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Gallery: First World War hospital book reveals insight into soldiers’ lives

11:15 16 April 2014

Bob Perrett has an album saved from WWI when his grandmother was a nurse at a convalescent home in Norfolk where the soldiers would write or draw messages.

Bob Perrett has an album saved from WWI when his grandmother was a nurse at a convalescent home in Norfolk where the soldiers would write or draw messages.

A collection of drawings by injured soldiers has offered a poignant look at life on the frontline.

Bob Perrett, of Middleton, near Leiston, has shared the contents of a book compiled during his great aunt and grandmother’s days nursing at an auxiliary hospital in Harleston during the First World War.

The book contains a wealth of sketches, cartoons and drawings by soldiers at the hospital in 1917. It also includes a portrait of Mr Perrett’s grandmother.

Mr Perrett, a Middleton-cum-Fordley parish councillor, who is helping organise First World War centenary commemorations in the village later this year, said: “Some of the soldiers had pronounced artistic talent. Various poems draw attention to the mores of the time. Their world revolved around whether or not they survived. It’s impossible to imagine what they went through.”

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