Mapping the Great War in Leamington

In wartime, many public buildings were pressed into service as recruiting offices, military headquarters, or hospitals.

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Medical families

There were seven temporary Red Cross hospitals in Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth, all staffed by volunteers known as VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachments).

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The Tims Brothers

Many families suffered the loss of more than one son during the First World War.

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The Warren VAD Hospital

This photo comes from an album which belonged to Dorothy Burbury, who volunteered as a nurse with the Red Cross during the First World War.

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Experiences of local women and men who served in the war, from fighting at the front to caring for the wounded.

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