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Lydney Great War Voluntary Aid Detachment Station.

image: Lydney Great War V.A.D. Station

Top photo: Roger wrote (May 2007) ".... the Great War V.A.D. (Gloucestershire Voluntary Aid Detachment) station, in the (Lydney) Town Hall. My great-aunt Grace Pritchard was a member and I attach a postcard, in which Grace is the nurse to the front (of two) on the extreme right, by the window. John Frederick Pritchard, then of 5, Victoria Road, had three children, Grace being the second child & eldest daughter. No 5 Victoria Road is today No. 9, as originally only the north side was built up, with open fields across the road. Thus the numbers were therefore consecutive, originally".
Bottom photo: "Grace Edith Pritchard, V.A.D. B.R.C.S. (British Red Cross Society)"

The hospital operated between October 1914 and February 1919 and treated more than 3,000 wounded men.(1)

(1) A glance back at Lydney, Neil Parkhouse - 1998 - Black Dwarf Publications - ISBN 0-9533028-1-4.

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