Just before Christmas 1917 it was decided that, utilising the talents of the wounded soldiers at the hospital, a magazine would be produced. The purpose of this was twofold: firstly, it provided a useful occupation for those soldiers well enough to contribute, and secondly it could be sold to raise funds to provide comforts for the soldiers. It is not known who came up with the idea, but the magazine was edited by Charles Hampton Thorp of the Australian Imperial Force. Charles Thorp also wrote a book based on his wartime experiences entitled ‘A Handful of Aussy’s’, and this contains a description of daily life in a War Hospital.
Illustrations from The Bath Bun