Lemnos Hospital & Aleppo PinePrint Page
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.
|Address:||Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park, 6008|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.962458|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 12th July, 1926|
This Building was Erected for the Welfare of Soldiers who Suffered in the Great War.