Lives of the first world war website

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  1. Grizel

    Grizel Well-Known Member

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    This may have been already mentioned but is new to me. While googling a conscientious objector's name I was taken to this site which gave free access to a transcription of his record. I had to create a free account first. It also has records which cost money to view.

    There are various records on this site which are available elsewhere eg Canadian attestations - but this is another way to access them. It is run in association with FMP. However when I keyed in the above CO's name to FMP's main site it did not come up.

    I haven't explored the site in any detail but thought it might be of interest.
     
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    Ah - it is organised by the Imperial War Museums.
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Sounds good thanks but what is the web address?
     
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    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/
     
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    Thanks Jan.:)
     
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    Further to my recent post: https://genealogy-specialists.com/threads/endell-street-military-hospital.9910/

    here are 5 lists of the servicemen and women (soldiers, seamen, R.A.M.C. nurses etc.) who feature in Nurse Dora Townsend’s autograph album. There are just a few others, whose signatures I have not been able to decipher.

    I have supplied the date, rank, regiment, place, ship name etc., where possible, and for anyone spotting an ancestor, I can supply a digital image of the relevant page. I’ve posted in this thread because the ‘Lives of the First World War’ website is an excellent resource, and may have details of some of the people on my lists. I shall be adding facts about and leaving a poppy for my own grandfather in due course.

    1. Army/Endell Street Military Hospital:

    Private Thomas Harrison (Sniper) King’s Own Scottish Borderers

    G. Garland (1915) 18th A.I. Fusiliers

    S.C. Hall New Zealand Wireless

    Lt. Col. T.E. Cutler (1918) 1/4th Queen’s (?)

    Captain R. Fraser (1918) Ward 6

    Private J. Donnelly (Black Watch)

    Gunner Joseph Benjamin Wilby (1916) New Zealand Field Artillery

    Private George W. Kendall (1915) 24th London Regiment

    Lt. ? Readmann (R.S.M.) o/c PS 55

    V.J. Potton (?) (1915)

    Private Vernon L. Hudson (1916) R.A.M.C.

    F.G. Hawley (1915) Middlesex Yeomanry

    Corporal Thomas William Shine (1915) 1st South Wales Borderers


    Other lists to follow.
     
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    2. Navy/Seaman’s Hospital, Albert Dock

    E. Wood (1910)

    H.M. Hinschell (?) (1910)

    R.J. Bartley (1918) SS ‘Erinpura’

    R.C. (?) Hall (1917) HM Gunboat ‘Sawfly’ Mesopotamia

    J.W. Parkin (1917) Hospital Ship ‘Madras’

    N.V.W. Cox SS ‘Erinpura’

    O. Blakey (Bombay 1916) RMS ‘Assaye’

    J.W. Littlewood SS ‘Ellora’

    Captain R.I. (?) Illingworth (1918) R.A.M.C. SS ‘Erinpura’

    Evelyn Thomson
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    V.J. Pottow. Correction, thanks to @Chimp.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    No, his name was Victor John Pottow. His service records are on FMP.
     
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    Predictive text! I didn't check. Amended.
     
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    Private 2327 George was injured with shrapnel in the right foot on 26th May 1915. He was from Peckham.
     
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    His entry is a quote from Hamlet.
     
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    4. Women: Doctors, Nurses Friends.

    Margaret Munro (1910) Royal Albert Dock Hospital

    Lellie Russell (1918)

    Annie Inggs (1903)

    Emilie Searle (?) (1910)

    Kathleen Osman (1904)

    Blanche Cutler (1918)

    Ethel F. Carter (1909)

    Constance Heywood (1910) Royal Albert Dock Hospital

    Lina Brandrick and Mollie Brandrick (1902)

    Alice Hadcliffe (1910) Branch Seaman’s Hospital

    Evelyne A. McLean (1902)

    Magdalene Lloyd (1904)

    Mary Chesney Bowlton (1913) The New Hospital
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    'Come into the Garden Maud', was a Victorian parlour song, based on a poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson (many moons ago we had a copy on a 78, played on the wind up grammophone:eek: - just listened to it again on utube, played on a wind up machine)
     
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    I still have my grandmother's old Alba wind up machine, bah!
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Victor J. Pottow appears in the Windsor and Eton Express of the 8th October 1910. Under the heading
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    his name appears as having passed passed 1st Class Freehand Drawing and 1st Class Model Drawing. The picture says it all.
     

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