Newnham College : War Work 1914-1918

Newnham College

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This leather bound hand written volume has 170 pages recording the work done by over 700 Newnham women during the First World War. The range is wide; here are just a few.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(29);return false;'>Dr D Chick</a>: Medical Officer with Berry unit during typhus epidemic in Serbia in 1915. Died February 1919 of pneumonia.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(44);return false;'>EM Butler</a>: Orderly with SWH Elsie Inglis Unit, Russia 1917-1918, Macedonia and Serbia 1918-1919, Serbian War medal.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(47);return false;'>AG Smith</a>: Air raid shelter work in London.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(53);return false;'>Mrs Marshall (C Colbeck)</a>: Organising collection and preparation of Sphagnum Moss, Keswick.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(58);return false;'>Mrs Howard (GLC Matthaei)</a>: Investigation on a method of sundrying vegetables which retains their anti beri-beri and antiscorbutic properties and is therefore applicable to frontier wars, and in Mesopotamia etc.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'><a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(61);return false;'>D Carver</a>: calculations for Ballistic Office, Woolwich Arsenal in connection with anti-aircraft range table.</p>


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