QARANC

» Site Map

» Home Page

Historical Info

» Find Friends – Search Old Service and Genealogy Records

» History

» QAIMNS for India

» QAIMNS First World War

» Territorial Force Nursing Service TFNS

» WW1 Soldiers Medical Records

» Field Ambulance No.4

» The Battle of Arras 1917

» Warlencourt Casualty Clearing Station World War One

» NO 32 CCS Brandhoek - The Battle of Passchendaele

» Chain of Evacuation of Wounded Soldiers

» Auxiliary Hospitals

» War Graves Nurses




» Book of Remembrance

» Example of Mentioned in Despatches Letter

» Love Stories

» World War 1 Letters

» QA World War Two

» Africa Second World War

» War Diaries of Sisters

» D Day Normandy Landings

» Belsen Concentration Camp

» Voluntary Aid Detachment

» National Service

» Korean War

» Gulf War

» Op Telic

» Royal Red Cross Decoration

» Colonels In Chief

» Director Army Nursing Services (DANS)

» Colonel Commandant

» Matrons In Chief (QAIMNS)

Follow us on Twitter:
Follow qaranchistory on Twitter


» Grey and Scarlet Corps March

» Order of Precedence

» Motto

» QA Memorial National Arboretum

» NMA Heroes Square Paving Stone

» Memorial Window

» Army Medical Services Monument

» Recruitment Posters

» Museum

» QA Association

» Standard

» QA and AMS Prayer and Hymn

» Books


Former Army Hospitals

UK

» Army Chest Unit

» Cowglen Glasgow

» CMH Aldershot

» Colchester

» Craiglockhart

» DKMH Catterick

» Duke of Connaught Unit Northern Ireland

» Endell Street

» First Eastern General Hospital Trinity College Cambridge

» Ghosts

» Hospital Ghosts

» Haslar

» King George Military Hospital Stamford Street London

» QA Centre

» QAMH Millbank

» QEMH Woolwich

» Medical Reception Station Brunei and MRS Kuching Borneo Malaysia

» Musgrave Park Belfast

» Netley

» Royal Chelsea Hospital

» Royal Herbert

» Royal Brighton Pavilion Indian Hospital

» School of Physiotherapy

» Station Hospital Suez

» Tidworth

» Ghost Hunt at Tidworth Garrison Barracks

» Wheatley


France

» Ambulance Trains

» Hospital Barges

» Ambulance Flotilla

» Hospital Ships


Germany

» Berlin

» Hamburg

» Hannover

» Hostert

» Iserlohn

» Munster

» Rinteln

» Wuppertal


Cyprus

» TPMH RAF Akrotiri

» Dhekelia

» Nicosia


Egypt

» Alexandria


China

» Shanghai


Hong Kong

» Bowen Road

» Mount Kellett

» Wylie Road Kings Park


Malaya

» Kamunting

» Kinrara

» Kluang

» Penang

» Singapore

» Terendak


Overseas Old British Military Hospitals

» Belize

» Falklands

» Gibraltar

» Kaduna

» Klagenfurt

» BMH Malta

» Nairobi

» Nepal


Middle East

» Benghazi

» Tripoli

Military Red Cross Hospital Moss Side


Moss Side Red Cross Military Hospital (RCMH) began life as a very grand house built for Thomas Harrison, a Merchant trading in Africa, and his family in the 1830's. He died in early 1840 and by 1872 the family sold the estate. Rex Harrison, the actor, was a descendent of this family.



Moss Side Red Cross Military Hospital Liverpool


Photos courtesy of Alexandra Edwards (nee Rainey).

It was purchased in 1878 by the overseers of the Liverpool Workhouse - The Liverpool Select Vestry and was initially used as a convalescent home for girls and then only boys. By 1911 after various plans for the building had been turned down, it was decided to develop the home as "a colony for epileptics" of which there were 300 in all.

The Mental Deficiency Act of 1914 came into being and more people found that their conditions put them under the care of that Act. By July 1914 the partially extended hospital and estate was sold to The Lunacy Board Of Control as a State Institution For Defectives - but, before this could be implemented, the hospital and estate was taken over by the War Office with the approval of the Home Secretary.

It was renamed The Military Red Cross Hospital, Moss Side and was to be used for shell shocked military personnel. The first 20 soldiers were admitted on 7 December 1914. Many of the original staff stayed on, but finding that they had no control over military personnel , most left to be replaced by a military guard!

shell shock patients world war one moss side red cross military hospital



Male staff who remained became part of the Royal Army Medical Corps on 17 July 1915 - BUT they continued to wear Red Cross uniform.



Follow us on Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter.



The Drummer Boy The Drummer Boy continues the adventures of QARANC nurse, Scott Grey, who has the special gift of seeing military ghosts. In this novel he is haunted by the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo. It is based on the legends of the Tidworth Military Hospital Drummer Boy.


Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War where I describe battlefield medical care of this era.


Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.


If you like this page and would like to easily share it with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:

 
 







Dr R Rows; Professor Elliot Smith; Mr T H Pear and Dr W H R Rivers were appointed by the Medical Research Council to run the hospital and treat the casualties. After a year, in 1916 Dr W H R Rivers, now well known for his involvement with Siegfried Sassoon, moved his work to the Craiglockhart Psychiatric War Hospital in Edinburgh.

The continuation of World War One meant that male staff were now being called up officially and posted to other theatres of conflict, to be replaced by female staff. By 1917 any leave due to staff was reduced to 7, from 17 days a year.

Conditions for patients and staff deteriorated. Wards became unsanitary and patients behaviour more difficult to manage. Following on from "questions in The House", work on the estate farm was implemented for patients that brought about an overall change for the better. Shell shock casualties were still being admitted in the first half of 1919.

The Military Hospital was handed back to the Lunacy Board in August 1919 and became an overspill hospital for Rampton and Parkhurst Prison. The overall site became Ashworth Hospital in1989 and the Moss Side site closed in 1995.

With grateful thanks to Dr John K Rowlands in Liverpool for this article which is from his newsletter called Moss Side Remembered, in 1995.


More Auxiliary Hospitals of WWI.

If you would like to contribute any information or photographs then please contact me.




Forces War Records

Forces War Records are a genealogy site where you can find military records of over 6 million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships. This link includes a free search and a special discount of 40% off membership offer for visitors who use the discount code AF40 if they decide to become a member.
Search Now. A unique feature is their WW1 Soldiers Medical Records section.







If you would like to contribute to this page, suggest changes or inclusions to this website or would like to send me a photograph then please e-mail me.



Official QARANC webpage.

QA Association website.

In The Company of Nurses Book.


***********************************************




The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital Novel - a Book by CG Buswell


The Drummer Boy Novel


Read our posts on:

» Facebook

» Google+

» Instagram

» Twitter


Offers

» Army Discounts





Present Day

» Become An Army Nurse

» Junior Ranks

» Officer Ranks

» Abbreviations

» Nicknames

» Service Numbers

Ministry of Defence Hospital Units

» MDHU Derriford

» MDHU Frimley Park

» MDHU Northallerton

» MDHU Peterborough

» MDHU Portsmouth

» RCDM Birmingham



Field Hospitals

» Camp Bastion Field Hospital and Medical Treatment Facility MTF Helmand Territory Southern Afghanistan





Territorial Army

» TA Field Hospitals and Field Ambulances


Photos

» Florence Nightingale Plaque

» Photographs


Uniform

» Why QA's Wear Grey

» Beret

» Greatcoat TFNS

» Lapel Pin Badge

» Army School of Psychiatric Nursing Silver Badge

» Cap Badge

» Corps Belt

» ID Bracelet

» Silver War Badge WWI

» Officer's Cloak

» QAIMNSR Tippet

» Officer Medal

» Hospital Blues Uniform WW1


Events

» Armed Forces Day

» Recreated WWI Ward

» Reunions

» Corps Day

» Freedom of Rushmoor

» Re-enactment Groups

» Military Events

» Remembrance

» AMS Carol Service

» QARANC Association Pilgrimage to Singapore and Malaysia 2009

» Doctors and Nurses at War

» War and Medicine Exhibition

» International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine DiMiMED

» QA Uniform Exhibition Nothe Fort Weymouth


Famous QA's

» Dame Margot Turner

» Dame Maud McCarthy

» Military Medal Awards To QAs

» Moment of Truth TV Documentary

» Sean Beech


Nursing Events

International Nurses Day


Info

» Search

» Site Map

» Contact

» Websites



We are seeking help with some answers to questions sent by readers. These can be found on the Army Nursing page.



» Find QA's

» Jokes

» Merchandise

» Mugs

» Personalised Poster

» Poppy Badges

» Stamp

» Teddy Bears

» Pin Badges

» Wall Plaques

» Fridge Magnet



» The Abandoned Soldier


© Site contents copyright QARANC.co.uk 2006 - 2017 All rights reserved.
Privacy/Disclaimer Policy