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S.C. Convalescent Hospital, Plymouth


Dannemois
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Hello

I am researching a member of the Queen Mary's Auxiliary Corps who was a worker at S.C. Convalescent Hospital, Plymouth during WW1. Can anyone please tell me what the initials stand for and advise me if the building still stands today and are there any records available to search.

Regards, Roy

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I don't know what your source is, but is there any chance that the initials are in fact S.G.? in which case it would be the [4th] Southern General Hospital in Plymouth.

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According to the Long Trail there was a territorial force (TF) hospital

Devonshire

  • 4th Southern General. A TF General Hospital in Plymouth. 193 officers and 1029 other ranks.
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I have a feeling that this is not a hospital as such, but Southern Command Convalescent Camp, sometimes referred to as a 'Convalescent Hospital.' It's more likely as members of QMAAC didn't work in military hospitals, but did work in army camps and convalescent camps which were under military control rather than that of the medical services. The Convalescent Camp at Plymouth was situated at Derriford, and very large indeed, opening in mid-1917 and with accommodation for 4,500 convalescing other ranks, most destined to return direct from there to their units.

Sue

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