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12 February 1917: Pte Robert Spencer

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Robert was the eldest of five. Before the war he was a warp dryer in a cotton mill. His father Peter was a 'stationary engineman' at a limestone quarry - according to the 1911 England Census.  His brother Edgar (three years younger) served in the war from 1916. He also had sisters Annie, Doris and the younger William, 11 years younger. At the time …


POSTPONED : 'Hartelebury V.A.D.' a talk by Doug Smith

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This event is now scheduled for 8 January 2021 In the First World War many hundreds of houses were converted into hospitals to help cope with the many thousands of wounded.  When the War ended these houses were closed and the vast amount of records of the patients and nurses who were at these hospitals, destroyed.  Not so Hartlebury VAD Hospital i…


British Military Nurses and the Great War: a Guide to the Services

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Little has been written about British military nurses during the Great War, and few primary sources have survived, which makes it difficult to piece together even the basic details of the organization and administration of the nursing services during this period. To understand the situation that existed during the war, it is necessary to be familia…


Hartlebury V.A.D - Doug Smith

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In the First World War many hundreds of houses were converted into hospitals to help cope with the many thousands of wounded.  When the War ended these houses were closed and the vast amount of records of the patients and nurses who were at these hospitals, destroyed.  Not so Hartlebury VAD Hospital in Worcestershire.  3 valuable autograph books we…