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No 6 Egyptian stationary hospital


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I have information that my Ggrandfather was in command of this hospital. The page on the war in East Africa on the long long trail is under construction so I wonder if any one could tell me anything about it?

Thank you


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It is mentioned in the Order of Battle of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (by the way, that's the Palestine theatre, not East Africa)

see page 81 here http://www.archive.org/details/briefrecordofadv00grearich



Palestine Lines of Communication.

69th and 78th General Hospitals.

No. 14 Australian General Hospital.

Nos. 5, 30, 32, 39, 41, 44, 50 (formerly "Indian Base Hospital"), 54th, and Mhow,

Indian General Hospitals.

Nos. 3, 4, and 5 Prisoners-of-War Hospitals.

Nos. 1 (formerly No. 6), 2, 3, and 4 Egyptian Stationary Hospitals.

Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 Egyptian Detention Hospitals.

At some time it seems to have changed its name to No.1 Egyptian Stationary Hospital

but alas there is no information re its whereabouts

A brief description 'The Work of the Medical Services' is given on pages 104-5

Sorry I can't be more help, but hopefully an expert will be along soon

And I dare say it would help them if you could gives the dates involved here

Good Luck

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Hi Thanks for your reply,

sorry about thinking it was East Africa, thats purely ignorance on my part, I'm quite new to all this!!

The info I now have says that he was at the 33rd C.C.H in palestine from Dec 1919 to feb 1920 and then in command of the no 6 stationary hospital in 1920, so just after the war, again due to my ignorance on the subject I am not sure as to why he would still have been there after the war ended I know that in 1921 he then went to India to serve.

Sorry my knowledege is so limited but then that is why I am doing the research!!


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  • 8 years later...

Been trying to find out a bit more on No 3 Egyptian Stationary Hospital...if anyone turns up anything, as ever many thanks, Paul 


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Egyptian Hospitals are covered in the subsection which begins on page 385 here


though at first sight I cannot find specific mention of No.3 Egyptian Stationary Hospital, it does confirm that 

“The hospitals were numbered as Egyptian stationary hospitals and detention hospitals, and were moved as required in conformity with the operations in Palestine. Egyptian hospitals were thus brought up in 1918 to Ludd, Jerusalem, Jaffa, and elsewhere in Palestine.”


In the Order of Battle these hospitals are listed under 'Palestine Lines of Communication' thus:

No.1 (formerly No.6), 2, 3, and 4 Egyptian Stationary Hospitals

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Wonderful been searching like mad...again appreciate your time

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