Woburn Military Hospital WW1

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Reference WMO263354

Address:

St Mary's Church

Park Street

Woburn

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Shield-shaped tablet edged in gilt with coat of arms at top and motto 'che sera sera'.
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IN MEMORY / OF SIXTEEN NON-COMMISSIONED AND MEN WHO DIED IN / THE WOBURN MILITARY HOSPITAL / 1914-1920 / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED / BY MARY, WIFE OF HERBRAND XI WIFE OF BEDFORD KG / (NAMES) / ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHANNES ZACHERIAS TRUTER F.R.C.S. EDIN. / OF WELLINGTON, SOUTH AFRICA, ASSISTANT SURGEON TO THE HOSPITAL / WHO DIED AT WOBURN ABBEY 15TH DECEMBER 1918 / AND TO THE MEMORY OF / CONSTANCE ANNIE DEAN OF NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND / A MEMBER OF THE NURSING STAFF WHO DIED AT WOBURN ABBEY / 4TH DECEMBER 1918 / BOTH IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES / AND YOU, TO WHOM IT WAS NOT GIVEN / TO DIE UPON THE FOUGHTEN FIELD, / YES, YOU FULLY EQUALLY HAVE STRIVEN / FOR YOUR LIVES DID YIELD / AS NOBLY AS THE MEN WHO FELL, / THERE IN THE BLAZING MOUTH OF HELL / NO IN THE WILD RUSH OF THE FIGHT / GOD SAW IT MEET FOR YOU TO DIE, / YET HE WHO KEEPS HIS ARMOUR BRIGHT / HIS LORD DOTH MAGNIFY. / YOU ANSWERED EQUALLY THE CALL, / AND HE WHO GIVES HIMSELF GIVES ALL. / ON THE OUTBREAK OF THE GREAT WAR AUGUST 1914, A MILITARY / HOSPITAL CONTAINING 102 BEDS WAS EQUIPPED AT WOBURN ABBEY BY MARY / DUCHESS OF BEDFORD, AND MAINTAINED BY HER FOR 6 YEARS. / IN 1917, THE HOSPITAL WAS APPOINTED ONE OF THE SPECIAL SURGICAL / MILITARY HOSPITALS. CONVOYS OF WOUNDED RECEIVED DIRECT FROM FRANCE / AND 2453 NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN PASSED / THROUGH THE HOSPITAL

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