You have provided me a constant reminder of my late mother and I deeply thank you for this. At this point in time I doubt correct attribution is critical but I need you to at least know that my mother ( Lt. Catherine Hauptman) is unquestionably the nurse farthest to the left in the group having tea. I suspect I know some of the other faces as well, though all but one of those I'm aware of have passed.
While unquestionably my mother on the left, it is possible that she was included in this photo when on medical leave while in England. Otherwise this photo is more likely to be of 216th nurses taken at Frome. My mother related stores of tea and watercress sandwiches while there. (I believe in a private residence.) This while the 216th General Hospital was located at Longleat.
While I'm writing... Using Google Earth I've had a close look at Longleat. Evidence of the 216th can still be seen in the meadow directly across the lake from the manor house. The outlines of foundations can clearly be seen where the hospital huts were once located.
Once again my thanks and a request... Please consider at least including my mother's name in the photo. I realize at this point that definitive proof will be elusive but I know my mother just as do you know yours. There is no question as far as her identity. The nurse in question is, in fact, Catherine Mary Hauptman (1921-2000) from Bloomington, Illinois.
Bruce R. Miller