Former American serviceman’s appeal for Second World War hospital pictures of Wimpole Hall
- Credit: Archant
A former American serviceman is looking for photographs and information about a wartime hospital.
The United States 163rd General Hospital was located in the grounds of Wimpole Hall from September 1944 until July the following year, treating more than 12,000 servicemen. Of these, only six died at the hospital, with four listed as dead on arrival.
Darden Newman, who served at the hospital and now lives in Tennessee, is looking for memories of the site.
He said: “I visited Royston frequently as we ran a ‘liberty’ truck into town every evening. I recall a small cinema there and remember after the movie we all stood and sang God Save The Queen.
“Also, I remember a small building where hot fish and chips were served out of a walk-up window.
You may also want to watch:
“An English gentleman has graciously spent untold hours erecting a website at www.med-dept.com which consists entirely of US hospital units that operated in the UK during the war. Our hospital is not listed simply because no one in our organisation has, until now, contacted him.”
Anyone with information or pictures of the old hospital can contact Mr Newman on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1 Cambs police crack down on county lines drugs offences
- 2 Royston's George Crotty selected by GB for World Boxing Championships
- 3 Inside Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs: Award-winning kennels' labour of love
- 4 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs offence after two warrants issued
- 5 MP survey slams East West Rail for 'lacklustre' consultation
- 6 Lets get Cambridgeshire back on the buses says mayor
- 7 Pupils wish villagers a happy harvest with afternoon tea
- 8 Ewan's handiwork sees him give back to his old school with help of charity
- 9 Group of mums and dad in wig go the distance for wheelchair charity
- 10 Tributes paid to 'greatly respected' coach operator