Soldiers out Battle Hospital, Reading

Reading WW1 Hospitals

Reading WW1 Hospitals is a look at the part The Reading Hospitals played in the rehabilitation of the wounded during the conflict.  It was based on Battle Hospital (No 1 War hospital) and consisted of 6 main hospitals and many auxiliary hospitals, these being run by the Red Cross.  The talk tells of the build up and eventual rundown of the war hospital system between 1914 and 1920.

The meeting is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members.
 
Branch library available to members to borrow books.  Refreshments available.  Car park outside the hall.

Date

Fri 19 Apr

Time

Doors open at 2.15pm for meeting to start at 2.45pm
14:15 - 16:30

Location

Bracknell Branch
Bracknell Branch
The New Priestwood Community Centre, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 1TU
Category

Organiser

Bracknell Branch - Berkshire FHS
Email
bracknell@berksfhs.org.uk

Speaker

  • Lionel Williams
    Lionel Williams

    Lionel trained as a medical photographer in London and opened a new Medical Photography Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) in 1964. He held the position of Chief Medical Photographer at the RBH between 1964 and 2004.

    On retirement, Lionel joined the Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre, which is the body responsible for running the Royal Berkshire Medical Museum. He is now its Secretary. He has written and co-written a number of books and guide on the subject of medical history and the museum’s collections.