Thomas Page - RAMC - Greenside/Ashington (mentioned in despatches)

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    Private Thos Page R.A.M.C., who is attached to the 1st Field Ambulance, 1st Division, on active service has been mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service. Accompanied by another member of his company, Pte. Page rescued an ambulance that was in imminent danger and brought it safely into the British lines. A wheel of the vehicle, which was found to contain two wounded / collapsed, and the driver was missing. Pte. Page who is 24 years of age, was born at Ashington, where his parents have resided for 35 years, and was always a keen ambulance student. He removed to Greenside less than a year ago, from which place he enlisted on the outbreak of the war. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 17th of April 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images and have any stories or information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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