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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
South Oxfordshire
Town
Henley On Thames
County
Oxfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr E T Sheppard
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: June 1923
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 19 April 1922
    Attended by: Viscount Hambleden
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60630
Current location

Former Memorial Hospital
Harpsden Way
Henley On Thames
South Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
RG9 1ED
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 763 814
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial hospital containing two public and three private wards, an x-ray room, an operating theatre and rooms for the matron and staff. There was also a laundry, garage and mortuary. A ladies league was formed to provide linen, garments and comforst for the patients and to help in thier after-care. A contributory patients plan was put in place costing 2d a week for a man or woman and 2d each for each for a man and his wife with free treatment for thier children up to the age of 16, after which they paid 1d a week until the started work.
Inscription
(Unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
History
2002: The hospital did close and it is now a Retirement complex 1969: Plans were put forward to close the hospital and concentrate medical services at the two reading Hospitals and local medical services at Townlands Hospital
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: The site was given by Mr and Mrs J C Walker in memory of their son, Capt Arthur Walker who had been killed in Gallipoli. Almost 1,200 subscribers funded the mermoial. One the day of the laying of the foundatino stone a trail of pennies was started from the town hall to contribute towards the hospital equipment fund.
Memorial: £21,615 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Henley and South Oxfordshire Standard 12 May 1922 Unveiling report
  • Local Publication/Booklet March 1969 St Mary's News
  • Henley Standard 10 February 1989

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