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A.I.F. Dressing Station on the Western Front

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Pte. Frederick Hams of the 28 Bn. from Bassendean WA who was injured in France, had an operation to restore his hearing & was sent to convalesce in Weymouth, returning safely home after the war. Photo courtesy of his daughters, Joan & Gwen Hams.

Some postcards (Coo-ee's) sent from Weymouth Depot.

Christmas 1916 & 1918.

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The YMCA Cinema on Abbotsbury Road in 1918, and right, the site as it is now.

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Troops enjoy a 'Picture Show' at the cinema (officers & nurses sit at the front!).


Below: The Monte Video camp cricket team play a match at Portland.

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9.11.2014 Mayor of Weymouth & Chris Edwards unveil a new information board at the Anzac graves in Melcombe Regis Cemetery. Westham Community Group paid for the board from Heritage Lottery grant.

Some photos from The Tim Bell Collection

Tim can be contacted through our Facebook Group.Photos by permission of Tim Bell - Summer of 44 Living History Group.

Monte Video Bath House1916

These photos were found in an album which used to belong to an "Elsie Sattin", of 1a, Compton Street, Eastbourne. She was probably born Elsie Maud Sattin 1898 in Fulham, London.


Shown left is the Bath House at Monte Video Camp ca1916. All the WW1 buildings were demolished after the war, and the site is now used by the MoD as the Wyke Regis Territorial Army (signed W.R.T.A.) base and the Military Bridging camp across The Fleet.

Monte Video taxi rank1916

The taxi rank at Montevideo in 1916. Can anyone identify the three Anzacs or the taxi driver? Note the return fare of 6 shillings from the camp to Weymouth - shared between 4 to 6 passengers, this would have been quite affordable by the well-paid Anzacs.


Presumably the taxi is outside the main camp entrance in Chickerell Road.