First Patients at Rosslyn Lodge Hospital, 1916

During World War I, there was an increased need for hospital space. Private owners of large homes were encouraged to loan their houses to the British Red Cross. Herbert Hill, the owner of Rosslyn Lodge in Belsize Park, donated his property for use as a hospital. This photo is of the first patients to be admitted. At first the hospital provided space for 36 soldiers, but demand required expansion of the building to house up to 104 wounded men. After the war, the house was returned to its owner, and is now the headquarters for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
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Height: 7.2cm, Length: 10cm
BRCS: British Red Cross Society
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Photographic print

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