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Piddletrenthide Dorset Convalescence


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Does anyone have any information concerning any homes in Piddletrenthide, Dorset used for convalescence during 1916? Particularly a spot referred to as the Manor House?

The address appeared on an envelope to Sgt Harry Hackett of the Grenadier Guards dated 25 Sep 1916. He spent some time there [we think] recovering and even had his photo taken with a few of his pals.

Pic of envelope and his pals can be seen here if interested. https://sites.google.com/site/andyr46/home/harry-hackett-photos


Kind regards


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http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-104955-the-manor-house-piddletrenthide-dorset/map is all I can find.

I used the topic search engine on Chris's list of Hospitals in the UK

Piddlehinton had a Manor House too - suppose there's no mix-up?


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I'm probably being a bit thick here, but the letter is actually addressed to Mrs. H. Hackett, so presumably a letter to his wife as they were married earlier that year. Is that an address where she was living at the time, and she either sent the letter on, or re-used an old envelope. If it was a convalescent home, why would it be addressed to Mrs. Hackett?


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