There are several books that have been written about the hospital. Many are out of print or could be available from the library.

 

Spike Island by Philip Hoare

Ghosts of Netley by Philip Hoare

Netley Hospital and it's Railways by J.R. Fairman

Royal Victoria Hospital Netley 1863-1978

 

Sub Cruce Candida a celebration of one hundred years of Army Nursing 1902-2002

 

 

 

Enemies at Peace by Simon Daniels tells the stories of two soldiers who are buried side by side in the cemetery. One is a German soldier Otto Scholz (grave is in the foreground) and the other is an English soldier James Thursby Roberts whose grave is in the background. See grave photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just finished reading a new book "Dearest Maude" by Lorna Howarth who is a local author. It tells the fictitious story of Maude Timms who goes from working in a shop to being a VAD at Netley during WWI. A nice book to read to get the imagination going about what is was like to be in the hospital all those years ago.

Recommended web sites

A great site for Netley Hospital history and the history of nursing

 

http://www.qaranc.co.uk/netleyhospital.php

 



The Commonwealth War Grave Commission web site where you can search for your missing relative from WWI and WWII. Sign up for their newsletter too.

 

http://www.cwgc.org/

 

A very good website with photos of nurses and wounded soldiers from the Great War, some at Netley.

 http://www.greyandscarlet.com/links.html

 

The Long, Long Trail is an excellant web site for all kinds of military history and information

 

 http://www.1914-1918.net/

 

 

The Great War Forum is a place to ask any military question and you can guarantee an answer or be pointed in the right direction of where to go next. Lots of very helpful people talk on here.

 

 

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

 

 

 This is a site on flickr which has many nurses photos throughout the years. Good for research on nurses uniforms and types of dress.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/backmanmal/page1/

 

 

The Serving Soldier, a web site with a selection of military images from King's College London.

 

http://www.kingscollections.org/servingsoldier/

 

 

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and Great War Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired

 

http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/

 

 

RAMC in the Great War

This website commemorates all those who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Great War.

 

http://www.ramc-ww1.com/index.html

 

British Army Medical Services and The Malta Garrison 1799-1979

 

Interesting web site. For Netley related items, type Netley in the searchbox.

 

 

http://www.maltaramc.com/index.html

 

Great War Photos is a WW1 Photos Centenary Website by Paul Reed. Photos are being uploaded constantly.

 

http://greatwarphotos.com/

 

This Australian site is dedicated to commemorate the lives of those who served in the Great War in pictorial form.

 

http://www.gravesecrets.net/

 

A site of remembrance and comprehensive guide to the military cemeteries and memorials around the world

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/index.

 

Southampton Old Cemetery on Southampton Common is a wonderful place to visit. It is being looked after by the fantastic volunteers known as FoSoc. (Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery) Take a look at their web site.

 

http://fosoc.org/home/

 

 

This is a great site if you are looking for anything about Hamble!!

 

www.hamble.net

 

 

Southampton Cenotaph is a web site to commemorate the people whose names are on the Cenotaph. Take a look and add any information that you can.

 

http://southamptoncenotaph.com/

Have a look at this site if you are researching your family history, there may be a photo of a grave of a long lost ancestor here. Also, you could offer to upload some of your own photos for others to see.

 

http://www.gravestonephotos.com/

 

 

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