24 November 2008


Biog of Lt Holthusen, Medic.

I'm off to Kew soon to see the records of papillon and Holthusen

Biog & Pic for Pte 35146 Wendon

There's also a group photo of Lt's Carter, Charrington & Brown out there!


17335 E A Clark

Pte Clark made a contribution to an album by patients at Leckhampton Court Red Cross Hospital 1914 - 1918, which has found it's way onto the internet.

Private Clark decided to write a poem:

"A time will come when Victory's crested wave
Sweeps swiftly forward in a cleansing tide.

When staid and sober citizens behave
like children, off their heads, with joy and pride.

Then while the bells peal madly through the land -
Look back a bit, I never once forget

That so called "negligable" British band
To whom the Empire owes its deepest debt.

With best wishes to the owner of this book

Pte E A Clark, 17335
13th Essex, West Ham Battalion"