During the First World War, Ethel Locke-King (seen here on the right) was Assistant County Director of Surrey, UK. She was responsible for establishing and organising twelve auxiliary military hospitals, one of which was in their home Brooklands House and is now Brooklands College. Several of the other hospitals were in houses owned by Hugh Locke-King. Ethel oversaw the management of 700 volunteers in nineteen Voluntary Aid Detachments. Mena House Hotel in Egypt was requisitioned for use by the Australian Army during WW1.
and the Brooklands Museum website.