Vere Gosling (Viscountess Galway) and Serlby Hall Hospital

Lady Galways Hospital Serlby Don Chron Oct 23 1914 pg 2 (3) CROPPED PORTRAIT

Title: Lady Galways Hospital Serlby Don Chron Oct 23 1914 pg 2 (3) CROPPED PORTRAIT
Description: by-nc

Vere Gosling was born in 1859 in Surrey. In 1879, she married George Edmund Milnes Monckton Arundell. Together, they founded a military hospital at their home Serlby Hall in around 1910, as a precautionary measure if England were to be invaded.

When the First World War broke out, this hospital was put to good use. Serlby Hall was unique as it was not administered by the Red Cross or St John’s. It functioned as an auxiliary military hospital under Surgeon General Ford of York and the hospitals running expenses were covered entirely by Lord and Lady Galway. The hospital had around 50 beds and housed soldiers from many different regiments. Lady Galway died in 1921.

Leave a Reply

Related Stories

thumbnail

Mary Effie Skipwith

During the First World War, Sophia Skipwith of Loversal Hall opened her home up as a hospital...

thumbnail

Gertrude Esther May Skipwith

Gertrude Esther May Skipwith, known just as May, was born in 1891 in Tunbridge Wells. May lived with...

thumbnail

Arnold Auxiliary Hospital nurse Winifred Clark

Winifred Clark, born in 1888, was a full time surgical staff nurse at the Arnold Auxiliary Hospital...

thumbnail

Doncaster accountant Norman Pickslay Clark

Norman Pickslay Clark was born in Doncaster. He attended Doncaster Grammar School and was killed in...