Stephen Tomer 1918

Stephen Tomer, a Maliseet Native North American, is buried a long way from home. He served in France with the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps. He became seriously ill in 1917. He died at Albany Road Military Hospital in 1918 and is buried at Cathays Cemetary. Thank you to @RoathMemorial for this information.

More photos of patients at Albany Military Hospital

Three more photo’s of soldiers that we’ve found online showing AMH during World War 1. The photo showing soldiers playing cards was published in the Western Mail – Sat 29th May 1915. More detective work for our pupils to work out where in school the photos were taken.

William Henry Rounsefell 1918

We are very grateful to a visitor from October’s exhibition for bringing information to the school on Tuesday. We have been given a photo of the grave of  William Henry Rounsefell, a WW1 solider who died in Albany Military Hospital in 1918 and is buried in the Congregational Church Yard, Lapford, Devon. This is another exciting piece of information for us as we continue to research the role the school played as a Hospital in WW1. IMG_3097

Medical Training

In class we learnt how to heal broken arms and dangerous cuts.  We learnt that if you get trench foot you must treat it with maggots because they eat dead skin – disgusting!  The common injuries in WWI could be sustained from: bullet wounds, loud noises, horrible trench conditions, as well as diseases!

We think we are ready to treat patients on the weekend!


Yesterday we were looking how to do a podcast.Podcast means when someone is talking on the radio about a certain event .We picked a battle from WW1 and pretended we did it in the following days.We did a few events like the truce of Christmas and the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. You can come and see our podcast and other people’s podcasts this Saturday.


Cynthia visited us today!

IMG_1121John Ford’s daughter Cynthia visited Year 5 and 6 this morning to tell us about her dads experience at Albany Military Hospital.  We were very glad that he survived WW1 and lived until he was 89. Thank you Cynthia for showing us your wonderful pictures!