Tag Archives: Harold Gillies

Letters from the First World War – Alfred Dougan Chater

At the end of last year, we introduced the story of Alfred Dougan Chater, a soldier of the London Regiment. Our first post featured the heartfelt letter that Dougan wrote to his sweetheart, Joyce, shortly before departing for France. We … Continue reading

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Medical advancements in the First World War

Alongside the horrors of trench warfare, the First World War led to advancements in medicine and surgery. Did anyone in your family receive groundbreaking treatment? Private Denis Bailie was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment when he … Continue reading

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