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1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« on: Tuesday 11 November 08 19:27 GMT (UK) »
My great grandfather served in WW1 and was one of the lucky ones to come back home safely. I have in my possession a photograph to commemorate an international charity football match which was played between England (RAMC) and Scotland (RAMC). The match was played on 2nd January 1918 and the result was 1-1. The photograph is mounted on card and lists all the players. They were Monaghan, Bates, Moulson, Edge, Kinsella, Grice, Joseph Henry Southern, Ralphs, Lieutenant Stimson (Captain), Moorcroft and Eccleston. Others shown on the photo were their trainer (no name given), R. Rawcliff Esq, R. G. Barlow Esq and J. J. Lewis Esq. (Referee) - the photo was taken by a Blackpool photographer. This message has been posted to see if there's anyone out there who might be a descendant of one of these chaps and would like to see the photo  :D
Fallon - Ireland, Kidsgrove (Staffs), Atherton (Lancs)
Edge - Atherton (Lancs)
Hartley - Wigan
Thompson - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
McClelland - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Miskimmin - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Bunting - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Holcroft - Bury and Bolton (Lancs)
Wesley - Bury and Bolton (Lancs)
Johnson - Bury (Lancs)
Sharples - Bury and Bolton (Lancs)

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 November 08 20:03 GMT (UK) »
The RAMC had a large facility at Blackpool in WW1 - the Lancashire Military Convalescent Hospital, Blackpool. That was from 1916 -1919.
They had a soccer team which played in the auxiliary section of the Lancashire Combination and lost that section's cup final to Runcorn in 1918.

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 November 08 22:46 GMT (UK) »
I just like to see any RAMC pics...! ::) ;D

Has the AMS museum a copy? I think they would like one...
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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 November 08 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to both of you for the replies and info. I haven't contacted the AMS but will do. Couldn't get all the picture on the scanner so have had to do it in 2 halves  :)
Fallon - Ireland, Kidsgrove (Staffs), Atherton (Lancs)
Edge - Atherton (Lancs)
Hartley - Wigan
Thompson - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
McClelland - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Miskimmin - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Bunting - Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Holcroft - Bury and Bolton (Lancs)
Wesley - Bury and Bolton (Lancs)
Johnson - Bury (Lancs)
Sharples - Bury and Bolton (Lancs)

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 November 08 19:49 GMT (UK) »


How cool is that ??  ;D ;D ;D

Thats a kicking photo !! ( if you'll pardon the pun !! ) .... thanks Corn for showing it to us !!

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 November 14 18:29 GMT (UK) »
I'm a beginner with this family tree stuff. But was keen to find out more about Geoffrey Moulson as I have a oil portrait of him by artist Joyce Dennys. It is dated 1970, the year of his death, and shows him sitting outside Lion House in Budleigh Salterton (where the local GP Dr Tom Evans, husband of Joyce Dennys) had his surgery. So this Roots Chat site has been brilliant for me.  I hope that CORN04 will allow me to reproduce the photo of the football team on my blog. I will try to post a photo of the painting on this site. Anyone out there reading this? Do get in touch. My email address is: *

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 20 November 14 18:38 GMT (UK) »
I'm a beginner with this family tree stuff. But was keen to find out more about Geoffrey Moulson as I have a oil portrait of him by artist Joyce Dennys. It is dated 1970, the year of his death, and shows him sitting outside Lion House in Budleigh Salterton (where the local GP Dr Tom Evans, husband of Joyce Dennys) had his surgery. So this Roots Chat site has been brilliant for me.  I hope that CORN04 will allow me to reproduce the photo of the football team on my blog. I will try to post a photo of the painting on this site. Anyone out there reading this? Do get in touch. My email address is: (*)

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #7 on: Friday 21 November 14 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Funny that this lady's name should come up on the same day in entirely different threads.

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Re: 1918 Photograph of Royal Army Medical Corps England Football Team
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 November 14 09:28 GMT (UK) »
Of course Joyce Dennys, apart from writing Henrietta's War, was responsible for the famous WW1 recruitment poster for VADs. It seems appropriate that she should have painted the tribute to Geoffrey Moulson. Good 1966 article by bacteriologist Elinor Meynell about the treatment of infected wounds in the early stages of WW1, when Moulson was a dresser in a Red Cross hospital.  Photo of Moulson in 1970 is attached.