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clwech

Job Description - General Duty(?) Orderly

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clwech

Hi

I have found, what looks like this job title - 'General Duty Orderly' on my great-great Uncle's Certificate of Employment during the War - he was in the 139th Field Ambulance but i don't know what this role did, please can someone enlighten me.  He didn't, as far as i can find out, have any medical qualifications before he joined up in 1916.

 

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clwech

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Ron Clifton

Some RAMC personnel were specialists - nurses and dispensers, for example - and the rest were "general duties". This would have included stretcher bearers and what today we would call hospital porters.

 

Ron

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clwech

Thanks Ron, that's interesting as this man's brother was also in the RAMC - he was a chemists assistant and went on to become a Pharmacist.

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