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July 9, 2017

Nursing Sister Philips WW1 Photo Album 60V

This Photo Archive consists of a small autograph album (6.5" by 5.25") kept by Constance (Connie) Philips as a memento of her time serving as a nurse during World War One.

The majority of the photos and items are from 1915, when she served as a nurse in France and Britain.

Lodge Cliveden

The album and all photographs, postcards, and other ephemera contained in the album belong to Karin Armstrong and may not be copied or republished without her written permission. The images will be published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission.

Each image has been designated an "R" for Recto or a "V" for Verso plus an album page number. Recto is the right-hand side page of a bound book while Verso is the left-hand side page.

I will be posting the entire album and my additional research on the individuals identified in Connie's album over the coming months so please check back frequently to view these historic photos. The easiest way to see what has been published is to click on the topic "Nursing Sister WW1 Photos"


Barbara Fisher said...

I think this might have been taken at Taplow Lodge, Cliveden, Buckinghamshire.
This is from the above website: Waldorf volunteered for the army but failed the medical. The house was offered as a hospital but it was decided that it would be too difficult to adapt. Undaunted, he offered it to the Canadians who created a hospital in the covered tennis court and the bowling alley. Several other buildings on the estate were used as accommodation for staff.
This (from the very interesting website above) I find it hard to believe that there isn't a single mention of Taplow Lodge elsewhere on the web. Not one. This is all the more intriguing when you consider that, as I have stated on many occasions, it was arguably more impressive than the CRCMH itself. I would even go so far as to say that, for the sheer sight of it, Taplow Lodge was easily one of the country's finest abandoned buildings. But perhaps the major reason for this lack of general acknowlegement is that it no longer exists. The site - dead opposite the CRCMH on the other side of the Cliveden Road - was bulldozed and turned into the upper-class "Orkney Lodge" housing estate (presumably named after Lord Orkney - a former owner of Cliveden, responsible amongst other things for planting the woods around the CRCMH) sometime during late 1995. That the destruction of such a building was ever allowed to happen borders on being criminal.

We visited Cliveden House last year but knew nothing of the hospital. Cliveden now belongs to the National Trust this is the website.

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Is there a link to the album of these photos all together that you have posted so far? I am doing some volunteer research for the Miami County Indiana Historical Museum on the WWI Red Cross Nurses from their county. One of them was at the British Hospital number 12 which became the American Base Hospital number 21 when the US became involved. It was in Rouen France. The other one was at US Base Hospital 61. And so far there is a third one that I haven't started finding info on yet. They are working on a exhibit with programing to commemorate armistice day 2018.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Hi Mary - the easiest way is to follow instructions at the end of the post you read - just click on the topic "Nursing Sister WW1 Photos" which is at the bottom of each post.

That will bring up every photo I've published so far - enjoy!