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.
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. <Read more ...>