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60683: Letter from Capt. John Livingston RAMC

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posted on 2024-02-21, 10:41 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

A letter from John Livingston to family at home in Barrow. Includes some jokes and stories overheard in the trenches and from The Sporting Times.

This is one of about 16 letters and service postcards sent between July-October 1918. Some are in ink, some in pencil, some illegible. Most describe where John is writing from, where he has walked/been driven by car or field ambulance that day “ assuming he is not the orderly for the day. In general he appears to be behind the lines, but probably where the front line once was before a push forward. Some letters describe the movements of the war, and politics back home and in Russia (the revolution, the Czar), and in America. Some describe medical cases in France, soldiers and civilian (male/female), some describe cases at home " some very candid discussions of symptoms/cases etc.

Part of a large collection of photos and other memorabilia relating to the life and work of John Livingston (1872-1959), Barrow-in-Furness, Scotland, who served as a surgeon with the rank of Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force) in France during the Great War. Livingston obtained medical degrees from Glasgow “ later moving to Barrow, as GP. He married Annie Walker in 1899, a hospital nurse. The sister of John Livingston was the grandmother of John Jenkinson. The complete archive of Livingston (and his wife Annie and son Ian) was received by Sue and John Jenkinson after a cousin's death, being the last of his relatives.

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Creator

Livingston, John

Date

July 1918 | July 1918

Date Created

01/07/1918

Temporal Coverage

31/07/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Number of Pages

6

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Sue and John Jenkinson

Submission Event

Powys Archives Submission Day

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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