The Wartime Memories Project - Northwick Park. 327th Station Hospital

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The camp was situated on Northwick Park Estate in Gloucestershire, home of the Spencer-Churchill Family. Northwick Park, 327th Station Hospital was built in by Higgs & Hill in 1943 as an American field hospital in anticipation of D-Day, it was under the command of Colonel Benjamin Moxness. The first of the U.S. Medical Staff arrived on Monday 20th December 1943. The remainder arrived on Tuesday 4th of January, 1944 the Chapel and Mortuary were still being constructed. The status was changed on Thursday to working under the control of the International Red Cross who had absolute jurisdiction as Protecting Power over all injured POW's in England. Medical staff were entertained Christmas of 1944 with a magic show by John Malin, co-founder of the Blockley Antiquarian Society. The hospital was closed down during the

On 1st June 1944 the camp became an American Red Cross Unit POW hospital under the control of the International Red Cross, many German POW's were treated at the hospital. In the third week of June 1945, the hospital was closed.

In 1947-8 Northwick Park camp was handed over by the War Department to the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Health and the camp became home to many displaced Polish families who lived there until the 1960's. Today the camp is a business centre.

I lived at Northwick Park in Gloucestershire, after the war when it was turned into a displaced persons camp and I have set up a website about my time there.

Northwick Park Polish Displaced Persons Camp

Zosia Biegus.

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