Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/5/2012

Inspired on the Western Front: The gallows humour cartoons and poignant sketches injured Tommies entrusted to WWI nurse

These remarkable sketches drawn by First World War soldiers recovering from horrific injuries in the trenches have been discovered after nearly 100 years. The collection of cartoons, poignant messages to loved-ones and pictures of their children, were found in the pages of an autograph book which belonging to auxiliary nurse Adeline Louise Wadlow. Adeline, known affectionately as Lina, volunteered as a nurse treating soldiers who were sent to Hildern House in Shropshire to recuperate after being injured on the frontline. for more click here

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