Auxiliary Hospital for Officers
19 Hyde Park Gardens, W2 2LY
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1916 - 1919

Convalescent (military)

In 1916 the house at 19 Hyde Park Gardens was lent by a Mr F. Carbutt for use as an auxiliary Hospital.  The property was unfurnished and was equipped by private subscription, Mr Carbutt also contributing £200 towards the redecoration and lighting costs.  A new bathroom and WC were installed, paid for privately.  Each quarter-year Mr Carbutt donated £112 10 shillings (£112.50) towards rates and taxes.

The Hospital was affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank and opened in August 1916.  It had 21 beds for officers.  

The running costs were financed by the usual capitation grant from the War Office and by Mr Fenwick Harrison, whose son Captain Harrison continued the payments after his father's death (it was estimated that, between them, they had contributed some £6,000).

The Hospital closed in May 1919.

Present status (July 2010)

The property has now been converted into apartments.

19 Hyde Park Gardens  19 Hyde Park Gardens
No. 19 Hyde Park Gardens.
(Author unstated) 1917 List of the various hospitals treating military cases in the United Kingdom.  London, H.M.S.O.

(Author unstated) 1921 Reports by the Joint War Committee and the Joint War Finance Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem in England on Voluntary Aid Rendered to the Sick and Wounded at Home and Abroad and to British Prisoners of War, 1914-1919. London, HMSO (reprinted in facsimile, 2009. The Naval and Military Press Ltd in association with the Imperial War Museum).

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