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Facially wounded WWI soldiers

Location
Canberra
From
Australia
My name is Kerry Neale and I am a postgraduate research student studying through the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy. My doctoral thesis, entitled “Without the Faces of Men:” the Experiences of Facially Disfigured Great War Veterans of Britain and the Dominions, examines the experiences of disfigured veterans within the context of medical military history, repatriation history and social history. It also explores the coping methods that these wounded soldiers, the medical staff that treated them, and the societies into which they returned, needed to develop to come to terms with their disfigured appearances.

To this end, I am asking relatives of soldiers who were facially wounded during the First World War to contact me to contribute their stories to my research into the post-war experiences of these men.

Thanks in advance,
Kerry
 
My name is Kerry Neale and I am a postgraduate research student studying through the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy. My doctoral thesis, entitled “Without the Faces of Men:” the Experiences of Facially Disfigured Great War Veterans of Britain and the Dominions, examines the experiences of disfigured veterans within the context of medical military history, repatriation history and social history. It also explores the coping methods that these wounded soldiers, the medical staff that treated them, and the societies into which they returned, needed to develop to come to terms with their disfigured appearances.

To this end, I am asking relatives of soldiers who were facially wounded during the First World War to contact me to contribute their stories to my research into the post-war experiences of these men.

Thanks in advance,
Kerry

I wish you all the best in your research Kerry.

Regards Steve Graham.....Queensland
 
This sounds a most interesting piece of research. Just a tip incase you are not aware, the first world war pension records which are available on line from A....y give an amazing amount of medical details and copies of medical records. I have read numerous detailed accounts in these records and if you have the name of an affected soldier it will be very worth your while looking him up and getting his records and medical assessment of his injuries and their pensionable value

Good luck with this

dochines
 
It is a great project....but this post is over a year old.

Any chance of an update:confused:

For what it is worth WW1 was the first time such horrific injuries were caused on a large scale.
Many of the early learnings of surgery in the war years are still put to good use today....using other parts of the body to graft was first used then in some cases...and is still used today.

Regards all....Lee
 
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