Monday, October 8, 2012

August 22, 1917 The Sir John Ellerman Hospital, Regents Park, London,N.W.

Bill writes to his sister Mae from The Sir John Ellerman Hospital in St. John's Lodge, Regents Park which he calls “ a miniature paradise”. In this long letter he retraces his days in July 1917 from the Artillery School at Tilques, near St. Omer, through the events preceding and during the 3rd Battle of Ypres (also known as The Battle of Passchendaele.) and his subsequent withdrawal from the front on August 17th by ambulance train and hospital ship, The Carisbrook Castle.


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