The No.1 NZ General Hospital

These pages are dedicated to the staff and patients of the 
No. 1 NZ General hospital, Brockenhurst

ROLL OF HONOUR
(All names have links to stories or photos of the grave of the person named)

The original wooden grave markers

 

ADDITIONAL GRAVES AT THE MEMORIAL

Their Name Liveth for Evermore


The No.1 NZ General Hospital Brockenhurst Hampshire

The wounded praised their treatment in Brockenhurst. One soldier lost his left leg
below the knee and had his right leg mangled. Nevertheless he was able to write
in a letter home:

"....I do hope you won't worry over me because we are treated like lords here. You would probably imagine the ward as a place of wailing and gnashing of teeth whereas you would not find a more cheerful crowd in the hospital. We get great treatment here. The nurses are real good sorts and you would be astounded at the fun that goes on. No one is allowed to be gloomy in this place....."

PLEASE NOTE: There was a Meerut Indian General Hospital at Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst.  Also there was Lady Hardinge's hospital which had 500 beds for Indians.  

Caste distinctions were respected and there was a cremation ground for Hindus. In the article "A Doctor's Story" mention is made of when the NZ medical team took over the hospital from the Lahore and Meerut Divisions.

MORE INFORMATION
General Hospital nostalgia photos etc
Hospital Staff. List of people that worked there
A New Zealand soldiers diary excerpts from the diary of a soldier
Hospital Photo gallery photos of staff and the hospital buildings
A DOCTORS STORY excerpts from the book
The Indian & New Zealand Army in Brockenhurst
No.2 New Zealand Hospital (Walton-on-Thames) 
NEW ZEALANDERS REMEMBERED Anzac Day 2002

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