Lady Mary Meynell's
Hospital for Officers
8 Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0DG
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1915 - 1918

Convalescent (military)
In 1915 Lady Mary Meynell opened a hospital for officers in her own home in Lennox Gardens.  It had 23 beds.

The Hospital was affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital in Millbank and was run by the Chelsea Voluntary Aid Detachment.

The future Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was a patient here in 1915 after being wounded in the hand during the Battle of Loos.  His mother was a friend of Lady Mary Meynell, and the Hospital was known to be particularly efficient.

By 1917 the Hospital had 29 beds.

It closed in December 1918.

Present status (May 2010)

The building has been converted into apartments.

8 Lennox Gardens
The building from the northeast.

8 Lennox Gardens
The main entrance.

Blue plaque 8 Lennox Gardens
A blue plaque by the main entrance commemorates the Polish Ambassador to London at the outbreak of WW2, Count Edward Raczynski.

References (Accessed 20th December 2013)

(Author unstated) 1917 List of the various hospitals treating military cases in the United Kingdom.  London, H.M.S.O.

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

Thorpe DR 2010 Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan.  London, Chatto & Winuds.


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