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« on: September 26, 2011, 19:44:58 PM »

During the First World War a large military hospital was built south-east of the station at Orpington, funded by the government of Ontario, Canada. Originally known as Ontario Military Hospital, it was later designated as 'General Hospital No.16'. It originally accommodated 1,050 patients; an extra wing was added in 1917. The Officer Commanding was Colonel D. W. McPherson, and the Matron was M. H. Smith. By January 1919, more than 15,000 wounded soldiers had been treated here. Many of the 182 who died are buried in "Canadian Corner" of All Saints' churchyard.

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 19:50:24 PM »

Location plan for the Ontario Military Hospital..

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 20:03:52 PM »

My Mum had the mis-fortune of a stay here in the 1970's. It looked like it hadn't changed much since WWI!!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 12:34:37 PM »

King George V visiting the Ontario Military Hospital during WWI..

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 19:40:56 PM »

A couple of old postcards of the hospital.

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 15:37:48 PM »

I guess this is the same place?

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 12:40:27 PM »

A much better version of the picture in a previous post..

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 17:03:09 PM »

A series of photographs (Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/ Restrictions on use: Nil  Copyright: Expired) taken at the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington. First one taken December 1917, and shows (Left to right) Alma (Finnie) Lucas, Peterborough; Jean Bennett, Toronto; Olga Weldon (Lindsay, Ont.); Colonel MacPherson, Toronto.

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 17:06:57 PM »

Scenes at Canadian Hospital Orpington, during the voting December 1917. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 12:25:41 PM »

More than 30,000 wounded soldiers have been treated during the war at the Military Hospital at Orpington, Kent, erected nad ?quipped by the Government of Ontario. These included 16,402 Canadians and 12,592 Imperial troops

Abergavenny Chronicle 27/6/1919
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