How you can help us

     

This project has broadened from being a simple family history project to investigating the work of Salvation Army women in Northern France during and after the Great War.

We are particularly interested in women who helped in huts and hostels and those involved in hospital and war graves visitation work between 1917 and 1922.

Official documents and newspaper archives have given us some background information, including names of places and people mentioned by Ada in her notebooks and autograph book. However we still need to know more about them and this is where you may be able to help.

  • Do you have letters, photographs, cards or notebooks left to you by servicemen who were helped by the Salvation Army?

  • Did you have friends or relatives who served with the Salvation Army on the Western Front?

  • If so, do you have any documents, photographs or even family stories that you remember?

Do you have any information about any of these? (the links lead to photographs)

People:

Cpt. and Mrs Tickelpenny - served in Ostrohove (nr. Boulogne) and Arras
Mesdames Commandants Nicklin & Herriett (also served in France during and after the Great War)
Commandant and Mrs Perry – SA officers who served in the Boulogne and/or Arras regions
James (Jas.) Roberts – member of SA Motorised Ambulance Band about 1917/19
Fred ? (possibly Austen or Dare) - SA Motorised Ambulance Band, same period.
Kathie ? - a young girl who served in Arras and is believed to come from Manchester
Lt. Guy Arthur Jones Ashwin - RAF (London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), killed in action 16/09/1918
Pte A.W.J Barat - Essex Regiment (originally from west London), killed in action 31/10/1918
Bombardier John Hesford - Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action 04/09/1918
Lieutenant Colonel George Bisset, 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed in action 10/10/1918
Pte G. Bougourd, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, killed in action 01/12/1917
Pte Percy Exell 1st Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment, died 15/02/1915
Lance-Cpl Esmond Prudhomme, 43rd Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Bn), died 16/08/1918
Gunner John William McLean, 2nd Australian Trench Mortar Battery, died 25/11/1918
Rita ? - The same age as Ada and attended the same school and SA Corps.


Places:

Arras 1921 - a meeting of senior worldwide Salvation Army staff - Why?

Ostrohove Camp nr. Boulogne - especially the Salvation Army hostel/rest camp

Details of SA Training at Larkhill Camp, Salisbury Plain

Channel Island - Southampton shipping movements in 1917

The Salvation Army Red Shield Hostel for Graves Visitation, Rue Michelet, Arras

Any of the Hostels of Consolation, especially Boulogne and Abbeville

Chateau Meurice, Wimereux ( Field Hospital no 14)

SA work in Valenciennes



OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU THINK MIGHT BE RELEVANT. IT MIGHT SEEM UNIMPORTANT TO YOU, BUT IT COULD HELP FILL IN A VITAL GAP IN THE STORY.


If you can help, please click here to email us.

Please provide an email or postal address or telephone number, and we will contact you.

If you prefer, please write to:

Mr R.Frisby
2 Westfield Road
HODDESDON
Herts.
UK