Handicrafts at Netley

Technical hut where convalescents made items which were sold to raise funds
From Netley Hospital Heritage archive. Making baskets.
Yorkshire Post 2nd May 1916 Disabled soldiers.
Daily Mirror 16th January 1917
Daily Record 3rd February 1917 Lady Swaythling.
Daily Mirror 2nd August 1917 Pte. SIMMICK making toys.
They also made embroidered items too
Made by Gunner SOUTHALL in 1917

St. Paul's Tapestry

Direct descendants of soldiers badly injured during the conflicts of WWI were being sought by St Paul’s, as the Cathedral prepared to display a unique piece of embroidery crafted by more than 100 recovering men.

Months of research by the Cathedral’s Collections Department has revealed 133 names of men from the UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa, who worked to create an elaborate altar frontal, used for many years after the War at the high altar.


The following soldiers were at Netley and made a contribution to the tapestry. If you are related to any of the men, please let me know.


Sadly, the page for the Tapestry information doesn't exist anymore on the St. Paul's Cathedral website.



L/Cpl A rthur John BELL Military Foot Police

Pte. Cormick Mc CHORD Sutherland Regiment

Pte. Edward Lawrence CLAY R.A.S.C.

Gunner Samuel CLEWES R.F.A.

Pte. Frederick E. DAVIS Somerset Light Infantry

Pte. Albert Gilbert MacDERMOTT Hampshire Regiment

Pte. William GLASSBY York and Lancaster Regiment

Cpl. W. HIGGINS 4th City of London Regiment

Pte. Leonard J.COLLINGS 7th Buffs Regiment (East Kent) Welsh Hospital

Spr. William Alfred MATTHEWS Royal Engineers



Pte. William Augustus NEWARK 1/20th London Regiment

Sgt Charles Howard REYNOLDS 2nd Bedfordshire Regiment

Cpl John Levi ROSE 2/4th Dorset Regiment Red Cross Hospital


Pte. Harold George SADLER 20th Battalion Canadians

Pte. SLACK Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

Pte. John SMALLEY Tank Corps. Red Cross Hospital

Gunner C. J. STONE 298 Brigade R.F.A. Red Cross Hospital

Pte. Herbert James TILSED 58 Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Welsh Hospital

L/Cpl. Thomas Henry TUCKEY Inland Water Transport Royal Engineers

Below is a video from Youtube showing the highlights from the Sung Eucharist to Commemorate the Hundredth Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War I held at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

Sermon given by the Revd Canon Michael Hampel - Precentor of St Paul's Cathedral.

from the Glassby Family History: http://glassby.com/Chapter2.htm
from St. Pauls website
William Augustus Newark
Hampshire Advertiser June 25th 1921
Afternoon visit to Grantham House in Hamble.
From Netley Hospital Heritage archive
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