Hospital locations in France

These are just a few of the many main hospitals in Northern France. Many were started by society women who poured their wealth in to the hospitals. St John of Jerusalem (SJA) raised around £90,000 in 6 months from the British public to build the first base hospital in Etaples France. It was already a military base used for military training. It provided 520 beds and was one of the finest equipped hospitals in France. It was destroyed by enemy aircraft in May 1918.

Etaples training camp

Etaples training camp

Abbey de Royaumont

Abbey de Royaumont

Abbey de Royaumont

Abbey de Royaumont

Wimereux

Wimereux

Wimereux officers hospital

Wimereux officers hospital

Mesves sur Loire

Mesves sur Loire

Le Treport

Le Treport

Ambulance Barges

Ambulance Barges

Hospital locations in UK
At the outbreak of the First World War, the British Red Cross and the Order of St John of Jerusalem combined to form the Joint War Committee. They pooled their resources under the protection of the red cross emblem. As the Red Cross had secured buildings, equipment and staff, the organisation was able to set up temporary hospitals as soon as wounded men began to arrive from abroad.

The buildings varied widely, ranging from town halls and schools to large and small private houses, both in the country and in cities. The most suitable ones were established as auxiliary hospitals.

Auxiliary hospitals were attached to central Military Hospitals, which looked after patients who remained under military control. There were over 3,000 auxiliary hospitals.

Netley - Southampton

Netley - Southampton

Netley - Southampton

Netley - Southampton

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey

3rd London hospital

3rd London hospital

Mount Stewart Hospital

Mount Stewart Hospital

Colne Hospital Lancashire

Colne Hospital Lancashire

Elmfield Hall - Accrington

Elmfield Hall - Accrington

Glenside - Bristol

Glenside - Bristol

Brooklands - Hull

Brooklands - Hull

Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull

Red Cross Auxillary

Red Cross Auxillary