Sgt. John GALE Army Hospital Corps. died March 1877 age 42. He is buried in the Cemetery. Sgt. Gale was from Bampton.
Burial no. 450 C. of E.
Surgeon Major General CharlesHerve GIRAUD see Royal Victoria Hospital Early Life
This lovely photo was sent to me by Julie Cain whose grandmother Elsie Rose GREENHILL is seated on the bottom left. She was a cook in the VADs and was at the hospital in 1919/21.
Sister Alice Maud HALL served in Netley.
Miss Alice HENDLE worked at Netley as a kitchen maid to matron.
David Ogilvie HOILE was the Staff Assistant Surgeon and was buried in the cemetery on 7th February 1865. J.A. Addison, vicar of Hound took the service according to the burial register.
James Lewis HOLLOWAY See Burials from 1864 to 2003
Sir Arthur Frederick HURST (formerly HERTZ) was in charge of the neurological section at Netley between 1916 - 1918.
John Mackenzie KENNEDY Major and Paymaster of the hospital died 16th July 1866 aged 68 and is buried in the cemetery. Service was taken by Chaplain J.A. Crozier.
Major John Mackenzie Kennedy (1798 – 1866), Paymaster for the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley
John Mackenzie Kennedy served in the army for fifty two years. He was born into a doctor’s family in Inverness on 13th March 1798. He began his duties aged fifteen serving first with His Majesty’s 76th Regiment of Foot, the Immortals, mostly in Canada. His manuscript account was used in the regimental history to tell the story of actions against the United States forces. He became the regimental paymaster in 1828 and after some years in Ireland was posted to St. Lucia in 1834. In 1835 he served in Grenada and Dominica. The following year he was serving in Jamaica and transferred to the His Majesty’s 22nd Regiment of Foot, the Cheshire Regiment, as paymaster. From 1837 to 1840 he was mostly in Ireland. He then went to the Bombay in India before joining General Napier’s campaign to the Scinde. He was awarded the Scinde medal for the action at Hyderabad. After the annihilation of Her Majesty’s 44th Regiment of Foot he transferred to it and served in Ireland whilst the regiment was built up to strength.
He foresaw that he would have to return to India and on account of his wife’s health and her sorrow at the recent death of a son wrote asking for a position on the Staff as paymaster. He worked in this capacity firstly at Maidstone at the cavalry depot, then in Scotland on recruiting duties, and next at Chatham with the Invalid units. His final post was at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley where he served as a paymaster until his death in 1866.
He married Emma Georgiana Maryanne Evans, the sister of a fellow regimental officer, Henry Evans, They had two sons Wardlaw Randall Mackenzie Kennedy who joined Her Majesty’s 1st Regiment of Foot, the Royal Regiment, and died young in Antigua and William Chessborough Le Poer Kennedy who took an M. A. at Trinity college Dublin and joined the Church of England, serving as Curate of Dawlish in Devon. He died aged 29 and is buried with his father.
Three of his brothers died whilst serving in the British armies. His younger brother James Scott Kennedy died aged fourteen years at Quatre Bras, as an Ensign of the Royal Regiment, carrying the regimental colours. He posthumously received the Waterloo medal. His eldest brother joined the Honourable East India Company’s Bengal Army serving as Captain in the light cavalry seeing action in the third Mahratta war at Nagpur but died at Mhow in 1822. His other brother Hugh Scott Kennedy joined the Honourable East India Company’s Madras army and served in that Presidency for ten years but died on the voyage home.
My thanks to Angus for the above information.
George Durant KERSLEY (1906 - 1993) a physician and rheumatologist, reorganized the army school of physiotherapy at Netley around the time of WWII.
Hon. Emily KINDERSLEY (Seely) was a VAD at Netley in WWI. http://www.brookvillagehistory.co.uk/index.php/people-main/the-seely-family/jack-seely/12-hon-emily-kindersley-seely
This is Ambrose KING who worked at Netley. His obituary is on this link:http://
Thanks to Kip Miller for the photo.
This photo is from Zenia Squires Jamison on our NHHG facebook page. The VAD on the far right is her great great grandmother Kezia Jane LILEY and the VAD on the far left is Kezia's daughter Doris. Their VAD cards from the British Red Cross website are below.
Ethel Annie LLEWELYN was a nurse at the Welsh hospital. More here: