Military hospitals in Staffordshire

This is a list of hospitals used for treatment of military casualties during the Great War that were situated in the County of Staffordshire as it was at the time. The north western area of today’s city of Birmingham and the northern part of the “Black Country” was situated within the county before boundary changes that took place in 1974.

Civilian hospitals to which military casualties were admitted

  • Lichfield Central Hospital
  • Stafford General Infirmary
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

Military hospitals

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

Auxiliary hospitals, annexes and minor hospitals

  • Aldridge: Auxiliaty Hospital
  • Burton-on-Trent: Town Hall Red Cross Hospital
  • Ecceshall: Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital
  • Leek: Foxlowe
  • Lichfield: Freeford Hall VAD Hospital
  • Little Aston: Longfield Auxiliary Hospital
  • Rugeley: Ravenhill Red Cross Hospital
  • Shelton: Sunny Bank VAD Hospital
  • Smethwick: Lightwoods Hall
  • Smethwick: Merridale
  • Smethwick: Sydenham Road Auxiliary Hospital
  • Stafford: Sandon Hall Red Cross Auxiliaty Hospital (Commandant Lady Frances Ryder)
  • Stafford: VAD Hospital for Local Troops at 21 Foregate Street
  • Stoke-on-Trent: Trent Vale Red Cross Hospital
  • Stone: Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital St. Josephs Hall and annexe at Stonefield House
  • Tamworth: Bolehall Auxiliary Hospital
  • Tettenhall: The Old Manor House
  • West Bromwich: Churchfields


Military hospitals in Great Britain and Ireland

Casualty evacuation chain