Discussion in 'World War 1' started by Kyt, Aug 28, 2008.
Pictures of first person to undergo plastic surgery released - Telegraph
God Bless him ! ... heres a bit more ....
THE TRUE FACE OF MODERN WAR
My friend Karen found his marriage
Yeo, Walter E. O'N
Vol. 5b Page 432
here's a birth for a daughter
Name: Doreen Y Yeo
Year of Registration: 1919
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Mother's Maiden Name: Edwards
Heres Paddy Hartley's website ! .... they were amazingly brave men !
My friend on GWF said this a few years ago when the subject came up about the terrible injuries suffered and the plastic surgery done on the Western front also !
Thanks for the additional info Annie - I was hoping you would turn up something.
However, as to the post of the GWF, there has been quite a bit research recently on the post-war casualty rehabilitation, and it is amazing how much "normalisation" went on in the communities across the country. Most of the efforts were made by private and/or local organisations, rather than governmental. So homes were set up, even catering for entire families, but very often the rules were so stringent that the ex-serviceman and his family returned to their original community.
A couple of excellent books on the subject are:
The War Come Home: Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914-1939 by D Cohen
Disabled Veterans in History, edited by David A. Gerber
Thanks K ..... I'll have to see if I can find those books ! .... I did find this piece also !
Ex-Air Gunners: Short Bursts
Shot Down In Flames by Geoffrey Page (a Guinea Pig) and The Reconstruction of Warriors by Mayhew are both excellent books abou the Guinea Pig Club
As for the post-WW1 care of casualties, I've finally found my copy of The War Come Home (buried deep in a large pile of books) as I couldn't remember the name of the home that is still running:
The Royal Star and Garter Home
Excellent reading guys.
There are several hits on Google for the Guinea Pig Club, but here's one - now there is an exceptional man !
::Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club::
This bit is for K !!
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