Douvre La Delivrande Field Hospital

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  1. Bleblond

    Bleblond Member

    Hello, I'm looking for some time now, informations about the uncle of Ray Westbury who died of his wounds on August 19, 1944 at Douvre la Délivrande, Field hospital and will be buried nearby at the temporary cemetery (024.805) and then finally re-buried on December 11, 44 at «La Délivrande British Cimetery» "

    Arthur J. WESTBURY 14649370
    7th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
    51st (Highland) Infantry Division
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2340330/westbury,-arthur-james/

    Ray threads about his uncle:
    Arthur Westbury 7th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Died 19/8/44 aged 19.

    We are looking for some additional informations about Douvre la Délivrande, Field hospital.
    Which was its number and the medical units that was their as well as the units that may have been able to transport him their.
    (Example: during Operation Bluecoat the VIII Corps had the 41 FSU Hospital stationed at St Jean des Essartier and the operations carried out can be found in Army Book 485. Record of Surgical Operation Performed).

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Bleblond

    Bleblond Member

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    A diagram of the medical units that could have taken care of him when he was wounded. I do not know yet if any of them were at Douvre Field Hospital.

    To summarize the diagram: from August 1, 1944 to December 19, 1944, 51st Highland and 1st Corps were under the command of the First Canadian Army.
    I think it is therefore very likely that one of their medical unit tried to help Arthur.
    I would try to find out more about the divisions that were nearby in case it was one of their ambulances units that transported him to Douvre.

    Please, correct me if I'm wrong
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

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    Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) pose for a group photograph at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-l… | Women in WW2 | World war two, Normandy, World war one
    Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) pose for a group photograph at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-la-Delivrande, 22 June Imperial War Museum Catalogue number B 5841


    Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) queue for their lunch at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-la-Delivrande… | QAIMNS | World war two, Ww2 women, War
    Women of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMS) queue for their lunch at No 88 General Hospital at Douvres-la-Delivrande, 22 June Imperial War Museum Catalogue number B 5847

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hospitals WW2 - Scarlet Finders

    British Hospitals
    86 British General Hospital
    Ormskirk 1/43 to 5/43; Johnstone 5/43 to 7/43; Fleet 1/44 to 6/44 then to La Delivrende; La Delivrende 6/44 to 8/44 then to Ryes; Ryes 8/44 to 9/44 then to Rugles; Diest 10/44 to 11/44 then to Eindhoven; Eindhoven 11/44 to 4/45 then to Celle; Celle 4/45 to 6/45 then to Rothenburg; Rothenburg 6/45 to 9/45 then to De Haan; De Haan 9/45 to 13/11/45 then disbanded.

    88 British General Hospital
    Abergele 10/43 to 12/43 then to Guilsborough; Guilsborough 12/43 to 6/44 then to La Delivrende; La Delivrende 6/44 to 9/44 then to Bernay; Bernay 9/44 to 10/44 then to Courtrai; Courtrai 10/44 to 11/44 then to Bouchout; Bouchout [?Boechout] Belgium 11/44 to 1/45 then to Tilburg; Tilburg 1/45 to 6/45 then to Duffel; Duffel 6/45 to 9/45 then to De Haan; De Haan 9/45 to 12/45.

    TD
     
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  5. Bleblond

    Bleblond Member

    Thank you very much for these informations. I was just going to ask you if it was possible that the current units and their positions moved between June and August (I have now the answer to my question) . I had looked before at this website, but using the search function, I wrote Delivrande, with the French spelling.
     
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