Pte. George RAFFERTY

The Bath Chronicle May 29th 1920
The Courier November 13th 1920
Army Contracts. Portsmouth Evening News 11th January 1921
Derry Journal 27th May 1921
Matron Blakeley isseated in the middle. From the Netley Hospital Heritage group archives
from the Netley Hospital Heritage group archives
Dundee Courier 28th July 1923
Portsmouth Evening News 30th August 1923
Sale of huts and building materials Portsmouth Evening News 19th April 1924
Clara Annie HEATH Evening News November 3rd 1926
The Evening News February 23rd 1926
Portsmouth Evening News 5th October 1926

Mr Bert LEWIS

Evening Telegraph 12th October 1928
Lt. Comdr. B.F. STAUD The Evening News September 13th 1930
Dame Ada Sophia Woolfryes. Wells Journal 16th March 1934
Pte. William E. Newcome. Portsmouth Evening News 25th November 1935.
Hull Daily Mail 13th January 1937
Allen Rawlinson. Portsmouth Evening News 29th April 1937.
Mr Robert BUET Sheffield Independant Newspaper 24th September 1937
The Times October 20th 1939
Miss Phylilis O. NETHERSOLE Portsmouth Evening News 18th February 1942

Taken outside the hospital entrance: Sergeants Mess RVH Netley 1951.
Sgt. Weir, S/I Stringer, Sgt. Ball, Sgt. Taylor, Sgt. Strect, Sgt. Dawkins, Sgt. Cornish, Sgt. Brown, Sgt. Hasletine, Sgt. Hurlock, Sgt. Tutton, Sgt. Rogers, Sgt. Davidson, Sgt. Jesty M.M., Sgt. Galvin, Sgt. Saint, Sgt. Baker, Sgt. Smith, Sgt. Mars, Sgt. Howard, Sgt. Treadwell, Sgt. Seely, Sgt. Morgan, S/Sgt. Mousley, S/Sgt. Edwa...
rds, S/Sgt Thompson, S/Sgt Hayes S/Sgt Morris, WOII Whilly, S/Sgt Stephenson, Sgt. Miller, S/Sgt Swift, Sgt Nicol, S/Sgt Brayshaw, Sgt. Pyle, S/Sgt Robinson, Sgt Snellgrow, S/Sgt. Hutchinson, WOII Mullins CSMI Herridge, QMS Tizzard, QMS Grayley, QMS. E. Allen, RSM.W.G. Bowen, Col. J.W. Hyatt, RMS.B. Hayes, Capt. C. Crow. RMS. Hood, WOI Craven, WOII Taylor, WOII Mackeeg, WOII Scates, WOII Willshire

From the Netley Hospital Heritage Group archive.

The "Atom Rays" Portsmouth Evening News 5th January 1952
Portsmouth Evening News 7th August 1952
Reg Aldridge Portsmouth Evening News 5th November 1952
Portsmouth Evening News 1955

William Burns

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Royal Victoria Hospital

A group of pensioners, former serving men of our British Army were pictured here in 1955 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley.

They had been talking to the gentlemen in the middle who was 'General Bernard Pagent' (1887-1961).

The General who always seemed to have had time for his men, commanded the 21st army group during WW2 as their most senior officer.

The General like some of the pensioners also served at the front in WW1 and was one of only two officers to survive in his Battalion during the Battle of Loos where we lost 48,367 men in the first attack and were to lose far more.

The Battle of Loos was a bloody battle of which Rawlinson wrote to the Kings adviser Baron Stamfordham the following:

"From what I can ascertain, some of the divisions did actually reach the enemy's trenches, for their bodies can now be seen on the barbed wire."

— Rawlinson

'General Bernard Pagent' (1887-1961) seen here was a holder of the Military Cross, he was wounded five times whilst serving.

At Netley they together remembered their fallen comrades.

We remember the General and all our serving men and women this Remembrance Sunday.

God bless one and all.

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