Rare WWI V.A.D. Hospital Candlesticks, Caenshill Weybridge Hospital 1914-1919. For Sale
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Rare WWI V.A.D. Hospital Candlesticks, Caenshill Weybridge Hospital 1914-1919.:
The Voluntary Aid Detachment was a voluntary unit of civilians and Red Cross providing nursing care for military personnel in the United Kingdom and various other countries in the British Empire. The most important periods of operation for these units were during World War I and World War II.
“The Caens Hill Auxiliary Military Hospital opened on 27th October 1914 in a house lent by Mr Hugh Locke-King. It had 32 beds and was affiliated to the Connaught Hospital in Aldershot.
The nursing staff consisted of a Matron and 2 trained nurses, and 7 living-in members of the local Voluntary Aid Detachment (whose Commandant was Mrs Ethel Locke-King).”
This rare and emotive pair of candlesticks would have stood in the house and home of The Caens Hill Auxiliary Military Hospital, most likely a gift to Mr Hugh Locke-King as an act of gratitude for his generosity in lending his house for the war effort.
The last image displayed in the listing is a sample photograph taken from a post card of the house as it stood during the war.
Please see photographs for condition. Note some surface wear small bending to flowers and petal rims.