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Richmond WW1 Diary 29 June 1916

As part of the Richmond At Home and At War exhibition, the Royal Star & Garter Home loaned the Museum of Richmond material from their archives. One of the items was a patient card for Earnest Laurence Johnson. These cards were written for every soldier at the home. One of the fantastic Museum of Richmond volunteer…

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Richmond WW1 Diary 31 May 1916

Battle of Jutland The Battle of Jutland was fought between the British and German fleets off the coast of Denmark in May 1916. It was the only large naval battle of the war and British losses were sudden and spectacular. And, despite Germany claiming a victory, the German fleet was also severely compromised. East Sheen resident,…

Richmond WW1 Diary 1 April 1916

The Royal Star and Garter Home The idea behind the Royal Star & Garter Home was to provide pleasant surroundings, the best treatment, and as interesting and useful occupations as possible for the disabled servicemen returning from the trenches. The Herald of 1 April 1916 reported: “All that human love and care can give will be…

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Richmond WW1 Diary 25 September 1915

Start of the Battle of Loos The Battle of Loos was part of a combined British (with Indian support) and French offensive against the German line in northern France. It was an attempt to break the stalemate and return to a mobile war. The battle started at dawn on 25 September 1915, with the first…