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EastSurrey

Here is a card I picked up at Canterbury Postcard Fair. It is unfortunately blank on the back. On the front the photographer's impressed mark is  'Basma'. I can only guess these are patients at a temporary military hospital  or convalescent home in the U.K. around spring 1916. Everyone looks pretty relaxed and no one has crutches. A wide variety of units are represented and some men are wearing slouch hats. I can't see any sign of wound stripes (worn from later 1916), or divisional badges. There is one officer, and he is wearing trousers rather than puttees or riding boots. There is one woman of mature years, wearing what may be a  civilian nurse's uniform. The building in the background seems to be a not particularly large mansion.of mid 18th century or later date.

Can anyone throw further light on this, please?

Michael

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DavidOwen

Great photo!

None appear to be wearing blues?

Would the wounded wear cartridge belts (forgive my nomenclature!)

 

Convalescent home rather than hospital?

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