Hertfordshire Genealogy

Guide to Old Hertfordshire


Military Hospitals in Hertfordshire in World War One




A photographic post card of wounded soldiers and nurses at a hospital in Hemel Hempstead, now identified as Boxmoor House, which was used as a convalescent home for the injured. Cap badges on the original identify one soldier from the Royal Engineers and two from the Norfolk Regiment.
(This card was purchased by the Dacorum Heritage Trust)

For a description of this hospital in 1916 see VAD Hospital at Boxmoor


During the First World War a vast number of soldiers were wounded - including many with serious injuries and lung damage due to the use of poison gas. Many buildings were brought into use as hospitals and nursing homes, from the large psychiatric hospitals to bigger private houses. Many of the injured soldiers would write home - and often used specially produced postcards of the hospital.


Said to be of soldiers on a ward - see Napsbury Military Hospital

F.M.S. Hospital, Blackmore End, Gustard Wood

Recovering soldiers at Kings Waldenbury in 1916

A group photograph of WW1 military patients
taken by Ricardo Studios, London Road, St Albans

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Page updated April 2008