IPSWICH: Ipswich Military Hospital, Ranelagh Road

IPSWICH MILITARY HOSPITAL

Ranelagh Road, Ipswich

Ranelagh Road School : Ipswich Military Hospital. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

Ranelagh Road School : Ipswich Military Hospital. Courtesy of Heather A. Johnson.

On the internet page http://kindred-spirit.co.uk/blog/memories-of-world-war-one one Nellie Page (in 2003) recalled her childhood.  One memory was about the Ranelagh Road School:  “Normally, I would have attended Ranelagh Road School but it had been turned into a military hospital. The school was close to the railway station and wounded servicemen could be transported quickly from train to hospital. I therefore began school in the Presbyterian Church …” 

In September 1914, the following letter was one of several sent by Private 15103 Arthur Goodchild (Suffolk Regiment, born 25 Nov 1896) after he enlisted that month – he had defective hearing & was under-age:   https://www.shorehamfort.co.uk/about/shoreham-camp/:  Postcard no date [c. 16 September 1914]  “Dear Mother, I am writing to tell you where I am, am in the Ranelagh Road school and I think I shall stop here all this week. I slept in a room with about fifteen more last night, and all they done till about 1 o’clock was laugh and talk. My pigs sold well as Ned told you, ask father to settle with Nunn, the bills are in that box on the drawers upstairs and 25s too. I think I owe Nunn about four guineas. I sent father’s watch by H.Foulger and told him to tell you I had enlisted, and could not get home last night. I passed the doctor quite easily, and I will come home on Saturday if I get chance.from Arthur” 

In a 1917 List of V.A.D. Hospitals (under Eastern Command), the Ipswich Military Hospital is shown as located at the Ranelagh Road school.  The list gives “4 officers” and “118 O.R.” (Ordinary Ranks) for the Hospital … perhaps those occupying beds at the time of the list being compiled.


LIST OF PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE WORKED AT IPSWICH MILITARY HOSPITAL:  There is no doubt that many people who assisted in the running of this establishment will never be discovered within records and, thus, they remain un-named.  .  If a British Red Cross card exists for a person, a link is displayed at an individual’s profile [dates in () refer to length of service at East Suffolk & Ipswich General Hospital]:-

ABBAY, Miss Christabel Norman (3.4.1916-1.1917. Voluntary Cook)

BENTALL, Miss Marion (7.11.1918-2.1.1919. Storekeeper)

BLACKWELL, Mrs. Lilian Theresa (3.7.1917-12.7.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

BOND, Miss Phyllis Mary (3.4.1916-7.5.1919 & 7.9.1917-23.10.1917. General Service Clerk)

BRAMPTON, Miss Winifred Addie (3.7.1916-23.3.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Awarded Military Medal)

CADGE, Retired Lieut. Col. William Hotson (Medical Officer, in charge of Ipswich Military Hospital)

CLAYTON, Miss Dorothy (25.5.1916-27.9.1918. Attendant, Military Laboratory Ipswich – ?Ranelagh?)

CRICKMAY, Miss Muriel (2.1918-4.1918. Assistant Cook)

DIAMOND, Miss Rosetta May (1.6.1917-1.7.1917.  J.W. V.A.D. Head Cook)

EASTON, Mrs. Mary (20.11.1917-21.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

FISHER, Miss Penelope Eleanor Thompson (13.5.1917-3.10.1917. J.C. V.A.D. Member. Clerk)

FISHER, Miss Penelope Ellen (12.5.1917 – 4.10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

FOREMAN, Mrs. Amelia (23.6.1916-1.1917. Nurse – also working at Colchester Military Hospital)

FOX, Miss Dorothy (1.7.1916-4.2.1917, J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

HAMILTON, Miss Sarah Jane (5.1919- 6.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Colchester Military Hospital)

JOLL, Miss Mary Emmeline M.B., B.S. (Anaesthetist?)

MACMAHON, Miss Norah Ryan (1.7.1916- 22.11.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Colchester Military Hospital)

MOORE, Miss Margaret (20.1.1916-? V.A.D. Nurse)

PRINGLE, Mr. Arthur Young (Surgeon)

RUSH, Miss Daisy Eleanor (30.10.1918-14.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater, Ips.)

WASPE, Miss Edith Annie (4.11.1918-18.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)


PROFILES

ABBAY, Miss Christabel Norman (3.4.1916-1.1917. Voluntary Cook)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ranelagh&id=11&first=true

ADDRESS: The Rectory, Earl Soham, Framlingham; SERVICE FROM: 03/04/16; SERVICE TO: still serving RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/04/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: from 3.4.16 to – .1.17 Mil: Hosp, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich from 14.5.17 still serving 45th Gen: Hosp: Salonika; COMMISSION: Suffolk/76.

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ADDRESS: Earl Soham Rectory, Framlingham; COUNTY: Suffolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 32 ½; CHARACTER: Excellent. Has worked in Salonika since May 28th 1917 (P.T.O.); SERVICE FROM: 05/1917; HOSPITAL: Easton Park Hospital; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 5 mnths Easton Park Red Cross Hospital. 13 mnths Ipswich Mil. Hospl; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Cook in Red + Hospital; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 14/05/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £40 p.a; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D. Cook in Red x Hospital (Class A); DATE OF TERMINATION: Still working 20.03.19; PAY AT TERMINATION: £50 p.a; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: in charge of a Red Cross Kitchen in Military Hospitals and has given entire satisfaction. Working in Constantinople since 30th Dec. 1918 in charge of a complete hospital kitchen. Very hard working, capable and willing. (Sd.) H.L. FitzPatrick. Lt. Col. Comnr; DEPARTMENT: V.A.D; COMMISSION: Salonika; CERTIFICATE NO: 12973; HONOURS AWARDED: Has been recommended for “Mention” in next despatches to be published.


BENTALL, Miss Marion (7.11.1918-2.1.1919. Storekeeper)

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ADDRESS: 11 Vernon Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 07/11/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/01/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Storekeeper; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/11/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/01/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Storekeeping at Mil. Hospital Ranelagh Rd. Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


BLACKWELL, Mrs. Lilian Theresa (3.7.1917-12.7.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Cook)

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ADDRESS: South Bank. The Shrubbery Weston-super-Mare; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 39; SERVICE FROM: 03/07/1917; SERVICE TO: 12/07/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/07/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 12/07/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil Hosp: Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: Somerset Res.


BOND, Miss Phyllis Mary (3.4.1916-7.5.1919 & 7.9.1917-23.10.1917. General Service Clerk)

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ADDRESS: Derby Lodge, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 12/05/1915; SERVICE TO: Present date; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Gen: Service Clerk Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/11/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 24/- per week; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still employed; PAY AT TERMINATION: 24/-; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Usual clerical work of Registrars Office; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Foxbro Hall May 12 – Dec: 24 1915 Military Hospital- Ranelagh Rd, Ipswich Apr: 3. 1916 – May 7 1919 Sep: 7 1917 – Oct: 24 1917 V.A.D. General Service Camp. No: 1 A.P.O.S. 13 B.E.F. Nov: 2 1917 to present date; COMMISSION: Suffolk; HONOURS AWARDED: I.W.S. Bar.

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ADDRESS: Derby Lodge, Ipswich; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 19; SERVICE FROM: 03/11/1917; SERVICE TO: Present 26/05/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: J.W. V.A.D; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/11/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 26/05/1919; WHOLE OR PART TIME: P.T.O; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No 3 Gen: Hosp: France (Military) 3.11.17 Transferred to No. 14 Gen Hosp: France (Military) 7.3.19; COMMISSION: Suffolk /2.


BRAMPTON, Miss W. A. (3.7.1916-23.3.1918. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Awarded Military Medal)

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ADDRESS: Red Cot Biddenham; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 24; SERVICE FROM: 01/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 02/06/1919 still serving; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving 02.06.1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil: Hosp. Ipswich 1.7.16 Trans France 23.3.18 Trans Prees Heath Camp 23.7.18 at present; DEPARTMENT: JW VAD; COMMISSION: Bedfordshire 48; HONOURS AWARDED: M.M. 31.7.18.

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ADDRESS: Redcott, Biddenham; SERVICE FROM: 03/07/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Ipswich Military Hospital, France 23.3.18; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 03/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Gov. Allow; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; COMMISSION: Bedfordshire.


CADGE, Retired Lieut. Col. William Hotson (Medical Officer, in charge of Ipswich Military Hospital)

Born 11 August 1853 Lodden, Norfolk.  Baptised 1 September 1853 Lodden.  Son of Norfolk-born parents – Farmer Christopher Goulder Cadge and his wife Caroline (nee Hotson).

1861 Census:      Stubbs Green, Lodden. With parents; two brothers; an Hotson aunt; a Governess; and two servants.

1871 Census:      Stubbs Green, Lodden. Medical Student. With parents; and two servants.

1881 Census:      India.

1882, 1 May:       Married 18 yr old Welsh-born Flora Constance Summers in Lucknow, Bengal, India.

1891 Census:      India?

1901 Census:      2 Esplanade, Lowestoft, Suffolk. With wife; and two servants. Retired “Lieut. Col. of Indian Medical Service”. “Medical Officer of ?”. Surgeon William Cadge at No. 1.

1911 Census:      1 & 2 Esplanade, Lowestoft (“Two houses converted into one”). Head/Married; with three servants. Retired “Lieut. Col. of Indian Medical Service”. “Pensioned” Wife visiting her sister/brother-in-law in Paignton, Devon.

Qualifications/Ranks/Honours:  St. George’s M.R.C.S. 1875; L.R.C.P. Lond. 1875; Surg. 31 Mar. 1876; Afghanistan, 1879, with Peshawur Valley Field Force, Desp. Medal (Indian Medical Service); AS.M. 31 Mar. 1888; S. Lt.Col. 31 Mar. 1896; R. 15 Nov. 1899; O.B.E. 18 Feb. 1919.

1926, 9 Jul:          William Hotson Cadge “of Helmingham House Kirkley Cliff-road Lowestoft died”.  William is buried in the Kirkley Municipal Cemetery.


CLAYTON, Miss Dorothy (25.5.1916-27.9.1918. Attendant, Military Laboratory Ipswich – ?Ranelagh?)

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ADDRESS: Rostherne nr Knutsford; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 25.5.16 to 27.9.18 as untrained Lab: attendant. Military Laboratory Ipswich; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nursing Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 26/10/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nursing Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: Still serving; PAY AT TERMINATION: Yes; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Mil: Hosp: Whittington Barracks Lichfield; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Knutsford Detachment. No.84; DEPARTMENT: Ches:84; COMMISSION: Cheshire Branch Bucklow Division.


CRICKMAY, Miss Muriel (2.1918-4.1918. Assistant Cook)

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ADDRESS: 19 Merrivale Lane, Wolverhampton; SERVICE FROM: 02/1918; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: None; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Asst. Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 02/02/1918; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £26 per yr; RANK AT TERMINATION: Asst. Cook; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/02/1919; PAY AT TERMINATION: £26 per yr; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Asst. Cook at Military Hospt’s . Ipswich & Stourbridge; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Feb 1918 – Ap. 1918 Military Hospital Ipswich May 1918 – Feb 1919 Military Hospital Stourbridge; COMMISSION: Stafford 66.


DIAMOND, Miss Rosetta May (1.6.1917-1.7.1917. J.W.  V.A.D. Head Cook)

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ADDRESS: Tower Hill, Curragh Camp; COUNTY: Co Kildare; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; SERVICE FROM: 01/06/1917; SERVICE TO: 29/01/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Cook; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/06/1917; DATE OF TERMINATION: 29/01/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 1-6-17 to 1-7-17 Ipswich Mil. Hop: 7/1/18 to 29/1/19 Huddersfield Mil. Hop; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Dublin/24.

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ADDRESS: Tower Hill, Curragh Camp; COUNTY: Co Kildare, Ireland; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Head V.A.D. Cook; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: British Red Cross Society & Order of St. John Joint War Committee Leinster, Munster & Connaught Date of Engagement 1918 & 197 Date of Termination some time in Feb 1919 Period of Service, etc, From has ” R Diamond” To has “Mrs Fey” A V.A.D for about 4 1/2 years but got ill & only worked 15 months in military hospitals in Ipswich, East coast & Huddersfield, Yorkshire, as V.A.D. Cook (Head).


EASTON, Mrs. Mary (20.11.1917-21.5.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: 13 Richmond Gardens, Shepherds Bush; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 36; SERVICE FROM: 20/11/1917; SERVICE TO: 21/05/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerical; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 20/11/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/05/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil: Hos: Ipswich; DEPARTMENT: JW VAD; COMMISSION: Hants 35.


FISHER, Miss Penelope Eleanor Thompson (13.5.1917-3.10.1917. J.C. V.A.D. Member. Clerk)

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ADDRESS: Burgh House Fleggborough; COUNTY: Norfolk; CHARACTER: Fair – rather uncertain (signed); RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 05/11/1917 Devonshire House; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: 10/- a week expenses for a time; RANK AT TERMINATION: V.A.D. Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1918 Devonshire House; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: P.T.O; WHOLE OR PART TIME: J.W.V.A.D; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: May 1917 – Aug 1917 Ipswich Military Hospital 25/- a week; COMMISSION: Hdqrs Staff.

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ADDRESS: Burgh House Fleggburgh; COUNTY: Norfolk; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 34; SERVICE FROM: 13/05/1917; SERVICE TO: 10/08/1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Clerk; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 13/05/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Without; DATE OF TERMINATION: 10/08/1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Military Hosp. Ipswich 13-5-17 – 3.10.17. Devonshire House Staff 5-11-17 -26-8-18 DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D. COMMISSION: Norfolk 96.


FISHER, Miss Penelope Ellen (12.5.1917 – 4.10.1917. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Burgh House, Gt. Yarmouth; SERVICE FROM: 12/05/1917; SERVICE TO: 23/08/1918; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 12/05/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 23/08/1918; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil. Hos. Ipswich 12.5.17 – 4.10.17. Devonshire House – 23.8.18 COMMISSION: Norfolk Military.


FOREMAN, Mrs. Amelia (23.6.1916-1.1917. Nurse – also working at Colchester Military Hospital)

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ADDRESS: Mulberry Tree Farm, Copford, Colchester; SERVICE FROM: 23/06/1916; SERVICE TO: 08/1917; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 23/06/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: £24.0.0; DATE OF TERMINATION: 21/02/1917; PAY AT TERMINATION: 26.10.00; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse in Military Hospital; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Whole time & one month whole time in Manchester; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Colchester Military Hospital – 8 months Ipswich Military Hospital – 8 months Manchester Military Hospital – (1 month); COMMISSION: Essex Lexden & Winstree Division, Miss Round.


FOX, Miss Dorothy (1.7.1916-4.2.1917, J.W. V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Hall Bank, Barnsley; COUNTY: Yorks; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 23; SERVICE FROM: 01/07/1916; SERVICE TO: Died 4.11.1918; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/07/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: Died 4.11.1918; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil. Hosp. Ipswich 1.7.16. – 4.2.17. 4th Northumberland V. A. Hosp. Cambridge 27.4.17. – 21.5.17. 2nd Western Gen, Manchester 8.10.17. – 4.11.18. Card marked Deceased; DEPARTMENT: J.W. V.A.D; COMMISSION: W.R. Yorks. 90.


HAMILTON, Miss Sarah Jane (5.1919- 6.1919. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Colchester Military Hospital)

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ADDRESS: School House Glashlough; COUNTY: Co Monaghan; SERVICE FROM: 01/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 06/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: PTO; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/07/1916; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: With; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Manchester Military 1.7.16 – 1.8.17 Colchester Military 20-9-17 Ipswich Military 5.19 – 6.19; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: Monaghan 2.


JOLL, Miss Mary Emmeline M.B., B.S., M.D. (Anaesthetist etc.)

Born 1891 Bristol, Gloucestershire.   Daughter of Plymouth-born Artificial Teeth-Maker; Dentist; Anaesthetist Frederick William Joll and his Bristol-born wife Alice Emmeline (nee ).

1901 Census:      241 Gloster Road, Bristol. With parents;  three sisters; five brothers

1911 Census:      14 Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol. Medical Student.  With parents; one sister; and two brothers.

1920:                     Medical Directory entry:  “10, Cartwright-gardens, W.C.1—M.D. Lond. 1917, M.B., B.S. 1915; (Lond. Sch. Med. Wom.); Chief Clin. Asst. Roy. Lond. Ophth.  Hosp.; Refrac. Asst. St. Bart. Hosp.; Demonst. Anat. Lond. Sch. Med. Wom.;  Mem. Ophth. Soc. U.K. ; late Obst. Asst. New Hosp. Wom.; Ho. Surg. & Ho. Phys. Roy. Free Hosp.; Sen. Roy. Lond. Ophth. Hosp.; Med. Off. Employed under War Office.” 

1922:                     One Mary E. Joll married Charles A. Mason in Marylebone, Middx.

1951, 10 Jan:       One Mary Emmeline Mason “of Cocker Brows Cockermouth Cumberland (wife of Charles Arthur Mason) died 10 January 1951 at The Cottage Hospital Cockermouth Administration London 7 January to the said Charles Arthur Mason medical practitioner …”


MACMAHON, Miss Norah Ryan (1.7.1916- 22.11.1916. J.W. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Colchester Military Hospital)

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ADDRESS: 28 Prinrose Mansions Battersea Park. S.W; AGE WHEN ENGAGED: 25; SERVICE FROM: 01/07/1916; SERVICE TO: 04/02/1919; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: P.T.O; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 01/07/1916; DATE OF TERMINATION: 04/02/1919; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ipswich Military Hp. 1.7.16 Transferred Colchester Military Hp 22:11;16 to 8.1.17 Salonika Military Hp 18.8.17 to 4.2.19; DEPARTMENT: J.W.V.A.D; COMMISSION: London / 122.

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ADDRESS: 28 Primrose Mansions S.W.11; HOSPITAL: Salonica, Stanmore; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: 1.7.16 to 1.2.17 Ipswich & Colchester Mil Hospitals; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: S.S. Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 18/08/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Yes; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing 43rd Gen. Hos. Salonica; WHOLE OR PART TIME: Full time; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Mil: Hos: Ipswich 1.7.16 to 1.2.17 43 Gen Salonica 18.8.17 to 7.2.19; COMMISSION: London.


MOORE, Miss Margaret (20.1.1916-? V.A.D. Nurse)

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ADDRESS: Seething, Norwich; SERVICE FROM: 07/11/1914; SERVICE TO: 20/01/1916; PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT: Left to take hospital training at Ipswich Hospital; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Nurse; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 07/11/1914; RANK AT TERMINATION: Nurse; DATE OF TERMINATION: 20/01/1916; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nurse; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1181 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 07/11/1914 to 20/01/1916 V.A.D Hos. Norwich 20/01/1916 Ipswich Mil. Hos; DEPARTMENT: Norfolk 26 COMMISSION: Norfolk 26.


PRINGLE, Mr. Arthur Young (Surgeon)

Born 1868 Clapham, Surrey.  Son of Hammersmith-born Post Office Officer Thomas Young Pringle and his Piccadilly-born wife Theresa.

1871 Census:      11 Studley Road, Lambeth. With mother (wife; married; G.P.O. Clerk); one brother; and one sister.

1881 Census:      Chatham House (Grammar School), Ramsgate, Kent. Pupil/Boarder.

1891 Census:      Prestwich Lunatic Asylum, Lancashire. Medical Officer at Asylum.

1901 Census:      ?

1901, 5 Dec:        St. Matthews Street, Ipswich. Initiated into The United Lodge of England Freemasonry Membership.

1911 Census:       Glaslyn, 8 Crescent Road, Ipswich.  Single.  Two servants.

1916, 1Q:             Married Jessie Eva Hart in Ipswich.

1923, 6 Jan:        Arthur Young Pringle “of 8 Crescent-road Ipswich” died.


RUSH, Miss Daisy Eleanor (30.10.1918-14.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse. Also worked at Broadwater, Ips.)

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ADDRESS: Bradfield St. George, Bury St. Edmunds; SERVICE FROM: 08/10/1917; SERVICE TO: 14/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Finborough Hall, Stowmarket ; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Broadwater, Belstead Road, Ipswich ; Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/10/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 14/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1132 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 08.10.1917 to 22.10.1917 Finborough Red Cross Hosp; Stowmarket ” 08.12.1917 ” 29.12.1917) ” 27.02.1918 ” 05.03.1918) Suffolk Hosp; Ampton Hall, Bury St.Edmunds ” 22.04.1918 ” 09.05.1918 Broadwater Hosp: Ipswich ” 03.07.1918 ” 09.07.1918 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp; Bury St. Edmunds ” 30.10.1918 ” 14.11.1918 Mil. Hosp: Ranelagh Road, Ipswich; COMMISSION: Suffolk, Suffolk /100.


WASPE, Miss Edith Annie (4.11.1918-18.11.1918. V.A.D. Nurse)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ranelagh+ipswich&id=218618&forwards=true

ADDRESS: Sutton Hall, Bradfield St. Clare; SERVICE FROM: 17/09/1917; SERVICE TO: 18/11/1918; HOSPITAL: Red Cross Hospital, Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds ; Severals House Hospital, Newmarket; Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ; Red Cross Hospital, Beccles; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Member; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 17/09/1917; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: Voluntary; RANK AT TERMINATION: Member; DATE OF TERMINATION: 18/11/1918; PAY AT TERMINATION: Voluntary; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Nursing see over; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 1136 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From 17.9.17 to 1.12.17 Northgate St. Red Cross Hosp:, Bury St. Edmunds From 29.4.18 – 13.5.18 Severals House Hospital, Newmarket From 21.5.18 – 4.6.18 Severals House Hospital, Newmarket From 1.7.18 – 12.7.18 Suffolk Hosp:, Ampton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds From 17.8.18 – 7.9.18 Beccles Red Cross Hospital From 4.11.18 – 18.11.18 Mil: Hosp:, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich Side 1: ‘Suffolk /100’ Date of Engagement/Date of Termination – ‘[on & off]’; COMMISSION: Suffolk.



The following three volunteers were discovered whilst searching for volunteers at Ipswich Military Hospital in Ranelagh Road – it is worth mentioning them here because it is deduced that the Ipswich Military Hospital would have been one of the Ipswich hospitals these men would have been connected with, during their duties:

ELKINGTON, Mr. Bertrand W. (21.10.1914-6.2.1919. In charge of ambulance convoys)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=east+suffolk&id=68482&forwards=true

ADDRESS: c/o East Anglian Daily Times Carr Street, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 21/10/1914; SERVICE TO: 06/02/1919; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 21/10/1914; PAY AT ENGAGEMENT: No; DATE OF TERMINATION: 06/02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: In charge of ambulances at presently every convoy; WHOLE OR PART TIME: certainly 500 hours; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: written in pencil over Date of Engagement; “returned 3/11/21”; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


MOLE, Mr. Thomas William (8.1014-2.1919. Attending ambulance trains & air raid warnings)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ranelagh+ipswich&id=152829&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 111 Ranelagh Road Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 08/1914; SERVICE TO: 02/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Hon Sergt and civil secretary; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 08/1914; DATE OF TERMINATION: 02/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: attendance at ambulance trains and air raid warnings Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 335; COMMISSION: Suffolk.


NEWMAN, Mr. Frederick George (4.8.1914-1.4.1919. Transport of wounded at Ipswich)

http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/History-and-origin/First-World-War/Card?hosp=ranelagh+ipswich&id=159773&forwards=true

ADDRESS: 20 Ranelagh Rd, Ipswich; SERVICE FROM: 04/08/1914; SERVICE TO: 01/04/1919; RANK AT ENGAGEMENT: Prvt; DATE OF ENGAGEMENT: 04/08/1914; RANK AT TERMINATION: Prvt; DATE OF TERMINATION: 01/04/1919; PARTICULARS OF DUTIES: Transport of wounded at Ipswich; WHOLE OR PART TIME: 40, on active service, Part time; COMMISSION: Suffolk, Suffolk/11.



DISCOVERED DEATHS AT THE RANELAGH ROAD IPSWICH MILITARY HOSPITAL

William Bowers Codd

“The Ipswich Coroner held an inquiry on Friday concerning the death of William Bowers Codd, a private in the Suffolk Regiment, whose home was at Old Newton, and who died in the Ranelagh Road Hospital following an operation.—Philip Codd identified the body as that of his son, who was 27 years old.  He had been wounded in France, and came home last harvest time. After being in hospital in Berkshire he was discharged during the early part of the year.  As the wound broke out again he was sent to Ranelagh Road Hospital.  Witness last saw him alive Sunday, when he knew he was about to undergo an operation.—Lieut.-Col. William Hoston Cadge, medical officer in charge of the hospital, said that deceased was admitted in February from his home in Old Newton.  He was then suffering from suppurating wounds on the right side of the chest.  Witness learnt that he had been wounded at Hill 60 in France during August, 1916.  Witness was present at the operation on Thursday, deceased then being under an anaesthetic.  The operation was nearly completed when the deceased stopped breathing.  A few seconds before witness had felt his pulse, which was then steady.  Artificial respiration and injections were resorted to without success.  The operation was absolutely necessary.—Dr. Pringle, surgeon at the hospital, also gave evidence, stating that he performed the operation, which involved the removal of five ribs on the right side, and was one which would inevitably cause a tremendous shock to the system, more particularly in this case, as the deceased had only one lung working.  Witness had known similar operations perfectly successful, and the man was certainly in a condition to undergo it.  Death, in his opinion, was due to shock to the system, the result of the operation.—Miss Mary Emmeline Joll, M.B., B.S., who administered the anaesthetic, also gave evidence.  A verdict was returned in accordance of the medical evidence.—Dr. Cadge said that deceased was a splendid fellow and full of pluck.  He was liked by everyone in the hospital, and his death was very much to be regretted.”  Diss Express, Friday 15 June 1917 [sic].


Frederick Edward Garrett

“Frederick Edward Garrett was born in 1899 in Luton; In 1911 he is living with his family at 80 Queen Street. His father Frederick Edward is 31 years old & a house painter, his mother Ellen Daisy is 30 & a straw hat finisher. Frederick is 11 years old & at school with his 8 year old sister Olive May & brother Horace who is 6; Frederick joined the 2/1st Sussex Yeomanry (Regt. No. 170900), a cyclist brigade, providing home service: Frederick died at Ranelagh Road Military Hospital in Ipswich on 1st December 1917; He is buried in the cemetery on Rothesay Road.”

http://www.worldwar1luton.com/individual/private-frederick-edward-garrett


Peter William Wright

“Private 1st Class 76789 Peter William Wright Royal Air Force, Aeroplane Experimental Station;  Date of Death 16/11/1918; Date of Burial 23/11/1918; Age 21; Medals Although no Medal Roll found he would have been entitled to Victory Medal and British Medal; Civilian Occupation Wire Rope Strander; Physical Description 5’ ½” in height. Tattoo marks B.L. on forearm, Nelly, Peter, crossed hands on heart and Nelly on heart; Date of Entry 24 April, 1917; Died of pneumonia on 16 November 1918; Details from the Burial Register; Cq. 326 76 A.D. East Family Grave “2.10.0 Peter William Wright, Military Hospital, Ranelagh Rd, Ipswich, 23rd November, 1918 21 years.

SON OF PETER WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH WRIGHT, OF 3, AVON TERRACE, TORR ST., LIVERPOOL.”

https://www.liverpool-genealogy.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=14107


Edwin Charles Warren

“Born 10th July 1916 – Died 10th February 1919; Member of the British Army, Royal Army Service Corps, Horse Transport Supplies, 239th Company. Service #T/294317; Edwin Charles Warren died in Military Hospital, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, United Kingdom in 1919; Influenza and broncho pneumonia;  Died at 7am; Body sent home for burial.”   https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7662455


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