Hospital for Belgian Soldiers
 78 Onslow Gardens, Kensington, SW7 3QB
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1914 - 1917

Convalescent (military)
At the beginning of WW1 the premises were used to accommodate Belgian refugees - families who had fled the battlefields.  In December 1914, however, the house was converted into a hospital for sick and wounded Belgian soldiers.

The Hospital for Belgian Soldiers had 25 beds, all of which were occupied by 16th January 1915.  The Hospital was run by the London/50 Voluntary Aid Detachment.  Its Commandant was Mrs Scott-Gatty, the niece of the Earl of Sandwich.  The Earl had been one of the first to offer hospitality to Belgian refugees when they arrived in England and, indeed, was the Chairman of the Belgian Relief Committee.

The Hospital closed in 1917.

Present status (October 2013)

The Grade II listed property is now divided into apartments.
78 Onslow Gardens

No. 78 Onslow Gardens is at the end of the terrace (above and below).

78 Onslow Gardens
References (Accessed 27th October 2013)

(Author unstated) 1915 News in brief.  The Red Cross 2, 45.

(Author unstated) 1925 The British Red Cross Society.  County of London Branch Annual Reports 1914-1924.  London, Harrison & Sons.


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