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The Royal Naval Medical Service and the Battle of Jutland

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seaJane

Article of mine written for the centenary and just come available online. Enjoy.

JRNMS_102_(2)_137-139 (1).pdf

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Good work Mrs.W   !

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michaeldr

A great read

Many thanks SJ

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MrSwan

Very informative, and triggers many questions. Having researched front line medical care in the Army, it would be interesting to know if there have been any comparisons made between medical provision in the regimental aid post and the naval sick bay? 

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horatio2

Thanks, sJ. A very interesting look at a hidden aspect of the battle.

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alf mcm

A very interesting article.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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seaJane
5 hours ago, MrSwan said:

Very informative, and triggers many questions. Having researched front line medical care in the Army, it would be interesting to know if there have been any comparisons made between medical provision in the regimental aid post and the naval sick bay? 

An interesting one indeed MrSwan, and one I'm leaving for someone else to take on!

 

Thank you for all the compliments, gentlemen. :)

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James A Pratt III

good article!

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seaJane

Thank you :)

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ForeignGong

Great article Jane.

Both Moon and Penfold were awarded Russian decorations for Jutland as well as their British awards.

LG https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30116/supplement/5592

 

Margetts and Stephens both awarded French CdG, but under this heading 

The following Decorations have been conferred

by the Allied Powers on Officers of the

British Naval Forces for distinguished services

rendered during the War: —

LG https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30363/supplement/11322

 

 

Peter

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seaJane

Thank you!

 

That's a nice addition, Peter. I find that the Russian decoration is mentioned in Penfold's obituary, 1956: https://archive.org/stream/JRNMSVOL42Images/JRNMS_VOL_42#page/n145

 

It was a bad year for Great War naval surgeons: Surgeon Rear Admiral James McCutcheon (Zeebrugge) and Surgeon Commander George Murray Levick (Terra Nova 1912, Howitzer Brigade, Gallipoli) have their obituaries on the same page.

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petestarling

Thanks, Jane. Found it very interesting. Presumably the losses of surgeons contributed to the Field Ambulances of the RN Division having their naval surgeons replaced with RAMC RMO's.

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seaJane

Thank you Pete. Yes, I think I found (or was sent) something when researching for our paper that said RND naval surgeons were transferred to sea service because of losses at sea. Now wondering whether I included that or not!

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horatio2

I think it was not just the loss of naval surgeons  (including heavy losses of RND surgeons at Gallipoli), which, from early 1917, saw RAMC MOs replace them in the RM Medical Unit of the RND. The strong increase in demand from the growing Fleet also influenced matters.

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rolt968
On ‎23‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 22:12, seaJane said:

Article of mine written for the centenary and just come available online. Enjoy.

JRNMS_102_(2)_137-139 (1).pdf

An excellent article. Well done.

RM

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seaJane

Thank you :)

 

2 hours ago, horatio2 said:

I think it was not just the loss of naval surgeons  (including heavy losses of RND surgeons at Gallipoli), which, from early 1917, saw RAMC MOs replace them in the RM Medical Unit of the RND. The strong increase in demand from the growing Fleet also influenced matters.

That would make sense - thank you.

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