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Charles Samuel Myers

Beech Holt, Great Shelford

History of Beech Holt, Great Shelford

[The exact location and identity of Beech Holt is unclear at the time of writing this entry]

Charles Myers was one of the most influential figures in the development t of the science of psychology. As stated in Wikipedia:

In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps and in 1916 he was appointed consultant psychologist to the British armies in France with a staff of assistants at Le Touquet. In 1915 Myers was the first to use the term “shell shock” in an article in The Lancet, though he later acknowledged in 1940 that he did not invent the term. He tried to save shell-shocked soldiers from execution.

1911 Beech Holt

Charles Samuel Myers, 38, university lecturer, b London

Edith, 35, b London

Dorothy Lina, 5, b London

Edmund Charles Wolf, 4, b London

John Walter Rivers, 1, b Stapleford

Margaret Morton, sick nurse, 36, b Surrey

Susan Bell, cook, 44, b Cambs

Hilda Sheldrick, parlourmaid, 30, b Triplow

Alice Lovick, housemaid, 30, b Norfolk

Ada Bunkhall, 25, laundry maid, b London

Lydia Griggs, 16, scullery maid, b London

Laura Griggs, nurse, 43, b Essex

Bella Brace, nurse, 22, b Sutherland


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