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Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:02 pm
My Grandfather, William Frederick Wallis, had his left leg amputated on 4th April 1918 following being wounded in action.
He was sent back to the UK on 9th April 1918.
However, he wasn't discharged from Military Service until August 1920.
Having been living in Camberwell before the joining, my grandfather and grandmother were moved to 80 Petersham Road, Richmond to live in what were known as "the Poppy Flats", as they were adjacent to the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory, where he subsequently ended up working as a veiner.
How do I find out where he was between April 1918 and August 1920, as I am assuming he was in a hospital somewhere, undergoing rehabilitation.
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:32 am
You can find a list of the Military Hospitals here: http://www.1914-1918.net/hospitals_uk.htm
. He would most likely have been placed somewhere that offered orthopaedic and/or rehabilitation services. Do you have a copy of his service record which may provide a clue as to the information you seek?
If all else fails, suggest you pose your question on the Great War Forum http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php
Good hunting! Sylvia
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:56 pm
Yes, I have his Service Record.
It shows him being wounded in action on 04/04/1918 resulting in amputation of his left leg.
It then shows him being transferred home on 09/04/1918 - showing as "posted to 151 either "FF" or "TT" depot".
Then on 01/08/1919, it shows him being posted to Regimental Depot, with no details where and finally being discharged from service on 18/08/1920 as no longer physically fit for war service.
The station being signed as "Warwick".
I would just like to know how he ended up being moved from Woolwich/Camberwell to Richmond and can only think that this was because he was maybe in Queen Mary's Roehampton?
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:04 pm
Have you checked this file (PIN 26/19343) which is at The National Archives about a William Wallis and ends in 1937. These files do contain copies of men's service records but is likely to have other information. It may not be the same person or it might be!.
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:03 pm
Thank you so much.
I will have to arrange a trip to the Archives at some point as I didn't know about this file.
It's possible that this is my grandfather, as he died in 1936 and was survived by his wife, Annie who died in 1950.
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