Nurse Christine Wood Homes

Autograph Book of Nurse Christine Wood Homes at Colliton House Hospital in Dorchester

Postcard photograph of patients dressed up as nurses at Colliton House Red Cross Hospital, 1917

Christine Wood Homes (1884-1975) trained and registered to be a Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse in May 1915. She would spend over two years at the Colliton House Red Cross Hospital in Dorchester, England. 

During 1916 and 1917, Nurse Homes would keep an autograph book, a small commercially bound book to collect small messages, sketches and notes. She would have several wounded soldiers at the hospital make entries, many of which are signed and dated. 

This item was acquired by the library through purchase in 2018.

Autograph Book of Nurse Christine Wood Homes at Colliton House Hospital in Dorchester

Ink sketch of "The Quartermaster" by E. Thompson, "Hood" Battalion, Royal Naval Division. 13 June 1917.

Autograph Book of Nurse Christine Wood Homes at Colliton House Hospital in Dorchester

Entry by E. Cunningham, 9 May 1917.

May the Rose of old England never blow
And the cocks of Scotland never crow
And the Harp of Ireland never play
Un till all poor Soldiers get better pay
Autograph Book of Nurse Christine Wood Homes at Colliton House Hospital in Dorchester

Pencil sketch of "When the boys come home" by member of Gn Batt R.A, 1917.