The following images are from a personal collection from Al`s family album. Al`s Great Great Aunt ,Edith Cole , sister of Arthur Cole ,would help in the welfare of wounded Commonwealth troops.Wounded soldiers from the Great War were sent back to the UK hospitals  if they recieved a "blighty" for treatment, Edith`s house in Exeter,Devon was a regular visiting place  to help rehabiliate before going back up the line and she would also carry out volunteer work in the hospital wards looking after the troops.  This little goldmine of history has been brought back to life to keep the story alive and show a different angle on welfare through the ages of Old Soldiers.

The following images are from a personal collection from Al`s family album. Al`s Great Great Aunt ,Edith Cole , sister of Arthur Cole ,would help in the welfare of wounded Commonwealth troops.Wounded soldiers from the Great War were sent back to the UK hospitals  if they recieved a "blighty" for treatment, Edith`s house in Exeter,Devon was a regular visiting place  to help rehabiliate before going back up the line and she would also carry out volunteer work in the hospital wards looking after the troops.  This little goldmine of history has been brought back to life to keep the story alive and show a different angle on welfare through the ages of Old Soldiers.

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 Edith Cole with two wounded Old Soldiers

Edith Cole with two wounded Old Soldiers

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 Edith Cole on the right

Edith Cole on the right

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 The following images are from a personal collection from Al`s family album. Al`s Great Great Aunt ,Edith Cole , sister of Arthur Cole ,would help in the welfare of wounded Commonwealth troops.Wounded soldiers from the Great War were sent back to the UK hospitals  if they recieved a "blighty" for treatment, Edith`s house in Exeter,Devon was a regular visiting place  to help rehabiliate before going back up the line and she would also carry out volunteer work in the hospital wards looking after the troops.  This little goldmine of history has been brought back to life to keep the story alive and show a different angle on welfare through the ages of Old Soldiers.
Family 28-9421.jpg
Family 4-9578.jpg
Family 29-9421.jpg
Family 11-9412.jpg
Family 30-9421.jpg
Family 13-9412.jpg
Family 31-9421.jpg
Family 14-9412.jpg
Family 32-9421.jpg
Family 18-9416.jpg
Family 33-9421.jpg
Family 19-9416.jpg
Family 38-9422.jpg
 Edith Cole with two wounded Old Soldiers
Family 40-9424.jpg
Family 25-9419.jpg
Family 42-9424.jpg
 Edith Cole on the right
Family 69-9434.jpg
Family 70-9434.jpg
Family 71-9434.jpg
Family 72-9434.jpg
Family 73-9434.jpg
Family 74-9434.jpg
family 92-9442.jpg
family 93-9442.jpg
family 94-9442.jpg
family 95-9442.jpg
family 96-9442.jpg
family 97-9443.jpg
Family 113-9450.jpg
Family 157.jpg
Family149.jpg
Family155.jpg
Family156.jpg

The following images are from a personal collection from Al`s family album. Al`s Great Great Aunt ,Edith Cole , sister of Arthur Cole ,would help in the welfare of wounded Commonwealth troops.Wounded soldiers from the Great War were sent back to the UK hospitals  if they recieved a "blighty" for treatment, Edith`s house in Exeter,Devon was a regular visiting place  to help rehabiliate before going back up the line and she would also carry out volunteer work in the hospital wards looking after the troops.  This little goldmine of history has been brought back to life to keep the story alive and show a different angle on welfare through the ages of Old Soldiers.

Edith Cole with two wounded Old Soldiers

Edith Cole on the right

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