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UK or American military bases near Knaresborough, Yorkshire ?
« on: Thursday 13 January 22 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know if there were any UK or American soldiers stationed around the Knaresborough area in Yorkshire during WW1 and just after? I have found a lot of illegitimate children in my family between 1912 and 1920 and someone suggested that this was a time when this happened a fair bit.

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Re: UK or American military bases near Knaresborough, Yorkshire ?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 13 January 22 21:54 GMT (UK) »
There was an Auxiliary Military Hospital in Knaresborough between 1916 and 1919.

https://wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/hospitals/hospital.php?pid=15390


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Re: UK or American military bases near Knaresborough, Yorkshire ?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 January 22 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know if there were any UK or American soldiers stationed around the Knaresborough area in Yorkshire during WW1 and just after? I have found a lot of illegitimate children in my family between 1912 and 1920 and someone suggested that this was a time when this happened a fair bit.

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There was Claro Barracks at Ripon, just north of Knaresborough.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claro_Barracks
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Re: UK or American military bases near Knaresborough, Yorkshire ?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 15 January 22 19:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this info