There are Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives, three junior officers in Infantry units, two of whom are brothers and a Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service. Click on the Description Heading to discover more information.
Thomas Burdock Vaile, was an anaesthetist in the Royal London Hospital when he answered the call to service and was sent to the Mesopotamian Theatre of War.
Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Rifles
Arthur Lancelot Bonner Plunkett was a an engineer who in his career assisted in the planning of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Born in India he was to join the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Rifles as a 2nd Lieutenant.
Edward Ernest Vaile, was a 24 yer old who had initially followed his brother into the Honourable Artillery Company as a Private soldier before being commissioned into the 3rd Worcestershire Regiment where he fought at Sanctuary Wood.
A Terrible Explosion
Caroline Edwards was a nursing sister when she was invited aboard the cruiser H.M.S. Natal anchored on the Cromarty Firth to watch a film, when during the evening a terrible explosion occurred on the vessel.