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Convalescing soldiers at Shrewsbury Hospital?


A.A.Savery
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Hi all,

I have here a photo of my grandfather, William G. Taylor, (far right) in a group of convalescing soldiers.

It is obviously taken sometime around 1918/1919, as it was in 1918 that he was transferred from Black Watch to Royal Engineers.

I also believe this to be either the Quarry Place Aux. Hospital Shrewsbury, or the Berrington War Hospital, Shrewsbury.

I have done a forum search for all the related threads and found a few snippets of information about these hospitals – I would certainly welcome any additional facts if anyone else knows anything.

Also apart from the soldiers with the R.E. cap badges, what are the other regiments?

I know that would be a tall order to ask who they are, unless by some miracle someone does spot a familiar face. :rolleyes:

Thanks,

Tony

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Hi Tony

I'll start with the wee nip of a fella standing back left with a West Yorks badge, then Lancs Fusiliers, I recon the seated fella front left is East Lancs and the chap in the middle...since there's a Yorks/Lancs thing going on I'll go for a West Yorks (TF) badge

Of course I stand to be corrected,

cheers, Jon

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Hi Tony

I'll start with the wee nip of a fella standing back left with a West Yorks badge, then Lancs Fusiliers, I recon the seated fella front left is East Lancs and the chap in the middle...since there's a Yorks/Lancs thing going on I'll go for a West Yorks (TF) badge

Of course I stand to be corrected,

cheers, Jon

Hi Jon,

I was so sure that the chap in the middle had an R.E. badge, but you have obviously seen something that I hadn't.

However, I will see if I can find the original today and do some blow-ups so I can learn something myself about the differences.

It's interesting to note that they are all from the north, except my grandfather who was a London lad.

I wonder if that tells anything about the hospital perhaps specialising in certain illnesses?

Many thanks,

Tony

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