Wounded soldier lying in a hospital bed. He is being offered a plate of biscuits by a nurse. There is a tea trolley, with a teapot and cups, parked alongside his bed. In the next bed along there is a very young looking soldier. In the background there is a wooden staircase and a deckchair, probably for patients wishing to sit outside, leaning against the wall.
Soldiers could spend many months recuperating in a convalescent hospital. Whilst the hospital could help them to recover from their physical wounds and cope with the resulting difficulties, psychological and emotional wounds were less well catered for.
[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE - TEA TIME AT A CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL.']