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MULLALY

HELLO, HAS ANYONE GOT INFORMATION ON TAPLOW HOUSE NURSING HOME? KIND REGARDS. W

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Kate Wills

Can you help us a little more please. What do you know about it so far, and what led to the question?

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Sue Light

Taplow House, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, was owned by the Du Pre family, and converted in the summer of 1915 into a 20-bedded maternity home for the wives and widows of naval and military officers and re-named Taplow House Nursing Home.

Source - a search of the British Journal of Nursing, online at:

British Journal of Nursing

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Chris_Baker

Why is it in danger? Or is the thread just in the wrong place?

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Piorun

"Taplow" military hospital comprised Taplow Lodge and several hutted wards. The Lodge served as accommodation for nursing staff. Its formal name was, I believe, the Duchess of Connaught's Canadian Red Cross Hospital. It was on the Cliveden estate of the Astor's and was called "Taplow" after the nearby village. During WW2, it was enlarged into the Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital. The Lodge was demolished early this century. I believe that Taplow House Hospital was in Taplow House, as Sue says, but this was a separate building altogether. Is it now a hotel? Antony

MODS: this thread should be moved. It's neither about a battlefield or danger

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Moonraker

See

here

Despite what this site says, there are other references on the web.

On December 16, 1914 the First Canadian Contingent’s Clearing Hospital moved to Taplow where hospital buildings were being constructed over tennis courts measuring 122 by 80 feet and on a bowling alley next to Taplow Lodge, about a mile from Cliveden (pronounced Cliv-d'n) House. Its owner, Waldorf Astor, had offered this large mansion to the British Army, which decided it would be too difficult to adapt; he then approached the Canadians. Work on the hospital had started in November 1914. Extra piping had been installed to augment the heating and there was an operating room with X-ray facilities.

The Canadian cemetery near Cliveden House contains 42 burials of the 1914-1918 War, of which 28 are Canadian (including two nursing sisters), and two American; The other burials are British, Australian and New Zealand. The remains of 19 other Americans were repatriated after the Armistice. There are also one Canadian and one British burial of the 1939-1945 War. The site, much developed, became a major Canadian hospital in the Second World War.

(Sue's post refers to Taplow House, not Lodge.)

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AlanCurragh

Now moved

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Piorun
See

here

Despite what this site says, there are other references on the web.

Hello, Moonraker. The original post asked for info on Toplow (sic) House, which is what Sue responded to. The site you've linked is about Taplow Lodge. I believe that Taplow House, formerly the Nursing Home, is now a hotel. A.

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Moonraker

oops sorry, with particular apologies to Sue.

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