Hindhead, "The Gibbet" Dormitory, Marchants Hill Camp c.1955

Photo ref: H86023

Memories of Hindhead


My husband and I were both stationed at the Army Chest Hospital in Hindhead but it was not this building. It was a single storey building with long corridors and the wards leading off these. It was on the main Portsmouth road. My husband was in the Catering Corp and I was in the QARANC. There were two wards for the Ghurkas as they very prone to catching TB in those days.

I served in the RAMC and spent 1958 and 1959 at Connaught Hospital. I worked as a clerk in the hospital office. I held the rank of corporal. I rememberr Phil Reid and saw his contribution to this page. I agree there were some very happy memories of the place.

I was evacuated in 1940 and in 1944 and billeted to Admiral and Lady Freemantle's house named Goldcrest on the A287. Does anyone know the year when the present Goldcrest (an old people's home) was built? Is it the same house that I stayed in during WW2? William Heath

I joined the Queen Alexandra Nursing Corps in 1958 and came down from Scotland to QA depot at Hindhead. After training at the Dental College, Aldershot was posted to the Dental Centre, Connaught Hospital. My name was then Smith. Met my husband Barney Barnard there, he was doing his National Service in the medics, although (...Read full memory)

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