COUNTESS,

LYTTONS HOSPITAL FUND GIFT.

BUT PICTURED BELOW,

IS A RELATIVLY UNKNOWN GIFT,

THIS ONE GIVEN TO ,

R/402 H. PENBERTHY,

HAWKE BATTALION

ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION

             25/12/17


EVERY ONE HAS HEARD OF THE "PRINCESS MARY,

CHRISTMAS TIN ,

ON THE LEFT,

PPS

the street in the photo on the right was where harry lived in and  is marked with an X at each end of the street

ABOVE AND TO THE LEFT ONE WITH 2 Xs MARKING,

THE EDGE OF THE STREET,

SHOW WHERE RHODA PENBERTY LIVED AT,

UPPER EARLAND ROAD  MILTON ,

HAMPSHIRE,

BELOW  IS A SLIDE SHOW SHOWING ,

HIS SERVICE DETAILS

37 Charles Street, London,

as it is today

on the right .


on the right is a photo of

BROADWICK  STREET

London 1916,

a typical London street scene.







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

THE COUNTESS OF LYTTONS

HOSPTAL FUND

    GIFT......


A little known ,

Christmas gift for our service men in ww1,

everyone knows about the " princess mary tin on the right .

but this is slightly different , in as much as it was given to the patients ,...

at countess Lytton's hospital in London,

details below

Lytton Hospital

Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J 5ED

Medical dates:

1914 - 1918

In 1914 Dartmouth House, the family home of Lord Dartmouth (the 6th Earl of Dartmouth), became a Red Cross military hospital for officers, affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank.



The Hospital, under the supervision of Lady Lytton, had 45 beds, later increased to 75. The walnut panelling of the walls and the marble fireplaces were boarded up for protection for the duration of the war.

The Hospital closed in 1918.

countess Lytton had a chequered life by all accounts

https://en.wikipedia...e_Bulwer-Lytton

this is one of the rarer known gifts, and is very personal ,

as the subsequent recipient put his name in it ,

A/402 H. Penbeithy a/b Hawke Batt Royal Naval Division dated 25 December 1917 from the Countess Of Lytton's Hospital 1917,

its so special to me, to be able to bring another name from the past,

into recognition in the 21st century..........................


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THERE IS A  P.S


pictures 4 and 5 shows an aerial view of "long ashton near Bristol"


where harry was born on the 26th of December 1894,


the next 4 photos show Harrys service docs ,


which being R N D are hard to find