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The 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds
The 2nd Northern General Hospital was situated at Beckett's Park Hospital in Leeds, Yorkshire. The teacher training college at Beckett's Park, Leeds was built in 1913. During the First World War it was converted to a military hospital. It was officially called the 2nd Northern General Hospital but was more commonly referred to as Beckett's Park Hospital. There were 60 Officer beds, 2039 Other Ranks beds and the hospital treated 57,200 soldiers between 1914 and 1918. The hospital was gradually returned to educational use until WW2 when it was used to treat the Dunkirk wounded.
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List of those who served at the 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds during The Great War
List of those who were treated at the 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds during The Great War
Private Thomas Edward Lord Royal Army Medical Corps
My uncle Tom was in France during WW 1, and as a result of shell shock was sent to Beckets Park, Leeds (2nd Northern general Hospital). I am interested to find any records of him. Yhnak youJanet Beardwood
Surg. H. S. Carter 2nd Northern General Hospital Royal Army Medical Corps
I am trying to gather information about a surgeon called HS Carter, who worked in the 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds, during the first world war and submitted a thesis for the degree of MD, to the Leeds University, in 1922. His field of interest was Causalgia.
The original article states "The work has been carried out at the 2nd Northern General Hospital, now the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Leeds".Do you know whether these were the same? I am conducting research into the history of Causalgia, and would be interested in any information about Mr Carter and the two hospitals mentioned. Thank you Kind regardsS Duttagupta
Pte. Walter James Myers 4th Battalion
My great Uncle, Walter James Myers, was treated at the 2nd Northern General Hospital between 29th July and August 1916 after receiving gun shot wounds at Poziere, France. Any information would help.Jamie
Pte. Robert Abbott 5th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment
Robert Abbott was born in 1897, and enlisted, at the age of 18yrs, on 11th December 1915. He gave his trade, on enlistment, as a Cotton Spinner. His father's name was Thomas Abbott and the family home was 4, Ribbleston Place, Preston.
He went to France in March 1917 and was wounded, in the forearm, in September 1918 as a result of which, he spent a period of time in Leeds Hospital.Stuart Woodcock
Pte. Percival Kinghorn Kindell 14th (London Scottish) Btn. London Regiment
My grandfather Percival Kinghorn Kindell served as a private in the 1st London Scottish in World War 1 and was wounded at Le Sars, France on 5th of October 1916. He was repatriated to England and during his recovery in the 2nd Northern General Hospital in Leeds he completed an embroidered picture which appears to be dedicated to the St John's Voluntary Aid Detachment. The inscription on the back of the embroidered picture states that `on the 2nd anniversary of the above hospital, this picture was put up for auction and sold for 8 pounds 15 shillings being sold and re-sold and finally returned to the worker'. The picture has been in my possession for some time now and is a very precious memento of my family’s history.Bronwyn Dwane
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