Credits & Information


This commemorative exhibition is drawn from original artwork, photographs and archive material from the P&O Heritage Collection, which is today proudly preserved by DP World.

The exhibition has been written and researched by Susie Cox and designed and produced by Beth Ellis. We are most grateful to Gillian Mallett for permission to use her mother's recollections and photographs of her time on board the Hospital Ship EGYPT.


What to See

There are a number of major anniversary exhibitions commemorating World War 1. Here are just a few of our top picks:

War at Sea

'Hospital + Troop Ships – Transporting the walking and the wounded in First World War' - on board HMS Wellington, London

'Racing to War – The Royal Navy & 1914' - The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth 

'Valour, Loss & Sacrifice: Chatham, The Royal Navy and the War at Sea' - Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent 

'The War at Sea – the Australian Navy in WW1' at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney 

Other WW1 Subjects

The First World War Galleries - Imperial War Museum, London  

'The Hospital in the Oatfield - The Art of Nursing in the First World War' -  Florence Nightingale Museum, London

'Anzac Voices' - Australian War Memorial, Canberra


Where to find out more:

For help in tracing your World War 1 ancestors serving at sea click on to the  National Archives link:

For help in accessing the P&O Archives download our research guides and ships fact sheets.


Credits & Information