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Cases of 'insanity' revealed in the Pension Records

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The Pension Records which have been saved by The Western Front Association reveal an incredible array of information. In this piece we will briefly look at the mental health issues that are shown on these cards. Many Pension cards detail shocking cases of physical injury, but there are a substantial numbers of cards that let us glimpse into non-ph…


A Royal Navy rating discharged as epileptic and destined for the Asylum

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George Henry Howlett was born in Shoreditch the son of George William Howlett, a metal worker from Norfolk, and Alice Harriet Davis from Gloucestershire. George‚Äôs first period in the Royal Navy was from 1906, his civilian occupation on enlistment being a gas fitter. His initial posting was to the training ship HMS Impregnable, a 121 gun ship of 1…


'Shell Shock: understanding psychological casualties from the battlefield' by Prof Edgar Jones

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Caption: Hospital therapy for shell shocked soldiers About the talk: Prof Jones will explore the military and medical crisis created by shell shock. Psychological casualties presented in such numbers that senior commanders were forced to introduce new management techniques whilst army doctors conducted research into the causation of shell shock an…