8th Border Embroidery at Netley BRCH

8th Border Embroidery at Netley BRCH

Postby spike » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:27 pm

I have just been sent this picture of an embroidery done by Signaller H Heywood 8th Border Regiment,
whilst in hospital at the British Red Cross Hospital at Netley in Hampshire, dated November 1916.

I can't find a service record for him or positively identify a M.I.C., but it appears H Heywood survived the war.

If you look at this website about Netley, the convalescents made embroideries for sale to raise funds for the hospital
and they stayed in huts.
Many, if not all the huts were named, sometimes by their sponsored village or town. Also some beds were sponsored as well. Funds were raised for their upkeep and if possible, a soldier from the same village was put in the bed with the same name.

There was a Westmoreland Hut, so H Heywood may well have been in this
BRCH Westmoreland Hut.jpg
BRCH Westmoreland Hut.jpg (54.75 KiB) Viewed 1340 times

Any more information would be appreciated.....

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In memory of -19455 Private John Farrer,
A Company 11th Border Regiment k.i.a. 1st July 1916
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