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World War One ?? Hospital.
« on: Saturday 05 January 08 11:53 GMT (UK) »
This photo was taken in 1916 at Hanover House in Woodford Green, Essex and my Grandfather is the one on the left, middle row, in the Scots headwear.

I was wondering if anyone knows anything about Hanover House. Was it a hospital or a convalescent home?? My Grandfather was a long way from home as he lived in Dingwall in Ross and Cromarty so I am guessing that it was impossible to place injured soldiers near their family homes, and that it would have catered for many different regiments with a wide variety of injuries.

Many thanks, Linda.
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Chamberlain and Wagstaff- Hunts.
Freeman, Cheney, Cox- Northants.
Burns, Muter, Cobban, Hossack, Strachan, Moonlight.
Lanarkshire, Ross and Cromarty and Kincardineshire.
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 January 08 12:03 GMT (UK) »
http://www.juroch.demon.co.uk/UKhospitals.htm#Essex

Hi Linda
It was a VAD auxillary hospital.

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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 January 08 12:07 GMT (UK) »
Wow, that was quick Ady. Many thanks for that link.

Best wishes, Linda.
Reynolds, Woodham, Payne, Wilmott, Hart, Richardson, Packwood, Tandy, Dexter - Bedfordshire.
Chamberlain and Wagstaff- Hunts.
Freeman, Cheney, Cox- Northants.
Burns, Muter, Cobban, Hossack, Strachan, Moonlight.
Lanarkshire, Ross and Cromarty and Kincardineshire.
Garvey- Ireland.

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Re: World War One ?? Hospital.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 January 08 18:51 GMT (UK) »


Hi Linda Happy New Year !

I found this on the Forum !!  :)

the following was published in the local paper in 1915:- Woodford Times, Friday February 4, 1915

BUCKHURST HILL RED CROSS HOSPITAL V.A.D. ESSEX

To the Editor of the Woodford Times.

Sir,- The War Office has accepted Hanover House as a Red Cross Hospital for the reception of 15 soldiers in a convalescent stage after enteric fever. We are told to be ready to receive patients any day this week, should any be suitable to send.
Thanks to the generosity of innumerable friends, we are equipped in essentials for actually starting the hospital, but we shall require all the generous support we can to maintain and carry on the work. This support, when the needs are known, we are confident will be forthcoming.
The accompanying list testifies that these needs are many and varied. Loan or Gift:- Enamel bowls, enamel jugs, enamel soap dishes, kettles, kettle holders, trays, big cans, candlesticks, clocks, fire irons, fenders, fire guards (nursery ones preferred), coal scuttles, thermometers (bath and for rooms), dressing gowns, linen table cloths, mackintosh sheets, handkerchiefs, socks, large linen cupboard, small table knives, soup ladle, clothes horses.
Most of all, we need financial help - in this connection nothing can be too large, nothing too small - and we welcome every form of gift, whether it comes as a donation or as a weekly grant for some fixed period of time. Mr. Eliot Hinder, the Bank House, Woodford, has kindly undertaken the duties of Treasurer; this in itself is a guarantee that the finances will be worthily administered. All contributions should therefore be forwarded direct to him.
The Hospital will need a continuous, regular flow of gifts in kind, but until patients actually arrive we do not ask for foodstuffs to be sent to Hanover House. It would, however, immensely ease the cares of housekeeping if any benefactors, desiring to help in this way, would kindly let the Quartermaster know what they are proposing to send, the quantities of such gifts and whether the these supplies are a single gift or to be regarded as a weekly or monthly fixed contribution.
The mere sound of the word “Enteric” strikes instantly such terror into the minds of some, that we are anxious to assure our friends that we are only being sent cases who have passed through the active stages and are now merely convalescent, and in need of rest and the building up of their strength - Believe us, yours truly,
THERESA BUXTON
Commandant
A. LISTER HARRISON,
Chairman of Committee

And here's Enteric Fever ..........

Enteric Fever (Typhoid Fever). - Caused through germs entering the body from water, milk, or contaminated food, and by inhaling germs. This disease is very prevalent in war-time, and is exceedingly dangerous. It is identified by high fever, pain in the head and stomach, cramps and diarrhoea. Stools are pale yellow in colour, and watery. The germs are very active in all excreta, and the patient may excrete germs for years afterwards. Many mild cases occur which are apt to be overlooked. Therefore all cases of diarrhoea should be sent to the Medica1 Officer for examination. These cases are just as dangerous as the more severe cases. To prevent the outbreak of the disease, the first and most effective precaution is to inoculate the soldier. This precaution has resulted in a reduction of deaths among our troops in India from 5.83 in 1903 to 0·30 in 1911, these figures being the ratio per 1000 cases. The next step is to strictly control all water-supply which has not been passed by the medical authorities, milk, foodstuffs, etc. The destruction of flies is very important, and possible breeding-places of these pests must he removed. All cases of diarrhoea nest be immediately sent to hospital. Latrines used by suspected cases must be carefully treated lay disinfectants and filled in. All articles used by suspects must be collected and treated by the Medica1 Officer.. The protection of water supply, especially from animal contamination, is most important. All quarters must be examined closely as regards cleanliness, and frequent examinations made of the men's persons and clothing for the same purpose.

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 07 January 08 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Hello annie, and a very happy new year to you too and many thanks for this fascinating piece. I will be printing it off and adding it to my records.

You are a star!! :)

Best wishes, Linda.
Reynolds, Woodham, Payne, Wilmott, Hart, Richardson, Packwood, Tandy, Dexter - Bedfordshire.
Chamberlain and Wagstaff- Hunts.
Freeman, Cheney, Cox- Northants.
Burns, Muter, Cobban, Hossack, Strachan, Moonlight.
Lanarkshire, Ross and Cromarty and Kincardineshire.
Garvey- Ireland.

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 September 19 16:09 BST (UK) »
Good Afternoon

On the rear of the photograph does it name any of the nurses as I am look for a photography of Theresa Buxton

Many thanks