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Moseley Convalescent Home

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teulu

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Trying to home in in Mosley (assume Moseley) Conval Home. Photo front is battered pic of soldiers including my Grandfather.



Is it reasonable to assume (based on your military hospital thread) that this Conval Home ought to be one of :-

Moor Green Hall
Moor Green House
Highbury
The Dingle
Moseley Hall

Are there any I can discount ? Any that I have listed in error or omitted.

Do records exist of patients at these institutions circa August 1916 ?

Thanks for any help you can offer
 

Colin B

gone but not forgotten
Hi Teulu,welcome to the forum,it's a pity the photo is damaged so badly,it may have been possible to identify the location by the background.
You can also add Sorrento Hospital and Uffculme to your list as possible locations in the Moseley area
Moseley Hall Hospital was a children's convalescent hospital prior to being used as a VAD hospital,could that be a clue??????
Can you post any further details name,number,regiment etc. you never know on this site.

Colin
 

Eric Gibson

master brummie
Before the war Allen (gibbo2005 ) as a child, was taken to Moseley Hall to convalesce after having double pneumonia, I doubt if he remembers much about it though, he was only about 4 years old. E.
 
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teulu

Guest
Can you post any further details name,number,regiment etc. you never know on this site.
Colin
Thank you Colin for the welcome.

Aah now if only I knew his regiment and number ! I have been researching my grandfather William Moran in all sorts of directions.

He would have been 19 / 20 in August 1916. He convalesced sufficently to turn up in Palestine in late 1917 and to be discharged from the RASC in October 1922.

Whether he was in the ASC / RASC for all his army days I do not know.

Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong area. Maybe WW1 would have been appropriate.

Regards
 
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susanweaver

Guest
Re: Mosley Conval Home

Just a thought but is your grandfather wearing his badge in the photograph?

Although the soldiers wore the same uniform when in hospital, most put their badge on the. I was able to identify my great uncle's regiment with a large magnifying glass.

Best wishes Sue
 

gee-em

master brummie
Re: Mosley Conval Home

If he lived in Birmingham, would he be on the absentee electoral role for 1918? If he was that would give his regiment, wouldn't it? Just a thought
 

mario

knowlegable brummie


Trying to home in in Mosley (assume Moseley) Conval Home. Photo front is battered pic of soldiers including my Grandfather.



Is it reasonable to assume (based on your military hospital thread) that this Conval Home ought to be one of :-

Moor Green Hall
Moor Green House
Highbury
The Dingle
Moseley Hall

Are there any I can discount ? Any that I have listed in error or omitted.

Do records exist of patients at these institutions circa August 1916 ?

Thanks for any help you can offer
Moseley hall hospital is still there to this day
 

mario

knowlegable brummie
Hi Teulu,welcome to the forum,it's a pity the photo is damaged so badly,it may have been possible to identify the location by the background.
You can also add Sorrento Hospital and Uffculme to your list as possible locations in the Moseley area
Moseley Hall Hospital was a children's convalescent hospital prior to being used as a VAD hospital,could that be a clue??????
Can you post any further details name,number,regiment etc. you never know on this site.

Colin
Sorrento hospital was a maternity hospital it is now closed down in 1993and demolished it was made into a retirement homes the front part was ,the ante natal part which was on Anderson park road was demolished last year it's just rubble now .
 
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