Just a quick note of thanks and appreciation to top local historian and decent bloke Roger ‘Ziksby’ Jones, who has taken the time to post Arthur Burton’s military records on Flickr so all concerned can inspect them. Roger obtained them via Ancestry.com whose original source was the National Archives.
This would have taken no small effort on Roger’s part, for which I thank him most profusely – yet again, Roger has generously devoted his own time to dive into a local history question here on the Brownhills Blog, and come up with top-notch material. He’s nothing less than a gentleman and a star.
Roger Jones ,you are a star!
Arthur Burton’s diary Tuesday 19 September 1916;-
Arrived at Dover ( on board he St Denis) at 6 AM and entrained to Tunbridge then by motor to Tunbridge Wells where we are in a fine hospital called WESTHALL in Queen’s Road where we are being looked after very well and the SISTERS are very good to us. My head is still a little queer”
After all he been through, still a typical British understatement !
Quarry Hill House, Tonbridge was probably the first military hospital he was sent to,run by Kent/44VAD, and West Hall may be the building now called St George’s Centre, and is in Queen’s Road, RTW.
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