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First World War travelling exhibition - Frenchay

Cleve Hill voluntary aid detachment hospital
27 October 1914 until 28 February 1919

The hospital was established in a large 17th century house owned by Sir Charles Cave, of Clifton, Bristol. Dr. Frank Crossman of Hambrook and Dr. Maurice Barber of Staple Hill were the Medical Officers.

Nursing and orderly staff came from local Red Cross and St John Ambulance units. Some 1,343 troops were nursed in the hospital with only two deaths being recorded. A large collection of photographs are in Frenchay Village Museum, many with details of names, dates and regiments.

These pictures were taken by Nancy and Molly Elliott of Frenchay and the information provided by the Frenchay museum.

Staff and servicemen out Cleve Hospital

Staff and servicemen out Cleve Hospital

Staff and visitors outside Cleve Hospital

Staff and visitors outside Cleve Hospital

Nurses from Cleve Hospital

Nurses from Cleve Hospital

A ward inside Cleve Hospital

A ward inside Cleve Hospital

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