303 Station Hospital (Lilford Hall)

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The 303rd Station Hospital was a World War II hospital established in the grounds of Lilford Hall in Northamptonshire, England in September 1943 as a 750-bed hospital to provide medical attention to wounded men returning from combat. The Hospital also catered for illness and accidents of Molesworth Base personnel. The hospital also served Polebrook (351st BG), Grafton Underwood (384th BG) and wounded from Continental Europe after D-day.

The Hospital was expanded to a 1,500-bed hospital after D-day. The original Commanding Officer was Major Thompson followed by Colonels Smith, Abramson and Ragan. Seventy-five nurses had accommodations at the nearby Lilford Hall. The hospital was disbanded in May 1945.[1]

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