Marika sent me some items from a scrapbook that she has. They are also on the Great War Forum too. Thank you Marika.
When the soldiers were convalescing, they were encouraged to do handicrafts such as basket weaving and embroidery. The items that they made were often sold at handicraft sales to raise funds. Miss
B. Shaw was the Hon. Secretary of the handicraft scheme.
Pictured here are Pte. W. Manning, Pte. H. Robinson and Corpl. Kent working on their samplers. November 1916.
Christmas Festivities at Netley Hospital
Netley January 1917
This is a pass enabling visitors to enter the hospital.
"No visitor is allowed to take any article of Food, Drink or Clothing into the Hospital"
February 12th 1917.
Marika's Great Uncle Pte. Goldwin McCausland Pirie is buried in Netley Military Cemetery. His details can be found here: