WW1 1916 postcard with views of Canadian General Hospital No. 2 France

$16.00 CAD

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Postcard with 9 small images of  the Canadian  General HospitaL No.2 located at Le Tréport France. Tents, chapel, ambulances, nurses, doctors, patients, etc.


Postmarked ‘–IV 16 BELGIE LEBERPOSTE—' Belgium to “Hopital de l’Océan La Panne Belgique

Corners bit chipped. Top and bottom edges reinforced on back with tape.


During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre. No.3 General Hospital was established there in November 1914, No.16 General Hospital in February 1915, No.2 Canadian General Hospital in March 1915, No.3 Convalescent Depot in June 1915 and Lady Murray's B.R.C.S. Hospital in July 1916. These hospitals contained nearly 10,000 beds. No.47 General Hospital arrived in March 1917 and later that year, a divisional rest camp and a tank training depot were established in the neighbourhood. By March 1919, the hospitals had been closed and Le Treport became the headquarters of the 68th Division, which re-formed there before going to the Rhine. The divisional supply depot was closed in June 1919. There are now 445 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery.