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GREAT WAR NURSE'S ALBUM INJURED SOLDIERS 3rd LONDON GEN. HOSP. ANZAC, WPS, DUTCH For Sale - New and Used


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GREAT WAR NURSE'S ALBUM INJURED SOLDIERS 3rd LONDON GEN. HOSP. ANZAC, WPS, DUTCH

ORIGINAL FIRST WORLD WAR PERIOD NURSE'S PERSONAL AUTOGRAPH / FRIENDSHIP ALBUM WHICH IS ALMOST FILLED WITH MESSAGES, POEMS, PAINTINGS AND CARTOONS DONE BY INJURED SOLDIERS, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

MOST ARE DATED DURING THE GREAT WAR, 1914 TO 1918. THE ALBUM HAS AN ELABORATELY PENNED NAME IN THE FRONT "M.E.F.REDFERN. XMAS 1909" - THIS WAS FRANCES REDFERN, THE OWNER OF THE BOOK.

SOME OF THE MESSAGES HAVE THE SOLDIER'S NAME AND REGIMENT AND SOME ARE WRITTEN IN FRENCH AND DUTCH AND AT LEAST ONE LOOKS TO BE IN GERMAN. THERE ARE NAMES AND MESSAGES FROM MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S POLICE SERVICE (W.P.S.) AT GRETNA.

THE 3rd LONDON GENERAL HOSPITAL AND "TER ROOD" ARE MENTIONED IN SEVERAL ENTRIES. IT LOOKS AS IF THE NURSE MAY HAVE BEEN POSTED IN LONDON, GRETNA IN SCOTLAND AND IN BELGIUM DURING THE WAR.

SOME OF THE ENTRIES ARE;

PTE. A.R.PERKINS, 19 BATT. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, 20.1.17.

HENOLD STOKES, SYDNEY AUST. 16.7.16.

E.B.PAGE, GUNNER, SOUTH AFRICA HEAVY ARTILLERY 74tH SIEGE DEPOT, COODEN CAMP, BEXHILL ON SEA, SUSSEX. 11.5.16.

3rd LONDON GENERAL, APRIL 26th 1916, A POEM IN REMEMBRANCE OF ANZAC DAY, APRIL 25tH, 1916,, BY HENRY ALBERT BUTLER, 1st NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT.

A POEM REFERRING TO A ENGLISH YOUNG LADY IN BELGIUM WANTING TO GET BACK TO CLIFTON, 30th MAY, 1914.

3rd LONDON GENERAL HOSPITAL - PTE. H.E.WRIGHT, 2048, 2nd BATTALION A.I.F., AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILITARY FORCES 25th JULY, 1916, WITH A DRAWING OF MILITARY BADGE.

A POEM HEADED " A NURSE REDFERN. SOUVENIR D'AMITIE", WITH "BRUXELLES, 1913" UNDER IT.
A WATERCOLOUR OF A BELGIAN SOLDIER SMOKING A LARGE CIGAR WITH "SOUVENIR OF BRUXELLES 1914 - MONARCH, (FOR THE TIME BEING) OF ALL HE SURVEYS!.

PTE.I.LYONS, 9596, ROYAL REGT. OF IRELAND, CLOMMEL, ?? TIPPERARY.

THE SIGNATURE OF LADY EDITH BRACKENBURY (WIFE OF HENRY BRACKENBURY).

A SERIES OF SIGNATURES OF WOMEN BASED AT GRETNA, SCOTLAND - SOME BEING MEMBERS OF THE W.P.S. (WOMEN'S POLICE SERVICE) - ONE HAS "INMATE OF P.22 EASY GRETNA, SCOTLAND, 1-31 OCT., 1916, SALLIE ARMSTRONG, WITH MY VERY BEST WISHES". THERE ARE ALSO THE FOLLOWING SIGNATURES - "K.M.TEARLE (SGT. W.P.S.), C.M.MANNINGS W.P.S., M.SHRIMPTON W.P.S., T.W.TROLDER W.P.S., A. RUTHERFORD W.P.S., A.M.READ W.P.S., G.RHODES W.P.S., DOROTHY S. WATSON, GRETNA, 1916" ON ONE PAGE. THERE IS ALSO A QUOTE FROM SHAKESPEARE SIGNED "INSPECTOR OLIVE WALTON, WOMEN POLICE SERVICE, GRETNA, OCT. 1916".

"WAR & WOMEN 1914" - CONSTABLE DYERS, GLOUCESTER.

IN THE BACK OF THE BOOK IS PASTED A PLAN OF WHAT LOOKS TO BE BEDS IN A HOSPITAL ON  FOLD-OUT SHEET OF TRACING PAPER, DATED MARCH 10th, 1917. THE BEDS ARE ALL NUMBERED.

THERE ARE ALSO OTHER DRAWINGS, ABOUT 10 PAGES WRITTEN IN FRENCH, 3 WRITTEN IN DUTCH AND 2 WRITTEN IN GERMAN.

THE ALBUM IS APPROX. 16.5cm x 9cm WITH A LEATHER CLAD COVER.

THE COVER HAS WEAR AND IS COMING AWAY FROM THE BOOK ALONG THE SPINE AND ON THE FRONT PAGE. THE PAGES HAVE USAGE WEAR AND THERE ARE A FEW LOOSE PAGES AND IT LOOKS LIKE A FEW ARE MISSING. 

ONLY SOME OF THE ENTRIES ARE SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS.



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