• 1910

    Dr Hugh Newham becomes Director and Superintendent of the School

  • 1912

    New extension to the School's Royal Albert Dock site, enlarging the laboratory buildings and providing more accommodation for students

  • 1913

    Wickliffe Rose, director of the Rockefeller Foundation International Health Board, visits Robert Leiper at the School to consult on hookworm disease

  • 1914

    Outbreak of the First World War

  • 1916

    Sir Havelock Charles appointed as Dean

  • 1917

    The School and Seamen's Hospital are badly damaged by a TNT explosion in Silvertown

  • 1917

    King George V visits the School and Seamen's Hospital

  • 1919

    Establishment of the Ministry of Health