Leicester Oral History Collection
Speaker: Hoyes, Frederick Ernest, 1898 - 1986, Interviewee, Male, Agricultural worker; Soldier; Blind Institute worker;
Speaker: Simpson, T., Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Recalls army service during the First World War in the North Staffordshire Regiment, also mentions brother's war service. Describes in detail life in the trenches in France and the nature of trench warfare. Describes shell injuries he sustained and the progressive treatment he received from the Field Dressing Station to the Cambridge Hospital, Ypres then to Hammersmith Hospital, London and finally the Base Hospital near Victoria Park, Leicester and treatment at other local hospitals. Talks about farm work before the war and being unable to retrain for work on job-training scheme. Talks about job in Dryad works and making a career with the Blind Institute, Gwendolen Road from 1923.
Place of birth:
Education: until age 12;
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: London, Leicester
Periods Covered: 1910s, 1920s,
Recording Date: 1/1/1985
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full Clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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