be My wish in all sincerity See! I sign my name to this On H.M.H.S. Asturias John.F.Houghton Asst Purser

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“Smile awhile! And while you smile Another smiles. And soon there’s miles & miles of smiles, And life’s worthwhile Because you smile”. Edmund.S. Cuthbert Capt. R.A.M.C. 55 Fd. Ambce. “God curse the patient, & the doctor ______ takes the fee”. (From C.B. Lockwood’s aphorisms.) Mary Bainbridge Theatre Sept. 7th 1915 Agatha Dobie (fiddle) Irene J. Bibby Malta Irene Waistill Sept. 9th. 1915 Asturias (m. bite) (arm) Esther Summers Sept. 7th. 1915 H.M.S. Asturias Theatre photographs Muriel M. Pearson Sept 9th/15 Singer (Paris) Fay Haltes Prior Elsie M Gittanders Sept. 9th. 15 Winifred Leathes Prior Christine Chichester Malta r.t!! corner Enid D. Bibby next table Ina Erskine Paul V.A.D. 110 London (Instruments) Disembarked 200 V.A.D’s 9.9.15

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P.I. No. 10 Gen. hospital Rouen,- With very best wishes For a happy 1917- R.H. Reivy Churchill Ontario Canada Jan 1st/17 No 2680 Pte A Yarrow 1/6 Sea Hos Jan 27th 12 Dec. No. 9374 Gunner W Galpin 72nd Brigade B. Battery R.F.A. “Live pure- speak true, Right wrong, follow the King”- M. Harlock Military Hospital Colchester March 1918

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Embarked 16.XX.15 Disembarked 20.12.15 On board H.M.H.S. Asturius Alexandria Dec 11.15 That which is to be loved long is to be loved With reason rather than with passion W Johnson A.J. Monro. Major. C.A.M.C. No 5. Gen. Hosp. C.E.& To Sister Carter Salonica 20.12.15 Officers – 43 Orderlies – 203 - 246 June 16 1915 With pleasant rememberence And sincere regard Gladys Stocking Military Hospital Colchester

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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On board S.S. Asturias Aug 6. 1915 H.F. Cosgrain XX XXXXXXXXXXXXX Hospital XXXXXXXXXXX M.A. Rankine C.F. (Presbyt) 21st General Hospital Alexandria W.A. Brown. C.F. H.M.S. Dongola Angus Brown no.1. Canadian Military Hospital Donald Mac Pherson c.f. No.1 Cape Hospiatal Glendale, Nova Scotia. Do all the good you can to all the people you can as often as you can.” R.M.Mac Tavish 2nd South Staffs Regt. Toronto Canada Requisite contents of a Lady’s jewel case Words written under each box The Jewel casket Virtue The mirror Reflection Soft soap Flattery Court plaster Sincerety Balm de vie Religion Best white powder Innocence Excellent rouge Modesty Essence of Roses (apt to evaporate) Friendship Cure for corns Easy shoes Cure for ennui Emplyment Cure for wrinkles Cheerfulness Cure for toothache True love Cure for heartache Matrimony Without these none can be complete Lucy Hopwood

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Oh! NELLIE!!! Mind your ----------------------------- Laugh and the world laughs with you Snore and you sleep alone Oh! Ella Wheeler Wilcox Ella Wheeler Wilcox oh! F.M. Pritchard Crescent Home Rugby

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A. Zyelz XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Asturius A. Zooreff Chief Sanitary Inspector of the Imperial Russian Navy XX Davies 17.v.16 1st South African Infantry Chas. W. Sharp X X RAMC (Worcester S. Africa) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX James Bruce Smith Capt Gordon Highrs VC Barge 143 “Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you” XX Hartigan 27.11.13 “Sorrows humanize our race, “tears are the showers that fertilize this world “And memories of things precious “Keepeth warm, the heart that once did hold them Thus sang jean Ingelow a message true And singing, had in mind such as you- Yes, sisters in grey with border red, Who bind up the wounded, and See them well fed- Our best wishes go with you in all Your toil May nothing ever your good work spoil. August 11/15 T.J. Thompson C.7 #5 Sty. Hospital

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D-Carter-C139-041 “In the darkest path of man’s despair. Where War and Terror shake the troubled earth, Lies woman’s mission; -.” Ralph Johnson Lieut. R.E’ Fuel and Waer Transport Amiens October 12th 1916 They say best men are moulded of of faults measure for measure, E. Caroline Pochin Orchard Belge 142. 3rd Aublane Flotilla 13. ? F, Frames H.B. Kelly 5/4/14. H. Bradiols 1914. Carragh.

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D-Carter-C139-042 Vernon Peuuell HMHS Asturias Salonika 2-12-15 WH Galloway. Waf Russer “So many gods. So many creeds. So many faiths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind, Is all the sad world needs.” (E.W.W.) M.Dunbar. 8.A. 1.11.17.S.R. Colchester. 30.3.15. Pte Wm Reul Glasgow Highlanders Glasgow or Ballockburgh Sheriff Park Terr Rutherglen

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D-Carter-C139-043 R.E. Young C.F R.M.S. Asturias Jan: 13:16 H.R. leSuens Major. R.E. EJR Pulgtoc RHA Ralph P. Williams Lieut R.A.M.C. Jan 13./16 NS Wells Major L.M.S. V.A. Hallam Capt 9th - - - - Ca- Regt. C.M. Stanley Lieut A.C.C. Anne M. Macfarlane H.M.H.S. Asturias May 2.16 HL McSean Morris Capt A.I.F. Advance AUSTRALIA ! (cuis.) - - - -- Whiteley 41.c.c.s. 8.7.17 (“Also one of them”) Oh does’nt the day seem dull & long When all goes right & nothing Wrong. A.M. Anderson Military Families Hospital Curragh Camp. Co. Kildare. 21 – 9 - 15

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D-Carter-C139-044 C.M.S. is a half coloured and he wishes he was a whole one! Turkish Prisoner. (in answer to queries) English - very good. Germans No good, Australians - - - - - - - - -!!!!! The Turks have purported to have said? We don’t mind the chaps in the Helmets (English) But we strongly object to the chaps in the felt hats” (Australians) the mm ADVANCE AUSTRALIA To meet, to love and then to part. Del. J. Millar Capt No. 5. Canadian XXXXX Hosp. 2/12/15 Oh you St. DeMetry, Church of Apostles, Greeks, Turks Salonica, Dec 2/11 Jas. T. Wall (Capt Ramc) HH Lindsay Capt RAMC No V.. Gen Hospital Canadians Vancouver B.C. For locomotion I have a devotion Upon a camel’s back When he tumbles! Oh mother! I can throw you much further Than a broncho pitching his pack

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D-Carter-C139-045 Cal Flemish Carolus Dieriela 3e Chasseurs à pied Belge. English Charles Henri Vandereyde 2e à pied Belge Militaire Hospital. Colschester 1914 Le 25 Octobre parelit le 10 December. (French) Hendrik Vandereyde (Flemish) Palerma 14-3-16 Transcribers note (SY) There are stamps on this page and some sort of ticket also what looks like something written in shorthand as follows: In loving memories of the happy time(s) spent at the school Florence Crump Smile again when you smile another smiles Untill there’s rows & rows of smiles And life is then worth living Because you smile March 22nd 1916 A llie C. Elgan H.M.H.S. Asturias Southampton

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D-Carter-C139-046 This is identical to 045 which contains a slip of paper translating a shorthand note. “In loving memory of the happy time (s) spent at the school Florence Crump”

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D-Carter-C139-047 Richard Preschneider From Hainichen In Saxony Germany Regiment 107 9. Konig For thinking to the time in the military hospital In Colchester Bernhard Herburg F. No 4 . Hanover Enirk Meisler, from Leipzip - - - - - - Germany Infanterle – Reg. 107 August Lipinski 5 Comp. Rgt 57 9.Comp. Rick. Krondorf Inf. Reg. N. 179 Leisnig in Sachsen Leonhard Auhringer Stuttgart in Wurtternberg Militarich 74. Johann Wirhofen Luft Reg. No 57.5 Comp On the golden chain of memory Let me ever be a link Harry A. Frost. Gen. Chaplain Asturias Aug. 8th 1915 Fair words gladdens many an heart May Smith n.s. l.a.m.e. HMHS . Aug 9/15 “As the ripples follow the ship at sea. So may God’s blessing follow thee” Helen Potter N.S.C. A.M.C. S.S. Asturias Aug 9th 1915

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Asturias 8/8/15 Count that day lost who’s low descending Sun Views from thy hand No worthy action done Kate M. Wilson Owen Sound Ont. Canada The days Sur spent with thee dear Lea xxx Helen B. Cooke Ottawa Canada Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find Oaths are straws, men’s faiths are wafer cakes Photograph of a woman F. Candell M.F. Hospital Curragh Camp Co Kildare Ireland 21-11-13 -----------------------

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George F. Gillam Capt. C.A. M. C. God and soldiers we adore in times of war and not before. When war is over and everything righted God is forgotten, and the soldier slighted. Bombadier Geraghty. R.F. A. D. I. Ward No.10. Gen- Hospital France Bright is the ring of words when the right man rings them, Fair the fall of songs , When the singer sings them. Still they are carolled and said – on wings they are carried- After the singer is dead and the maker buried R.L.S. J.S.Donald.H.M.H.S Asturias 28th Nov. 1915 Many thanks tom the Night Sister For my speedy recovery Pt R.S Gerrard 48 Batt A I F No. 10 G Hp France A man that knows and does not Know that he knows is a wise man but a man that knows & know’s that he knows Is a d--- fool JHHodgson Staff Sgt 41 C C S

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“Love All” “Trust a few” “ Learn to paddle “ “Your own canoe” 30.5.13 F.B. M.F Hospital Portsmouth 18.6.15 I wish you the best of luck You deserve it. CE Hibbard Lieut R.A.M.C. Ditto XXXTammers Capt C.A.M.C 9.8.15 Signed over an Egyptian stamp:- Alexandria, August 13th 1915 Canadian’s left H.M.H.S “ Asturias” today for No 5 Unit- Cairo Nos 1& 2 Mudros Bay

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“Love All” “Trust a few” “ Learn to paddle “ “Your own canoe” 30.5.13 F.B. M.F Hospital Portsmouth 18.6.15 I wish you the best of luck You deserve it. CE Hibbard Lieut R.A.M.C. Ditto XXXTammers Capt C.A.M.C 9.8.15 Signed over an Egyptian stamp:- Alexandria, August 13th 1915 Canadian’s left H.M.H.S “ Asturias” today for No 5 Unit- Cairo Nos 1& 2 Mudros Bay

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Smile awhile, & while you smile , Another smiles ; and soon There will be miles & miles of smiles And life worth while because You smile W.H. Clarke Colchester 20.12.14 C . Mowbray June 18.1915 Will you please Sign ‘Certified Correct? Daviell P. Hannigtone Dec 2 /1915 Salonika If scribbling in Albums remembrance restores insures With the greatest of please I scribble in yours F.N.Roberts Colchester 17.6-15

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The hart he loves the mountain The hare he loves the hill The knight he loves the broad sword And the lady loves her will July 4th 1915 H. S. Asturias O.L Cracknell C.H.R. H.M.H.S. Asturias Bertha Didion Belgian Canadian No 1 Stationary Hosp ( Canow) 753 Wolesley ave. Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Malta Harbor Aug-8-15 Robert N Alcorn Capt. R.A.M.C. 28.5.16 G. Elsworth Capt R.A.M.C 30.5.17 4TH C.C.S.

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Fy iaeth, jy nqwlad ,jy nqhedyl Annel Breeze so H.M.H.S Asturias 4th July 1915 Louise Brock St Lukes General Hospital Ottawa Canada Hospital Ship “ Asturias” Aug 11th 1915 If we notice little pleasures As we notice little pains; If we quite forgot our losses, And remembered all our gains If we looked for people’s virtures And their faults refused to see, What a comfortable, happy, Cheerful place this world would be: 24-6-14 Winifred Byrne 34 St: Stephen’s Green Dublin

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Two drawings of soldiers Homeward bound On H.M.H.S Asturias March 28th 1916 2A Shipp. Q.A.I.M.N.S.R When butted by a ram Keep ca’m, keep ca’m E Jackson Military Hospital Colchester 31/3/15

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To be beloved is all I need, And whom I love I love indeed XXX Dissington 28/5/16 It is easy enough to be pleasant When the world goes along like a song But the man worth while , is the man who can smile when everything goes dead wrong D.I. wd 10 Gen Hospital G.Gilchrist 10/1/17 Capt RAM.C To Sister Carter, with compliments and best wishes The old man of Alexandria There’s a little dark shop in town. Where the old man sits him down. [Image] Tip-tap all day on gong or tray; With ne’er a smile or a frown. The “ Asturias “ is in dock The Sisters town-ward flock His work does stop They besiege his shop And examine all his stock [Image] Then once again to the ship These Sisters blithely trip The old man gloats “Long life to the boats” Tip-tap, Tip –tap, tap-tip Each on the ship displays Gongs, pots & gorgeous trays With obvious pleasure They vote him a treasure So wish him “ Happy Days” J Mackay Tipping Purser H.M.H.S “Asturiae” Alexandria 28/2/16

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I Sweet my flight , both day & night. My actions I pursue: I feel content though badly bent, then administered to, by you. III Thy tender care is everywhere a stronghold in this fight, I’m still content tho’ badly bent, So now sweet ray good night II [with arrow to indicate above previous verse] I love to hear your cheerful laugh I never see you frown You make me content tho’ badly bent, as you shake my pillows down C Missington 28/5/16 I once was riding on a horse, I thought he wasnt a starter how I bless his name and my concuss’ed brain For they introduced me to Sister Carter Abbeville 17.6.16 A Southwood With many many thanks for all attentions shewn to a lonely Tommy in Wards 1 & 4 Leon Pedley N.I.Y. 7/7/17 By hook or by crook I’ll be last in this book Nick By wile & by guile you.ve lost by a mile J.N.Rowlatt Lt A.M.C

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You never can tell what thoughts will do In sending you hate, or love For thoughts are things, & their airy wings And fleeter than carrier doves. They follow the law of the universe Each thing must produce its kind They fly o’er their track & bring you Whatever went out from your mind ( Copied from A.A. of a Canadian sister ) You’re another I’m on the cover Tiz

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