Old Photos of Witham

Inside hospital in Holland in First World War

Taken: About April1918, Ref: M1965

Inscription on back says ‘Scheveningen, Holland. Where I met Pte[?] Rudkin about April 1918 in Hospital’. Sheila Ellis who gave the picture to me is a Rudkin but she doesn’t think this is one of hers. She was given it by George Thompson, coal merchant, but comparison with his other photos suggest that it is not his writing on the back. Ian Hook said in an email ‘being in Hospital in Holland is typical of being either interned or being a POW in hopsital prior to repatriation, either in wartime or after the Armistice’.

Date takenAbout April1918
SourceEllis, Sheila. She was given this and M1966 by George Thompson, ex coal merchant. She is not sure whether he is on them. I gave the original to Essex Regiment Museum.
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