The Last Stand Of The 'Northamptons' At Saran Sar, Nov 9. 18
Our gallant troops were in difficulties on the ridge after fierce and desperate fighting, and a signal was given to some of the Northamptons to seek assistance from the nearest quarter. Grandly they executed their mission; but on the return Lieut. Macintire and 12 men were cut away by the enemy. Wounded men lay around them and they would not desert them. Hoping in vain for help, they fought under the shadow of the rugged rocks until not a man was left. Their stripped bodies were found next day: Macintire well to the front. They did their best for England, home and duty, and they did not die in vain. The wounded were all brought in. True specimens, these gallant boys, of British pluck and heroism !
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R.N.M.D.S.F Station at St. Anthony, Newfoundland
The Doctor and Nurses in Winter Costume at the Royal Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen Station at St. Anthony, Newfoundland. St. Anthony's most influential historic figure is Dr. Wilfred Grenfell. Born in 1865, Grenfell entered the London Hospital Medical School in 1883. While in London, Grenfell heard the American evangelist Dwight L. Moody - this event inspired him to a life of Christian charity. A memb er of the Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen, Grenfell was sent to investigate the conditions of fishermen in the Labrador region in 1892. He was said to be the first doctor to reach the region. He would later establish a string of hospitals, cooperatives and schools for people in remote Newfoundland and Labrador towns. He chose Red Bay as the headquarters of the Grenfell Mission in 1900.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
China, Missionary Eugenio Massi - Converted Revolutionaries
A fascinating card, in three sections - first (top left), a portrait of the leader of the 10,000 revolutionaries who 'infested' the central Chen-Si region, dressed in the uniform of a killed British general. Next (top right), we have S. Eugenio Massi (1875-1944), Apostolic Vicar of the Central Chen-Si (Scen-si), China and Missionary of the G. F. C. I, who pacified the revolutionaries. The lower section shows the six wives of the Revolutionary leader, also saved by the preaching of Eugenio Massi. Massi was killed during the bombing of Hankow (Hankou) in 1944. Date: circa 1920