No 16 Casualty Clearing Station, May 1945

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  1. Ian W

    Ian W Member

    Hi everyone - I'm trying to find out a bit more about my grandfather Frederick Watts, service no 802762. It looks like he was admitted to No 16 Casualty Clearing Station in May 1945, and subsequently placed onto X list. Can anyone advise me how to find out more about the CCS, and if its possible to get records from them? Is it possible to find out about the nature of his injury? Thanks in advance

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  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    CCS records are available but, pretty sure that you won't get any personal records as they are restricted which is why you don't get them with service records.
    Search results: "16 c.c.s" | The National Archives

    That service number does not come up on the casualty lists.
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  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  4. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Sometimes CCS records are very detailed on wounds and admissions . Sometimes they are not . It’s just a case of looking
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  5. Ian W

    Ian W Member

    Thanks Tony - I have ordered a copy of the 16 CCS war diaries from the archives to see what I can find out. Is there a separate source to search the casualty records?

  6. Tony56

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  7. Ian W

    Ian W Member

    That's interesting - any ideas why his records show him being admitted to a CCS but hes not on the casualty lists? I guess records might be incomplete?
  8. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Wo222 are usually the best .wo177 are usually unit admin
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  9. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Looks like he was a Chef in the Army Catering Corps.

  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The lists contain details of those wounded, missing, killed in action, died from accident or disease or were POW. Pretty sure that anyone who was ill through disease or a medical condition would not be included, if they survived.

    May also be interested in seeing this:
    Casualty List No. 1

    Never seen WO 222, so can't comment, but this is the description:
    Browse records of other archives | The National Archives

    WO 417 is the list of casualties.
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  11. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    21 May 45 - 16 Casualty Clearing Station were located in Tilburg in Holland under command 5th Line of Communication Sub Area and disbanded 23 Aug 45

    Hope this helps

    21st Army Group later British Army of the Rhine (under construction)
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  12. Ian W

    Ian W Member

    Yes he was - a career soldier from 1930 which I guess would have made him the old man of the unit. He was eventually declared medically unfit and discharged and I’m wondering if the visit to the CCS was connected
  13. Ian W

    Ian W Member

    Many thanks Historic Steve . Great to get a location

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