Tuesday November 17: Buckingham Palace
White frost this morning. Saw Brigge at 8:30.
At 9:15 May and I left by special train with Lady Fortescue, Wigan and Havelock Charles for Brockenhurst in the New Forest. Where we visited the wounded Indians, who arrived from the front. We saw about 1,200 of them. They are in two Hotels. Balmer Lawn Hotel and Forest Park Hotel and in tents outside, not at all suitable places for them in this cold weather, but none of them complained, hope soon they will be in better quarters. Major Lloyd IMS in charge also Col Perry IMS. Had luncheon with Mrs Morant at Brockenhurst Park. Visited huts which are being built to take 500 in her park and went to the Morant War Hospital which is full of wounded. Left Brockenhurst at 3:30 and reached London at 5:30.
Worked with Brigge saw Fritz, Wigan and Derek. Read after dinner. Bed at 11:15
Bright day but cold.
His Majesty King George
Tuesday November 17 1914:
We left at 9:15 by train for Brockenhurst in the New Forest to see the two hospitals arranged for Indian wounded soldiers. We went about 11:00 to the two hospitals at Balmer Lawn Hotel and Forest Park Hotel. We lunched with Mrs Morant at Brockenhurst Park who had lent two fields for Hospital huts for the wounded. We also visited the small local hospital and left again at 3:30 for London.
Her Majesty Queen Mary
Discover more about the hospital: Brockenhurst a First World War Hospital village 1914