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Lemnos Hospital is highly significant as a hospital specifically built to service the needs of returned servicemen suffering from mental illness, shell shock, as a result of World War One. The Aleppo pine tree (Pinus halepensis), believed to have been grown from a seed from the trees on the island of Lemnos, is a reminder of the origins of the hospital and is a tribute to those who served during World War One.

The Hospital was officially opened on 12 July 1926 by Governor Sir William Campion.  It was named after the island in the Aegean Sea used as a Hospital during World War One. It was designed with the intention of providing a home rather than an institution for returned service men, and in this respect reflected the contemporary attitude towards hospital design in the 1920s.

 

Location

Address:Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park, 6008
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.962458
Long: 115.802782
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th July, 1926
Front Inscription

This Building was Erected for the Welfare of Soldiers who Suffered in the Great War.

Source: WMR, HWA
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