6 General Hospital.

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  1. BigAllen

    BigAllen Member

    I'm trying to fine any maps of ware 6 General Hospital was located at or around the following Towns and Dates.

    6 General Hospital was at Bayeux 7/44 to 8/44
    next Rouen 8/44 to 21/12/44
    next Oestacker (Nr Ghent) 12/44 to 6/45
    last Iserlohn (Germany) 6/44 to 31/12/1946.
     
  2. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

  3. BigAllen

    BigAllen Member

    Hi to all,
    I'm trying to follow my Dad though his war years with 6 General Hospital, he landed at Gold beech and 6 General Hospital went to Bayeux, So I like to find a map or Maps of Bayeux ware all the General Hospitals were located in June 1944. ( I think the area was called Harley Street)

    I do know that they were to the west of Bayeux.

    Allen
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'd have a look at their war diary .
    6 Gen. Hosp. | The National Archives
    6 Gen. Hosp.

    Date: 1944 Jan.- Dec.

    Either go to Kew & see it yourself or ask some members on here to copy it for you.
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron



    List of all general hospitals below

    6 British General Hospital

    Dieppe 12/10/39 to 11/39 then to Mesnil-Val; Mesnil-Val 11/39 to 3/40 then to Flocques; Flocques 3/40 to 23/5/40 then to Guerande; Guerande 23/5/40 to 18/6/40 then to UK Leeds; Leeds 18/6/40 to 10/40 then to Luton; Luton 7/10/40 to 1/1/41 then overseas; El Tahag Camp (Egypt) 10/3/41 to 1/42 then to Buseilli; Quassassin (Egypt) 6/42 to 15/12/43 then to U.K.; Llandeilo (Dynevor Castle) 1/44 to 7/44 then overseas; Bayeux 7/44 to 8/44 then to Rouen; Rouen 8/44 to 21/12/44 then to Oestacker; Oestacker (nr. Ghent) 12/44 to 6/45 then to Iserlohn; Iserlohn 6/45 to 31/12/46 (no further War Diary).
    Hospitals WW2 - Scarlet Finders
     
  6. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

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  7. Tricky Dicky

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    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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  9. lindap

    lindap Member

    Hello Big Allen and Tricky Dicky, Really interesting post. I'm trying to locate where my father was based in Bayeux around this time. He landed on Gold Beach 104 beach sub-area on D Day morning with 35 FDS and moved out of the beach area/Ver sur Mer on 13 June to the outskirts of Bayeux. There are no map references or details of the location in the War Diary. They then moved to Perigny 713 699 6F/2 and joined 43 49 FSUs 7 FTU alongside 10 CCS on 23 July. Do you think the FDS' were located near the general hospitals in Harley St or somewhere in between them and the front line?
     
  10. lindap

    lindap Member

    Here is a pic of the unit unloading medical supplies on Gold Beach. My dad is holding the Red Cross flag in the centre
    35 FDS031_v1_1024.jpg
     

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  11. BigAllen

    BigAllen Member

    This is great just what i'm looking for Tanks for sending it too me..
    Right so it on too the next stop for 6 GH at Rouen (France)and to find out were the hospital was set up.
     
  12. BigAllen

    BigAllen Member

    Hi Tricky Dicky, Thank you, Just what I was looking for.
    Know it of to the next stop for 6 GH at Rouen (France) ware the hospital was put up. do you have any idea



    were that might have been or does it mean that I have to tack a trip to Kew.
    Allen
     
  13. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    If you don't know french, the article explains the history of the local hospital in WW2, which was dramatised for the locals recently. The first sentence :
    « Épargnée par les bombardements, Bayeux a joué un rôle capital lors du Débarquement, souligne Isabelle Aubé. Au lendemain du 6 juin 1944, la ville a dû faire face à l'afflux de réfugiés. »
    Translates as:
    "Spared from the bombardments, Bayeux played a big role after the Debarkment ,emphasised Isabelle Aube. The day after 6 June 1944 the town had to accept an influx of refugees."
     
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    6 British General Hospital
    Dieppe 12/10/39 to 11/39 then to Mesnil-Val; Mesnil-Val 11/39 to 3/40 then to Flocques; Flocques 3/40 to 23/5/40 then to Guerande; Guerande 23/5/40 to 18/6/40 then to UK Leeds; Leeds 18/6/40 to 10/40 then to Luton; Luton 7/10/40 to 1/1/41 then overseas; El Tahag Camp (Egypt) 10/3/41 to 1/42 then to Buseilli; Quassassin (Egypt) 6/42 to 15/12/43 then to U.K.; Llandeilo (Dynevor Castle) 1/44 to 7/44 then overseas; Bayeux 7/44 to 8/44 then to Rouen; Rouen 8/44 to 21/12/44 then to Oestacker; Oestacker (nr. Ghent) 12/44 to 6/45 then to Iserlohn; Iserlohn 6/45 to 31/12/46 (no further War Diary).
    Hospitals WW2 - Scarlet Finders


    6 Gen. Hosp. | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 177/1131
    Description:
    6 Gen. Hosp.
    Date: 1944 Jan.- Dec.

    I would have thought having a full copy of the War Diary as above (and in post #2) would provide locations that you are searching for.

    The other War Diaries you may need are:
    6 Gen. Hosp. | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 177/1132
    Description:
    6 Gen. Hosp.
    Date: 1945 Jan.- Dec.

    6 Gen. Hosp. | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 177/1133
    Description:
    6 Gen. Hosp.
    Date: 1946 Jan.- June



    TD
     
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Please be careful when starting multiple threads on the same topic - 6 General Hospital at Bayeux it becomes confusing as to which one to reply on and therefore duplicates effort on the part of members trying to answer your query (ies)

    TD
     
  16. BigAllen

    BigAllen Member

    Thanks again, you have given me a lot to look at over the next week or so
    Allen
     
  17. BigAllen

    BigAllen Member

    Hi
    Hi, can you tell me which unit that you dad was under !. My dad was with in R.A.M.C. Attached to 6 General Hospital in Egypt 14/11/43 through to Iesrlohn (Germany) 25/1/46 to the end of the war.
     
  18. lindap

    lindap Member

    Hello, yes, of course. He was posted to 25 GH 10/10/40 Bangor and drafted into 35 FDS, which looked like a new unit formed in June 1943. The early war diary refers to training and prep work for D Day the following year. 35FDS followed 30 Corps into Belgium Holland and Germany, Crossing the Rhine at Rees. I think he was at Bremerhaven at the end of the war.
     
  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Linda

    35 F.D.S. | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 177/921
    Description:
    35 F.D.S.
    Date: 1943 June- 1945 Dec.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    There is also

    35 F.D.S. | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 222/1004
    Description:
    35 F.D.S.
    Date: 1944 Apr.-1945 June
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    TD
     

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