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Richmond Park’s South African military hospital

September 13, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


After the South African army suffered devastating losses during the First World War, a dedicated military hospital was established in London to treat the wounded. Conceived at the outbreak of war by a committee of prominent South Africans living in London, the hospital was finally built in 1916 on a 12-acre site in Richmond Park provided by King George V.

As part of the Know Your Place heritage festival, The National Archives are teaming up with Richmond Local Studies for a one-off talk that gives an insight into the lives of the South African soldiers and the medical staff who treated them.


The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
020 8876 3444