Series WSD - Film of Wounded Soldiers' Day


Date Range1916
Quantity7 cm, 2 reels and videotapes
ProvenanceBethlem Royal Hospital
Description

'Wounded Soldiers' Day' was a social event held in the grounds of Bethlem Royal Hospital on 28 July 1916 at which some 300 wounded soldiers resident in London hospitals attended, along with hospital staff and various dignataries. A 35mm silent black and white film of the event, complete with titles written by Rev E.G. O'Donoghue, Bethlem chaplain and chronicler, was made for the hospital by a Mr Pearce of the Essenay Company, an American film company which opened a London office, headed by Harry A. Spoor, in 1909.

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09  Pictorial


Inventory Listing

WSD-01 Film of 'Wounded Soldiers' Day'

This original nitrate copy of the film is deposited at the National Film and Television Association, British Film Institute, for safekeeping. It has been copied onto videotape (see WSD-02). The film features, among others, Lt. Col James Copeland (Treasurer), Rev R Scott Mylne (governor), Edmund Stone (governor), Catherine Farnham (governor), J Knott Brown (governor), Dr John Porter-Phillips (physician), his wife, Kathleen Porter-Phillips, and his children, Stella and Barbara Porter-Phillips, Rev Geoffrey O'Donoghue (chaplain), Sarah Hearder (matron), Frederick Todd (dental surgeon), Ernest Clark (head attendant), Kate Sawkins (nurse), A Reddaway (nurse), Alice Neave (nurse), Alfred Bowditch (attendant), Albert Coston (attendant) and J Chittenden (attendant).
This item contains references to: repatriation hospitals; DISABLED WAR VETERANS; MILITARY PERSONNEL; leisure; Copeland, James Alfred; Mylne, R Scott; Stone, Edmund; Farnham, Catherine; Brown, J Knott; Phillips, John George Porter; Phillips, Kathleen Phyllis Porter; Phillips, Barbara Porter; Phillips, Stella Porter; O'Donoghue, Edward Geoffrey; Hearder, Sarah Christine; Todd, Frederick; Clark, Ernest; Sawkins, Kate; Reddaway, A; Neave, Alice M; Bowditch, Alfred Philip; Coston, Albert J; Chittenden, J

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 28 July 1916    Quantity 5 cm, 1 reel
Formats Movie Film
Inventory Identifier WSD-01 Series Box Number BFI Series WSD
WSD-02 Film of 'Wounded Soldiers' Day'

This is a copy of the original nitrate copy of the film deposited at the National Film and Television Association, British Film Institute, for safekeeping (WSD-01). The film features, among others, Lt. Col James Copeland (Treasurer), Rev R Scott Mylne (governor), Edmund Stone (governor), Catherine Farnham (governor), J Knott Brown (governor), Dr John Porter-Phillips (physician), his wife, Kathleen Porter-Phillips, and his children, Stella and Barbara Porter-Phillips, Rev Geoffrey O'Donoghue (chaplain), Sarah Hearder (matron), Frederick Todd (dental surgeon), Ernest Clark (head attendant), Kate Sawkins (nurse), A Reddaway (nurse), Alice Neave (nurse), Alfred Bowditch (attendant), Albert Coston (attendant) and J Chittenden (attendant).
This item contains references to: repatriation hospitals; DISABLED WAR VETERANS; MILITARY PERSONNEL; leisure; Copeland, James Alfred; Mylne, R Scott; Stone, Edmund; Farnham, Catherine; Brown, J Knott; Phillips, John George Porter; Phillips, Kathleen Phyllis Porter; Phillips, Barbara Porter; Phillips, Stella Porter; O'Donoghue, Edward Geoffrey; Hearder, Sarah Christine; Todd, Frederick; Clark, Ernest; Sawkins, Kate; Reddaway, A; Neave, Alice M; Bowditch, Alfred Philip; Coston, Albert J; Chittenden, J

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 28 July 1916    Quantity 2 cm, 1 videotape
Formats Video Tapes
Inventory Identifier WSD-02 Series Box Number A05/5 Series WSD

Published by the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, 14 May 2014
Listed by Colin Gale
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