A Christmas Wedding

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'The war will be over by Christmas!' was a popular sentiment in 1914. The reality proved somewhat different and staff at the emergency hospital in Torquay did their best to cheer up wounded soldiers during the Festive Season. Agatha had something else to celebrate when she got married on Christmas Eve to her fiancee Archie Christie, home on leave from the Royal Flying Corps. Despite the appalling casuality rate among flyers, Archie survived the war and was mentioned in dispatches on four occasions; awarded the CMG and DFC, and received the Order of St Stanilaus from the Czarist government.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 799
Format   toned/chlorobromide greyscale photograph; 146 mm x 201 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Christie. War. Nursing  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords nursing hospital war