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'The Curious Case of Mr Herbert Mowle Kendal' by Paul Hanford


AGM Speaker: Paul Handford MBE The talk is about a collection of medals and papers Paul purchased relating to a Mr Kendal, a civilian volunteer ambulance driver. The collection suggested he had been killed in Action on the Western Front in May 1918 whilst driving his ambulance in support of the French Army. His death was not recorded or indeed r…

Standing up to the War Office: Women who refused to 'Go home and sit still' by Dr. Viv Newman


In August 1914 a mere 640 women had a clearly defined wartime role. When the eminent surgeon, Dr Elsie Inglis, offered her professional services to the British Army a senior representative of the RAMC riposted, "Dear Lady, go home and sit still". Derived from her book We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World, this talk by Dr Viv Newma…