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Soldier ‘Stan’s’ letter

Soldier ‘Stan’s’ letter

Our knowledge of Robert Stanley Morgan 'Stan’s story' comes from a letter he wrote to his sister from the hospital on the 12th October 1917.

A Soldier’s Story – Robert Stanley Morgan

A Soldier’s Story – Robert Stanley Morgan

A Soldier's Story is an account of how Robert Stanley 'Stan' Morgan, who was wounded during an attack on German lines north of Ypres, made his way from the front and eventually arrived at the Bath War Hospital. Many thanks to Dan Morgan, Stan's Grandson, for sharing his story and photos.

A tribute to the work of the Bath War Hospital

A tribute to the work of the Bath War Hospital

Perhaps the best tribute to all those involved in the establishment of the Bath War Hospital was published in the Bath Chronicle in 1928, just as the Pensions Hospital was about to close and the site was about to enter its third incarnation as the Royal United Hospital.

Locksbrook Cemetery

Locksbrook Cemetery

The number of deaths at the hospital was remarkably small, and those who died were buried in Locksbrook cemetery on the Upper Bristol Road.

The End of the War

The End of the War

The work of the Bath War Hospital did not cease with the signing of the armistice in 1918. When the Ministry of Pensions took over the hospital in November 1919 the total number of cases admitted was 24,333.

Health and Well-Being

Health and Well-Being

The City of Bath had always been famous as a centre of healing, and its medical research and learning was much needed to treat the wounded soldiers who became patients at the War Hospital.

Surgical Requisites Association

Surgical Requisites Association

The Surgical Requisites Association was an offshoot of Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild, who undertook to supply surgical dressings.

The Bath Bun

The Bath Bun

Just before Christmas 1917 it was decided that, utilising the talents of the wounded soldiers at the hospital, a magazine would be produced.

Needlework

Needlework

Needlework and embroidery were widely used as occupational therapy for wounded soldiers during WW1.