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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:02 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:31 PM
The building was quickly fitted out for the reception of patients and the first was admitted 10 days after the Salisbury Road school had been taken over: he was a sick man belonging to the garrison; and others were to follow. The last day in August saw the first convoy of wounded soldiers arrive from France; these numbered 102, and their arrival will be remembered by many Plymouth people. A fortnight later the second party of wounded, numbering 135, arrived, and particular interest was attached to this convoy as it included an Officer and 14 men belonging to the German Army. The third convoy came in October, and in the same month several sick men belonging to the First canadian Contingent were admitted from the transports, and another party of 130 wounded received from France.
November saw six houses in the Queen Gate taken over for the Sisters' Quarters and the staff housed in the vicinity of the hospital. The hospital work now was in full swing, and by the end of the year a contingent of nurses had been sent from the hospital to serve overseas.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:17 PM