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Barnwell Military Hospital

History of Barnwell Military Hospital

Approximate location

‘Barnwell at War’ (2018) notes that the 850-bed Barnwell Military Hospital was built as an offshoot of the First Eastern General Hospital in the centre of the city. It was built to isolate soldiers with sexually transmitted diseases.

In 1917 the Globe pub nearby was burgled by Canadian soldiers based at the hospital. (Cambridge Daily News October 15th 1917).

For more information see:

Behind the Wire

 

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