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Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1
Exclusive to Forces War Records
(This collection is a work in progress)
Transcribed directly from the Military Hospital records in the National archives collection reference MH106.
These were originally created and kept by the ‘war office’ under the heading ‘representative medical records of servicemen’.
MH106 is not by any means a complete collection of all medical records of those who fought in WWI by some margin as most records are believed to have been destroyed before going into storage after the great war, they are however a representative selection made from hospitals, ambulance units, hospitals ships & trains and convalescent units across the globe, a truly all encompassing research resource.
The collection is made up from the many theatres of war (i.e. the Western Front, Gallipoli etc) and were originally made in order for the various authorities to study the treatment of the myriad of medical issues arising from ‘modern warfare’ and were later used for Pensions entitlement also.
With as many as 70% of all service records for this period being no longer in existence they are a significant source of specifics not likely to be found elsewhere.
This collection can shed new light on those whom no other personal records have so far been found and corroborate and explain further existing information about individuals service life where other records do exist, a genuine ‘brick wall breaker’ for those wanting to find their ancestors and better understand the Great War and it’s real human cost.
Records in this collection are likely to include the following:
- Regimental number
- Length of service
- Details of the sickness/wounds incurred (including severity and location on the body if applicable)
- Medical establishments transferred from and transferred to. Religion (including different denominations of Church of England for example)
- Date of admission & transfer
- And notes –included on the notes can be such information as whether the wound may have been self inflicted
- whether a court martials was referred to
- a wound stripe awarded etc.
Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.
Original Source: Transcribed from the National Archive reference MH106