1. These are mentioned in the Care of the Sick and Wounded chapter in Leeds in the Great War (1924). Ranks are for the RAMC.
Sir Berkeley Moynihan – in 1914 he had the rank of Major in the RAMC at Beckett Park, but he was a nationally-known authority, and is remembered as a pioneering surgeon. He performed some of the earliest successful heart operations - and the story of one of these, in which he removed a tiny piece of shrapnel from the heart muscles of a Corporal Robert M Leyden, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, will feature in the publication next March. Moynihan was Chairman of the Army Advisory Board from 1916, and when he was demobilised in 1919 (returning to the Leeds Medical School/Leeds General Infirmary) he held the rank of Major General.
The book has been published - read sample pages at www.firstworldwarhospital.co.uk Colonel A D Sharp and Colonel H Collinson – COs of the 1st and 2nd West Riding Field Ambulance, RAMC (TF) Major (later Lt-Col) J Faulkner Dobson – devised the plan to use Beckett Park from 1912 –– he was the first administrator. Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1905 Major James Alane Coupland – Registrar, who appears in many group photographs. Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1896 Lt-Col A G Barrs Lt-Col Harry Littlewood – was put in charge of medical and surgical departments. He became the administrator in 1915. Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1890 Lt-Col C S Ligertwood replaced Littlewood in 1919. Major R Lawford Knaggs – in charge of sixty beds for sick officers. Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1894 Major (later Lt-Col) G W Watson – Registrar 1915 – 19 Major Arthur Longley Whitehead Captain Edward Walter Bain Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1912 Captain G P Anning Captain Joseph Coy le Fleming Burrow – in charge of electrical work Captain Carter – assisted Burrow Captain J F Stansfield (X-Ray department) Miss Euphemia Steele Innes RRC (Matron of LGI) was Matron-in-Chief - 'Principal Matron' Miss Jessie Hills – first Matron of Beckett Park until 1915 – previously Matron of Royal Infirmary Halifax Miss Mabel Whiffin – replaced Jessie Hills after she left to work in France at a base hospital Miss F H Tomlin – first Assistant Matron, transferred to East Leeds Wartime Hospital as Matron in 1915 Miss M Storey – Assistant Matron at 2nd Northern in 1917 - was she, in fact, Annie Storey? Miss Gertrude Bullman – Sister arriving on Aug 7 1914 Miss Margaret Hughes - Sister arriving on Aug 7 1914 Miss Anne Simpson - Sister arriving on Aug 7 1914 Miss Caroline Bayly - sent for service in France/Belgium 1915 Miss Mary Wharton - sent for service in France/Belgium 1915 Miss Anne E Roberts - sent for service in France/Belgium 1915 Miss Elinor Sheard - sent for service in France/Belgium 1915 Miss Amy Relph - sent for service in France/Belgium 1915 Mr F C Appleton – organization of transports (volunteers) Mr J S Mathers - organization of transports (volunteers) Major Jamieson (later Lt-Col) - Professor of Anatomy at the University of Leeds, Registrar and Assistant Administrator – then Administrator until September 1919 Lt-Col Maxwell Telling – at first, in charge of surgical and medical with Moynihan Lt-Col Walter Thompson – in charge, surgical from 1915 Alderman Charles Lupton, Treasurer of the Leeds Infirmary and Lord Mayor – gave advice on hospital management and organisation. Sir Alfred Keogh – Director general Army Medical Department – complimented Leeds on its efficiency Major General H M Lawson – C in C Northern Command Major Wilfrid Vining – Pathologist to the hospital, put in charge of cerebrospinal fever (meningitis) cases, tetanus and other infections in the West Riding. These cases were usually admitted to Killingbeck Hospital in Leeds. Leading paediatrician after the War. Captain M Stewart – Professor of Pathology at the University of Leeds, attached to East Leeds Hospital staff, in charge of cases of typhoid, dysentery, malaria – did much bacteriological work Captain Maxwell Munby – department for injuries to jaws and face - Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1918 Captain Alan Forty - dept for injuries to jaws and face – dental surgeon Captain A D Shefford – replaced Captain Forty in 1917 Captain Child – surgeon-dentist at East Leeds – dentures department Captain Samuel W Daw Honorary Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary 1913 Captain Richardson Captain W Gough Captain Alfred Gough Captain Fayerweather – American surgeon (are you researching Great War medics in the States? Email! Captain Spencer – American surgeon Major W A Stott RE – had a medical background – in charge of workshops at Beckett Park in basket-weaving, tailoring etc Lt-Col Wardop Griffith – in charge of masseurs. Most of these appear to have been members of the Almeric Paget Military Massage Corps. 'Massage and electrical treatment' was roughly equivalent to what would today be called physiotherapy. Major E Solly – replaced Griffith Dr Morton (later Lieutenant) - in charge of re-education of muscles Captain Dawkes – organised classes in a school of sanitation and health for American medical officers and others (203 American MOs passed through Beckett’s Park Lt-Col Griffith – in charge of the Cardiac Centre at East Leeds Hospital Dr Hoyland Smith – Commandant of the Voluntary Bearer Company Mr A Sheard – Adjutant Voluntary Bearer Company Mr J Penny – Quartermaster – Voluntary Bearer Company Mr J W Jessop - Voluntary Bearer Company Mr H M Hepworth - Voluntary Bearer Company Mr S B Heaps - Voluntary Bearer Company Colonel C. W. E. Duncombe, C.B.E. (Red Cross County Director, 1916-1919)
2 Alphabetical list of members of the RAMC who worked at Beckett Park – not exhaustive:
ACKROYD, Herbert S ; BANKS, George; BATERSBY, Frederick; BATTY, William H; BEARD, Philip S; BECK, Douglas; BEST, William; BICKNELL, Hugh C; BOUTLE, Ernest; BRANNAN, Thomas; BROOK, Wilfred; BROOKS, Joseph; BROOKS, Sidney; BROWN, Francis L ; BROWN, Thomas L ; BRUCE, Walter; BRUNTON, Thomas H; BUCKLEY, George Frederick; BUTLER, Frederick W; CHAPLIN, John F ; CLAY, James ; CLIFT, Frederick H; COLLINSON, COOK, Lawrence; COOPER, William; CUSSINS, William A ; DAVY, Richard; DONSON, Thomas M ; EVANS, George ; FALKINGHAM, Joseph ; FENTON, James ; FENTON, Percy; FIELD, Harry ; FIRTH, Herbert G ; FISHER, Lawrence; FLETCHER, James H ; FOX, Harry ; FRANKLIN, Harry; FRYER, George; GAUNT, John William ; GORDON, Thomas M; GOSNEY, Charles F ; HALMSHAW, Herbert H ; HAMPSHIRE, Percy ; HANCOCK, William Selby ; HARPER, John; HETHERINGTON, Bertie; HOGGARTH, Thomas; HOLDSWORTH, Walter ; HOLMES, Gilbert; HOPTON, Clifford C ; HUTTON, Frederick ; JENNINGS, James Samuel ; JOHNSON, Walter ; JONES, Henry ; JOPLIN, Horace A ; JOYNESS, Edwin ; KEITH, Timothy S ; KING, Horace ; KNOWLES, Willie ; LAMONT, James C; LAPISH, William; LAWRENCE, Charles S ; LEACH, Samuel B ; LEVINE, George ; LISTER, George ; MAYO, George F ; MILLER, Norman; MORRELL, Clifford ; MURGATROYD, Frederick; NICHOLSON,; PAPE, William ; PARKER, Fred ; PEACOCK, Harry ; PENNOCK, Arthur T ; PEXTON, Robert A ; PHILLIPS, Arthur ; POTTER, Walter or Albert; RATCLIFFE, Thomas A W ; REILLY, Alexander R ; RENDER, Harry ; RILEY, George V; ROBERTSHAW, Samuel ; ROSTRON, Arthur; ROWE, Arthur ; SANDERSON, Kenneth ; SHANNON, Thomas P; SHOOTER, Thomas ; SMITH, Edward ; SMITH, Herbert ; SMITH, Joseph ; STEARS, William; STEELE, Hubert; STEPHENSON, William ; STOKES, Tom ; TEALE, Clifford ; THIRTLE, Arthur J ; THOMPSON, George H ; THRIPPLETON, Gilbert ; TUPMAN, Herbert E ; VARLEY, John W J ; WALKER John E ; WALKER, Tom E; WALKER, William ; WALLER, William F; WARD, Baker ; WARD, Edward T M ; WATSON, Edward ; WHEATLEY, Walter; WILBY, George C; WILKINSON, Fred W; WILSON, Philip Esson; WILSON, Thomas S ; WINEROOFE, Simon ; WOOD, Clifford; WOOD, Frank ; WOOD, Frank H ; WOOD, Frederick ; WRIGHT, John .
Sister Mary Stollard - wrote a number of newspaper articles, including some for The Daily Mail Captain Hartley S Carter - became Literary Editor of the hospital magazine ‘The Blue Band’ Lieut N A Holdaway, MC – Manager of ‘The Blue Band’ Sgt W Robinson – Sports Editor of ‘The Blue Band’ Sgt. H K Bull – News Editor of ‘The Blue Band’ Rev D Collier CF – Distribution Manager of ‘The Blue Band’