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Amy Hill autograph book

Image credit: By kind permission of Frenchay Village Museum


Amy Hill Autograph Book – Wounded on the Somme
Amy Hill Autograph Book – Cleve Hill Hospital

KS 3/4

Students will learn what life was like for nurses and soldiers, in a local convalescent hospital during the First World War.

A broad curriculum based learning resource, reflecting our rich cultural heritage and encourage participation and the discussion of challenging issues.

National Curriculum: History/English/Art and Design/RE/Citizenship

Amy Hill was a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse at Cleve Hill Hospital during the First World War. The wounded soldiers needed to recover from their injuries and they wanted something to do to pass the time, so Amy gave them her autograph book to write in. Some wrote poems, others drew pictures and cartoons. This resource gives today’s students the challenge to discuss and respond.

Teacher’s information – Cleve Hill Hospital

This Learning Resource Contains:

  • The Amy Hill Autograph Book Introduction
  • 6 worksheets of individual drawings by soldiers of the First World War
  • Activity – Art and design or English response to each sheet
  • Other Free First World War Project Learning Resources information
  • Feedback Form

This resource can be used in conjunction with the Amy Hill Autograph Book – Wounded at the Somme and The Hill and The Flux Family learning resources.

Teacher’s information – Wounded on the Somme

This Learning Resource Contains:

  • The Amy Hill Autograph Book Introduction
  • One worksheet with a reproduction of the soldier’s signatures
  • Extracts from the Frenchay Parish Magazine 1916
  • Activity: Investigate using internet links to information about the Battle of the Somme
  • Writing a letter home
  • Other Free First World War Project Learning Resources Information
  • Feedback Form

Other Free Learning Resources available are:

The Great War – Life in the Trenches – The Alf Flux Kit Bag (Plus a Loans Box)*
School Children in the Great War – Messages and Mufflers
The Girls who made Grenades – The Warmley Grenadiers
Empire Foods – The War at Sea – (Loans Box)*
The Hill and the Flux Family
Home Life during the First World War
The Armistice Day Investigation Quiz

*Loans boxes can be booked through your local South Gloucestershire Museums:

Frenchay Village Museum: e.mail:

Yate and District Heritage Centre: e.mail:

Thornbury and District Museum: e.mail:

Kingswood Heritage Museum: e.mail:

Avon Valley Railway Trust: – contact form



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