Margate Hospital , now QEQM has a special place in our hearts as the birthplace of our 3 children , but it was also one of the key projects of my grandfather , (WW1) Captain J Irvine H Friend, he was the outgoing chairman of Margate cottage hospital and the first of Margate Hospital . He personally led the fundraising campaign and oversaw the building project . Having served with the East Kent Mounted Yeomanry at Gallipoli , Palestine and being awarded an MC on the western front, he selflessly devoted his life to local good works and caring for his family on his return home, mindful that his elder brother George never did so. ,
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