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Is it true? (I don't know)

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RockyMountainShy

RockyMountainShy Report 6 Mar 2013 05:44

" During the First World War she volunteered in Netley Hospital (Southampton) where the wounded were unloaded from ships in the English Channel coming from France"

OK, I gave up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All I can found are patients records, or sites about the hospital itself. It does look like a pretty impressive hospital, but that doesn't help me to find out if it was true.

If someone can just shove me in the right dirction PLEASe and THANK YOU :-D

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 6 Mar 2013 06:06

It might help if you added just WHO "she" was!!!

Jude

RockyMountainShy

RockyMountainShy Report 6 Mar 2013 06:11

OHHHHHHHHHHH :-( HMMMMMMMMMMMM Sorry.

She is my grandmother of course!

Violet Phyllis Betty Hartnell - born September 1904 Bristol

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 6 Mar 2013 06:18

For a start from Wiki....

During World War I, a large Red Cross hutted hospital was built at the back of the site,[21] which expanded Netley Hospital to accommodate around 2,500 beds.[21] Many of the staff were Red Cross volunteers, as most of the regular staff were overseas. Some 50,000 patients were treated at Netley during the war.

However...she would have been VERY young to be such a volunteer...only 14 when the war ended?

Jude

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 6 Mar 2013 06:25

Unfortunately, there were probably no records kept of the Red Cross (or other) volunteers.

RockyMountainShy

RockyMountainShy Report 6 Mar 2013 06:36

With the Hartnells anything is possible Jude.

I guess that is true Sylvia.

I started researching the Hartnells 35 years to late. My great uncle probaly would of been able to tell me everything . :-|

OH Well worth a shot! Nighty Night