Jump to content
Free downloads from TNA ×
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Gas School


blackburnian

Recommended Posts

I have been looking at the Service Records of a Great Uncle who served with the 1/4 East Lancashire Regiment in Egypt, Gallipoli and then with the BEF on the Western Front and at one point it mentions him being "gassed" and then 4 months later attending the "Divisional Gas School"

Please can anyone enlighten me on what this meant and its purpose?

Regards

Blackburnian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Googling "invisionzone gas school" will lead to several earlier threads, but I wonder if a gas school is the same as an anti-gas school?

Moonraker

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The first gas schools in the BEF were established in 1916 and eventually every army and corps had one. NCOs received an intensive two weeks training at these schools so that they in turn could be instructors at divisional level. There were also courses for officers.

TR

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you Terry Reeves and DB1 for your responses and advice. It is greatly appreciated.

Regards

Blackburnian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

... but I wonder if a gas school is the same as an anti-gas school?

Moonraker

Divisions did not contain troops dealing with the offensive use of gas, so the measures taught at a Divisional Gas School would have had the emphasis on preventative or defensive measures.

Ron

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...