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United States Army Base Hospital No. 11

(1916—1919)

Base Hospital No. 11 was organized in July, 1916, by the St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, and Augustana Hospitals, Chicago, Ill. The unit was mobilized March 4, 1918 and transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa on April 2. After 11 weeks of training at Camp Dodge it proceeded on June 18 to Camp Mills, NY. On June 28 it sailed on the Matagama from Hoboken, NJ arriving in Liverpool on June 10 and Cherbourg on July 12. From Cherbourg, the unit proceeded by train to Nantes, Department Loire Inferieure, base section No. 1, arriving July 16. Base Hospital No. 11 became a type A, 1,000-bed hospital, with crisis expansion to 2,500. It cared for 2,012 medical and 3,890 surgical cases with the largest number of patients, 2,386, on October 15. Base Hospital No. 11 was relieved by Evacuation Hospital No. 28, on January 14, 1919, sailing from St. Nazaire April 13, on the Rijndam. It arrived at Newport News, VA., April 25, and was demobilized at Camp Grant, Ill., April 29, 1919 (Adapted from: Ford, 1927, p. 638).

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Augustana Hospital.  Chicago, Illinois
Augustana Hospital. Chicago, Illinois
Augustana Hospital was located on the North Side of Chicago at 2035 N. Lincoln, on what is known as the Presidents' Corner: Lincoln, Garfield and Cleveland Avenues. Built by the Lutheran Church, Augustana Hospital opened in 1881 and closed in 1989. Augustana Hospital sponsored Base Hospital 11.
St. Mary's Hospital.  Chicago, Illinoia
St. Mary's Hospital. Chicago, Illinoia
St, Mary's Hospital founded in 1894 to care for Polish immigrants and merged with other Catholic institutions in 2001 and is now the St. Mary Campus of the Resurrection Health Center. The hospital is located at 2233 W. Division St., Chicago. St. Mary's was a sponsoring hospital of Base Hospital 11.
St. Joseph's Hospital.  Chicago, Illinois
St. Joseph's Hospital. Chicago, Illinois
St. Joseph's Hospital was founded in 1868. Located in the Lincoln Park area at 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive, the hospital is still a full service health care facility now part of the Resurrection Health Center. St. Joseph's was a sponsoring hospital of Base Hospital 11.
Nelson Mortimer Percy
Nelson Mortimer Percy
Nelson Mortimer Percy. Born in 1875 in Dexter, Iowa, Nelson Mortimer Percy was a graduate of Rush Medical College in 1899. Dr. Percy was an attending surgeon at Augustana Hospital and at St. Mary's Hospital in Chicago. Lt. Col. Nelson Mortimer Percy was the Surgical Director, U.S. Base Hospital No. 11.
Robert Emmett Flannery
Robert Emmett Flannery
Robert Emmett Flannery. Born in 1884 in Wisconsin, Robert Emmett Flannery was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1906. He was an attending surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital in Chicago. Captain Flannery was Chief of the Surgical Service, Base Hospital No. 11. SOURCE: History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Biographical Publishing Corporation, 1922. p. 505. Copyright status: out of copyright.
F. O. McFarland
F. O. McFarland
F. O. McFarland. F. O. McFarland graduated in 1910 from the Rush Medical School and became an instructor at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming and at Camp McCoy, Indiana. Col. F. O. McFarland was the Commanding Officer of Base Hospital 11 from 02 April 1918 to 20 January 1919. SOURCES: Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Volume 37. p. 239. Rush University Medical Center Archives. p. 39 of Finding Aid. www.lib.rush.edu/archives
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Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Postcard: Birds-eye view of Camp Dodge, Iowa.
Camp Dodge Iowa
Camp Dodge Iowa
Postcard: Base Hospital Camp Dodge, Iowa
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Postcard: Base Hospitals Camp Dodge, Iowa
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Postcard: Camp Dodge Roll Call
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa
Postcard: Camp Dodge, Iowa Where the soldiers live
Camp Mills, Long Island, Nassau, New York
Camp Mills, Long Island, Nassau, New York
Postcard: Aeroplane view showing a section of Camp Mills, L. I.
Camp Mills, Nassau, New York
Camp Mills, Nassau, New York
Postcard: Recreation Hall Camp Mills, New York
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U. S. Army

Base Hospital 11  

July 1916 - 29 April 1919


Ford, Colonel Joseph H. The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War: Administration American Expeditionary Forces. Volume II. Prepared Under the Direction of Maj. Gen. M. W. Ireland. Washington D. C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1927.

 

History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Biographical Publishing Corporation, 1922.  

 

Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Volume 37.

 

Flikke, Julia Otteson. Nurses in Action. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1943.

 

Rush University Medical Center Archives.  Finding Aid.  www.lib.rush.edu/archives 

Organization Details

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Active:
Founded by: St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 1
Founded by: St. Mary's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 1
Founded by: Augustana Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 1
Active:
From: July 1916 1
To: 29 Apr 1919 1
Date:
Arrival: 25 Apr 1919 1
Arrival: 16 Jul 1918 1
Arrival: 12 Jul 1918 1
Arrival: 10 Jul 1918 1
Demobilized: 29 Apr 1919 1
Departure: 11 Jul 1918 2
Mobilized: 04 Mar 1918 1
Operating: 25 July 1918 - 14 January 1919 1
Organized: July 1916 1
Sailing: 13 Apr 1919 1
Sailing: 28 Jun 1918 1
Training: 03 April 1918 - 17 June 1918 1
Transferred: 18 Jun 1918 1
Transferred: 02 Apr 1918 1
Transiting: 12 July 1918 - 16 July 1918 1
Transiting: 19 June 1918 - 28 June 1918 1
Transitioning: 25 April 1919 - 29 April 1919 1
Transitioning: 14 January 1919 - 13 April 1919 1
Transitioning: 16 July 1918 - 25 July 1918 1
Organization:
Also known as: Base Hospital # 11 1
Category: Medical Department 1
Name: Base Hospital No. 11 1
Parent Organization: United States Army 1
Sub-Organization: American Expeditionary Forces 1
Organizational Status:
Demobilization: Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois 1
Demobilization: Camp Grant 1
Demobilization: 29 April 1919 3
Mobilization: Chicago. Illinois 1
Mobilization: St. Mary's Hospital 1
Mobilization: 04 March 1918 1
Relief: Evacuation Hospital No. 28 1
Relief: Nantes, France 1
Relief: 14 Jan 1919 1
Personnel:
Chief Nurse: Julia Otteson Flikke, A. N. C. 4
Chief of Surgical Service: Maj. R. C. Flannery, M. C. 5
Chief of Surgical Service: Lieut. Col. Nelson M. C. 5
Commanding Officer: Capt. I. R. Schmidt, M. C. 5
Commanding Officer: Col. F. O. McFarland, M. C. 5
Place:
Location: Camp Grant, Rockford Winnebago, Illinois 1
Place:
Location: Newport News, Warwick, Virginia 1
Place:
Location: St. Nazaire, France 1
Place:
Location: Nantes, France 1
Place:
Location: Cherbourg, France 6
Place:
Location: Liverpool, England 1
Place:
Location: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey 1
Place:
Location: Camp Millls, Long Island, Nassau, New York 1
Place:
Location: Camp Dodge, Polk, Iowa 1
Place:
Location: Chicago, Cook, Illinois 1

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  1. Ford, Col. Joseph H. The Medical Department of the U. S. Army in the World War: Administration American Expeditionary Forces. Volume II. Prepared Under the Direction of Maj. Gen. M. W. Ireland. U. S. Government Printing Office, 1927. p. 638. — Contributed by msagenealogy3
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  3. Ford, Col. Joseph H. The Medical Department of the U. S. Army in the World War: Administration American Expeditionary Forces. Volume II. Prepared Under the Direction of Maj. Gen. M. W. Ireland. U. S. Government Printing Office, 1927. p. 638. — Contributed by msagenealogy3
  4. http://e-anca.org/bios/Flikke.htm — Contributed by msagenealogy3
  5. Ford, Col. Joseph H. The Medical Department of the U. S. Army in the World War: Administration American Expeditionary Forces. Volume II. Prepared Under the Direction of Maj. Gen. M. W. Ireland. U. S. Government Printing Office, 1927. p. 639. — Contributed by msagenealogy3
  6. Cherbourg, France — Contributed by msagenealogy3

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