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Pennsylvania Base Hospital No. 10, Le Treport (Ex 16 BEF Hospital)

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   There is currently running a thread about the skull of an identified Anzac soldier held in the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The man died at 16 USA Hospital, Le Treport on 3rd October 1917, following severe wounds sustained some 5-7 days previously. American medical archives are a complete blank to me- Would anyone know if materials from this hospital are located anywhere in US archives?- I suspect the answer is "Yes". In particular, is it possible that any case books and ward treatment records, similar to some of those posted for British hospitals and CCS on the Forum may exist for 16 USA hospital or,indeed, any of the US hospitals of the AEF in France-especially those already existing and taken over by the US Army in 1917.

   It is just possible that US medical archive records may exist to supplement British medical records, notably MH160 and provide information on British and Empire casualties treated at US hospitals. A potentially untapped source.

 

     The US Military Medical website provides the following summary re. this particular hospital:

BASE HOSPITAL NO. 10k

Base Hospital No. 10 was organized at the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., during February, 1917. It was mobilized at Philadelphia early in May, 1917, and on May 19 sailed from the United States on the St. Paul, arriving in England on May 28, 1917. After a few days' delay in England the unit was assigned to station at Le Treport (Seine Inferieure), France, arriving at that station on June 12, 1917. It was one of the original six hospitals assigned to duty with the British and operated No. 16 General Hospital, British Expeditionary Force. It remained at Le Treport, attached to the British during its entire overseas existence. It ceased to function about February 27, 1919; sailed from Brest, France, on the Kaiserine Augusta Victoria April 8, arrived in the United States April 17, 1919, and was demobilized shortly thereafter.

PERSONNEL

COMMANDING OFFICER

    Col. M. A. Delaney, M. C., May, 1917, to March 11, 1918. 
    Lieut. Col. Richard A. Harte, M. C., March 12, 1918, to November 3, 1918. 
    Lieut. Col. William J. Taylor, M. C., November 4, 1918, to December 24, 1918. 
    Lieut. Col. Charles F. Mitchell, M. C., December 25, 1918, to demobilization. 

 

  (I suspect that MC means 2Medical Corps" rather than Military Cross-although another thread has illumined just how many American frontline medics were awarded the MC as well)

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jldron

Hello Voltaire60,

 

>(I suspect that MC means 2Medical Corps" rather than Military Cross-although another thread has illumined just how many American frontline medics were awarded the MC as well)

 

It's Military Cross.

 

>Would anyone know if materials from this hospital are located anywhere in US archives?

 

Archives are kept in London (National Archives) WO95-4083 (War Diary BGH 16).

 

See Paul B. HOEBER's book: History of the Pennsylvania Hospital Unit (Base Hospital No. 10, U.S.A.) in the Great War.

Best regards

Jean-Luc Dron

 

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