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Hello,

During the War my Great Grandmother was working as a Nurse in London.  She was living at Stanley Crescent in Notting Hill but was from Kent and had come from a family who were not wealthy by any means.  Therefore I presume that her accommodation was nursing accommodation.  Can anyone tell me if there was a hospital based near this location in Notting Hill?  It would be amazing to know what hospital she had been likely working in!

Thank you,

Tamara

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Hi,

 

Assume you've already tried looking for her on the Red Cross site https://vad.redcross.org.uk/

 

Did she only work as a nurse after the start of the war? If not where was she recorded on the 1911 Census of England and Wales.

 

If she was employed by the Military then there are surviving service records here https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-nurses-service-records-1914-1918/

 

Hope that gets you started,

Peter

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There is a list of hospitals in the London Command District on the LLT

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/soldiers/a-soldiers-life-1914-1918/the-evacuation-chain-for-wounded-and-sick-soldiers/military-hospitals-in-the-british-isles-1914-1918/

 

The late Sue Light’s legacy site Scarletfinders has information on researching WW1 nurses

http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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There  is also an excellent website on lost hospitals of London, which-incidentally- contains a lot of info. on hospitals in London during the Great War. It can be looked at aphabetically or by postcode

 

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       I suspect the hospital may be  this one:

 

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    OK, this book about it is pre-war. I have copied the entry from the catalogue of the Wellcome Library as the book has been digitised and can be read online.

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Looking at the size of the houses in Stanley Crescent it is quite possible she was also working there as a VAD.

 

There were literally hundreds of auxiliary hospitals in London, here in Eastbourne there is evidence of large houses being used for the treatment of injured soldiers.

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On 16/01/2021 at 21:35, kenf48 said:

Looking at the size of the houses in Stanley Crescent it is quite possible she was also working there as a VAD.

 

There were literally hundreds of auxiliary hospitals in London, here in Eastbourne there is evidence of large houses being used for the treatment of injured soldiers.

Hi, what is a VAD?  Is that a private nurse of some kind?

 

Thanks to everyone for their responses!

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4 hours ago, tamiwell said:

Hi, what is a VAD?  Is that a private nurse of some kind?

VAD - Voluntary Aid Detachment

There is a reasonable introduction on Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_Aid_Detachment

 

Peter at post 2 above has given a link to he Red Cross database of VAD index Cards where you can search for your Great Grandmother by name.

If she is not in the cards she may have worked with other nursing organisations I gave you a link to 'Scarlet Finders' which has has information on researching a WW1 Nurse

 

If you post a name and anything else you know it helps others to help you. 

I put Stanley Crescent in the search box for the VAD index and it returns fifteen names, dating from 1915 it appears they were lodging/living at various addresses in the Crescent and working at different hospitals including Olympia and the Royal Free.

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