Hospital Code Explanation

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  1. Chimp

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    During WW1 a soldier was admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds to his left arm and back.

    In the column headed
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    is this
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    Can anyone tell me what it means?
     
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    A column heading would help here.
    Could it be 10 days soft food , _ _ diet? 12 10/15, a date-perhaps when wounds sustained? last column initials of person who wrote it?
     
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    Sorry Wendy

    12 10/15 was the patients number.

    here's the original page at FMP. His name was Frank Still.
    Code:
    https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=s2%2fgbm%2fmh106%2fmh106-1682%2f0018&parentid=gbm%2fmh106%2f043778&highlights=%22%22
     
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    Thanks Chimp. the little ball is still twirling on the link so I went into FMP normally but don't know which Frank Still to choose.
     
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    Frank Still Service No. 16094
    Born 1895
    Hospital in 1915
     
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    Absolutely stumped, Chimp. I went back to the start of the register hoping that this might've provided a clue. Quite a lot of entries have the same abbreviation.
     
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    Well that makes 2 of us :headbang:
     
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    Same here, I guess it's 'HSO' not 'D'..Hospital Services Officer? or some in between Hospital & return to duty placement?
     
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    Didn't realise he was also Frank Herbert who was discharged: Wounds Being No Longer Physically Fit For War Service-Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation. So the HSO is probably to do with that. would it help to go via
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    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D5398676
     
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    Thank you Wendy. I'm not venturing into TNA, a nearly didn't get out alive the last time :nailbiting:
     
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    Canadian and Commonwealth Military Codes: HSO=Health Services Officer.
    Well done Ma ;)
     
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    LF= Letter Form to/from HSO= Health Services Officer?
    And the last SL=Sent Letter?
     
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    "Cedar L" (frequently written as CL in the register) means Cedar Lawn which was a Military Auxiliary Hospital in Hampstead. I guess that L.L. similarly stood for another 'convalescent' home/hospital.

    See http://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/cedarlawn.html
     
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    L.L. - I think I've found it. In the register there is occasional reference to Lady Lytton's as a place to which patients were discharged (see page 34 for instance).

    Lady Lytton ran Lytton Hospital which was affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Hospital. It was a converted mansion in Mayfair in London. Pretty certainly L.L. is shorthand for this Red Cross hospital.

    See http://ezitis.myzen.co.uk/lytton.html

    Right, just time to tune into Brisbane for the start of the Ashes - just think...25 days of Test Match cricket coming up - that's going to eat into my genie research:)!!
     
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    Hubby right beside you. ;) (not me though):eek:
     
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    Thanks Flook, enjoy the cricket while the rest of us plod on.
    I've read so many novels which incorporate the homes & other buildings made over for recuperating men of war. Very interesting they were too.

    I'm enjoying Devon at the moment & chatting with many on various things, ofcourse they don't know that yet, but tomorrow there I'll be in their inboxes- waiting. :D
     
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    Brilliant, thank you all very much indeed :)
     
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    Was he an officer though? Indications point to it being for officers only. Not sure that I read it correctly.
     

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