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 fantastic website for Netley Village history and stories about the Hospital  from my friend Brenda:

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


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.


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





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



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



RAMC in the Great War

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


British Army Medical Services and The Malta Garrison 1799-1979


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


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


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


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.



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.



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