Cloth-bound photograph album containing 195 black and white photographic prints relating to the service of Miss May Craig Morrow in the Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) during the First World War. Photographs consist of scenes taken at Auxiliary Home Hospitals and Convalescent Homes in the United Kingdom featuring patients, convalescing soldiers and nursing staff, many of whom are named. Also included are photographs given to Miss Morrow by soldiers under her care and a small number of family photograph taken before and during the First World War.
The First World War affected all of British society. Over 5.7 million men volunteered or were conscripted to fight. Millions of civilians helped the war effort by working in industry, agriculture or in jobs left open when men enlisted. But children also rallied to 'do their bit'.