Work of an ambulance unit

Extracts from the War Diary of the 44th Field Ambulance [Royal Army Medical Corps] a mobile army medical unit operating near the front line, July 1916, October 1916, TNA Catalogue ref: (WO 95/4117)

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WAR DIARY

or

INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY

Emergency Stretcher Bearer unit

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Date

 

 

Hour

 

 

Summary of Events and Information Remarks & references to appendices
Boulogne 1/7/16

 

2/7/16

 

 

3/7/16

 

 

4/7/16

 

5/7/16

 

6/7/16

No 3783 Private H. Smith admitted to Hospital. No 185 Corporal G. Hammon posted to Details- struck off.

No accused or sick. About 2.30 pm received a telephone message from D.D.M.S. [Division Director of Medical Services] to send 50 stretcher bearers up the line at once. Fifty N.C.O.s & men paraded & left the Marlborough Barrier Calais Road about 3.30 pm.

Emo [emergency] calling for parties at all times. Landing Hospital ships. Sudden message in the morning to send two parties of 50 men each, one to 34 C.C.S. [Casualty Clearing another to 36 [Casualty Clearing Station Station]. Both parties left completes about 2.30pm.

Only 163 N.C.O.s & men left at Headquarters, constantly backwards and forwards to docks, landing Hospital ships.

No. 2966 Private. Miller admitted to Hospital No. 6710 Private Crougham examined by mental specialist. Sent to hospital-insanity.

Two men sick, no accused, strength remains the same. Bearers being helped at the docks by other details.

 

WAR DIARY

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INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY

Emergency Stretcher Bearer unit

Place

 

Date

 

Hour

 

 

Summary of Events and Information Remarks & references to appendices
Rouen 3rd Oct.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. 4th

 

 

 

 

5th

During the past week from 25th Sept.-0ct.2nd the motor ambulances have been constantly at work detraining large numbers of wounded & taking wounded from Hospitals to trains & ships.

 

Trains     off-loaded           loaded          ships         flotilla [ambulance barges] off loaded [ambulance barges]

9719                   2746             1554                   92

Total       9811                   4300

Ambulance train No.15 evacuated at 4.30 am

Ambulance train No.18 evacuated at 10 am

Ambulance train No.18 loaded for Havre 4 pm

Ambulance Flotilla No T unloaded & patients transferred to No.18 train

 

At 9.30.am Hospital Ship St George was loaded

 

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