Graham Grist (Walton on Thames, Surrey, UK) writes:
Please excuse me sending a joint e-mail but I hope you both might be able to assist me with a research project. I have been a member of the WFA since it was formed in 1980 (Membership number 216) and I am also a member of Surrey branch here in the UK.
I live in Walton on Thames, Surrey and I am researching the hospital that was here during the First World War which was run by New Zealanders for New Zealanders and known as New Zealand General Hospital Number 2 (Mount Felix).
The reason for my e-mail is because a number of Canadian nurses served at the hospital and I am trying to put together a roll. The service papers for all Canadians are available on line and I have looked at a number of them but with over 2,500 Canadian nurses serving in the war to go through all their papers is not practical.
Do any of your branch members have an interest in Canadian nurses during the First World War who might be able to assist me?
Also, I am a volunteer with the CWGC and I conduct tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery which is the largest cemetery in the UK and contain burials from all the Commonwealth countries of those who died here. If any of your members have a relative who is buried there I can easily provide them with a photograph of the headstone. The same applies should any member have lost an ancestor during the Second World War.
I hope to hear from you. Best wishes.