Huddersfield War Hospital

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This is a backup copy of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. Editing and account creation are disabled.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.

During World War I the War Office put forward the suggestion of turning certain schools into Military hospitals. In the Huddersfield area, Marsh School was chosen but it became apparent that the amount of work needing to be done did not warrant the project to continue. Subscriptions were then raised to produce an up-to-date hospital which was fully equipped. The site chosen at Royd's Hall, Huddersfield was believed to be the only place in the County to provide a Military Hospital without any of the expense falling on the War Office. The hospital opened on 4th October 1915.

This collection can be found at WYAS Kirklees, collection reference KC556.