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Animals War Memorial Dispensary - 2 stone plaques Animals War Memorial Dispensary

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Animals War Memorial Dispensary - 2 stone plaques

Erection date: 10/11/1932

Inscription

{Plaque to the left of the door:}
This building is dedicated as a memorial to the countless thousands of god's humble creatures who suffered and perished in the Great War, 1914-18. Knowing nothing of the cause, looking forward to no final victory, filled only with love, faith and loyalty, they endured much and died for us. May we all remember them with gratitude, and in the future commemorate their suffering and death by showing kindness and consideration to living animals.

{Plaque to the right of the door:}
1914-1918, this tablet records the deaths by enemy action, disease or accident, of 484,143 horses, mules, camels and bullocks, and of many hundreds of dogs, carrier pigeons and other creatures on the various fronts during the Great War. It also records the fact that in France alone, 725,216 sick and wounded animals were treated in the veterinary hospitals provided by the R.S.P.C.A.

Site: Animals War Memorial Dispensary (2 memorials)

NW6, Cambridge Avenue, 10

This 19th century building was converted by the architect John Oliver Brook Hitch MC, into an animal dispensary. It was opened on 10 November 1932 by Frances Evelyn ‘Daisy’ Greville, Countess of Warwick, a well-known animal lover. In its first year it treated 6,000 animals and continues to treat sick animals today. The Animal World of December 1932 carries a long article about this dispensary with pictures.

Incidentally, there is a very strange building right next door, to the right in our photo. Strange outside and extraordinary inside.

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