The Great War – Summer 1916

As we go to Press, and as I write on this first day of July, the tremendous events of the war seem to be at their height. France’s magnificent sustained bravery in front of Verdun, Russia’s great offensive advance, Italy’s approach to Austria’s fresh line of defences, our own lengthening of our line in France and the vigorous offensive we have begun there, besides the ceaseless bravery of our sailors and soldiers wherever they arc–all these things make one feel the mighty crisis through which we are actually passing, and a great, sure hope of victory beyond it. Since our last Magazine we have had the outstanding glory of the great sea fight which has opened the way for the Armies on land, and we have had the grief and the pride which belong to the death and the life of that first of heroes in the war, who perhaps alone under God has made us sure of ultimate victory. Side by side with these tremendous events, it seems almost trivial to record the little things we at School have still been trying to carry on to help the great cause, but it is no time to despise the smallest effort on the part of anybody, for each of them helps, indeed, to produce that total supply of effort necessary to win the war. The intercessions here go on as before, and the list of names is now so long that it has to be divided into four sets. The work goes on, and about 1500 little bags and more than 200 fodder bags have been made, and 110 writing cases and some more trays have been made in the School workshops. Six girls, including Monica Wood, have been working on most days on the cooperative ground, and really wonders have been done on that bit of ground, thanks to Mrs. Robinson’s direction and the willingness of workers. For about a week we were also “commandeered” by a farmer for haymaking. I know what the School is doing interests all the Old Girls, as the many accounts of all their “war work” interest every reader of the Magazine. Let us go on holding hands, and be like the great patriotic people of old who had ” mind to work” for the strengthening of their national life and the rebuilding of their strong holds.

M. A. DOUGLAS.

Old Girls’ Reading Club
 – Summer 1916

To all Old Girls, and not only to those who are members.
I think that nobody can wish to be fettered by any rules as to reading at this time when there is so much of many kinds of work to bee done. We may wish to take heed of some at least of the extraordinarily interesting books which are being published every day in order to meet our ignorance and help our thoughts and move our feelings aright with regard to the stirring events passing in the world at the present time. I add a list of a few books which I have begun to read myself, and hope to read more, and I think others may be glad to know of them, if they do not do so. A postcard at, any time asking for a fresh list will be most gladly answered after consultation with other members of the Staff, who have introduced so many books to my notice.
1. Serbia in Light and Darkness, N. Velimirovic; 3s. 6d.
2. The Soul of Serbia, N. Velimirovic; Is., Faith Press.
3. Christianity and War, N. Velimirovic; 3d., Faith Press.
4. The Religious Spirit of the Slavs. N. Velimirovic; 1s., Macmillans.
5. Ordeal by Battle, F. S. Oliver; 1s., Macmillans.
6. Essays for Boys and Girls (interesting for any age), Stephen Paget 5s., Macmillans.
7. The mainsprings of Russia. Maurice Baring; 2s., Nelsons.
8. Religion in Europe and the World Crisis, C. E. Osborne; 8s., Fisher Unwin.
9. The War and Democracy, Seton-Watson; 2s., Macmillans.
10. Civilization at the Cross Roads; 1s., J. N. Figgis.
11. The German Soul; 5s., F. von Hügel.
12. Euripides and his Age, Gilbert Murray; 1s., William Norgate.
13. Across the Bridges, Alexander Paterson; 1s., Arnold.
14. The Mind of the Disciples, N. Talbot; 3s. 6d., Macmillans.
15. Have You Understood Christianity? W. J. Carey; 2s., Longmans.
16. Self-Training in Prayer. A. H. McNeile; 1s., W. Heffer.

M. A. DOUGLAS.

Governors’ Meeting and Presentation of Awards – Summer 1916

The Annual Meeting of the Governors of the School, followed by the presentation of certificates for scholastic, successes, was held on Tuesday, February 29th, when Lord Methuen was re-elected Chairman of the Governors. The Hon. Lady Hulse presented the certificates in the presence of a large gathering in the Hall of the School. Canon Morrice presided, and was supported; in addition to Lady Hulse, by Miss Douglas, Miss Style, the Mayor of Salisbury (Mr. James Macklin); Canon Myers, Mr. S. R. Atkins, and Mr. Ralph Paget.

Miss DOUGLAS, in presenting the report of the School, said:
May I say how greatly I regretted my absence for a few weeks from the School, and how, full of gratitude I felt for the kind messages from my many friends, and how truly thankful I am to get my harness on again after my long holiday, and to use my eyes freely again. I should like to say first how much we miss our Chief, Lord Methuen, and I think perhaps he would be cheered by receiving a telegram from us to-day, telling him that we remember him, and that we send him our very best wishes. We know that as Governor of Malta he must have his hands very full, and that the strain of endeavouring to meet the demands on his time and thoughts and feelings must be very great with the constant arrival of hundreds of gallant men who have been wounded. (The telegram received a most kind reply from Lord Methuen.)
Next, may I say on behalf of the whole School how very grateful we are to Lady Hulse for consenting, to be a Governor, and for coming here to-day to give away the certificates, and to speak to us, and for all the sympathy and help that must come to the School from her connection with it.
Another pleasure is the welcoming here as Governor our very kind friend of so many years’ standing, Canon Myers. Many of us did not quite like his migrating, from this part of Salisbury to the Close, but at least the Godolphin School may now congratulate itself on the fact that he is willing to consider it his duty to be here perhaps even more than when he was Rector of St. Martin’s. With his becoming a Governor is linked the fact that our kind friend the Dean felt that he must resign his place on the Governing Body. We are very grateful to him for his kindness to the School, and his interest in it, and we shall not forget his way of making each girl here feel that it was a pleasure to him to meet the red hat-bands in the City or in the Close.

MESSAGE TO ENGLISH GIRLHOOD
Lady HULSE prefaced all inspiriting address to the girls by expressing the hope that she might be able to fulfil Miss Douglas’ hopes in the capacity of a Governor of the School. It was with great pride and pleasure that she learned of her election as one of the Governors. Those who elected her did her a greater kindness than they knew in linking her with the school’s life of industry and high ideals. She came among them at a time of unprecedented gravity. Our great Empire, that sacred trust committed to our care, had never stood in the danger in which it stands today; our country had never been in such peril, not even in the days when our gallant Elizabethan seamen smashed the power of Philip of Spain. Things are very different now. To hold our Empire, and to take our place when the time comes, as it would come, in the re-civilisation of the world, we have to win on land and in the air, as well as on sea. To crush, or to help to crush, with the help of our Allies, the mighty military and scientific organisation of Germany, and her servile friends, was a stupendous task, and one which, before it was over, would tax all the fortitude and all the courage of our race to the uttermost. She was in profound sympathy with the view Miss Douglas took as to the aspects of the war which the School should assist in. There were plenty of older people to dwell upon the horrors of the war, and upon the countless sinful acts committed by our enemies; but it was for the girls on the threshold of life, with their characters yet unformed, to dwell upon the great deeds of the war` and upon the splendid qualities it had called forth in our race. It was for them to fix their minds upon the glorious courage of our men in battle, upon their cheerful endurance of unde5cribable hardships, their wonderful patience under every form of suffering. They could also look up to and revere the many acts of heroic self-sacrifice performed in the war – not all of them successful, it was true. Some had been attempts which failed, but in battle, as in quiet every-day life, there were some attempts which, though then failed to achieve, were yet so glorious that they almost ranked as victories. (Applause.) With their hearts and minds filled with these great things, they would come to the highest duty of all which lay before them; that of taking their part in what was called the re-building of England.

NATIONAL DUTY OF THE FUTURE
In Speaking to the girls of the grave things, let them not think she meant they were not to enjoy life. Quite otherwise. Enjoy life to the full, for those who did not enjoy life could not help others to enjoy life. She meant that always before them they were to keep the thought of the great national duty, of taking their part in the reconstruction of national life. Never let anyone shake their faith and conviction that good would and must come out of the ashes of this terrible war. Their part would be clear enough, the force of example, the formation of character, when they were old enough to work for the public good. But this building of which she spoke would not be an easy task. The forces that would hinder this re-building of the England they believed in, a stronger, better England, would be very fierce and very many. There would come, for one thing, an end of the false prosperity caused by the war. That would mean, sooner or later, probably sooner, labour troubles; possibly grave labour troubles, unemployment, poverty and discontent, not unreasonable discontent. Besides all these difficulties, there would always be the half-hearted people and the slackers, who always stand in the path of progress, and would always be telling them that things would have to go on as they had been, and that they could not change human nature. But it, was not in the Godolphin School that they learned to tolerate half-hearted people and slackers. She, wanted them to let nothing deter them from the work which would be before them when they looked for it. Let neither delays, difficulties nor disappointments, not even defeats, deter them. Defeats, as they know, when taken at their real value, were an incentive to further effort. Believe in their work; believe in it always with their heart and soul, and others would believe, and others would follow.

WHY HEROES DIED
They would require two qualities which were somewhat rare in youth, patience and perseverance. Things would move slowly in this work of which she had spoken, and before the foundations of this better, stronger England are “well and truly laid,” many who were present that day would have joined the heroes who had died fighting for the country, while, the younger generations were still fighting for the cause for which those heroes died. She begged them not to forget, and never to let their children forget, that those men did not die only to defeat Germany; not even, she thought, to uphold our Empire. They died for all the eternal truths, for all that is most honoured and most honorable in life; for all that Germany has cast aside and trampled under foot in her ignoble craving for what she called world-power and world-domination. It would be for the youth of England to see that these men did not die in vain. It might seem to them she was speaking to them more as if they were the future men of England than the future women of England: but in this great work of re-construction which lay before them there would, she thought, be few distinctions drawn, for if the war has taught us anything it has taught us that the power for good wielded by women in the future is great and unbounded. (Hear, hear.) And so through these dark days of suffering they must go forward, strong in their faith in the certain triumph of God’s mercy and God’s truth; strong in their determination to do their duty to this country with all their heart in this great work before then. They would be able to do their part most loyally in this war if through all the doubts and difficulties they would “in courage, keep their hearts; in strength lift up their hands.” (Applause.)
Upon the notion of Mr. Atkins, seconded by the MAYOR, cordial thanks were voted to Lady Hulse for her address, and Canon Morrice was thanked for presiding, on the proposition of Canon Myers, seconded by Mr. Paget.
The proceeding, concluded by the girls leading the singing of the National Anthem.

Fifth List of Relations and Friends on Active Service – Summer 1916

ARMY

Walter Medlicott James Sadleir.
Arthur Taylor Walter Maude
Harold Yeatman Leonard Bennet
Campbell Maclean Maurice Rawlence
Charles Elam Arthur Rawlence
Edmund Awdry Martin Henrickson
Harold Paulley Harold Rogers
Stuart Cowell Reginald Calvert
Jack Collier Cyril Calvert
Edwin Collier Eric Calvert
Gerald Banham Geoffrey Calvert
Harold Gibson Geoffrey Radcliffe
Hugh Monier-Willianis Charles Douie
Edward Chambers Maurice Wallich
Frank Port Charles Brewer
John Robertson Cecil Bruton
Charles Taylor Harold Gillman
Adrian Craves Ronald Thomson
Walter Thursday Alwyn Crossley
Kenneth Procter Ashley Caton
Leonard Hatcher Maynard Harvey-Jones
William Hatcher Siegfried Hinkley
Richard Browne Kenneth Armitage
J. Tredennick Charles Awdry
J. Dunbar Robert Awdry
William Mulholland Martin Waters
Percy Stickland Thomas Spaight
Eric Gregory-Jones

NAVY

Frederick Small Athol Davis
James Maude Claude Rawlence
Rex Armfield

DOCTORS

Harold Griffith Humphrey Pollock

CHAPLAIN

James FitzGerald

NURSES AND OTHER HELPERS

I. Dunbar Ruth Newson
N. Tredennick

Jottings From The School Diary – Summer 1916

Eleven garments, sent to the Mayoress for Belgian children; 500 sandbags, 920 hospital bags, some trays and tables, sent to the Infirmary; various contributions, including plum puddings, sent to the Albert Hall Sale. Friday’s collections for War Funds amounted, to £22 1s. 8d.

ln December. – The House Marching Competition took place, and St. Margaret’s won the cup. The Red Girdles were won by:-

Senior.

VL Box. L. Gunner.
V. Joscelyne. M. Rose.
K. Keble. M. Blackett.
U. Armitage. B. Dunkin.
J. Osmond. C. Chambers.

Junior.
F. Banyard. K. Wright.

An Exhibition and Sale was held in the Studio of work done in the Drawing Classes, toys made by the Handwork Classes, and trays, &c., made in the carpenters’ shop. The proceeds amounted to £8 8s. 6d., which was sent to the Mayor for the Serbian Relief Fund.
On February 10th Miss Douglas returned to School after being away for a few weeks on account of her eyes. As she came into the Hall to take prayers Lilian King started a clap to show how delighted we all were to get her back. She thanked us all, and especially Miss Bagnall, for all we had done in her absence, and said how glad she was to be back amongst us.
In February the Staff gave a tea and concert to the wounded and convalescent soldiers from the Infirmary and Red Cross Hospital.
March 3rd. After prayers Miss Douglas spoke to us about the great meeting in the Guildhall to discuss the need of economissing throughout the Empire. Miss Douglas said that she thought we might all help by promising to give up Sweets to the end of the war. She spoke of the difficulties connected with doing this and how they could be overcome. Miss Douglas said that a board would be put up in the cloakroom on which those who were prepared to do this could sign their names; and she hoped that many other Schools belonging, to the Girls’ Schools’ Patriotic Union would do the same.

News of Old Mistresses and Old Girls – Summer 1916

Nora Bingham has been very busy at Leeds making sandbags. She has been Hon. Secretary to the Committee for this work, and their work grew so rapidly that they were made officially the Depot for Yorkshire.

K. Garmons William. writes from Bart’s, Hospital. She sends a most Interesting description of the arrangements in the Hospital and of her work. She passed her first examination in October, and is now a Stall nurse.
Barbara Garmons Williams has been cooking at a Red Cross Hospital at Chepstow.
C. Peel is working two or three afternoons a week at an Auxiliary Military Hospital in Southall, in the kitchen department.
Molly Sanctuary is helping with Girl Guides at a European School in Calcutta, in addition to her own work there.
Molly Sanctuary has just passed her massage examination. She has had hard work, as what generally takes a year was crowded into six months, as masseuses are so badly needed. She has now joined the Almeric Paget Corps, and has been, sent to Seaford Camp.
Susan Sanctuary is at No. 13 General Hospital, at Boulogne. and before that she was nursing at Versailles. Both their brothers are at the Front.
France Lewarne has done a spell in the Exeter Hospital; and tells, us that Muriel, has been there for a Year, and is telephone clerk. hall porter, and general message runner.
T. Smith says:” I am Secretary to Mr. T. C. Smith (no relation), the head of the wages’ section. He is very able and very kind and charming, which makes the post a very pleasant one. The chief drawback (if there is a drawback) is the length of the working hours; in the winter we used to be kept till 7.30 or, 8p.m. nearly every evening and occasionally later, but now it is generally possible to get away earlier. The work itself is rather difficult to describe, being variegated, and consisting largely in diverting as much work as possible off my Chief and imposing it on other people; `work’ in this case including callers and telephone calls and letters.”
Gladys Scott has a most interesting post as Secretary to Mr. L. Curtis, the, author of the book just published by Macmillan called “The Problem of the Commonwealth,” a book full of interest at the present time and heartily to be recommended.
Cathmar Eustace (nee Airy) writes front Wellington College, and says: “All the boys go into Woolwich or Sandhurst, and all of us College folk are busy with our fine Depot in the village for War Hospital Supply.” Her youngest brother has been all through Gallipoli, and came home on sick leave after miraculous escapes. Her husband is in group 41, called up for May 29th, but Mr. Vaughan is asking for his postponement as the tutors are so very necessary.
Dorothy Sanders is in No. 1 Hospital, Exeter, Edith Read in No. 2, and Lilian Soutwood in No. 3.
Auriol Parish is helping Mr. Frederick, her step-father, in his School, Aldwick Place, Bognor.
Doris Lenton is still at Cordwalles, Maritzburg. She has decided not to come home this year, and so has made it easier for the junior master to come to Europe with the South African Contingent.
Nancy Humphreys is nursing in the County of Cornwall Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital.
Gwynnyth Hope is nursing in the American Women’s War Hospital in Paignton, quite a model Hospital, in the beautiful house of Mrs. Paris Singer.
Cicely Janson is working in the Military Hospital in Malta.
Path Thatcher (Trethowan) and Dorothy Sheldon Williams are living together while their husbands are away.
Evelyn Du Buissom is working in the Red Cross Hospital at Guildford as emergency ward maid, and they seem to require her services very often. She is also learning type-writing and shorthand, so as to be ready to help in her father’s office if needed. Red Cross cooking lessons also employ part of her time.
Dorothy Le Cren is in a Bank at Dartmouth, and likes the work very much.
Molly Thomas has been working for some months at the National and Provincial Bank in High Street, Kensington.
Miss Edwards writes how glad she was to see Olga Thompson (nee Baillie Grohman) in the “Walmer” on her way back to B.E.A., via the Cape. Miss Edwards says of her own work in Grahamstown: “Things go on happily here. The girls are being very nice.” She says Miss Jones minds very much being “out” of things, and “it actively hurts her not to be there in England.”
Marcia Mathews is very happy in her work at St Mary-‘s School, Calne, and the, School is growing.
Audrey Currey has been getting up a garden fete in aid of War Funds. Miss Jones’ small niece and nephew were among the performers.
Winifred Osborne has been staying near Crape Town while Parliament was there. She is Secretary to one of the members. She met Miss Ralph there, and knew her, though she was just “running up” after a bathe.
Agnes Robb is in a Bank in London.
Pera has been to stay at Nelson House, and gave great pleasure with her singing.
Dorothy Vicary is clerk in one of the offices of the Sutton Military Hospital.
Muriel is working at the Dressing Depot, and she does all the gardening, too, as they have no gardener.
Dorothy Macdonald is nursing at King’s College Hospital.
Kathleen Ashford is teaching gym at Berkhamstead. She trains Girl Guides in leisure moments. Bessie and Dorothy getting quite clever on the land, showing how well women can do that work.
Lord Methuen came to inspect one of the Hospitals where Miss Fairclough is, working, and when she introduced herself to him as having come from the Godolphin he said nice things about us and how proud he was to belong to us. Fairclough says Lord Methuen has a wonderful memory for faces and whenever he meets her now he asks if she has heard from 5alisbury.
Mary Sale is Matron at Oaklands Court, St Peter’s, in Thanet – a Boys’ Preparatory School.
Joyce Osmond is doing a great deal in the garden, and making it pay too.
Urith Huyshe is doing Secretary work for the Exeter War Depot.
Mary Huyshe is getting up an entertainment with her infant’s at St. Martin’s Schools on July 10th for raising funds for feeding the Belgian children under German rule.
Irene Maude is much, stronger. She has a post at Harrogate, in St. Ethelburga’s.
Margaret Tracey is working un the King Edward Hospital, Bristol.
Hilda Nixon (Scott) writes from Benha, Egypt. She and her husband being the only British, have to do a great deal towards entertaining and helping the soldiers who are in hospital there.
Lucy Seton has been nursing since July 31st, 1915, and is now at the Weir Hospital, Balham.
Joyce Newman has been nursing at the Dover Military Hospital for 13 months, and finds the work tremendously interesting. She is probably leaving in September to take up her School work again.
Hope Paley says: “I am an Assistant Organiser of Children’s Care Committees under the London County Council, and find the work most interesting.”
Irene Oldham works as a V.A.D. member at Abbots Barton Hospital, Canterbury, and also at the Kensington War Supply Depot.
Agatha Lumby says: “All the week I work at the National Training School of Domestic Economy, and on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings I help as general bottle-washer at a Hospital in Queen’s Gate.”
Nell Fitzherbert is now a Chartered Accountant’s clerk. She says: “I work in an office in Lincoln’s Inn from 9.45-6, and find the work most varied, congenial and Interesting. I am uncommonly lucky in having got into a particularly nice office, the only other girl working there being a friend of mine, and we work together mostly.”
Phil and Kitty Stewart are working very hard gardening, growing vegetables, and housework, and have their names down for work on the land as soon as they are wanted.
Muriel Young has Just been doing housemaid’s work for six months at a Nursing Home for Officers in London.
Betty Whately teaches her small sister, and spends a great deal of her spare time helping at a Depot for making bandages, &c., for the hospitals. She also helps at one of the Y.M.C.A Huts once a week.
Naomi Legge has a post at the War Trades Department. Where she has been for over a mouth, and likes the work very much.
Annette Ludlow-Hewitt says: “I have been nursing in a Red Cross Hospital for six months, and now at home helping in the hayfields.”
Rose and Sylvia Toms are still working at the Officers Convalescent Home at Watermouth Castle, near Ilfracombe.
Nora Montgomery has been working at Liverpool as a waitress at a Luncheon Club for Lady Clerks. It is called “The City Girls’ Club.”, in connection with the Y.W.C.A. She also helps one night a week at the Bidston Y.M.C.A Canteen.
Florence Bradford helps with the cooking at the Paignton Red Cross Hospital.
Marjorie Napier is working in the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty, and is very much interested in her work.
Lois Mason says: “At the present moment I am learning shorthand, &c., as I have been invalided out of the Hospital, and am hoping to get a war job in September.”
Margaret Baynes is working in the laundry at the V.A.D. Hospital, Standish House, Gloucester.
Esther Field, is still nursing at a Hospital in Oxford, where she has been nine months.
Edith and Cicely Porter are both nursing at a Hospital near Sheffield.
Enid Butler is a probationer at St. Thomas’ Hospital, going in for the regular three years’ training.
Norah Chapman is working at St. Mary’s Hospital, Worthing.
Ruby Convention is helping in all sorts of ways at Oxford, meeting Ambulance trains and looking after the stretchers, &c., packing and unpacking hospital things, besides running a “Wolf Cub Pack” (Junior Scouts) and teaching Board School children how to swim, &c.
Katharine Jarrett says: “I have been at Hornsey Cottage Hospital for six months, and I’m having a holiday just now. I am starting work again next week, and am going to Endell Street Military Hospital.”
Irene Ruttledge is helping at a Home for Soldiers in Fermoy.
Ella Burden has most interesting work in France in No. 1 B.R.C. Hospital, where she is a probationer. The nurses all live in a hotel close by, and are looked after by other V.A.D.’s. She says it is a most delightful Hospital near the sea, and with pine woods all round. She is in one of the big surgical wards.
Lacy Panting (Partridge) has plenty to do in her own home and looking after her family.
Mary Partridge works in her garden at home, and helps at the Attleborough Red Cross Needlework Depot.
Mildred Partridge is doing temporary gardening work wherever she is wanted.
Alice Foljambe has done a long spell at Acton making munitions. She is now a milkmaid on a farm.
V. Trevor Thomas is working in a small V.A.D. Hospital near Newport, and also goes one day a week to mend uniforms in a Hospital and another day a week to serve in a Canteen for ammunition Factory.
Audrey Randall is doing, V.A.D. work and at a Red Cross Hospital at Reigate.
Lynton Crabtree, helps at the Y.M.C.A. Hut Canteen at the Military Hospital in Halifax. She also works for the “Girl Guide Movement” and often plays at the Soldiers’ Wives’ Clubs.
Phyllis Horne is a cook at a V.A.D hospital at Ottermead, Ottershaw.
Enid Alexander is registered for work on the land, such as on haymaking and harvesting.
Edith Talbot, has been nursing for 18 months, and is now working in her father’s law office.
Margaret Talbot is still going on with her physical training for children.
Dacre Alexander is at the London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women, and takes her first medical examination on July 10th.
Gladys Crombie is still working in the Munition Workers’ Canteen, Woolwich, and she says if any Old Girl wants to do some work in August, the Secretary, Drill Hall, Woolwich, will be only too glad of their help.
Katharine Sydenham is working in a herb garden in Bucks.
Dorothy S. Denham has been in the Military Hospital, Red Cross, at Devonport since last August.
Marian Tatham is working at the War Office in Whitehall (Registry), and lives at Bedford House, York Place, Portman Square.
Betty Alexander says: “I am doing gardening, growing vegetables in particular, in a large patch of my own.”
May Smart is doing canteen work for the men at the Woolwich Arsenal.
Margaret Brown works at a Y.M.C.A. Canteen in the Richmond Park Camp. She also belongs to an Orchestra, which sometimes gives concerts for the soldier.
Edith Villar is working for her drawing examination, which takes place next June. She says she is doing a certain amount of war work, too.
Bythia Hawkins says: “I am working for Matriculation with a view to taking, a London B.A. degree, and then qualifying as a teaching missionary.”
Winifred Blackett is a V.A.D. cook in a Red Cross Hospital at Guildford.
Rosalind Bowker is in France, where she is doing Rest Station work and nursing. She has just been home on leave.
Cecil Lock nurses in a V.A.D. Hospital at Oxford.
Lorna Wells says: “At present I am working up for the, Junior Examination of the College of Preceptors, preparatory to going in for dispensing, which I hope to do afterwards. My exam is in September.”
Betty Pryce Jenkins is her father’s chauffeur, and looks after the car entirely. She has lots to do at home, keeping house and helping her father.
Margaret Bourke tells us of her work at the Maidenhead Red Cross Hospital. She is a probationer, and has seen a good many operations.
Mary Bourke is nursing at the Weir Red Cross Hospital at Balham, where there are 160 beds. She has been there nearly a year now, and loves the work.
Iris Lang has been working very hard on the land. She does three whole day, and three half-days a week, and has done ploughing and hoeing and other farm work. She will soon have her “Land Worker ” armlet. In the evenings she helps at the Soldiers’ Recreation Hut, serving tea, coffee, stamps, &c., from 6-9.30 p.m.
Erica Essex was doing Red Cross Hospital work for some months, but the Hospital at which she was working is closed now, and she is doing war work in London.
Madge Rothera, says she is “attempting to fill a man’s place in a Bank until he’s helped England to win the, war and requires his stool again.”
Ruth and Barbara Turfnell are both working at the Braintree Munition Factory. Ruth is inspecting, and Barbara won the competition for turning out the greatest number of shell cases in one week.
Doris Brookes-Smith is taking a dispensing course at the Nottingham University with a view to taking the Apothecaries Hall Assistants’ Examination in October. She has her first aid and home nursing certificates, and hopes to go as a probationer after October to the Ulverston Cottage Hospital till she is old enough to train as a nurse at one of the London Hospital.
Dorothy Lowe is still nursing at the War Hospital, Clopton, Stratford-on-Avon
Dorothy Sayers is French Mistress at the Girls’ High School, Hull.
Dorothy Leeke says: “I am helping to Serve out butter, jam, &c; in the steward’s store; at the 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln.”
Mary Allen (Fuller) has gone to Italy to see her husband, whose ship is among those we have lent to Italy – for the duration of the war. Her baby, ”Clarinda,” is living at Weybridge with her grandmother while Mary is abroad.
Irene Wordsworth is taking the full nurses’ training at St. Thomas’ Hospital.
Mabel Stanford is nursing at Highfield Hall, Southampton.
Sybil Stanford is doing pantry work at Elmsleigh Hospital at 5outhanlptun.
Dorothy Taylor tells us of her work at a branch of the War Office. She works from 10 till about 6.30 every day and every other Sunday and likes it very much.
May Douie is nursing at Queen Mary’s Royal Naval and Military Hospital, Southend.
Olivia Wyndham works in a V.A.D. Hospital in Gloucestershire every alternate fortnight, and is on duty from 8am, to 8pm, with two hours off daring the day. She is taking first aid and home nursing lectures now, as the Hospital is closed temporarily.
Ena de Jersey is a “washer-up” at the Guildford Red Cross Hospital.
Estella McKean, is very busy acting as Secretary to the Matron of the Bath War Hospital, which has over bed 500 beds. She says the work is most interesting and she loves it.
Ethel Calvert is working in a Y.M.C.A. Canteen at the big Military Hospital near Leeds. She plays her violin at concerts for charities and for soldiers. She went to Queen’s Hall to sing in the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Festival last April. Her four brothers are serving. One has been missing since Ypres; we send her our sympathy.
Marjory Pennell is farming.
Marjorie Banks is working at a Hospital Supply Depot at Carshalton, where they make all sorts of things to send out to her father’s Hospital in France.
Grace Cobbold says “I have been doing telephone duty at the big War Hospital, Bath, and am now doing dining room work there, and I am cook at a local Canteen and do Rest Station work when convoys of wounded come in.”
Margaret Housley is studying shorthand in order to fit herself for secretarial or shorthand work.
Marjorie Bucham-Brown is living with a Miss Cobbold in Suffolk, and helping her in the garden and incidentally looking after chickens, ducks, turkeys, and rabbits.
Winifred Ramsay (nee Turner) is with her husband, ‘who is stationed at Ormskirk, working at a big Remount Depot. She was doing Canteen work in Aintree, but they have now stopped all voluntary work there.
E. Gilroy has been at the Clearing Hospital at Havre (No. 2 General) for 15 months, and had seven days’ leave at the New Year. She has been suddenly ordered elsewhere, and is not allowed to tell her people her destination, but they know she is at a big Hospital under canvas. Before she left Havre she had been Sister-in-Charge on night duty in a little ward of seven beds called the acute ward, and bore the great responsibility very well, and was spoken of very highly by the chief surgeon.
Edith Faithfull has been working hard at the Bank of England for four months.
M. Hardy has been driving a van in London to qualify for driving an Ambulance,
Beth Roe is Dispenser to the Royal Hospital for Incurables, and also dispenses for her father.
Gladys Thornndike says: “I am at present engaged in trying to organise the training of the Girl Guides throughout the Empire. I am also G.G. Commissioner for East London, where I have annually to inspect about 46 Companies of Guides (about 1500 Guides). I am also Captain of three Companies of my own in Blackheath, one of them at the High School. My chief work is organising training weeks for G.G. Officers. I am also a member of the Red Cross Society, and although I am not doing any actual nursing at present, owing to lack of time, I am still on air raid duty, which in the neighbourhood of Woolwich is no sinecure.”
Norah Slaney has been nursing at the Military Extension of the North Staffs Infirmary for the last nine months.
Nancy Chalk keeps poultry and helps in the garden at home.
Doris Gowenlock says: “I have been doing farm work and cheesemaking, but at present am helping in our own garden, and shall probably do more farm work later on.”
Marjorie Hardy says, “I have passed the War Office Motor Ambulance test, and am just going out to France to drive a motor ambulance there, we are not definitely told where until we get there. It was rather funny I had to go and sign my name at Devonshire House, in a book, and there I found Ella Burden’s name, 8th Wilts, a few names above.”
Beatrice Greiq has been given a medal, “The Order of St. Solva,” by the Serbian Crown Prince when he was over here, for the splendid work she did in the Serbian Red Cross.
Phillips Kitchener has been working in the G.P.O.
Nancy Thomas has been appointed assistant tutor in the, Social ‘ Science Department of the School of Economics; we wish her all success:
Winifred Knowles is secretary of a War Hospital Supply Depot at Harpenden.
Rita D. Paulley’s (nee Douglas) husband is in Egypt.
Gladys has been busy getting married.
Kathleen Douglas is nursing again.
Louie Evans (nee Foster) is now in England with her two children; her brother Claude is in the 2nd Queen’s; her husband is with the New Zealanders in France.
Audrey Peto is training; as an accountant and auditor, and has completed nineteen months of her apprenticeship.
Vera Barber lives at home and works in the office of a large firm of electrical engineers, Government controlled.
Norah Knight has done nursing at the Devizes Military Hospital, and after a holiday hopes to work at Heywood House Hospital, near Newbury.
Emma Burt is doing nurse work at an Australian Auxiliary Hospital at London, and during her holiday is helping with hay making and fruit picking.
Catharine Capel is nursing at the Cambridge Military Hospital at Aldershot.
Alix Beans (nee Martin) writes from Ontario, Canada, and tells us that her eldest boy Cedric enlisted the week after he was 18, with the 93rd Battalion, which was formed there. He left at the beginning of June for Battlefield Camp, near Kingston, where the 93rd will train till they leave for overseas. Her two brothers have both earned their Commissions.
Margo Mawer was nursing in the V.A.D. Hospital at Wells, till it closed down in April.
Ella Jefferson is making munitions in a small factory in Rothney, Bute, N.B.
Irene Woodman-Smith is working as Surgery- Assistant in Aboyne Auxiliary Hospital; Aberdeenshire.
May Baxter (nee Litherland-Jones) finds time, In spite of four children, to help in the Y.M.C. A. Canteen, at Rock Ferry.
Geraldine Preece is Matrons maid at Kingston Red Cross Hospital.
May Wyld and Mary Wyld during their very hot weather holiday have been doing nursing and massage at a Hospital for wounded from Mesopotamia at Bolarum in the Deccan.
Carola Middlemore is working on a farm, and enjoys her hard work.
Jean Raven (nee Robertson) says, “I am secretary of the Prisoners of War Relief Committee, and have to see to the week’s parcels. Every other week we send each of our men a wooden box containing about 9s. worth of groceries, and the alternate weeks we send 4 lbs. of ship’s biscuits, instead of bread, which has travelled badly the last few weeks. We have boxes for gifts in kind in each grocer`s and tobacconist’s shop, and pack the parcels at a different grocer’s each time, so as to widen the circle of interest! My other `bit’ is to organise the sending of parcels to our local men at the Front – 50 parcels go to individual men each week. I am responsible for 25 of these, collecting the money (mainly in Subscriptions of 2d. a week), keeping, collecting, and revising addresses, &c. The men’s letters of thanks flow in in a steady delightful Stream, and make one feel that it is all very much worth while, as they seem to appreciate so much the fact of being individually thought of. We send socks always, and some of the following: Cake, sweets, cigarettes, kippers, smoked sausages, lemonade powder, handkerchiefs, small medicaments like ‘foot powders,’ boracic ointment. Keatings, and some lovely stuff for keeping flies off one’s face and hands, &c. Each man gets a parcel about once in five weeks. I wish You could see some of the men’s letters, they are always so cheery, and so touchingly grateful, whereas one cannot help feeling all the time that it is we who owe the gratitude I did think of writing about this parcel-sending scheme in the magazine, as there might be some O.G’s who could organise a similar one, if they can neither nurse nor wash-up. The weekly collection of pence brings one into touch with so many of the poorer people who are glad to give – most of my subscribers are voluntary, and the kind of people often who don’t often give to other things. I did not start this, the originators left, and I have gradually had to undertake the responsibilities.”
Ruth Strange is nursing at Newton Red Cross Hospital, Sturminster Marshall. She is theatre sister. Stephanie does housework there, too.
Ruth Williamson has been playing with the “Follies” in Liverpool, but has now gone back to London,
Kathleen Pearce is working in a Military Hospital at Purley, one of the relief Hospitals for Woolwich.
Peggy Coldstream is doing the housekeeping at home, and is busy with her music.
Nellie Kenyon hopes to sail for India on October 20th in order to work under S.P.G, at St. Monica’s Mission, Ahmednagar, in the Bombay Diocese.
Marjorie Strange (Beath) has no time to do special war, as she goes from place to place with her husband and tries to keep him from over-working. He has been very ill, but is better now.
Margery Bush (Scott) is still doing a great part of the cooking in the hospital in their house at Bishop’s Knoll. When the King and Queen visited the hospitals in Bristol Margery and her husband were presented.
Freda Haines helps Margery in the kitchen, and is storeroom maid too.
Edith Roquette (Scott) is in Dublin with her husband; who was sent there during the riots.
Marcia Matthews has had a missionary festival at her School St. Mary’s, Calne – which was much appreciated. There were about 500 people there. The pageant was repeated for the Workhouse people.
Marjorie Burnard is working in her father’s office, keeping a place open for one of the clerks.
Molly Case is helping at a Y.M.C.A. Hut at Corton. She goes for about four half-days a week to relieve the regular workers.

Sarum Old Girls – Summer 1916

Working at the War Office – Dolly Wilson, Evelyn Wood, Stella Wilkinson, Kathleen Humphrys and Wilma Prothero (in London)
Working at Banks – Dorothy Cooper (Lloyds)
Working S. and S.F.A – Dorothy Buchanan
Working at the Guest House – Mrs Leahy (Gertrude Shingleton), and Mrs Wyld (Nelly Carpenter)
Working on the Land – Beatrice Wilson

The following Old Girls and Godolphin mistresses are V.A.D. Cooks in Salisbury: – Miss Ashford, Beatrice Gummer, Ada Grove, Beryl Hunter, Eileen Hunter, Madge Jackson, Nora Livesey, Miss Mixer, Miss Powell, Violet Parson, Jessie Pearce, Mrs. Hewson (nee Dorothy Whitehead), Dorothy Ware, Gwen and Barbara Pinniger, Kathleen Humphrys, Joan Fison, Mary Sanders., Evelyn Wood, Ruth Whittingdale and Dorothy Prothero.
Red Cross Nurses – Miss V.A. Wyld (Commandant), Miss F. Clark, Misses H. and J. Morrice, Rosa Pepper, Miss L. Hammick, Miss S. Wordsworth, Irene Wordsworth (St. Thomas), Miss Fussell and Mrs. Pope.

Letter From Malta – Summer 1916

This letter from Miss Fairclough, was written in March, and gives her first impressions of the hospital at Malta, where she is in charge of the kitchen:

4, Strada Kirscia,
St. Julian’s Bay,
Sheina,
Malta.

Beneath a white green-lined parasol I look at the word March, which has just been written, and then gaze with admiration at the gorgeous blue sky peeping through the trees, and wonder if June ought not to have been put instead. It is perfectly glorious weather at present, and the sea lives up to its name of blue Mediterranean, and is so clear that one wants to bathe at once.
I am particularly enjoying to-day as it is my second day off since arriving in January, as work naturally occupies nearly all and every day. My first invalid kitchen was in a 12ft. square tent, beloved of all winds that blow, and was hardly ever still; but one day a very grand General indeed came to inspect, and as the fluttering canvas nearly knocked off his lovely gold-embroidered cap, and the tin draught-screen round the oil stove played muffled thunder as it waved to and fro, he raised his voice to remark, “You must have a wooden hut.” The wooden hut materialised into two rooms in a Married Quarters’ Block, near an operating theatre and a dentist-so the blend of ether, gas, and fried onions in that corner is considered very fine. The work itself is very much the same as kitchen work in a Red Cross Hospital at home, except that more Army routine has to be followed in the drawing of stores, clean towels, oil and coal. The patients catered for are not many in proportion to the numbers in the Hospital, but are quite enough to make the hours from 9 to 12 extremely busy, especially when four different kinds of diet must be arranged-such as when ten men may have beef fillets, mashed potatoes, and tomato sauce, and treacle sponge to follow; 14 others will have haricot beans and tomato sauce, with a milk jelly to follow, and perhaps three need chicken creams and milk or egg jelly.
The dinners are served at any time between 12 to 12.30; it depends upon the time the ward orderlies arrive, after which cold things for the next day are begun-the orderly going off for his dinner first, and later I depart for mine, after which we mutually tidy up and get away any time from 2.45 to 3.15 generally the latter now. There seems more work in a house than in a tent, although we have practically the same furniture, but it is now spread over a larger space.
Two more kitchens are to be opened in other hospitals, and it is very interesting going to see them and their different situations, as some hospitals are under canvas, others in beautiful old buildings, some in converted barracks and so on.
Malta is a curious rocky land, and historically most fascinating. I was remarking on the majesty of the old fortifications to a lady the other day, who told me they had been built originally by Turkish prisoners, who were kept ill underground chambers now used as granaries. I had wondered what these granaries were or could have been, because one walks over a large paved space with little square openings at regular intervals, on top of each of which is placed a large round stone like a mill stone with a number stamped on it, and these spaces are the roofs of the granaries, and the now covered squares were the only means of entrance of air and light, and the unfortunate prisoners were lowered into them nightly, and taken out to work during the day. [It gives one a shock to see a basket load of hay being drawn up by means of a chain and pulley, and to think it once could have been a human being.]
At one time I used to go to my work through passages made through the fortification walls, and across a drawbridge over a deep moat, and was surprised at the length of the passages and wished them shorter. They are now used as roads to take the goats out of the town into the country. It was quite amusing to emerge down some very, rough steps, into a large space where donkeys were always waiting to be harnessed to little flat no-sided carts, one of which invariably started to bray and set off the whole set.
The other day I went to call at a beautiful old fort, and was given tea out of doors on the rocks, overlooking one of the harbours, and sat on grass – a fact worth mentioning, as there is not a great deal here, though the wild flowers are lovely. We spent a very entertaining time watching the little launches, locally called Puffers, dash across from landing-stage to landing-stage, while being Saturday there were many charming little sailing boats scudding along, with here and there a big ship, all no the exquisite blue-green water.
At present I am sitting in a garden under orange trees, just beginning to bloom, under which are arum lilies also in bloom, while figs, apricots and almond trees take up the rest of the space. You would have loved the violets, and the flower sellers’ baskets now are the most exquisite still life flower groups one could find the natives have an extraordinarily happy talent in the grouping of colours in these, though not so successful in placing colours in a garden.
It is so lovely out here this afternoon, and when the bees hum I immediately picture the Hut and its surroundings. What makes it more Forestry than ever is the sound of a distant clucking hen.
If you think this letter worth putting in the Magazine please do, but it has had to be rather stiffly written on account of Censor rules, and also because I promised not to write for the Public Press before leaving home, and though the Magazine can hardly he called the Public Press, still it is as well not to transgress. I have written to Miss Douglas to give an account of my routine, and If there were any Items in it you thought suitable to add to the above I don’t suppose it would matter. How I wish I could say more: but it’s no use running the risk of having the whole letter destroyed.
The work is fascinating, not so much from the actual cooking point of view, but from the organisation point, and how to circumvent the appalling red tape, and as they have asked me to organise two more kitchens, and train the helpers to a certain extent, I feel that it has been worth while coming out here, and the experience is invaluable.
The present acting Red Cross Head is Mrs. Radcliffe, whose husband, Colonel Radcliff, is on the staff here, and they live at the Palace, and when I had to see her the other night she remarked on my shoulder badges, and asked whereabouts, in Wilts my Detachment Home was, so I said Salisbury, whereupon she remarked, “Oh, that’s where the Godolphin School is that Lord Methuen is always talking about: do you know it?”
The Palace is a beautiful building, and it was most interesting seeing at least some of it. I intend trying to see the State Rooms, which are open to the public, which contain some very interesting things.
With very kindest remembrances to all.
I remain,
Yours affectionately,
MARGARET FAIRCLOUGH

The Red Cross Matinee – Summer 1916

You asked me to send you a short account of the Special Red Cross Matinee, which was given on May 2nd, at Drury Lane, during the Shakespeare Tercentenary Festival.
Mr. Ben Greet’s Company with whom I have been working all the winter at the Royal Victoria Hall, more generally known as the “Old Vic,” were asked to represent the “Winter’s Tale” episode in the Pagent of Shakespeare’s Plays, which followed the command performance of “Julius Caesar.”
It is difficult to say which were the most interesting to gaze at, the performers or the audience.
The King and Queen were present, and number of the Royal family, and those theatrical celebrities, who were not on the stage were certainly in the stalls.
The whole play of Julius Caesar was given at the special request of the Queen; and the crowd scenes, in which we all took part, were thrilling, led by Gerald du Maurier and A. E. George, on the immense stage of the “Lane,” with the most beautiful Roman scenery.
There was much consternation when Caesar’s ghost could not be found for his appearance in the Tent scene: but a little later on the truant ghost was led forward by Sir George Alexander, who explained, to the delight of all, that the delay had been caused by the King having just conferred the honour of knighthood on Mr. Benson, and the ceremony had taken longer than they expected, as no sword could be found, until someone thought of the “property room,” were one of shining “theatrical steel” was discovered.
The staging for the Pageant, which followed “Julius Caesar” was wonderful. In a few moments, by means of the machinery under the stage, which is just like the engine-room of some enormous ship, the whole stage was turned into a huge black staircase, each step having a black and white check border. Large, grey pillars filled in the wings, and the heavy, grey curtains at the back, through which the figures appeared, made a most effective setting.
Eight plays were chosen, “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Merchant of Venice”, “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, “Much Ado About Nothing”, “As You Like It”, “Twelfth Night”, “Coriolanus” and “The Winter’s Tale”.
The figures moved quickly down the staircase, a few minutes being allowed to each episode for a little grouping and movement, and as one story reached the footlights at the bottom of the staircase, and then vanished right underneath the stage, the herald of the next episode appeared through the top curtains.
The most interesting of the characters were the “Volumnia” in the “Coriolanus” episode, of Miss Genevieve Ward, who at 83 has returned to the stage in the cause of War charity, and is now working hard at His Majesty’s. The “Hermione” of Miss Mary Anderson in the “Winter’s Tale”, and above all the ”Portia” of Miss Ellen Terry, still with all the charm that is hers alone, in the “Merchant of Venice” episode, which was arranged by her daughter, Miss Edith Craig.
Last of all the curtains at the top of the staircase were drawn, and a bust of Shakespeare was seen, with Ellen Terry and Genevieve Ward standing on either side, representing Comedy and Tragedy. All the performers then grouped themselves on either side of the staircase, while the leading actresses walked up the centre, to the music of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance,” and placed laurel wreaths round the statue. Then Miss Muriel Foster sang “God Save the King”, and the front curtains came down, and we realised that it was long past six o’clock, and we were awfully hungry.
But afterwards it was delightful to realise that one bad taken part, not only in an historic performance, but that one had helped to contribute over £3000 to the Red Cross Funds, to which all the profits of the day were given.
Yours affectionately,

MURIEL DE CASTRO.

School News – Summer 1916

Thursday, May 4th, School re-opened. After greetings Miss Douglas, gave out that next holidays will begin on July 27th, mark reading being on July 26th, and that half-term would begin on June 16th. She also said that nice subscriptions had been brought back towards the Star and Garter Home for totally disabled soldiers. Three hundred Schools have now joined the Patriotic Union, and between us we hope to raise £2000.

At the Arts and Crafts Exhibition, held at Wilton, Muriel Box won the cup for the doll which she had dressed. She was at the head of the Junior Section. As the cup can only be held in Wiltshire, it is to be kept at Fawcett House, although Muriel has left.
As we met together this year directly after Easter, Miss Douglas gave us an Easter motto for the term: “Therefore let us keep the Feast.”
Friday, May 6th, The School went to see a most interesting cinematograph, showing splendid pictures of the Navy and of the “New Army” in training.
Thursday, May 10th, A new plan has been arranged for Thursday afternoons. Preparation is from 2 to 4, and after that we are free to go for house, form or natural history expeditions.
Wednesday, May 17th Canon Sowter came to say goodbye to us before going to Ireland. He took our Intercession Service and then spoke a few words.
Wednesday, May 24th, Empire Day. (See special notice.)
May 29th, Lady Hulse spent the day at the School, and in the afternoon saw some of the Boarding Houses and the games.
Thursday, May 25th, Miss Eastgate, helped by some of the Music Mistresses, planned a “Shakespeare Afternoon.” and arranged the following delightful programme for it:

PROGRAMME.
Overture “Coriolanus” Beethoven.
Reading “Coriolanus”
“Julius Caesar.”
Song “Who is Sylvia?” Shubert.
”Two Gentlemen of Verona.”
Song “O Willow Willow” Music of Shakespeare’s time.
“Othello.”
Reading “Richard II.”
Song “Sigh no more, ladies ” Stevens.
“ Love’s Labour’s Lost.”
Song “It was a lover and his lass” Thomas Morley.
”As You Like It.”
Reading “Merchant of Venice ”
Song “Orpheus with his Lute” Sullivan.
Henry VIII.
Reading “Macbeth”
Song “Where the bee sucks” Arne
”The Tempest.”
Reading “Midsummer Nights Dream”
Overture “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Mendelssohn.

Wednesday, May 31st, Stephen Graham came to tell us about Russia.
Thursday. June 1st, Ascension Day. We went as usual to the 8 o’clock Celebration at St. Martin’s. The younger ones had their Ascension Day Service with Miss Lucy at 10 o’clock. We went to Wishford by the 12.45 train. We had a perfectly lovely afternoon at Grovely, and though the weather was rather unsettled, we had hardly any rain until we were on our way home. We ended the day with a little service at School, at which we sang our hymn for Spring.
Monday, June 5th, We rejoiced that the big Naval battle was so great a victory, though it has cost so many their lives.
Tuesday, June 6th, We heard the terrible news that H.M.S, “Hampshire” had been sunk, and that Lord Kitchener and his Staff, who were on their way to Russia, had gone down with her.
Wednesday. June 7th, Miss Douglas said that we would sing the Ascension Day hymn, and she read the Ascension Day collect, which was particularly appropriate at the moment, when the Strengthening comfort of the Holy Spirit was so greatly needed. In speaking of the death of Lord Kitchener, she said:
“We meet to pay a tribute to a very great Englishman, a tribute of grief, and a tribute of pride, to his life and Work, a tribute, too, of sympathy with our King and with very single soldier in the Regular Army and in Kitchener’s own Army. Whether we think of Kitchener as the one who vindicated in Egypt the work of the soldier saint, or as Chief of the Staff of the Forces in South Africa, or as Commander-in-Chief in India, we recognise the greatness of a life wholly given to the service of his, country in the performance of duty”.
Special prayers were then said in commemoration of Kitchener and of the valiant men who had fought and died in the Battle of Jutland.
Thursday, June 8th, Miss Douglas said that although we had not sent any representatives to the United Girls’ Schools’ Service in Southwark, we must remember it, and we had special prayers, thinking particularly of the Mission.
Whit-Sunday, June 11th, We went In the Memorial Service to Lord Kitchener hold at the Cathedral.
Friday, June 16th, Half-Tem holiday, made longer this Year by Friday morning being given in honour of Vera Joscelyne having won a scholarship to Oxford.
All those who did not go away went to Nelson House, where Miss Powell very kindly came to help Miss Edith. Needless to say, they had a most splendid time, and, of course, enjoyed themselves thoroughly.