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Harehills Road War Hospital, Leeds

Sue S

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I have just discovered that my grandfather was treated for gunshot wounds at East Leeds War Hospital, Harehills Road. If anyone could provide any information or point me in the direction of a photograph I would be very grateful. Thanks Sue

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East Leeds Hospital was established in 1915 in the Leeds Union Workhouse in Beckett Street, with later extensions at Killingbeck and Harehills Council School. Along with No. 2 Northern General, it treated over 57,000 patients throughout the war, developing both in efficiency and medical practice.

After 1917, East Leeds took on the administrative role originally based at Beckett’s Park and also became home to one of the first specialist dental units in the country. This unit fitted dentures for the entire Northern Command, as well as developing methods of jaw reconstruction for plastic surgery.

See: https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/history/11-more-lost-leeds-schools-25083719


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Appears the building is now the Thackray Museum of Medicine

Ghost tours available monthly - as well as many other events


There is also a CWGC Harehills Cemetery where WW1 casualties are commemorated on a screen wall


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