66 General Hospital, RAMC

Discussion in 'RAMC' started by Alan Poole, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Alan Poole

    Alan Poole New Member

    I'm researching my grandfather's war record (Staff Sargent REW Poole, 7521153) and having difficulty getting any detailed information.
    I have received his 'Service & Casualty Form' from the Army Records Office, which doesn't go into much detail.
    I understand he was attached to the 8th Army, 66th General Hospital (possibly with 51st Highland Division) and arrived in Palestine (Nuseirat?) in 09/42, after a passage round the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. He served through North Africa and was involved in the Sicily landings 07/43 (got his feet wet when his landing craft hit the rocks), Syracuse and Catania and hence to Italy, Ancona and Rimini, demobbed 01/46.
    I would appreciate with assistance filling-in some of the gaps please.
    Alan Poole
  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Best if you post up his Service Record here and forum members can then interpret for you.
    Meanwhile: Hospitals WW2 - Scarlet Finders
    66 British General Hospital
    Leeds 5/42 to 6/42 then overseas; Museirat [should this be Nuseirat] 9/42 to 7/43 then to Syracuse; Syracuse 7/43 to 9/43 then to Catania; Catania 9/43 to 8/44 then to Ancona; Ancona 8/44 to 1/45 then to Rimini; Rimini 1/45 to 15/12/45 then disbanded.


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