Kowloon Hospital [1925- ]
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The War Memorial Nursing Home opened on this site on Wednesday, 16th March 1932 .
Despite the name, in its early years it was a civilian hospital. The name referred to the fund that commemorated the people who fought in WW1, and which contributed to the costs of building this hospital.
After WW2, the Royal Navy Hospital in Wanchai was considered in too poor condition to be re-used. So the War Memorial Hospital was taken over by the Navy, and became the new Royal Navy Hospital.
Unfortunately I can't pinpoint an exact location for this place. An email sent to Shatin District council has solicited only vague details, and I can't seem to find anything on the web. According to a very helpful Jadee Bow at the Shatin District Council, they have no exact location because it was probably bulldozed during the development of Shatin town centre and the widening of Tai Po Road. Another council member recalls that it was on Tai Po Road near Lek Yuen and Wo Che (both now turned into Govt housing estates).
For those wondering where the theatre used to be.
Dates from Raymond Lo via Cinema Treasures (click through for more information about the cinema).
Shanghai Street - now famous for its array of home-improvement/DIY shops as well as these Shophouses.
There is an entry in Wiki describing this building, which gives these dates: It was built between 1903 and 1906, and officially opened on July 1, 1907.
Donald C Bowie's 'Captive Surgeon' gives a detailed account of his time at the hospital between 1942 and 1945. During that time he was the Senior Medical Officer, and the hospital cared for Allied POWs.
I've added a completion date of 1669 for David's housekeeping, however, this is only the date of when Yuen Long market was moved to where the current MTR now sits.
1669 is post coastal clearance. I have no idea how long Yuen Liong was established prior to that particular Imperial edict.