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Gallipoli sickness evacuees

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TeeJF

Hi everone,

 

My Great Uncle was evacuated from Gallipoli with dysentry and apparently, due to a family story, spent 4 months in hospital before going back out with 2 SWB to France. He arrived in Gallipoli in August 1915 but I don't know when he was evacuated.

 

Would he have been brought back to England or taken to Egypt where the Battalion went to between Gallipoli and France?

 

Thanking everyone in advance for any info you may be able to pass on.

 

Tracy

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seaJane

Hi Tracy,

What was his name?

sJ

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TeeJF
On 07/09/2018 at 07:40, seaJane said:

Hi Tracy,

What was his name?

sJ

Hi sJ,

 

He was Fred Peake, 24608 - 2 SWB,

 

Thanks, Tracy.

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Chasemuseum

He was probably initially evacuated to the hospital at Mudros on the island of Lemnos. From there evacuated to base hospital at either Malta or Egypt.

 

Given the history of the Gallipoli campaign, he may well have been evacuated late in the campaign and when recovered from hospital retained in Egypt until his battalion was withdrawn from the peninsular to Egypt, and then ultimately travelled to France with his unit.

Cheers

Ross

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TeeJF

Hi Ross,

 

Many thanks for your reply on this topic. Do you per chance know if there are any records surviving from the hospital at Mudros?

 

Cheers, Tracy

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