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)
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
Roberts member of SA Motorised Ambulance Band about
(possibly Austen or Dare) - SA Motorised Ambulance Band, same
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
Bombardier John Hesford
- Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action 04/09/1918
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
Percy Exell 1st Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment, died 15/02/1915
Esmond Prudhomme, 43rd Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba
Bn), died 16/08/1918
John William McLean, 2nd Australian Trench Mortar Battery,
Rita ? - The same age
as Ada and attended the same school and SA Corps.
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.
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number, and we will contact you.
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