His service record shows he was not the perfect soldier during training, even missing defaulters’ parade several times and being fined. But he was just 17 at the time. He celebrated his 18th birthday on 22nd May, on 8 August 1916 he was killed in action at Guillemont.
Chief Medical Officer of the first Scottish Women’s Hospital Unit in Royaumont, France
Image of oil painting ‘The Scottish Women’s Hospital : In The Cloister of the Abbaye at Royaumont. Dr. Frances Ivens inspecting a French patient’ by Norah Neilson-Gray appears courtesy of IWM Catalogue number Art.IWM ART 3090
Production date 1920
Australian soldier Howard met and married English nurse Marjorie
Wartime career of novelist and writer Thomas Hall Caine, resident of the Isle of Man