Photograph of Charles W. Carr, convalescing after serious leg wounds (7)
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|Subject||Carr, Charles Woodward|
|Title||Photograph of Charles W. Carr, convalescing after serious leg wounds (7)|
|Notes||Charles W. Carr stands in hospital uniform. The note on the back records the location is Netley Hospital, Southampton.|
Charles' daughter Gill Porter explains that this was when Dad was recovering from being shot in the leg, during the the attack of the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment on Pond Farm during the battle of Paschendale. He is wearing hospital uniform. However, Mrs Porter clearly remembers her father explaining that he almost died of blood poisoning apparently from the dye in the stripes of the hospital pyjamas or night shirt! He'd survived his wounds but almost died of septicemia! Mrs Porter also explains that Netley's Royal Victoria Military Hospital on Southampton Water is the subject of a book by Philip Hoare Spike Island: the memory of a military hospital, Forth Estate: 2001.
Part of large collection of photos and memoribilia relating to Serjeant 3091 (later 240965) Charles Woodward Carr, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - kept by Mrs Gill Porter and Mr Tony Carr of their father.
|Item Date||1917 - 1918|
|Creation place||Netley Hospital, Southampton|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Page||7 of 7|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Tony Carr|