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Cromarty Military Hospital

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Guest lilahdowsett

Cromarty Military Hospital, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.

I noted some weeks ago a list of U.K. Military Hospitals, entered by Member 1365. Can anyone help with further information about this hospital ?

Would the hospital be used for major treatment or continued treatment & convalescence ?

Would the Doctor be miitary or local & would there have been a particular nursing agency used ?

Would the patients be generally from local regiments ?

Would the patients be transported to the hospital by sea ?

Hoping someone can help


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Janet Durbin



Lieut. Charles Norman Matheson Ramsay  Royal Highlanders, later the Black Watch

29th March 1916 His lung was still making hissing sounds. He is still ‘much debilitated’, unfit for active duty and in need of being moved to another ‘climate’. From Cromarty Military Hospital*

After the outbreak of the First World War, which brought many servicemen to the area, Cromarty Military Hospital was established as a Central Hospital staffed by RAMC personnel and sisters of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service.

It was a 226 bed hutted camp hospital, with 20 beds for officers and the rest for other ranks. Its location is not known for certain, but Mrs Dowsett suggested it might have been in the field behind the West Church Hall or in the Victoria Park, both locations being conveniently near the camp of the 3rd Seaforth Highlanders. The Medical Officer at the hospital was Major Richard Brodie RAMC of Munlochy. His signature is on Ramsay’s papers.

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