This Weeks New Research

The Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives are, a volunteer nurse from Kent, a New Zealander serving in Gallipoli, a Private of the Royal Army Medical Corps from Burnley, Lancashire and a Lieutenant in The Royal Scots Fusiliers serving in Yorkshire. Click on the Description Headings to discover more on their lives.

Private William Nutter, Royal Army Medical Corps

Prisoner of War

William Nutter was a Fitters Labourer on the Trams in Burnley when he enlisted in October 1915 into the Royal Army Medical Corps where he served in the 76th Field Ambulance. Arriving in France in August 1916 he was later injured by an explosion which caused a wound to his buttock. To find out more of his story click the above heading.

Edgar Hunter Ewen from the Aberdeen University Roll of Service.

Catterick Camp

Edgar Hunter Ewen was a teacher at Troon in Ayrshire prior to his service in the Great War, initially he was a Serjeant in the Gordon Highlanders before being commissioned into The Royal Scots Fusiliers. While acting as an instructor at Catterick Camp, North Yorkshire he was involved in a fatal accident. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.

Garland Oswald Morgan

A Sapper In Gallipoli

Garland Oswald Morgan was a 22 year old New Zealander from St. Albans a suburb of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand when he volunteered for duty at the start of the Great War. He was enlisted into a Signals Company of a New Zealand Engineers unit and was to make his way via Egypt to the Gallipoli Peninsula along with so many other ANZACs’. To find out more about his story, click the above heading.

Miss M J Birkett, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Died December 1914 16 December 1914. Copyright: © IWM (WWC H2-131-A).


Margaret Janson Birkett was a member of her Red Cross, Voluntary Aid Detachment at Chislehurst, Kent when she fell ill after working long hours to attend to the patients. To find out more about her story click on the above heading.

Published by The Moon's a Balloon

I am based in the north of Scotland in the small village of Aberlour. Having served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in the 1980's, I have a keen interest in military history, in particular the stories of those who served. I was a remote volunteer for the Imperial War Museum website, however that centenary project has now finished and I felt the need to continue with my research and hopefully it will be of interest to others.

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