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And the first two lines say....?


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Oh that Edwardian handwriting!

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"WO reports Adm [admitted] 27 F A [Field Ambulance] 17.1.15"

Then, just below it "ICT Arm" which I seem to recall translates as 'Inflammed Connective Tissue' which is a bit of a catch-all term to describe any musculoskeletal pain or limitation (tendonitis, sprains/strains, etc).

Then "Ad 14 GH Boulogne" - admitted to 14th General Hospital, Boulogne on 14 March with "GW eye Sev" - 'sev' stands for 'severe', eye is self-explanatory, 'W' typically stands for 'wound' but I'm not certain about "GW" in combination. "GSW" is 'Gun Shot Wound', so maybe "GW" is 'Gas Wound'.....? It would match the eye(s) being badly affected.

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The number of the FA in line one is 22 not 27 (compare with the quite different 7 in the date)

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The W stands for wound. He had dirt blown into his eye by a shell explosion. Later discharged as unfit.

Papers are on Ancestry.

Martin

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Thanks all. Really useful. The 3rd Southern General Hospital Oxford included the eye hospital at Radcliffe Infirmary formerly on Walton Road which would be an obvious destination.

5056 Pte Campbell Owen 2/RWF later rejoined as R/4728 Able Seaman C Owen 15 Platoon D Coy Anson Battalion RND and was kia 21/8/18 - as a child he lodged with his mother's sister in Bewdley and is listed on the school ROH...

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The number of the FA in line one is 22 not 27 (compare with the quite different 7 in the date)

Yes, you're quite right - I glanced at the OP while typing my reply ('what was the number of the FA, twenty-something.....?') saw the 'F' and mistook it for a 7......

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Need to hit my Dunn and Richards!

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