347th Station Hospital


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Reference WMO/278713

Address:

The Common

Marlborough

SN8 1DL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: LARGE ROUGH-HEWN STONE. GREY MARBLE TABLET WITH WHITE LETTERING
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DEDICATED TO HONOUR THE MEMBERS/ OF THE 347TH STATION HOSPITAL UNITED/ STATES ARMY - E.T.O. - WORLD WAR 11/ 12 MAY 1944 TO 30 JULY 1945 WHO WERE/ STATIONED IN ENGLAND ON MARLBOROUGH COMMON,/ TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH, WILTSHIRE./ TOTAL CAPACITY OF 1,154 BEDS, 764 BUILDINGS/ AND 390 TENTS, 49 OFFICERS, 75 NURSES,/ 400 ENLISTED MEN, 3 AMERICAN RED CROSS OFFICERS/ PLUS ALL THE LOCAL VOLUNTEERS FROM THE TOWN OF/ MARLBOROUGH THAT WORKED LONG HOURS HELPING THE NURSES/ AND DOCTORS ON THE 347TH STATION HOSPITAL./ AFTER D-DAY THE HOSPITAL RECEIVED AIR-EVACUATED BATTLE/ CASUALTIES DIRECT FROM THE CONTINENT SERVED BY TWO/ NEARBY AIRFIELDS./ NEXT MORNING EVACUATED CASULATIES/ WERE TAKEN TO GENERAL HOSPITALS BY TRAIN AND/ AMBULANCES TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW ARRIVALS OF/ CASUALTIES. TOTAL PATIENTS IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS 32,878/ GRAND TOTAL PATIENTS CARED FOR BY THE 347TH HOSPITAL - 62, 549/ DONATED BY THE NURSES AND/ ENLISTED MEN OF THE 347TH/ STATION HOSPITAL.

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