Lives of the first world war website

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    Some of the pictures and drawings in the album are so good, I thought at first that they were printed, but not so!
     
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    5. Others

    Sydney F. Fouracre (1917) Mesopotamia

    B.Evans (1917) On the Tigris

    W.H. White (1917) Ashar

    A.M. Rushworth (1906)

    J Knox (1917)

    S.E. Appleton (1912)

    A. Farnell

    A.J. Gregory (1915)

    P. Boycott-Dray (1905) Sydenham

    S.C. Phelps (1903)

    W.G. Watt (1910) M.B. (C.L.B.?) D.P.H.

    Charles G. Osman (1904)

    Arthur Sugden (1905)

    Harry Wood (1917) P55 Mesopotamia

    Hubert J.H. Cox (1905)

    S. Biddlecombe (1918) C.F. A.C.D. (SS Erinpura)

    Frank T. Manley (1908)

    B.Kelsall (1906)

    Mill Campbell (1912) Limerick

    George Robert Coverley (1904)

    E.T. O’Farrell (1928)

    H. Harris (1912)


    Actually, there will be a 6th group, consisting of names not easily decipherable.
     
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    Here is Private Vernon L. Hudson's contribution to the autograph album. I've put it on the 'Lives' website, and remembered him. P1100023.JPG
     
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    6. Some names, which have proved difficult to decipher.

    George Balleine (1917) Basra

    M.O. Blakey (Maurice Otto?) (1916) R.M.S. ‘Assaye’ Bombay

    Mary Langhame Humphreys (1917) Staff nurse at the same hospital as Dora Townsend

    Sister Annie Frances Wade (1918) ditto SS ‘Erinpura’

    Joseph Henry Pounds
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    There is medal card for George B Balleine of the Royal Army Medical Corps service number 88663
    FMP links this to a birth of George Brendon F Balleine in Monmouthshire 1896
    and a death in Monmouthshire in 1965
     
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    This is his contribution to the album (again, I've put it on the 'Lives' website, and remembered him): P1100031.JPG If you flip the image, you can just see his signature at the top right (before flip).
     
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    M.O. Blakey (Maurice Otto?) (1916) R.M.S. ‘Assaye’ Bombay
    Is this him?

    POKORNY, ELIZABETH (BETTY)Elizabeth (Betty) Pokorny (maiden name Blakey) a resident of Sacramento since 1958, was born in New York City in the borough of Manhattan in 1919. She spent her very early childhood in India, where her father, Maurice Otto Blakey, worked for the Anglo-American Oil...
    If so, here is his entry, a Christmas card:
    P1100029.JPG
     
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    After seeing an item on Sky News today about the roles women took on, I thought I would share this photo of munitions workers (my grandmother is the good-looking one on the front row, bah!). I'm not sure whether it was taken in Buxton, where she grew up, or elsewhere; she moved around a lot, did nursing, drove an ambulance etc. etc. Perhaps someone will recognise an ancestor of theirs. P1100095.JPG
     
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    This is J.W. Littlewood's contribution to the album:

    P1100035.JPG
     
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    If no-one has any objections, I'm going to start an album in Media for each of the two autograph albums I have, which belonged to my grandmother, and before her, to Nurse Dora Frances Townsend, whose friends, relations, patients and work colleagues feature in them.
    All the sketches, paintings and contributions will then be in the same place, and maybe someone will recognise an antecedant.
    I would be greatful if admin could let me know whether or not this is permissible.
    It's such a wonderful resource, it's crying out to be published.
     
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    I think it's a wonderful idea. Go ahead ;)
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Brilliant idea! Can't wait to see them!
     
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    OK, if you're sure.
     
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    Absolutely. :)
     
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    Well, we're off! I'm entering them in the same page order as in the album.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Just received a reminder via email that there is only one month left before the website closes on the 19th March.

    If you still wish to make contributions to this digital archive, time is running out. :confused:
     
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