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'The Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War' with Niall Cherry

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Niall Cherry will give a presentation on the RAMC in the Great War.  IMAGES: Courtesy of Picture Post Cards of the First World War, the Royal Army Medical Corps.  


064: April 2002

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Sanitation, Sand & Shells with Dr Claire Hubbard-Hall

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Sanitation, Sand & Shells: The war diary of Corporal Alfred Cockburn (2nd London Sanitary Company, RAMC) This talk will explore the important role of military hygiene and sanitation within the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War, through the unpublished war diary of Alfred Cockburn. Alfred Cockburn served with the 2nd London S…


Doctors in the Great War

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Ian R WhiteheadPen & Sword 2013, Pen & Sword Ltd, Barnsley South Yorkshire (Previously 1999) £14.99, 309 pp, ill, sources, bibliog, index ISBN Number 978 1 78346 174 5 his work by historian Ian R Whitehead highlights an area of the Great War that has been obvious to any student of the war, but not analysed and explored in detail until no…


British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32)   Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues…


'The RAMC - an outline' wiht Niall Cherry

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The RAMC - an outline with Niall Cherry.    IMAGE: Photograph collection of Lieutenant Colonel G.J.S. Archer, RAMC. 7-8, two albums of photographs of No. 5 Stationary Hospital at Rouen and No. 40 Field Ambulance, during the First World War, 1914. No. 5 Stationary Hospital at Rouen, general view of the camp. 


A White Smoke Rising - Gas Warfare and the RAMC's Response - by Pete Starling

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Although the 1907 Hague Convention outlawed the use of gas projectiles in warfare, the German chemist Fritz Haber began developing the use of chlorine as a weapon intending to circumvent the rules of war by releasing the gas from cylinders. The Germans first used gas against the Russian army as the Tsar’s government had not signed up to the Hague p…


'War is the only school for a Surgeon, Medical Developments during the Great War' by Peter Starling

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Peter Starling is a retired Director of the Army Medical Services Museum and a former RAMC officer. He lectures on the medical aspects of the First World War and has led battlefield tours concentrating on medical aspects of the war including the Western Front,  Gallipoli and various Second World War battlefields.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Histor…


The Work of the RAMC in WW1 by Dr Jessica Meyer

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Over the course of the First World War, the British military medical services developed an effective system of medical evacuations to remove men from the field of battle and provide prompt care for wounds and illnesses. This talk traces the journey that wounded British soldiers went on from the front line, through a variety of sites of medical care…


9 February 1917 : Pte Phinlo St. John Quirk

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Third son of Hugh Quirk (a master mariner and teacher of navigation) and his wife Anna (née Deadon) of The Hill, Armagh. The second of three boys, Richard, then Phinlo then Gerald.  Phinlo was educated at Rathgar National School, Dublin.   On leaving he was apprenticed as an Engineer at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. At the time of enlistme…


Lewes Casualties : September 1918 and the impact of 'Spanish Flu'

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  September 1918 brought a further 14 Lewes casualties, 10 on the Western Front where the arrival of the Americans had helped change the balance of forces firmly towards the Allied side and four others, one from Baku on the Caspian Sea, one from a submarine attack off Brittany, one the result of tuberculosis and one from influenza. Private Albert…