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The Blue Mess Room at the New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, World War I, [ca 1918]

Reference Number: 1/2-013998-G

Inside the Blue Mess Room at the New Zealand Convalescent Camp in Hornchurch, Essex, during World War I. (The mess room for convalescent soldiers who wore blue uniforms). Tressle tables and benches occupy much of the space. Crockery and loaves of bread are set out on each table. A group of VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) female staff sit in part of the room. Photograph taken circa 1918 by Thomas Frederick Scales.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Hornchurch Hospital (England), Hornchurch, Hospitals, Convalescent, Voluntary aid detachments, World War, 1914-1918 - Hospitals - England and Mess Halls.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: UK210

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