Military hospitals in the British Isles 1914-1918

The flow of casualties from the various theatres of war soon overwhelmed the existing medical facilities in Great Britain and Ireland. Many civilian hospitals and large buildings were turned over to military use. This listing is by no means complete.

Types of hospital

Existing Military Hospitals

Several military hospitals existed before the Great War, some even pre-dating the Boer War and going back to the Crimea.

The Territorial Force General Hospitals

A number of hospitals had been identified before the war for use and operation by the Territorial Force. They were generally based at existing hospitals and other large facilities. For example, the 1st Southern General Hospital was based on the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham. They did not exist as such prior to the war other than for training purposes, but were mobilised in August 1914. All were expanded during war time, not only on the primary sites but with the addition of Auxiliary Hospitals and annexes. They were staffed by a mixture of TF Nursing Service personnel and volunteers from many different organisations.

The War Hospitals

As the demand for hospital beds increased, one of the actions taken to provide more capacity was to turn over existing pre-war asylums for military use.

War Hospital

Military hospitals established at hutted army camps

Land either on existing army bases or acquired nearby for the purpose was converted into major hospitals.

Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance, auxiliary and private hospitals

Large numbers of public and private buildings (often large houses) were turned over for use as small hospitals, most of which operated as annexes to nearby larger hospitals. These are not listed below.

Specialist hospitals

Some hospitals were devloped as, or became, specialist units. Categories of specialism included mental hospitals, units for limbless men, neurological units, orthopaedic units, cardiac units, typhoid units and venereal disease.

Convalescent hospitals

These establishments did not have the usual civilian meaning of convalescence; they were formed from March 1915 onward to keep recovering soldiers under military control. See also the Command Depots

Hospitals by country/county/region

Please note that the list here, although long, is very far from complete. I add to it whenever I come across a new name mentioned in a soldier’s service record.

London Command District

1 Hyde Park Place, London, W. Imperial Order Of The Daughters Of The Empire Hospital
10 Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, London Mrs Campbell’s Hospital
10 Carlton House Terrace, London, W. Lady Ridley’s Hospital
10 Palace Green, London Palace Green Hospital
106 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, London, SE Princess Club Hospital
11 Palace Green, London Palace Green Hospital
12 Belgrave Square, London, SW Bathurst House Hospital
13 Grosvenor Crescent, Chelsea 13 Grosvenor Crescent VAD Hospital
14 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW Lady Northcliffe’s Hospital
16 Arlington Street, London, W. Rutland Hospital
16 Bruton Street, London, W. Lady Evelyn Mason’s Hospital
16 Derby Road, Bournemouth Post Office Hospital Annexe
16 Paddington Street, London, W. Swedish Hospital
16 The Avenue, Brondesbury Beech House Military Hospital
17 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W. Mrs Thal’s Hospital
172 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC The French Hospital
18 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW Lady Mountgarret Hospital
184 Queen’s Gate, London, SW Michie Hospital
19 Hyde Park Gardens, 19 Hyde Park Gardens
20 Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington, W. Post Office Hospital
234 Great Portland Street, London, W. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
26 Eccleston Square, London, SW Eccleston Hospital
27 Grosvenor Square, London, W. Fleming’s Hospital
3 Christchurch Road, Streatham Hill Streatham Red Cross Hospital
32 Albert Road, London, NW Acheson Hospital
32 Queen’s Gate, London, SW Morris Hospital (Mrs Morris)
338-340 King Street, Hammersmith, W. Hammersmith Auxiliary Hospital
34 Grosvenor Street, London, W. Beckett Hospital (Hon. Mrs. Beckett)
35 Chesham Place, London, SW De Goldsmid Hospital (Baroness De Goldsmid)
37 Bryanston Square, London, W. Royal Flying Corps Hospital
37 Charles Street, London, W. Lytton Hospital
37 Porchester Terrace, London, W. Paddington V.A.D. Hospital
4 Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead, NW Hampstead V.A.D. Hospital
40 Grove End Road, London, NW St. John And St. Elizabeth Hospital
40 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W. Brassey Hospital (Lady Violet Brassey)
40 Weymouth Street, London, W. Marylebone Auxiliary Hospital
45 Devonshire Street, London, W. Portman Hospital
46 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London, W. Mckinnon Hospital
47 Roland Gardens, London, SW Arnoldi Hospital (Mrs. Arnoldi)
48 Bryanston Square, London, W. Carnarvon Hospital (Lady Carnarvon)
5 Grosvenor Square, London, SW Coulter Hospital
50 Weymouth Street, London, W. Pollock Hospital (Miss Pollock)
51 Welbeck Street, London, W. Mccaul Hospital (Miss Mccaul)
53 Mount Street, London, W. Theodore Hospital
55 Porchester Terrace, London, W. Westbourne Hospital
58 Grosvenor Street, London, W. Samuelson Hospital (Mrs. Samuelson)
58 Queen Anne Street, London, W. Darell Hospital
6 Grosvenor Place, London, W. Princess Christian Hospital
7 Mandeville Place, London, W. Birkett Hospital (Miss Birkett)
7 Seamore Place, London, W. Inchcape Hospital (Lady Inchcape)
73 Welbeck Street, London, W West End Hospital
78 Brook Street, London, W. Jaw Hospital
78 Onslow Gardens, London, SW Hospital For Belgian Soldiers
8 Heathview Gardens, Putney Perkins Bull Hospital
8 Lennox Gardens, London, SW Meynell Hospital
8 South Audley Street, London, W. Russian Hospital
82 Eaton Square, London, SW Royal Flying Corps Hospital
87 Eaton Square, London, SW Dundonald Hospital (Countess Of Dundonald)
9 Cedars Road, Clapham Clapham Auxiliary Military Hospital
9 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW King Edward Vii Hospital
98-99 Lancaster Gate, London, W. American Women’s Hospital
Agar Street, Strand, London Charing Cross Hospital
Aubrey Walk, Campden Hill, London, W. Aubrey House Hospital
Balham, London, SW St. James’ Infirmary
Bancroft Road, London, E.1 Mile End Military Hospital
Basildon Park, Pangbourne Guards Hospital
Beecbeechcroft Road, Upper Tooting, SW Springfield War Hospital
Belmont, Sutton Belmont Prisoners Of War Hospital
Benfleet Hall, Sutton Sutton Red Cross Auxiliary Hosital
Berners Street, London, W. Middlesex Hospital
Bletchingley The Castle Relief Hospital
Bloomsbury, London National Hospital For Paralysis
Brentford Zion House Red Cross Hospital
Broad Sanctuary, London, SW Westminster Hospital
Broadlands Road, Highgate, N. Byculla Auxiliary Hospital
Brockley Hill, Stanmore Wardell Auxiliary Hospital
Byfleet Bleakdown Auxiliary Hospital
Caen Wood Towers, Hampstead Lane, London, N. American Hospital For English Soldiers
Camberwell, London 1st London General Hospital TF
Cambridge Heath, London, E.2 Bethnal Green Military Hospital
Campden Hill, London, W. Moray Lodge Hospital
Caterham Caterham Military Hospital
Cavendish Square, London, W. Harcourt House Hospital
Caversham, Reading Cliff House Auxiliary Hospital
Chelsea, London, SW 2nd London General Hospital TF
Chertsey Ottershaw Park Hospital
Chertsey The Grange Military Hospital
City Road, London, EC Royal Hospital For Diseases Of The Chest
City Road, London, EC Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital
Clacton-On-Sea Reckitts Convalescent Home
Combermere Barracks, Windsor Cavalry Hospital
Coombe Lane, Croydon Wallacefield Auxiliary Hospital
Copse Hill, Wimbledon, SW Atkinson Morley Hospital
Cricklewood, NW Dollis Hill House Auxiliary Hospital
Crouch Hill Holly Park Auxiliary Hospital
Denmark Hill, London, SE Maudsley Hospital
Dollis Hill, London, N. St. Andrew’s Hospital
Dorchester House, Park Lane, London, W. Astley Hospital
Downes Park Road, London, E. Stormont House V.A.D. Hospital
Du Cane Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 Military Orthopaedic Hospital
Earl’s Court Road, London Kensington And Fulham General Hospital
East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 Southwark Military Hospital
East India Dock Road, London, E. Poplar Hospital
Endell Street, London, WC2 Endell Street Military Hospital
Endsleigh Gardens, London, NW Endsleigh Palace Hospital
Esher Lammas Auxiliary Hospital
Feltham County Of Middlesex Red Cross Hospital
Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW Freemasons’ War Hospital
Golden Square, London, W Throat Hospital
Gower Street, London, WC University College Hospital
Grange Road, Ealing, W. Garth House Auxiliary Hospital
Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC Royal Free Hospital
Grove Lane, London, SE Grove Lane Schools
Grove Road, Balham, London, SW Weir Hospital
Ham Common Latchmere House Hospital
Hammersmith, London, W. West London Hospital
Hammersmith, London, W6 Fulham Military Hospital
Hampstead Rosslyn Lodge Auxiliary Hospital
Hampstead Heath, London, NW Cedar Lawn Hospital
Hampstead Road, NW, London London Temperance Hospital
Hampstead, London, NW Kenwood
Hampstead, London, NW3 Hampstead Military Hospital
Harrow Harrow Cottage Hospital
Harrow Holmleigh Hospital
Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London Haverstock Hill General Hospital
Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW New End Section
Holloway Road, London, N. Great Northern Central Hospital
Homedale, 44 The Avenue, Upper Norwood, SE SE Lambeth Auxiliary Hospital
Honor Oak Road, Forest Hill, SE Fairlawn Auxiliary Hospital
Hyde Park Corner, London, SW St. George’s Hospital
Ingatestone Huskard’s Auxiliary Hospital
Ingatestone The Hyde Auxiliary Hospital
Jerviston House, Streatham Nielka Hospital
Kensington, London, SW 27 Ovington Square
Kensington, W8 Pembroke Lodge Hospital
Kew Foot Road, Richmond Royal Hospital
King William Street, London WC Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital
King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 4th London General Hospital TF
Kingsland Road, London, N.E. Metropolitan Hospital
Kingston Kenry House Hospital
Knaphill Princess Christian Hospital
Ladywell Road, London, SE13 Bermondsey Military Hospital
Lewisham, London, SE13 Lewisham Military Hospital
Leyton Livingstone College Relief Hospital
Limpsfield Furzedown Hospital
London 17 Park Lane
London 19 Park Lane
London 24 Park Lane
London 25 Portland Place
London 26 Park Lane
London 27 Berkeley Square
London 53 Cadogan Square
London 83 Portland Place
London City Of London Red Cross Hospital
London Osnabruck House
London Platanes (House)
London, EC Tower Of London Military Hospital
London, W. 7 Charles Street
Lower Clapton, London, E5 City Of London Military Hospital
Maida Vale, London, W. Hospital For Epilepsy And Paralysis
Marylebone Road, London, NW Prince Of Wales’s Hospital For Officers
Millbank, London, SW1 Queen Alexandra Military Hospital
Millfield Lane, Highate, N. Queen Alexandra Hospital For Officers
Mitcham Catherine Gladstone Relief Hospital
Mitcham Holborn Military Hospital
Montpelier Road, Ealing, W. Montpelier House Auxiliary Hospital
Mordon Road, Mitcham Mordon Hall Auxiliary Hospital
Norfolk Street, Park Lane, London, W. The Garland Home
Nose And Ear Hospital, Gray’s Inn Road, London Central London Throat
2 Fitzroy Square, London, W. Metropolitan Ear Nose And Throat Hospital
Ottershaw Ottermead Auxiliary Hospital
Oxted Binefields Hospital
Paddington, London, W. St. Mary’s Hospital
Percy House Schools, Isleworth Percy House Auxiliary Hospital
Princes Road, Kennington Cross Maxillo-Facial Hospital
Queen Square, London, WC Italian Hospital
Regent’s Park, London, NW Life Guards Hospital
Regent’s Park, London, NW Royal Horse Guards Hospital
Reigate The Beeches Auxiliary Hospital
Richmond Richmond Military Hospital
Richmond Park, Richmond South African Military Hospital
Rochester Row, London, SW1 Rochester Row Military Hospital
Roehampton Dover House
Roehampton Gifford House Auxiliary Hospital
Roehampton Queen Mary’s Convalescent Auxiliary Hospital
Roehampton, SW Templeton House Hospital
Brondesbury Brondesbury Park Hospital
Ruskin Park, London, SE Ruskin Park Extension
Ruskin Park, London, SE Ruskin Park Marquees
Rye Lane, Peckham Hanover Park Hospital
St. George’s Circus, SE, London, SE Royal Eye Hospital
St. John’s Lodge, Regents Park, London Sir John Ellerman Hospital
St. Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth, London, SE 5th London General Hospital TF
St. Thomas’ Street, London, SE Guy’s Hospital
Stamford Street, London, SE1 The King George Hospital
Streatham Streatham Relief Hospital
Surbiton Oakenshaw Auxiliary Hospital
Surbiton and District Red Cross Hospital, New Malden, Kingston Kingston
Sussex Lodge, Regent’s Park, London Hall Walker Hospital (Mrs Hall-Walker)
Sutton Stanwell House Auxiliary Hospital
Swanley Kettlewell Convalescent Home
The Butts, London Road, Harrow St. John’s Relief Hospital
The Clock House, Chelsea Embankment, SW Mitchison Hospital (Mrs Mitchison)
The Green, Richmond Richmond Red Cross Hospital
Tooting Grove, London, SW17 The Grove Military Hospital
Tooting, London, SW17 Tooting Military Hospital
Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW All Saints’ Hospital
Venetian Road, London Venetian Road Schools
Victoria Barracks, Windsor Foot Guards Hospital
Vincent Square, SW Empire Hospital
Walton-On-Thames Golf View Military Hospital
Wandsworth Common, SW Bolingbroke Hospital
Wandsworth, SW 3rd London General Hospital TF
West Byfleet Blytheswood Auxiliary Hospital
West Smithfield, London, EC St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
Weybridge Barham Lodge Auxiliary Hospital
Weybridge Brackley Lodge Auxiliary Hospital
Weybridge Brooklands Military Hospital
Weybridge Caenshill Military Hospital
Weybridge Erin Lodge Red Cross Hospital
Weybridge Llandaff House
Weybridge St. George’s Hill Hospital
Whinclose, Croham Manor Rd, Croydon St. Dorothy’s Auxiliary Hospital
Whitechapel, London, E. London Hospital
Whitehall, South Norwood Hill, London Princess Christian’s Auxiliary Hospital
Willifield Way, Golders Green, NW Garden Suburb Auxiliary Hospital
Wood Lane, London, W. White City Camp
Woodstock Road, Golders Green, NW Military Convalescent Home

London notes

  • 2nd London General. Beds for 66 officers and 995 other ranks.
  • 3rd London General. 806 officers and 224 other ranks.
  • 4th London General. 300 officers and 1625 other ranks.
    – Neurological section established by early 1915, acting as clearing hospital for these cases.  Formerly the Maudsley Memorial Hospital at Denmark Hill. By June 18 known as Maudsley Neurological Clearing Hospital.
  • 5th London General. At St Thomas’s Hospital. 94 officers and 568 other ranks.
  • King George Hospital. An emergency wartime facility created in Stamford Street, Waterloo, in what is now the Franklin-Wilkins building of King’s College London. Over 70000 military personnel were treated there between 1915 and 1919, including innovative plastic surgery cases.
  • Springfield War Hospital. Formerly the Middlesex County Asylum, Wandsworth.
    – a detached block was also used as a neurological unit. From April 16 used for severe or protracted cases.
  • Charterhouse Military Hospital, Charterhouse Square, London. A 226 bed specialist hospital for limbless men.
  • Paddington Military Hospital. A 300 bed specialist hospital for limbless men.
  • Queen Mary’s Convalescent Hospital, Roehampton. A 900 bed specialist hospital for limbless men.
  • National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, Queen’s Square WC. An existing civilian neurological institution treating some military cases by November 1914. From April 1916 used for cases requiring special but not prolonged treatment.
  • The Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, Maida Vale, W. As Queen’s Square.
  • West End Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, Welbeck St, London W. As Queen’s Square.
  • Special Neurological Hospital for Officers, 10 Palace Green, Kensington. Opened January 1915 for officers suffering from functional neurosis, traumatic neurasthenia and the milder psychoses. By June 1918 had extended into 11 Palace Green.
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, 234 Great Portland St, London W. A military unit treated cases from London District and Eastern Command from March 1915 onward.
  • Military Orthopaedic Hospital, Shepherds Bush. Opened March 1916. Responsibility passed to the Minister of Pensions in July 1919.
  • University College Hospital, London, included a 20-bed specialist military cardiac unit from late 1914.
  • Metropolitan Hospital, Kingsland Road,Hackney.
  • National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart, Westmorland Street, London W, opened a military specialist military cardiac unit in late 1915.
  • Hampstead Military Hospital, Hillingdon , opened in March 1915 at what had been the Mount Vernon Hospital for Consumption. Grew to 232 beds and became a cardiac specilaist hospital. In December 1917 was converted to hospital for cases from the Royal Flying Corps and heart cases were sent to Sobroan Barracks Military Hospital in Colchester.
  • Rochester Row Military Hospital, London SW. A specialist venereal disease hospital for 301 men.
  • Tooting Grove Military Hospital, London SW. A specialist venereal disease hospital for 144 officers and 100 men.
  • Endell Street Military Hospital. Founded in 1915 by two former suffragettes, Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson and Dr Flora Murray, the hospital was staffed entirely by women.
  • Brook War Hospital, Woolwich. The former Brook General Hospital, turned over to military use in September 1915. Expanded to 1000 beds, it treated 414 officers and 30,0080 men before being returned to civil use on 5 November 1919.
  • The Michie Hospital, 184 Queen’s Gate, an auxiliary unit to Queen Alexandra’s on Millbank.


  • Taplow (15th Canadian General) Hospital, developed at Cliveden House.
  • Duke of Connaught’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow (same hospital?) Link


  • 1st Eastern General. A TF General Hospital in Cambridge. 151 officers and 1191 other ranks.
  • Cherry Hinton Hospital, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 802 men.
  • Barnwell Hospital, a specialist venereal disease hospital.


  • Brinnington Neurological Section, Stockport (see 2nd Western General Hospital, Lancashire).
  • Birtles Hospital, Chelford, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 50 officers. Opened December 1917.


  • Fusehill War Hospital, Carlisle.


  • 4th Southern General. A TF General Hospital in Plymouth. 193 officers and 1029 other ranks.
    – included a specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918
  • American Women’s War Relief Hospital, Paignton
  • Seale Haye Neurological Hospital, Newton Abbot. Specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918.
  • Eggbuckland Hospital, Devonport, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 30 officers and 180 men.
  • Military Convalescent Hospital, Crownhill, Plymouth.
  • Town Hall Hospital, Torquay.
  • The Hon. Mrs Burns’ Hospital for Officers, Stoodley Knowle, Torquay.


  • Blandford Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 204 beds.
  • Swanage Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 119 beds.
  • Wareham Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 45 beds.
  • Wool (Bovington) Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 288 beds.
  • Colliton House Hospital (VAD), Dorchester.


  • Gateshead War Hospital. Formerly the Gateshead County Borough Asylum at Stannington.
    – included a specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918.


  • Sobraon Barracks Military Hospital. One of the many barracks at Colchester, the main buildings at Sobraon were constructed in 1900. A cardiac hospital was opened when here Hampstead Military Hospital at Hillingdon (London) was turned over to the Royal Flying Corps. It grew to 672 beds before closing in August 1919.
    – an associated convalescent hospital of 200 beds operated at Summerdown Camp near Eastbourne (Sussex) from October 1918.
  • Whipps Cross War Hospital, Leytonstone
  • Woodford and Wanstead Military Hospital, “Highams”, Woodford Green.


  • Cheltenham Racecourse Red Cross Hospital. Arrival of a number of wounded Belgian soldiers was reported in the newspapers in November 1914, saying that this now filled the 103 beds provided at this hospital.


  • Cambridge Military Hospital. An existing pre-war military hospital at Aldershot.
    – A Special Military Surgical Section for orthopaedic cases was also established here.
  • Tylney Hall annex to Cambridge Military Hospital had 45 beds for officers.
  • Colchester Military Hospital. An existing pre-war military hospital at Aldershot.
  • Royal Naval Hospital. An existing pre-war military hospital at Haslar (Gosport).
  • Royal Victoria Hospital. An existing pre-war military hospital at Netley.
    – D Block was used as a specialist military mental hospital with capacity for 3 officers and 121 other ranks.
    – Netley also had a 30 bed unit for limbless men domiciled in Hampshire.
    – Neurological section also established by early 1915, acting as a clearing hospital for these cases.
    – Special Military Surgical Section for orthopaedic cases was also established at Netley.
  • 5th Southern General. A TF General Hospital in Portsmouth. 48 officers and 989 other ranks.
  • Haseley Down Camp (Winchester). A hospital established at an army base. 105 beds.
  • Magdalen Camp (Winchester). A hospital established at an army base. 252 beds.
  • Hilsea Camp. A hospital established at an army base.
    – A specialist venereal disease hospital for 47 officers and 430 men was also established at Hilsea.
  • Connaught Hospital. A specialist venereal disease hospital for 300 men.
  • Park Prewett (4th Canadian General) Hospital, formerly the Hampshire 2nd County Asylum.
  • Bramshott (12th Canadian General) Hospital, developed at Bramshott Camp.


  • Gadebridge Hospital, Hemel Hempstead, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 800 men. A former artillery training camp, taken over in July 1917.  Converted to a350 bed officers’ hospital after the war.
  • Shafford Camp included huts for a 106-bed specialist venereal disease unit.


  • Belfast War Hospital. Formerly the Belfast District Lunatic Asylum at Belfast. 8 officers and 342 other ranks.
    – used as a specialist mental hospital from July 1917.
  • Richmond War Hospital. Formerly the Richmond District Asylum at Richmond, Dublin.
    – partly used for mental patients (32 ORs) from 16 June 1916 to December 1919.
  • Duke of Connaught’s Auxiliary Hospital (formerly located in Princess Patricia Hospital, Bray), Bray, Wicklow. A limbless unit for 50 men from all of Ireland except Ulster.
  • Ulster Volunteer Force Hospital, Belfast. A limbless unit for 50 men from Ulster.
  • King George V Hospital, Dublin. A specialist neurological unit for cases identified in other hospitals in Ireland (rather than having been processed through the clearing system).
  • Portobello Military Hospital, Dublin. A 187-bed specialist venereal disease hospital opened in May 1916.
  • Holywood Military Convalescent Hospital, Belfast. Under orders of Irish Command, for men whose homes were in Ireland or who belonged to Irish regiments from any command.
  • Central Military Hospital, Victoria Barracks, Cork.


  • Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham.
  • Orchard Hospital, Dartford. A military convalescent hospital. Under orders of London Command, opened on 24 May 1915. An infectious diseases hospital taken over from the Metropolitan Asylum Board.
  • Yarrow Military Hospital, Broadstairs
  • Nethercroft VAD Hospital, Ramsgate
  • Grange Hospital, Deal
  • Red Cross Hospital, Sittingbourne


  • 1st Western General. A TF General Hospital in Fazakerley, Liverpool. 153 officers and 4204 other ranks.
    – Belmont Road Auxiliary Hospital. Used the buildings of the former West Derby Union workhouse.
    – Netherfield Road 7-bed specialist cardiac section opened August 1918. Closing in May 1919, the unit transferred to Toxteth Park Military Hospital, then in August moved again to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Whalley.
  • 2nd Western General. A TF General Hospital in Manchester. Apparently based at Whitworth Street in the city,but also located at more than 20 other sites in Manchester and Stockport, most being school buildings. A total bed capacity or more than 16000.
    – included a specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918 at Brinnington, Stockport.
  • Lord Derby War Hospital. Formerly the Lancashire County Asylum at Winwick. 3313 other ranks.
    – partly used for mental patients (1000 beds) from June 1916.
  • Toxteth Park Military Hospital.
  • Oakdene Auxiliary Hospital, Rainhill.
  • Red Cross Military Hospital, Moss Side. Formerly the Moss Side State Institution at Maghull.
    – included a specialist neurological unit. First case admitted 21 December 1914.  Initially 300 beds, later 500 and a section of 35 beds for officers at Quarry Brook House nearby.  From April 1916 used for severe or protracted cases only.
  • Queen Mary’s Military Hospital. Formerly the Whalley Asylum at Whalley.
  • Whittingham Military Hospital. Formerly the Lancashire County Asylum at Whittingham near Preston.
  • Alder Hey Hospital Orthopaedic Hospital. A military unit treated cases not sent to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (London) from March 1915 onward.
    – in addition a special 200 bed unit for limbless men domiciled in Cheshire and Lancashire, excluding Manchester, was established at Alder Hey. An additional 100 bed limbless section was at Blackmore.
  • Lancaster House Auxiliary Hospital (affiliated to 2nd Western General Hospital), Manchester. 150 beds for limbless men domiciled in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Manchester.
  • King’s Lancashire Military Convalescent Hospital, Blackpool, specialist neurological section for officers, operating by June 1918.
  • A neurological section of Nell Lane Military Hospital, West Didsbury, opened in 1918.
  • New Bridge Street Hospital, Manchester, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 530 men. An old workhouse and boys school taken over some time in 1916.
  • Spike Island Hospital, Widnes, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 50 officers and 450 men.
  • King’s Lancashire Military Convalescent Hospital, Clifton Park, Blackpool. Under orders of Western Command, for men whose homes were in Lancashire or who belonged to Lancashire regiments from any command.


  • 5th Northern General. A TF General Hospital in Leicester. 111 officers and 2487 other ranks.


  • 4th Northern General. A TF General Hospital in Lincoln. 41 officers and 1126 other ranks.
  • Grantham Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 670 beds.


  • County of Middlesex War Hospital. Formerly the Middlesex County Asylum at Napsbury (near St Albans). Total of 1600 beds.
    – included a specialist military mental hospital with capacity for 250 men. Opened September 1915, closed 1 August 1919.
  • Special Military Surgical Hospital (and Strand Extension), Edmonton, for orthopaedic cases.



  • Norfolk War Hospital. Formerly the Norfolk County Asylum at Thorpe.
  • Fernhill Isolation Hospital, Norwich.
  • Thetford Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 120 beds.


  • Northamptonshire War Hospital. Formerly the Northamptonshire County Asylum at Northampton.


  • 1st Northern General. A TF General Hospital in Newcastle. 104 officers and 1420 other ranks.
  • Northumberland War Hospital. Formerly the Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Asylum at Gosforth.
  • Brighton Grove Hospital, Newcastle, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 48 officers and 552 men.
  • Alnwick Military Convalescent Hospital. For men from units in Northern and Scottish Commands, men whose homes were in Scotland or who belonged to Scottish regiments from any command.


  • Notts County War Hospital. Formerly the Nottingham County Asylum at Radcliffe-on-Trent. 540 beds. Used for mental patients from 25 July 1918 to 30 August 1919.
  • Trent Bridge Military Hospital. This was the pavilion of the cricket ground, taken over for temporary military use.
  • West Bridgford Military Hospital. (This may be the same place as Trent Bridge Military Hospital).
  • Clipstone Camp near Mansfield. A hospital established at an army base. 356 beds.
  • Bagthorpe Infirmary, Hucknall Road, Nottingham.


  • 3rd Southern General. A TF General Hospital in Oxford. 336 officers and 1210 other ranks.
  • Ashurst War Hospital, Littlemoor. Formerly the Oxford County Asylum.
    – included a 580 bed specialist neurological section, opened in 1918

Ireland: full list

I believe that this is a complete list of hospitals used for military purposes in Ireland:

Armagh County Infirmary
Athlone Military Hospital
Ballincollig Military Hospital
Ballymena Waveney Hospital
Ballywalter Red Cross Hospital
Bangor Bangor Hospital
Belfast Hilden Red Cross Convalescent Hospital
Belfast Mater Infirmorum Hospital
Belfast Military Hospital
Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital
Belfast UVF Hospital
Belfast UVF Limbless Hospital
Belfast UVF Military Orthopaedic Hospital
Belfast War Hospital
Bere Island Military Hospital
Birr Military Hospital
Blackrock Linden Auxiliary Hospital
Blackrock Military Orthopaedic Hospital
Blackrock Temple Hill Hospital
Bray Duke Of Connaught Hospital
Bray Princess Patricia Red Cross Hospital
Buttevant Military Hospital
Cahir Military Hospital
Castleknock Glenmaroon Auxiliary Hospital
Clonmel Military Hospital
Cork Central Military Hospital
Cork Eye And Ear Hospital
Cork Mercy Hospital
Cork North Cork Infirmary
Cork South Cork Infirmary
Cork St. Ann’s Hill Hydro
Cork Victoria Hospital
Curragh Curragh Military Hospital
Cushendall Cottage Hospital
Downpatrick County Infirmary
Drogheda Cottage Hospital
Dublin Adelaide Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Dr. Steven’s Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Drumcondra Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Dublin Castle Red Cross Hospital
Dublin Fitzwilliam Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Irish Counties War Hospital
Dublin Jervis Street Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin King George V Hospital
Dublin Mater Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Meath Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Mercer’s Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Mountjoy Square Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin National Children’s Hospital
Dublin Portobello Military Hospital
Dublin Red Cross Hospital
Dublin Richmond Children’s Hospital
Dublin Richmond War Hospital
Dublin Royal City Of Dublin Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Royal Military Infirmary
Dublin Royal Victoria Eye And Ear Auxiliary Hospital
Dublin Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital
Dublin St. Vincent’s Auxiliary Hospital
Enniskillen County Infirmary
Fermoy Military Hospital
Galway Military Hospital
Gilford Bannvale UVF Hospital
Gilford Dumbarton House Hospital
Holywood Holywood Military Convalescent Hospital
Holywood Military Hospital
Kells Balrathbury House Hospital
Kildare Military Hospital
Kilkenny Lady Desart’s War Hospital
Kilkenny Military Hospital
Kingstown Corrig Castle Hospital
Kingstown St. Michael’s Auxiliary Hospital
Kinsale Military Hospital
Limerick Military Hospital
Lisburn County Infirmary
Londonderry County Infirmary
Londonderry Londonderry Military Hospital
Longford Military Hospital
Lucan The Hermitage Hospital
Monkstown House Monkstown House Auxiliary Hospital
Mullingar Bloomfield Auxiliary Hospital
Mullingar Military Hospital
Naas Military Hospital
Newbridge Military Hospital
Newry Newry General Hospital
Newtownards Mountstewart House Red Cross Hospital
Omagh County Infirmary
Queenstown Military Hospital
Randalstown Military Convalescent Hospital
Rathfarnham Fetherstonhaugh Auxiliary Hospital
Stillorgan Auxiliary Hospital
Strabane Red Cross Hospital
Templemore Military Hospital
Tipperary Military Hospital
Tralee Military Hospital
Waterford Military Hospital
Whitehead Railway Hospital
Whitehead Red Cross Convalescent Hospital

Scotland: full list

I believe that this is a complete list of hospitals used for military purposes in Scotland:

Aberdalgie Aberdalgie Auxiliary Hospital
Aberdeen 1st Scottish General Hospital TF
Aberdeen Aberdeen Military Hospital
Aberdeen Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Aberdeen Morningfield Hospital
Aberdeen Fae-me-well Auxiliary Hospital
Aberdircher Rose Innes Auxiliary Hospital
Aberfeldy Aberfeldy Auxiliary Hospital
Aberlour Fleming Hospital
Aberlour Orphanage Hospital
Aboyne Aboyne Castle Auxiliary Hospital
Alford Breda House Auxiliary Hospital
Annan Kinmount Auxiliary Hospital
Arbroath Alexandra Palace Auxiliary Hospital
Arbroath Arbroath Infirmary
Ardrossan Ardrossan Auxiliary Hospital
Auchterader Cloan Auxiliary Hospital
Ayr Carrick House Auxiliary Hospital
Ayr Ayr County Hospital
Ayr Ayr Military Hospital
Balgavies Lawson Sanatorium
Ballantrae Laggan Auxiliary Hospital
Ballater Victoria Hall Auxiliary Hospital
Banavie Officers Auxiliary Hospital
Banff Chalmers Auxiliary Hospital
Bangour Edinburgh War Hospital
Bearsden Shaw Home Hospital
Berwick on Tweed Berwick Military Hospital
Bishopbriggs Cawder House Auxiliary Hospital
Blair Atholl Blair Castle Auxiliary Hospital
Blairgowrie Buchanan House Auxiliary Hospital
Boness Carriden Auxiliary Hospital
Bothwell Hillpark Auxiliary Hospital
Brechin Brechin Infirmary
Bridge of Allan Hyndwood Auxiliary Hospital
Broughty Ferry The Lodge Auxiliary Hospital
Buckie Portessie Auxiliary Hospital
Callander Inverleny Auxiliary Hospital
Cambuslang Auxiliary Hospital
Cambuslang War Hospital
Carnoustie Auxiliary Hospital
Castle Douglas Auxiliary Hospital
Castle Kennedy Lochinch Auxiliary Hospital
Coatbridge Drumpelier Auxiliary Hospital
Coldingham Manderstone Auxiliary Hospital
Coldstream Lennel Auxiliary Hospital
Coldstream Eccles Auxiliary Hospital
Cramond Cramond House Auxiliary Hospital
Crieff Ochtertyre Auxiliary Hospital
Crieff Ruberslaw Auxiliary Hospital
Cromarty Cromarty Military Hospital
Cullen Hall Red Cross Hospital
Cupar Ceres Auxiliary Hospital
Cupar Edenfield Auxiliary Hospital
Dalguise Dalguise Auxiliary Hospital
Dalmellington Calmarg Reception Hospital
Denny Denny Auxiliary Hospital
Dess Dess House Auxiliary Hospital
Dess Parkhill House Auxiliary Hospital
Dingwall Seaforth Auxiliary Hospital
Douglas Douglas Auxiliary Hospital
Dufftown Mount Stephen Auxiliary Hospital
Dumfries Broomlands Auxiliary Hospital
Dumfries Dunbar Terrace Auxiliary Hospital
Dumfries Maxwelltown Auxiliary Hospital
Dunbar Battery Auxiliary Hospital
Dunbar Dunbar Military Hospital
Dunbarton Dunbarton Military Hospital
Dunblane Keir House Auxiliary Hospital
Dundee Dundee War Hospital
Dundee Caird Rest Hospital
Dundee Kings Cross Infectious Diseases Hospital
Dundee Lochee School Hospital
Dundee Dundee Royal Infirmary
Dunfermline Dunfermline Auxiliary Hospital
Dunkeld Dalpowie Auxiliary Hospital
Dunlop Dunlop Auxiliary Hospital
Duns Southfield Auxiliary Hospital [Book review]
Durris Kirton Hall Auxiliary Red Cross Hospital
Edinburgh 2nd Scottish General Hospital TF
Edinburgh Edinburgh Military Hospital
Edinburgh Deaconess Hospital
Edinburgh Magdala Hospital
Edinburgh March Hall Auxiliary Hospital
Edinburgh Mayfield Auxiliary Hospital
Edinburgh Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Edinburgh Royal Victoria Hospital
Edinburgh 8 Moray Place
Edinburgh St. George’s Auxiliary Hospital
Edinburgh St. Leonard’s Road Red Cross Hospital
Elgin Gray’s Hospital
Elgin Braemoriston Auxiliary Hospital
Elgin Dalchroy Auxiliary Hospital
Elie Craigforth Auxiliary Hospital
Erskine Bishopton Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless
Falkirk Arnothill Auxiliary Hospital
Falkirk Falkirk Infirmary Auxiliary Hospital
Falkirk Walside Auxiliary Hospital
Fochabers Gordon Castle Hospital
Forfar Briars Cottage Auxiliary Hospital
Forres Leancoil Auxiliary Hospital
Forres Forres Hall Red Cross Hospital
Fort Augustus St. Benedict’s Abbey Auxiliary Hospital
Fort George Fort George Military Hospital
Fraserburgh Walker’s Auxiliary Hospital
Fyvie Fyvie Club Auxiliary Hospital
Fyvie Fyvie Cottage Hospital
Gailes Gailes Military Hospital
Galashiels Wilder House Auxiliary Hospital
Glamis Glamis Castle Auxiliary Hospital
Glasgow Hillhead House Auxiliary Hospital
Glasgow Oakbank War Hospital, Possil Park
Glasgow Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Glasgow Western Infirmary
Glasgow Yorkhill War Hospital
Glasgow Bellahouston Scottish National Red Cross Hospital
Glasgow Cathcart Aitkenhead Auxiliary Hospital
Glasgow Govan Merryflats War Hospital
Glasgow Maryhill Maryhill Military Hospital
Glasgow Maryhill Garscube Auxiliary Hospital
Glasgow Pollokshaws Pollock House Auxiliary Hospital
Glasgow Pollokshaws Matheran Auxiliary Hospital
Glasgow Spingburn Woodside Red Cross Hospital
Glasgow Stobhill 3rd Scottish General Hospital TF
Glasgow Stobhill 4th Scottish General Hospital TF
Glencorse Glencorse Military Hospital
Greenock Smithston War Hospital
Greenock Lindores Reception Hospital
Gullane The Gables Auxiliary Hospital
Hamilton Hamilton Military Hospital
Hartwood Hartwoodhill Auxiliary Hospital
Hawick War Hospital
Hawick Wells Auxililary Hospital
Helensburgh Hermitage House Auxiliary Hospital
Huntly Huntly Cottage Hospital
Huntly Invermarkie Lodge Hospital
Inchkeith Inchkeith Reception Hospital
Insch Drumrossie Red Cross Hospital
Invergordon Invergordon Reception Hospital
Inverkip Ardgowan Auxiliary Hospital
Inverness Inverness Military Hospital
Inverness Hedgefield Auxiliary Hospital
Inverness Leys Castle Auxiliary Hospital
Irvine Bogside Auxiliary Hospital
Irvine Irvine Auxiliary Hospital
Johnstone Johnstone & District Auxiliary Hospital
Keith Earlsmount Red Cross Hospital
Kelso Newton Don Auxiliary Hospital
Kelso Edenhall Hostel
Kennethmont Leith Hall Auxiliary Hospital
Kilcreggan Woodland Auxiliary Hospital
Kilmarnock Dick Institute Auxiliary Hospital
Kilwinning Montgrennan Auxiliary Hospital
Kinghorn Kinghorn Auxiliary Hospital
Kirkcowan Glendarroch Auxiliary Hospital
Kirkintilloch Gartshore Auxiliary Hospital
Kirriemuir St. Andrew’s Auxiliary Hospital
Lamlash Arran Auxiliary Hospital
Lanark Lady Hozier Home
Lanark Lockhart Auxiliary Hospital
Lanark St. Mary’s Auxiliary Hospital
Langholm Langholm Auxiliary Hospital
Largs Barra House Auxiliary Hospital
Lauder Thirlestane Castle Hospital
Leith Leith Hospital
Leith War Hospital
Lennoxtown Lennox Castle Auxiliary Hospital
Lesmahagow Auchtyfardle Auxiliary Hospital
Leven Braeside Auxiliary Hospital
Lockerbie Castlemilk Auxiliary Hospital
Lockerbie Dryfeholm Auxiliary Hospital
Lockerbie Lockerbie Auxiliary Hospital
Meigle Ruthven Auxiliary Hospital
Milnathort Tillyrie Auxiliary Hospital
Milngavie Craigmaddie Auxiliary Hospital
Moffat Moffat Auxiliary Hospital
Monifieth Monifieth Hall Auxiliary Hospital
Montrose Montrose Infirmary
Montrose Montrose Hall Auxiliary Hospital
Montrose Montrose Hospital No.2
Montrose Montrose Military Hospital
Motherwell Dalziell Auxiliary Hospital
Muir Of Ord Fairburn Auxiliary Hospital
Murthly Murthly War Hospital
Murtle Murtle House Auxiliary Hospital
Nairn Ivybank Auxiliary Hospital
Neilston Cowdenhall Auxiliary Hospital
Nitshill Crookston War Hospital
North Berwick Eddington Cottage Hospital
Novar Novar House Auxiliary Hospital
Oban Dungallon Auxiliary Hospital
Paisley Craw Road Military Hospital
Paisley Dykebar War Hospital
Paisley Barshaw Auxiliary Hospital
Paisley Gallowhill Auxiliary Hospital
Paisley Paisley War Hospital
Paisley Ralston Auxiliary Hospital
Paisley Royal Alexandra Infirmary
Peebles Moreland Auxiliary Hospital
Peebles Venlaw Auxiliary Hospital
Peebles Peebles War Hospital
Perth Perth War Hospital
Perth Perth Military Hospital
Perth Perth Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital
Perth Rosebank Auxiliary Hospital
Perth Perth Royal Infirmary
Peterhead The Hall Red Cross Hospital
Pitlochry Fonab Auxiliary Hospital
Queensferry Fernbank Hospital North
Queensferry Sealscraig Hospital North
Rosewell Whitehill Auxiliary Hospital
Rothienorman Kinbroon Auxiliary Hospital
Sanquhar Eliock Auxiliary Hospital
Selkirk Bowhill Auxiliary Hospital
Slateford Craiglockhart War Hospital
Slateford Kingsknowe Auxiliary Hospital
South Queensferry Hopetoun Auxiliary Hospital
South Queensferry Dalmeny Auxiliary Hospital
St. Andrews Castlecliffe Auxiliary Hospital
Stirling Stirling Military Hospital
Stirling Stirling Royal Infirmary
Stirling Southwood Auxiliary Hospital
Stonehaven St. Leonard’s Auxiliary Hospital
Strachur Letters Lodge Auxiliary Hospital
Strathpeffer The Spa Hospital
Strathpeffer Nicholson Red Cross Hospital
Tarves Haddo House Auxiliary Hospital
Thornhill Drumlanrig Auxiliary Hospital
Troon Craigronach Auxiliary Hospital
Turnberry Turnberry Reception Hospital
Turriff Turriff Hall Red Cross Hospital
Wemyss Wemyss Castle Auxiliary Hospital
West Linton Lynehurst Auxiliary Hospital
Whitburn Polkemmet Auxiliary Hospital
Whithorn Physgill Auxiliary Hospital

Scotland: further notes

  • 1st Scottish General. A TF General Hospital in Aberdeen. 62 officers and 1297 other ranks.
  • 2nd Scottish General. A TF General Hospital in Craigleith, Edinburgh. 28 officers and 1129 other ranks.
  • 3rd Scottish General. A TF General Hospital in Glasgow. 70 officers and 1629 other ranks.
  • 4th Scottish General. A TF General Hospital in Stobill. 1334 other ranks.
  • Cromarty Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 226 beds.
  • Dykebar War Hospital. Formerly the Renfrew District Asylum at Paisley. 500 beds.
    – used as a specialist mental hospital from February 1916.
  • Edinburgh War Hospital. Formerly the Edinburgh District Asylum at Bangour.
    – A Special Military Surgical Section for orthopaedic cases was also established at Bangour.
  • Murthly War Hospital. Formerly the Perth District Asylum at Perth. 350 beds.
    – used as a specialist mental hospital from 27 January 1917.
  • Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers, Erskine House, Glasgow. 400 beds for men from the West of Scotland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Northumberland and Durham.
  • Edenhall East of Scotland Limbless Hospital, Musselburgh. 100 beds for men from East of Scotland.
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh. A specialist neurological unit for cases identified in other hospitals in Scotland (rather than having been processed through the clearing system).
  • Craiglockhart War Hospital, Edinburgh. Specialist neurological section for officers, operating by June 1918.
  • Glen Lomond War Hospital, Fife. Specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918.
  • Dunblane War Hospital, Perthshire. As Glen Lomond.
  • Robroyston War Hospital, a specialist venereal disease hospital for 50 officers and 500 men.
  • Stobs Hospital. A specialist venereal disease hospital opened after the Armistice.
  • Stirling Detention Barracks had a small specialist venereal disease unit.
  • Merryflats War Hospital, Glasgow. 500 beds.
  • Scottish National Red Cross Hospital, Cardonald, Glasgow.
  • Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley.
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
  • Bellahouston Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow, huts for 700 patients.


  • Oswestry Camp. A hospital established at an army base.866 beds.
  • Prees Heath Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 609 beds.
  • Berrington War Hospital, Shrewsbury.
  • Lady Forester’s Hospital, Broseley.


  • 2nd Southern General. A TF General Hospital in Bristol. 200 officers and 1350 other ranks.
  • Beaufort War Hospital. Formerly Bristol County and City Asylum at Fishponds.
  • VAD Hospital, Chard. A 46 bed limbless unit for men domiciled in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
  • Duchess of Somerset’s Hospital, Maiden Bradley.


  • Cannock Chase Camp (Rugeley and Penkridge). A hospital established at an army base. 594 beds.
  • Central Hospital, Lichfield.
  • Whittington Barracks, Lichfield. A specialist venereal disease hospital for 50 officers and 754 men was established in a hutted section of the barracks.
  • Stafford Detention Barracks had a small specialist venereal disease unit.


  • Ampton Hall, a private property taken over for use by the Red Cross on on 16 October 1914, it continued in this role until 31 January 1919. In all, 6568 sick or wounded soldiers were treated there, of whom 40 died.


  • 1st London General. A TF General Hospital in Camberwell. 88 officers and 852 other ranks.
  • Horton (County of London) War Hospital. Formerly the London County Asylum, Horton, Epsom.
  • Manor (County of London) War Hospital. Formerly the London County Asylum, Manor, Epsom.
  • South African Military Hospital, Richmond Park.
  • Ewell (County of London) War Hospital, Epsom. Formerly the The Ewell Colony.
    – included a specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918.
  • Special Hospital for Officers, a mental hospital with 51 beds established by Lord Knutsford’s Red Cross Committee in a private house (“Latchmere”) at Ham Common in November 1915. By October 1919 it had treated circa 430 officers.
  • Addington Park War Hospital, Croydon, opened as a typhoid specialist at Addington Palace in early 1915.   Initially 300 beds, it was expanded by addition of huts to 650.  In July 15 it was decided to establish a Command Depot exclusively for enteric cases in a hutted camp of 1000 beds erected ‘in the vicinity of Addington Park’.
  • Shirley Enteric Depot, near Addington Park, opened in March 1917.
  • Warlingham Enteric Depot. Opened in 1916.
    – a specialist venereal disease hospital with 750 beds was also opened here.
  • Woldingham Enteric Depot. As Warlingham.
  • Woking Detention Barracks had a small specialist venereal disease unit.
  • Woodcote Park Military Convalescent Hospital, Epsom. Under orders of Southen Command, opened 24 June 1915.



  • 2nd Eastern General. A TF General Hospital in Brighton. 98 officers and 1190 other ranks.
  • Graylingwell War Hospital. Formerly the West Sussex County Asylum at Chichester.
  • East Preston Military Hospital, Worthing. A specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918
  • Summerdown Camp Military Convalescent Hospital. Opened 8 April 1915.
    – Associated with Sobraon Barracks Military Hospital at Colchester (Essex), a specilaist 200-bed cardiac unit operated from October 1918.
  • Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.
  • Kitchener Indian General Hospital, Brighton (former workhouse in Elm Grove).
  • Royal Pavilion, Corn Exchange and Dome Indian Hospitals, Brighton.
  • Brighton Hove & Sussex VI Form College, Dyke Road, Brighton. 520 beds.
  • Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton.


  • 3rd Western General. A TF General Hospital in Cardiff. 38 officers and 2626 other ranks.
  • Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital. Formerly the Cardiff City Asylum at Whitchurch. 61 officers and 839 other ranks.
    – partly used for mental patients (14 officers and 416 ORs) from September 1917 to December 1919.
  • Kinmel Park Camp (Rhyl). A hospital established at an army base. 890 beds.
    – a specialist venereal disease unit opened here after the Armistice
  • Prince of Wales Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers, Cardiff. 66 beds for men from Wales, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
  • Officers’ neurological hospital, Nannau, Dolgelly. Established by June 1918.
  • St John’s Auxiliary Hospital, Stebonheath, Llanelli


Western Command

LocationTypeUnitBeds (at 17 Jan 1919)
LiverpoolGeneral Hospital (TF)1st Western General9500
ManchesterGeneral Hospital (TF)2nd Western General5230
CardiffGeneral Hospital (TF)3rd Western General7795
Ashton-under-LyneMilitary Hospital25
Bangor (Wales)Military Hospital200
Barrow in FirnessMilitary Hospital115
BettisfieldMilitary Hospital50
BirkenheadMilitary Hospital36
BreconMilitary Hospital47
BuryMilitary Hospital30
CardiffMilitary Hospital58
ChepstowMilitary Hospital200
FleetwoodMilitary Hospital35
KirkhamMilitary Hospital101
LancasterMilitary Hospital26
MaghullMilitary Hospital500
Nell Lane DidsburyMilitary HospitalBritish1280
Nell Lane DidsburyMilitary HospitalGerman1724
OswestryMilitary Hospital550
Pembroke DockMilitary Hospital356
Prees HeathMilitary Hospital389
PrestonMilitary Hospital314
SeaforthMilitary Hospital399
ShrewsburyMilitary Hospital57
SouthportMilitary Hospital85
WarringtonMilitary Hospital55
WhalleyMilitary HospitalQueen Mary's2101
WhittinghamMilitary Hospital679
WrexhamMilitary Hospital30
BerringtonWar Hospital420
ChesterWar Hospital620
FusehillWar Hospital996
WarringtonWar HospitalLord Derby2327
WhitchurchWar Hospital901
Alder Hey (Liverpool)Orthopaedic Hospital722
Eaton Hall (Chester)Officers Hospital250
DawpoolOfficers Hospital60
Llangammarch WellsOfficers Hospital40
Ashton-in-MakerfieldConvalescent Hospital1053
BlackpoolConvalescent HospitalKings Lancashire3458

Source: “The history of 19th Company RAMC during the war”, compiled by Major S.T. Beggs.


  • Tidworth Military Hospital. An existing pre-war military hospital at the cavalry barracks at Tidworth.
  • Codford Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 100 beds.
  • Fargo Camp (Larkhill). A hospital established at an army base. 1037 beds.
  • Fovant Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 449 beds.
  • Sutton Veny Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 938 beds.
  • Bulford Camp. A hospital established at an army base.
    – a specialist venereal disease hospital was established here. It was handed over to Australians (‘owing to large demand’) in November 1916 and known as 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital.
  • Chiseldon Camp. A hospital established at an army base.
    – A specialist venereal disease hospital of 400 beds was created from about half of the existing hutted camp to make up for accommodation at Bulford being transferred to the Australians in late 1916.  Beds for 100 more serious VD cases were also made available in Chiseldon Military Hospital. at that time.
  • Devizes Detention Barracks had a small specialist venereal disease unit.


  • 1st Southern General. A TF General Hospital in Selly Oak (Birmingham). 130 officers and 2357 other ranks.
    – included Monyhull Hall, a specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918
  • 2/1st Southern General. A TF General Hospital on Dudley Road (Birmingham).
    – Uffculme Auxiliary Hospital, affiliated, was a 150 bed limbless unit for men domiciled in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire.
  • 1st Birmingham War Hospital. Formerly the Birmingham City Asylum at Rubery Hill.
  • 2nd Birmingham War Hospital. Formerly the Birmingham City Asylum at Hollymoor.


  • 2nd Northern General. A TF General Hospital in Leeds. 60 officers and 2039 other ranks.
    – included a 126 bed unit for limbless men domiciled in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
  • 3rd Northern General. A TF General Hospital in Sheffield. 57 officers and 1360 other ranks.
  • East Leeds War Hospital. Formerly the Leeds Union Infirmary.
    – incorporated the 572-bed Killingbeck Military Hospital.
  • Wharncliffe War Hospital. Formerly the West Riding of Yorkshire Asylum at Wadsley in Sheffield.
  • Catterick Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 750 beds.
  • Ripon Camp. A hospital established at an army base. 670 beds.
  • Paull Point Military Hospital, Hull.
  • Abram Peel Hospital, Bradford. Specialist neurological section for other ranks, operating by June 1918.
  • Oulton Hall Hospital for Officers, Leeds. 71 bed specialist neurological section, opened in 1918.
  • Leeds General Hospital. A specialist 50-bed military cardiac unit operated from November 18 From August 1919 it was affiliated with the Special Military Surgical Hospital, Leeds. An associated convalescent unit opened at Killingbeck Military Hospital.
  • Royal Bath Hospital, Harrogate.
  • Grand Duchess George of Russia’s Hospital, Harrogate.
  • St Luke’s War Hospital, Halifax.
  • Ranmore Military Hospital, Sheffield.

Who operated and manned these hospitals?

These military hospitals were manned and operated by the Royal Army Medical Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, supplemented by voluntary workers from a number of organisations including the Voluntary Aid Detachments, Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance and YMCA.


The casualty evacuation chain

Transfers to Military Convalescent Hospitals

The Royal Army Medical Corps