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From: Michael Butler <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Hospitals - WW1
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 20:00:49 +1300
I have a grandfather, Thomas (Tom) Butler, who was evacuated from Gallipoli
with enteric (typhoid) fever. He was sent to the 2nd Birmingham War
Hospital in Northfield, near Birmingham. This was in 1915. Not sure if
this was a New Zealand Hospital from the start or just a general one, or if
it later became specifically a New Zealand Hospital.
Tom originally served in the NZ Mounted Rifles in Egypt before being sent to
Gallipoli. According to his military record, he was initially transported
from Gallipoli on the NZ Hospital ship, 'Maheno' and taken to a field
hospital at Mudros on the Greek island of Lemnos, before being evacuated to
the UK. After Birmingham he was then sent to Hornchurch to convalesce.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Olwyn Whitehouse" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:21 PM
Subject: [NZ] Hospitals - WW1
> WWI NZ losses - 100,444 volunteers served overseas, 16,697 were killed
> during its four years and approximately 1000 died from injuries within
> years of Armistice Day. Wounded 41,317 and 84 were missing in action.
> 55 nurses served overseas.
> My Great Uncle was at the New Zealand General Hospitals No 1. No. 2. and
> 3. Where was No. 3?. Soldier's service record usually mentions the
> of the hospitals.
> No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital at Brockenhurst
> Brockenhurst Stationary Hospital
> No. 2 NZ General Hospital at Walton
> No 3. General Hospital ?where
> 2nd Scottish Hospital in Edinburgh
> 12th New Zealand General Hospital at Rouen, France
> NZ Convalescent Hospital at Hornchurch, Essex, England. London 14 miles.
> http://www.nzstamps.com/Auction_images/1023.jpg Hornchurch showing
> under snow.
> Choubra Hospital in Cairo, Egypt
> Military Infectious Hospital, Choubra
> Interesting study of a WWI soldier's records. There were also cases of
> bigamy ending in court martial.
> Note: The soldier is wearing a "Lemon squeezer" with The New Zealand
> Service hat badge.
> 100 Years of Nursing
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