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Robert Rytir

Did Medics have a special bag (Australian)

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Robert Rytir

I am trying to find out if field medics in the ALH or other AIF units if the Medic had a special over the shoulder bag for there commonly used items and if so was it marked with a Red Cross or ddid they just use a standard bag??

 

Rob

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MrSwan

Rob,

 

The regimental stretcher bearers were issued standard haversacks containing extra shell dressings; I do not believe they were marked. Regimental medical officers had larger field medical companions and field surgical haversacks, which were marked with the Red Cross.

 

Jonathan

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Robert Rytir

Thanks for your reply , did the SB carry any thing else like medical tools or iodine ect ect? Also is there a reference book out there that explains and shows what was carried by SB and other medical staff?

 

Thanks Rob 

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Waddell

Rob,

 

This site has an image of a Light Horse medics uniform from WW1 displaying a 'medical haversack' worn over the shoulder for carrying bandages and the like. Unfortunately the bag is not shown clearly in the image (about half way down the page)-

 

http://australianmilitarymedicalcollective.weebly.com/ww1.html

 

The mannequin is also wearing a large leather medical pouch and larger medical water bottle according to the description. There do not seem to be contact details for that site.

 

There is an image from the AWM of AAMC reinforcements leaving Melbourne in February 1917 clearly wearing those pouches.

 

Scott

 

 

AIF medics WW1.JPG

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Robert Rytir

Thanks mate as i have not seen that site before very informative , do you know of any sites that shows what they used ?? As I collect in the medical field and have an O/R's LH tunic and some equipment and some groups , but its hard finding any info .

 

Cheers Rob

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Waddell
3 hours ago, Robert Rytir said:

Thanks mate as i have not seen that site before very informative , do you know of any sites that shows what they used ?? As I collect in the medical field and have an O/R's LH tunic and some equipment and some groups , but its hard finding any info .

 

 

 

Not aware of any sites Rob. Stephen Chambers 'Uniforms & Equipment of the British Army in World War 1' has ten pages of photographs of RAMC soldiers and their equipment, including an image of the satchel as used by a RE medic, but nothing dedicated to AAMC.

 

Will let you know if I come across anything, I have researched a few AAMC men.

 

A very specific area you are collecting there.

 

Scott

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Robert Rytir
13 minutes ago, Waddell said:

 

Not aware of any sites Rob. Stephen Chambers 'Uniforms & Equipment of the British Army in World War 1' has ten pages of photographs of RAMC soldiers and their equipment, including an image of the satchel as used by a RE medic, but nothing dedicated to AAMC.

 

Will let you know if I come across anything, I have researched a few AAMC men.

 

A very specific area you are collecting there.

 

Scott

Yes I have that book and yep a very specific as I have done AFC and other specialised areas but  have not done medics an as i have a few items I thought I would have a go and see whats out there LOL 

No relation to         HIGGINSON John Bingham Major ?

Thanks Rob

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Waddell
8 hours ago, Robert Rytir said:

 

No relation to         HIGGINSON John Bingham Major ?

Thanks Rob

 

No Rob. Higginsons were from Sheffield.

 

Scott

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