Second class P.O., Royal Naval sick-berth reserve. Glass negative, ca. 1919.
- Knapp, Montague Henry, 1867-1952.
About this work
Reproduced on page 10 of album donated by Knapp, see this catalogue no. 573329i
Negative number 190 in Knapp's original exhibition list
Knapp devoted much of his time in retirement to the welfare of the men who served in the sick-berth branch of the Royal Navy. He fought for their right to be automatically admitted to the state register of nurses (SRN)
One of a series of glass negatives collected by Surgeon Commander Montague Henry Knapp, Hon. Director of the Naval Medical Section of the Imperial War Museum and exhibited at Crystal Palace in June 1920. Correspondence in the Wellcome Archives indicates that Knapp (as Hon. Director and organiser for the IWM) was involved in the transfer of surplus naval and military medical material from the Imperial War Museum to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, in setting up exhibits, and in acquiring other materials for the Wellcome collections. Material specifically relating to Knapp's activities in setting up the Naval Warfare Section in the Imperial War Museum have been transferred to the IWM.