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World War Two / Re: Location of 108 (Br) General Hospital 1945
« on: Friday 13 October 17 14:52 BST (UK)  »
I take it that  "The Army Medical Services" is a reference work and FA Crew the author. I'll have to wait to visit Kew as I'm in Glasgow.

Do you know if there are any medical records for individuals still available?

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World War Two / Re: help in interpreting service record abbreviations
« on: Tuesday 10 October 17 13:38 BST (UK)  »
I have seen the warlinks link before and from that (before I knew what RHU meant) had assumed that he had gone with the regiment all the way to Germany before the end of the war. He must have been sent back to the hospital for whatever reason and then put in the discharge route. Incidentally he was discharged as B1 so probably got an accelerated discharge as he was'nt fit for occupation duties.But as you say supposition.

Many thanks again

Tom

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World War Two / Re: help in interpreting service record abbreviations
« on: Monday 09 October 17 11:31 BST (UK)  »
hi Max

many thanks for that info . The only records we have from our application for his service record and the only details of his postings are what I posted. However we do know that he was in the Brussels area in Aug 45 as he was befriended by a Belgian family and his daughter (my wife) is named after their daughter.  There is a story that his being in a hospital saved his life but from the record he was in the 108 after the war ended.  He was not wounded but we think he suffered from an ulcer.

I suspect that we are not going to get any medical records so will never know exactly what happened.

Many thanks again for your help.

Tom

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World War Two / Re: help in interpreting service record abbreviations
« on: Sunday 08 October 17 17:58 BST (UK)  »
HI Max,

The only other record is the one below the ADS lines. The next col has a stamp saying he was released to class Z  Royal Army Reserve 27/2/46 ( Class A release). I also have Notification of release form stamped  "Military Dispersal Unit Edinburgh 30/11/45" and overstamped  " Cavalry & Royal Armour ?? barnet herts 3/12/45".

Regarding the 37 RHU am I correct in thinking this was part of 3cly and that after the breakout from Normandy he would just rejoin the 3cly and then 3/4 cly when they were amalgamated.

Tom


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World War Two / Re: help in interpreting service record abbreviations
« on: Sunday 08 October 17 17:01 BST (UK)  »
THanks for that Max. I have no other sheets with his service record. I know that the 108 BR Gen Hosp was in Brussels and I would like to find his medical record and date of admission. Any pointers as to how or where? I assume that the date 24/8/45 is his discharge from Hospital.

On the 2 lines below are thae dates his move to the 256 ADS and what do the X4B and X18?A signify?

Tom

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World War Two / help in interpreting service record abbreviations
« on: Saturday 07 October 17 12:55 BST (UK)  »
can anyone tell me what the entries in the 2nd to 4th lines of attached scan mean.

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World War Two / Location of 108 (Br) General Hospital 1945
« on: Saturday 07 October 17 12:02 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me where the 108 British General Hospital was located in 1945.  I know it was somewhere around the Brussels area. My father in law was admitted to it and I would also like to know when, and for what reason.  Are there medical records or admission registers?

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World War Two / Location of 256 Army Delivery Squadron RAC 1945
« on: Saturday 07 October 17 11:55 BST (UK)  »
HI
Can anyone help with the location of the 256 Army Delivery Squadron from Aug 1945 to Feb 1946. I believe it was based around the Brussels area.
Thank you

Tom

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