From the category: Behind the lines

55th General Hospital Lectern

In April 1917 part of the First Eastern General Hospital staff were sent from Cambridge to France, to help set up the 55th General Hospital at Wimereux near Boulogne.  In the Michaelhouse Chapel you will find a lectern used in the chapel of the 55th General Hospital.  The lectern was brought back to Cambridge by Lt.Col., Roderick OBE, MD, MC, Officer Commanding and was originally presented to St Andrew’s Chapel in Great St Mary’s Church.