Back to the dear old Country,
For which they have shed their blood,
They come - and England’s welcome
Doth rise like a mighty flood;
They fought for Queen - God bless her!
And those who love her best,
Are proud to give her soldiers
A happy and well earned rest!
And they - who fought and suffered -
Until life itself shall cease,
Can ne’er forget “The Gables”,
With its rest and perfect peace.
By Maud Maddick (Mrs Arthur Doughty) Kingston Hill.
This poem was in an undated newspaper cutting within the Gables Hospital Album held by Kingston Museum and Heritage Service.