"Mothering Tommy Atkins" (1915)

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RepositoryLibraryShelf
Devon West Country Studies MPh
Illustration Reference
P&D59285
Location
DVD60
Publication Details
Date
1915
Place
Scope and Content
Note in the EPRS schedules reads: "Depicts an episode during the European War. The Mayoress of Exeter (Mrs. J.G. Owen) organised an hospital fund from which, with the assistance of other prominent ladies of Exeter, she provided the many contingents of troops which passed through Exeter to and from Plymouth with hot refreshments during their short stay at Queen Street Station. These troops went through at all hours of the day and night and they had often been travelling for many hours without any refreshment. That the kindness of the Exeter Ladies was highly appreciated was amply testified by the receipt by the Mayoress of letters of thanks from all parts of the world."

Text under picture in the Western Times reads: "The Mayoress of Exeter (Mrs. J.G. Owen) 'mothering' soldiers. Work begins before daybreak, and every man is supplied with hot tea, a sandwich, piece of cake, an orange, and a packet of cigarettes. Her Fund is in need of assistance."
Format
Photograph
Dimensions
120x164mm
Series
EPRS; 1693
Note
Published by the Western Times August 6th 1915.
Biographical subject
Aspects
Troop movements
Counties
Dates
1915