Extract from a war diary of 75th Field Ambulance which gives a sense of the process of evacuating and treating the sick and wounded at Armentieres 1915, (Catalogue ref: WO 95/2399)
| WAR DIARY 75th Field Ambulance
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23 cases admitted to Hospital; 17 cases evacuated & discharged to duty. 11 cases of trench feet have been admitted from 13th Cheshire Regt. The trenches were very wet & the men had been standing & working in water, none of the men had used the anti- frostbite grease before going into the trenches, but they had dry socks to change. None of the cases were severe, the feet were red & congested & as a rule swollen with tingling sensation or loss of sensation in the toes. They all recovered after little more than 24 hours rest & treatment, which mainly consisted of baths & warm dressings.
17 cases admitted to Hospital; 10 cases evacuated & discharged to duty.
36 “ “ “ “ (7 wounded); 42 cases evacuated & discharged to duty.
Cases remaining in Hospital 8 Officers, 74 N.C.O.s & men.
The position of the Regimental Aid Posts which are evacuated by the 75th Field Ambulance are now as follows- Map 36, C.9, d 9.5
“ “ C.3. d 4.6
28 U.27; b
The area to the North is evacuated by the 76th Field Ambulance & to the South by the 63rd Field Ambulance.
24 cases admitted to Hospital (3 wounded); 29 cases evacuated or discharged to duty.
8 cases admitted to hospital (2 wounded); 13 discharged to duty or evacuated …
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