The VAD Hospital at Scopwick House - Mike Credland BEM
18 Jul

This presentation had been planned for 2020/21 but, like many of our events, had to be cancelled due to Government restrictions.

Michael Credland is a well known local World War One Historian who, in 2014, published in conjunction with the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology the definitive guide to The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire in which he takes readers through the social, economic and archaeology of commemoration and remembrance in the County of Lincolnshire.  He wrote that, in the process of researching the book, he became probably the only person to visit and photograph all the three hundred or so war memorials recorded in the book.  He has also designed and helped commission several new war memorials including one to the 46th (North Midland) Territorial Division which included men from the Lincolnshire Regiment which suffered terrible casualties during a failed Attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13th October 1915, as part of the Battle of Loos.  The memorial being unveiled during a ceremony held at the site to mark the 100th Anniversary of the attack, on 13th October, 2015.

In his talk this evening, Mike will be describing the incredible work of the civilian personnel of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VADs) in helping wounded military personnel back along the road to recovery at the VAD Hospital in Scopwick House, Lincolnshire

Western Front Association Members and non-members are equally welcome. We ask for a modest £4 donation on the door. Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.



The Royal Naval Association Club, Coulson Road, Lincoln, LN6 7BG
18 Jul 2022 19:00