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Help with transcribing service record
« on: Saturday 28 November 20 18:23 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help with the word after 12 Gen. Hospital on the attached?  Looks like Whittons?

(taken from service record of Pte. G/105 E. Taylor, 18th Bn., Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment)
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, Cripplegate)
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs; Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)
Biggs (Middx)
Collins (Middx and Wiltshire)
Langston (Middx)

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Re: Help with transcribing service record
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 November 20 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Looks like 'whitlow' to me, was that the condition for which he was admitted?
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Re: Help with transcribing service record
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 November 20 18:44 GMT (UK) »
Thanks JenB.  To be honest I'm struggling to read this service record.  He seems to have been admitted to hospital several times and there are lots of dates mentioned.  Whatever the reason on this occasion it was serious enough to ship him back to England.
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, Cripplegate)
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs; Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)
Biggs (Middx)
Collins (Middx and Wiltshire)
Langston (Middx)


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Re: Help with transcribing service record
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 November 20 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Looking through Edward's service record, you will find a page for his discharge from the 4th (?) London General Hospital RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) on the 23 June 1916. His disease is shown as 'SW Finger' -- your initial post asked for clarification of 'Whittons' -- this entry (as suggested by JenB) is actually 'Whitlow' -- a painful finger condition caused by infection. I have attached images of the relevant page of his service record (courtesy of Find My Past) and also an explanation of 'whitlow'.

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Re: Help with transcribing service record
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 29 November 20 15:22 GMT (UK) »
Wow - thanks AllanUK for taking the time to look into this for me.  Whitlow is something I've never come across before so I've really learnt something.  Thanks so much. :)
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, Cripplegate)
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs; Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)
Biggs (Middx)
Collins (Middx and Wiltshire)
Langston (Middx)

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Re: Help with transcribing service record
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 November 20 17:59 GMT (UK) »
You are more than welcome.