Belgravia War Hospital Supply Depot newspaper, September 1918
Belgravia War Hospital Supply Depot
Headquarters and Workrooms: 4, Grosvenor Crescent, S.W. 1. Evening Work: 3, Lyall Street, S.W. 1.
Carpentry and Splint Dept.: 3, Tilney Street, Park Lane. Warehouse, Packing and Shipping Depts.: 26, Eaton Place, S.W. 1.
President--HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS CHRISTIAN Under War Office Recognition 4, Grosvenor Crescent, London, S.W. 1.
Vol I. No. 6. Monthly Record September, 1918
An Appeal From
The Director-General of Voluntary Organisations Scotland House, New Scotland Yard, S.W. 1.
10th September, 1918
Dear Madam, THE approach of a fifth Winter of War with our Armies still occupying the field casts an even greater duty and responsibility than ever before upon those of us who are left at home to carry on our respective spheres of activity in connection with the different branches of War Work. All of us had hoped that we should have been saved another Winter campaign, but as matters stand we must commence forthwith to speed up our output of supplies of comforts of all kinds to ensure that ample numbers of warm articles and other gifts may be available during the coming months. If any incentive were needed to encourage the women of Great Britain to continue their work it is provided by the magnificent victories--results of hard fighting--achieved by our splendid Army during these last weeks. With such a record and such sacrifices as our example, I have no hesitation in entrusting to the workers affiliated under the Army Council's Scheme the privilege of once more helping our soldiers to those creature comforts which mean so much to the fighting men. It is a source of much satisfaction to me to be able to say that under the Scheme, thanks to the Associations and individual workers who for the past three years have continually and generously supported my Department, both our Army and our Allies have benefited to an extent far greater than those who were responsible for the Scheme ever dreamed of. I am convinced that our great Army of voluntary workers will see to it that "nothing is wanting." Yours truly, WW Ward