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« on: Thursday 22 November 18 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Where will i find military hospital records for world war 1 regular soldiers.

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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 November 18 15:43 GMT (UK) »
If service records survive there could be details of date and type of injury/illness and (if you are very lucky) an indication of where the soldier was treated.

Medical records (particularly if the soldier was discharged from the army) may also survive.  FindMyPest has records, but they are far from complete:
https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/british-armed-forces-first-world-war-soldiers-medical-records

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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 November 18 16:00 GMT (UK) »
To expand a little on Philip's post.  This from the National Archives http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10949
explaining that only a representative selection of Great War medical records were retained.  Because they contain personal information, FindMyPast are publishing what does exist on a rolling basis once 100 years have elapsed since the last date on the record.   

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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Message from Mary who sent the message to me in error.

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"Thanks for the info. I have nearly completed my research of Frederick Barnard.
I am moving on to William James Bonner who was in the Suffolk regiment  No.5030311 who was a captured in Singapore and a Japanese prisoner for the duration of the second world war. Any advice for research leads would be appreciated.
Mary Bonner"
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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 16:31 GMT (UK) »
I am moving on to William James Bonner who was in the Suffolk regiment  No.5030311 who was a captured in Singapore and a Japanese prisoner for the duration of the second world war. Any advice for research

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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Both 4th and 5th battalions were at Singapore, this account will be of interest:
https://www.cofepow.org.uk/armed-forces-stories-list/5th-suffolk-regiment

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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 January 19 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mary here.
Thank you for the info. I know Pte. Fred Barnard was classed as Bii only fit for sedentary duty when he was moved to the labour corps. I think iv'e done all the research for him now, thanks for all your help team.
I am no trying to find out the basics of William James Bonner, Suffolk regiment no 5030311, born 1919, holborn London. Taken prisoner of war by the Japanese at Singapore, second world war. I don't have any dates for when he entered military service, how long for, when he left for Singapore and when was repatriated, probably some time in 1945. Is it possible to find out these things and if so where do i start.   


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Re: military hospital records
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 24 January 19 17:25 GMT (UK) »
See reply no 4  :)
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