Clewer Bandage Society supplies war hospitals

The ladies of Clewer were very organised in their work supporting the needs of the wounded across the country.  They reported in the parish magazine:

The Clewer Bandage Society has supplied 2,000 bandages to the 4th Dragoon Guards and boxes of bandages, old linen and lint to the London Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s, the Lonsdale Hospital, Barrow-in-Furness, which receives the accident cases from Vickers’ ship building yard, amounting to 50 daily, and since the war began has wounded soldiers also; and the Connaught Hospital, where a new consignment of wounded soldiers has just been received.
The lint has been made by the Candidates of the G.F.S. [Girls’ Friendly Society], who are pleased to render this small service to the noble defenders of out country and homes.
A blanket and some knitting has also been sent to Miss Anson for Chatham.
Contributions towards the purchase of bandage material and knitting wool are now much needed by the Secretary.
MRS. RIBBANS, Bexley Lodge, Clewer.

The Connaught Hospital,
Aldershot, 12/11/14.
Dear Madam,
The officer in charge has asked me to thank you for the most useful gifts which are so acceptable, as we are using such a tremendous amount of dressings.
The old linen does to make “many tailed” bandages for septic cases which can be used and burnt.
I will distribute the leaflets and ask some of the officers’ wives to help.
Again thanking you for your kindness,
Yours very truly,
E. M. ROBINSON, Matron.

In addition to the collection made for the Belgian refugees in Church, Mrs. Cowie and Mrs. Buttress are receiving small weekly sums for the same purpose, which are paid in to the Windsor Fund on the first day of each month.

Clewer parish magazine, December 1914 (D/P39/28A/9)

Pusey plays its part in the war

The parishioners of Pusey were contributing to the war effort in various ways: money, making clothes for soldiers, and service in the Armed Forces. The first Pusey man to lose his life far from home was Frederick Buller:

One guinea was sent to the Prince of Wales’ Relief Fund as a result of collections in church on September 20. A number of people in Pusey have made garments for the Red Cross Society with materials supplied by Mrs. Montgomery. Several have also made socks in response to Lord Kitchener’s urgent appeal and helped in various other ways.

Mr Frederick Edwin Buller (nephew of the late Sir William Anson), who lost his life in the Mounted Rifles defending the King’s territory in the British East Africa against the Germans, heads the Pusey Roll of Honour.

Pusey section of Longworth parish magazine, November 1914 (D/P83/28A/9)