Registered Charity No: 263374  -  Founded in 1970

Oaklands Hospital

Oaklands Red Cross

Auxiliary Hospital,

Elton Road,


Part One: Setting up the hospital Part Two: Financing and equipping the hospital Part Three: Life at hospital Part Four: Staffing and nursing care at the hospital Part Five: ‘Jacko’ the transportation hero Part Six: The one fatality Part Seven: List of patients Driver/Nurse Rose Norton Harper Rose Norton Harper's Autograph Book

It is by Mike Williams's kind generosity and enthusiasm that this project has been allowed to be viewed on this website.

If you have any ancestors who are mentioned in the patients roll then please contact us so that we may be able to exchange further information and stories relating to those tragic times.

A wonderful Autograph Book was very kindly passed to me by Mike Williams. A colleague of his Bob Williams had transcribed the names and carried out some in depth research into the soldiers who came to Clevedon to convalesce during the First World War.

I also transcribed the names and carried out research, so I believe that between us we have as true a transcript as possible, sadly a chap from the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry has a signature that has beaten us all.

The book belonged to Nurse Rose Norton-Harper, we have assumed that the drawings of a dark haired nurse are Rose; a photo of Rose would make a wonderful addition to this file as would any further information relating to the Hospital and its patients.

Please help us; we in turn would be very willing to provide copies of the entries relating to family members.

Rob Campbell - Chairman - Local History Group

History of the hospital - list of contents

Clevedon History Postcard Corner Collectors' Lot Village Pump Clevedon at War

From left to right Miss Ethel Satchell, Rose's ladies maid and housekeeper, Mike Williams's aunt. Mrs Irene Dalrymple-Clark, Rose's sister her husband was awarded the MC and killed in the First World War. Mike Williams This photograph was taken in 1954, the year after Rose's death.

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