This web site is about the experiences of National Servicesmen serving at the British Commonwealth General Hospital in Kure, Japan between 1950 and 1956.




British Commonwealth General Hospital.


Author of this article David Oates.


The following pages discribe some of the experiences of Service Personnel in the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps during the Korean War, 1950 to 1953 and for the following two years. Each person served at the British Commonwealth General Hospital, in Kure, Japan.


I (David Oates) was a National Serviceman and enlisted in February 1952 for a period of two years. I served at the hospital from December 1952 until December 1953 and worked as a member of the surgical team as an Operating Theatre Technician.