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Did War Hospitals have an identification number?

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frankieirishman

Can anyone help with some interpretation of this photo lifted from my grandfather’s War Records.
On his Military History Sheet it shows he was wounded possibly on 31 March 1918 and casevac ‘Blighty One’ with the number 21403 in brackets after the entry. I suspect this is a hospital reference number?
To corroborate this - in January 1917 he was casevac to Thorpe war hospital- which had 25910 after it.
Any help tracking which hospital 21403 refers to would be much appreciated.
My grandfather, John McGuinness, enlisted in Belfast in November 1914 - served throughout the war, initially with the Connaught Rangers - then the Inniskilling Fusiliers and finally the Labour Corps - not being demob until March 1919.
He saw plenty of action at Hulluch, Kemmel, Guillemont, Ginchy, Passchendaele 3 and even managed to get wounded whilst serving with the Labour Corps....probably taking up arms again during the Spring German Offensive....

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jonbem

Have you looked at this page on 

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/british-base-hospitals-in-france/

that identifies hospitals, maybe the numbers are a record number rather than a specific hospital?

 

regards

Jon

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Lawryleslie

This is my Grandfather’s B103 Casualty Form. I have never found out what the numbers in the "From whom received" column refers to. Perhaps they are Hospital Numbers?

 

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1 minute ago, Lawryleslie said:

This is my Grandfather’s B103 Casualty Form. I have never found out what the numbers in the "From whom received" column refers to. Perhaps they are Hospital Numbers?

 

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The 4 digit number with a prefix in the 'From whom received' column would certainly seem to match the format used on a lot of the medical returns. I suspect the reference refers to the report the details were received from but I doubt there's anyway of working them back-over in most cases as too much as been lost to history.


Craig

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TEW

The 21403 is actually list HA 21403 which is a list of Sick & Wounded sent to or from Infantry Record Offices. These are the ones on FMP which I call 'floating' lists. There's a whole topic entitled Casualty Lists which has lots of HA, H & P lists. HA probably = Hospital Admission, P= Progress report but HB has me stumped.

 

He does show up in WO Official Casualty List of 27/3/1916, this may relate to the GSW 5/3/16 so the HA 21403 list may have supplied the information for the WO List.

TEW

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Ron Clifton

C1447, C1642 and B66 are Army Form numbers, each of which were used for specific purposes. The form on which they appear is another such. B103.

 

Ron

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TEW

I had a closer look at the McGuiness servive files and the List Number appears on two sheets it now looks like HA 21402 to me for GSW to R Shoulder, mild. Adm 31/3/18. Not as I said before for the 5/3/16 GSW.

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An example of another HA list is here, HA 10202. I don't think you'll find List HA 21402 anywhere.

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Lawryleslie
17 hours ago, Ron Clifton said:

C1447, C1642 and B66 are Army Form numbers, each of which were used for specific purposes. The form on which they appear is another such. B103.

 

Ron

Thanks Ron

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