Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, who died during the two World Wars.
Maybe Tom Hutton of Minsterley, born about 1885. In 1911 he was living in Minsterley where he was working with his father as an Estate Agent.
[Bridgnorth Grammar School Magazine, July, 1915]
I have had rather an exciting time, for I had to fly from Belgium during the German advance, came in for the first bombardment of Rheims and, stupidly enough, managed to get arrested by the French. Since October I have been working with the Ambulance Américaine, first as interpreter and later as anaesthetist and operation attendant. In the Spring of this year I had the luck to be chosen as operation orderly in attendance on Mignot, the great French Surgeon, and accompanied the Wanamaker Flying Ambulance to the Southern front. I had a very terrible, though very interesting, experience and am eagerly anticipating my return to work later in the year.
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