St. John Ambulance Brigade
During the First World War the Wimbledon Division of the St. John Ambulance brigade provided part time nursing sisters at many hospitals across London and Surrey. These included Charing Cross Hospital, the London Hospital, Kingston Hospital, Queen Mary's Roehampton and even the Bethnal Green Military Hospital.
The Brigade also undertook air raid duties at police stations in Wimbledon, Lavender Hill and West Norwood. Members raised money for the war effort at special flag days and organised a concert to generate funds for the St. John's Hospital in Etaples, France. Divisional staff provided medical and general support at large scale fundraising events in Wimbledon, including Tank Day, Gun Day and the first Remembrance Day commemorations in 1918.
Staff from the Wimbledon branch of St. John's Ambulance were also despatched to provide medical support overseas at hospitals in the French towns of Rouen and Trouville; at St. Paul's Military Hospital, Malta, the General Hospital in Salonica, Greece and aboard the hospital ship "Acquitania."