They left their mark on Wardown House

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Wardown Park
United Kingdom


Wardown House graffiti, Wildgoose

Among the hundreds of wounded soldiers who were cared for at Wardown House, first as a military-run hospital and later as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid hospital during World War 1, a few (and perhaps their carers) left their mark on the building. Here are some of the examples of their graffiti still visible today.


Due to sterling work by members of the Great War forum. We can say with some authority, who some of the men who carved their names were.

Cyril Wain, born c1896, from 40 Bateman Street, Derby. Amember of the North Midlands Field Ambulance.

Frederick J Burt, service number T-36504

Edward Wildgoose,  from Derby. He enlisted 23/11/1915, aged 21, and was a member of the 3/1 North Midlands Field Ambulance between 19/2/13 and 23/11/15. He later joined the Royal Flying Corps with the service number 13978. 

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Author: Deejaya

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