These are to Certify that Mr. Francis Cole recv'd as an Hospital Mate in my Department from the 12th Day of December 1812 to the 4th of March 1813....[words of commendation follow].
Diploma, ADS on laid watermarked paper, sheet 225 x 185mm. Creases from folds, as normal.
The Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire, began as a Royal Navy hospital in 1753. It has a long and distinguished history in the medical care of service personnel in peacetime and in war. In 1902 the hospital became known as the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, and in the 1940s, RNH Haslar set up the country's first 'blood bank' to help treat wounded soldiers from the Second World War. The Royal Hospital Haslar officially closed as the last military hospital in the UK in 2007, and is now used by the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to treat both military and civilian patients.
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