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Offline HERB COLLECTOR

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Re: VAD Hospital, Frindsbury Road, Strood
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 22:33:00 »
Kent Voluntary Aid Detachments: 104, 106 and 126.

Kent 104 and 106.
 Strood and Frindsbury Hospital consists of two neighbouring buildings, organised by Dr. G. A. Skinner. The owners granted the buildings free of charge, and the Council freed them also from rates and taxes. Kent 126 works in conjunction with these two detachments, and the first patients were received on September 3rd, 1914. Since that date four hundred patients have passed through the hospitals, and a larger number of local troops have been treated as out-patients. An up-to-date operating theatre has been fully equipped, and the detachments possess their own motor ambulance and dispensary. The beds are now to be increased to 130. Dr. Skinner, Assistant County Director, No. 2 Division, has charge of the distribution of the wounded when the convoys arrive at the railway station.

Commandants - Miss M. Skinner, Mrs. Skinner, Medical Officer - Dr. Skinner.
Lady Superintendents - Mrs. Pocock, Mrs. Beaney.
Quartermasters - Mrs. Ireland, Mrs. H. B. Clarke, Mrs. Elliott.
Members. - Elizabeth Brain; Emily Bunyard; Nellie J Cooper; Lena Homewood; Violet Bysted; Nellie Jackson; Bertha Leney; Sarah Millard; Dorothy Parker; Clara Robson; Maria Thatcher.

Kent 126, Strood, is working in conjunction with detachments 104 and 106 at the Strood Hospital, rendering the greatest possible assistance.

Commandant - Miss O. P. Haggard.
Medical Officer - Dr. Skinner.
Lady Superintendent - Miss Hewson.
Quartermaster - Mrs. Elliot.
Members. - Alice Allen; Mabel Allen; Maud Bigge; Grace Fielder; Elsie Larcombe; Clare Latham; Nellie May; Fanny Myhill; Mildred Newson; Mary Sayer.


From Kent's Care for the Wounded. P Creswick, G Stanley Pond and P H Ashton, published 1915.

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Re: VAD Hospital, Frindsbury Road, Strood
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 20:43:14 »
Lyn MacDonald's book "The Roses of No Man's Land" tells the story of the VAD and includes details of Detachments from Chislehurst and Bromley.  It's a terrific book and contains a lot of personal testimony; written in 1980 it was just in time to capture the words of the women (and some men) who nursed throughout the war. 

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Re: VAD Hospital, Frindsbury Road, Strood
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 18:26:30 »
From City Ark

Frindsbury Intra.
Postcard photograph entitled Strood and Frindsbury Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, arrival of a convoy comprising view of parked motor ambulance and group of St. Johnís Ambulance Brigade orderlies, nurses, walking wounded, stretcher casualties, Boy Scout, army officer and soldier, last in service dress presumed members of Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), all looking at camera and standing in front of Claremont House, 2 Frindsbury Road, Strood, in use as an auxiliary hospital by Strood VAD Hospital Committee. Gable and roof of 42 North Street visible in distance and tram lines and carriageway in foreground. Couchmanís accompanying notes pertain to ownership of premises by Strood Workmenís Club and presentation of brass tablet commemorating use of hall as an auxiliary hospital by St. Johnís VAD during Great War 1914-1918, transcription given. Photographer: Thomas E. Howe, Chatham. Original exposed 2 July 1916

[cf. collection DE393 for photograph from same negative. The depositor of collection DE393 identifies the figure second from right as Hartnell Webb, landlord of the Eagle Tavern, High Street, Rochester]

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Re: VAD Hospital, Frindsbury Road, Strood
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 18:22:06 »
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Frindsbury Intra.
Photocopy of photograph entitled Strood and Frindsbury Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) Hospital, Darnley Ward, Wesley Hall comprising interior view of Strood Methodist Church Sunday School looking diagonally across hall towards windows, showing nurses, patients, tables and beds. Couchmanís accompanying notes pertain to design, execution and presentation by Strood VAD Hospital Committee to the church of a brass tablet commemorating their use of hall as an auxiliary hospital by St. Johnís VAD during Great War 1914-1918, transcription given. Original exposed c.1916 x c.1918 p.17

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Re: VAD Hospital, Frindsbury Road, Strood
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 18:13:20 »
Voluntary Aid Detachments   :)

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VAD Hospital, Frindsbury Road, Strood
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 17:47:36 »
 

Believe this may have been to do with Volunt. Air Defence ( someone will enlighten me I am sure) Any idea of date anyone.

 

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