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A.A.Savery
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Hi all,

Could someone please interpret the writing on this Statement of Services?

I am referring to the letters between Died……….

and K.G.H at Stamford St.

He was Grenadier Guardsman J.J.Ashton, first husband of my grandmother.

It has remained a mystery up till now as to why he died, so perhaps these records explain it.

Thanks,

Tony

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Have you tried to obtain a copy of his death certificate?

That will probably clarify the details.

Ken

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VDH = Valvular Disease of the Heart.

At King George's Hospital, Stamford Street.

Steve.

P.S. I believe that the Death cert ref is : Ashton, John - age 24 - Registered at Lambeth - Volume 1d - Page 233.

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What is now the Franklin-Wilkins Building on the Waterloo campus of King's College was the King George Military Hospital in WW1 having been built for HMSO between 1912 and 1915. See this for more information about the Hospital link

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It also was (allegedly) the largest single building military hospital in the country, and even had a specially designed roof garden with huts which could be used for private assignations (not THAT sort of assignation I wouldn't think!). This is the interior, and it's one of those hospitals that has such unique partitions and windows, that all the interior shots I've seen are similar, and can identify the hospital even if un-named.

Sue

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Many thanks for all your replies to my question.

Everyone seems to agree with Steve’s logical answer, so that it another mystery solved.

It was also interesting to hear the comments on the building and it’s history provided by bmac and Sue.

Another photo of one of the wards, can be seen on this earlier thread of mine.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/i...;hl=Jack+Ashton

Cheers,

Tony

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