Album containing black and white photographs, sketches, postcards, cuttings and paper ephemera relating to a Friends Ambulance Unit at Dunkirk during the First World War where Dorothy Lawson served as a nursing member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment between October 1915 and December 1918. Material within the album includes a photograph of the Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1915; numerous photographic postcards of Bergues and Dunkirk; group and individual portrait photographs of medical and other hospital staff (many named including Dr Humphrey Nockolds DSO). Also photographs and ephemera relating to the Friends Ambulance Unit concert party - "The F A Ulies"; photographs of the exterior of the British Red Cross Society Hostel for relations of wounded at Rouen in May 1917; kitchen staff, medical orderlies and VADs in fancy dress for Christmas 1917 and 1918. A number of reproductions of drawings of the Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1917 and 1918 are also part of the collection, including a number showing the results of German air raids and bombardments by heavy guns. Another four photographs show a medal presentation taking place in the Place Jean Bart, Dunkirk on 14 July 1918 and another damage caused by a German bomb in 1918 to the Hotel Pyl, HQ of the Friends Ambulance Unit. A further set of photographs provide views of the Queen Alexandra Hospital after its relocation to the grounds of the Chateau de Petite Synthe in March 1918.
Blue cloth and leather bound photograph album containing photographic prints, photo postcards, drawings and paper ephemera. The dark blue leather on the binding covers the album spine and leading corners. The edge of the leather incorporates a gold linear design where it meets the cloth binding and across spine in three positions where the album is bound together. The album page edges are also in gold. Most of the photographs, postcards and ephemera are glued into the album and handwritten annotations appear in ink on the album pages. In addition, the collection includes a concert programme, a loose colour print on paper and folded, printed map held together with cellotape.