As an important seaport Ramsgate became a strategic hospital base and some of the largest buildings in Thanet such as Chatham House College, the Granville Hotel in Ramsgate, and Yarrow Children’s Home in Broadstairs, were used as temporary hospitals. Additional beds were also placed in the Ramsgate General Hospital.
Women doctors were rejected at first by the government, so many women turned to nursing or voluntary work in hospitals and began to play a valuable part in the war effort. As they nursed the wounded Tommies they felt close to their own brothers, fiancés and fathers who were fighting overseas. Continue reading Dr Grace Dundas
The Thanet Advertiser October 9th 1915
The Mayor of Ramsgate announced that the Thanet Motor Ambulance paid for by public subscription was complete and ready for the Front. The ambulance would leave the premises of F J Wraight, the coach-builder on Monday and would be taken to Ramsgate Fire Station for public inspection 10am until 11am. The vehicle was built according to the latest model and would accommodate a driver, attendant and eight patients.