Old Photos of Witham

Outside hospital in Holland in First World War

Taken: About April1918, Ref: M1966

Inscription on back says ‘Hospital, Scheveningen, Holland, 1918’. Also see the inscription for M1965. 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 M1965 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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