Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Royal Army Medical Corps


David Seymour
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'd be interested to hear about what books are out there about the RAMC in the First World War, or about aspects of same. I have just come across a copy of Via Ypres - The Story of the 39 Divisional Field Ambulances

Grateful as always for any assistance.

With best wishes,

David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

David.

You could look for an old book called The Long Carry, it is about the work of a stretcher bearer team. That is all the details i have, it is/has been out of print for many years so i think you will have to look long & hard to find a copy.

Regards.

Scott.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Scott,

Thanks for that. I have looked on abebooks and find that they are indeed rare, ranging from £48 to £65!

Anyone else know of any other RAMC books?

With best wishes,

David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

David

Do a search, there are several old treads on this, or pm me.

Mart

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a copy of the 2/2nds In France, The Story of the Second/Second City Of London Field Ambulance. Unit histories to the RAMC are rare. Medals to the RAMC also seem to be scarce.

The book is interesting but lacking detail and is not the best unit history I have read.

Published on 1920.

TT

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Mart for your PM with additional bibliography. I had not come across the Army Museums Ogilby Trust before. It is a gold mine of bibliographical information.

Best wishes,

David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here are some unit history's:

1. Stretcher-Bearers-at the Double! ( 5th Canadian Field Ambulance).

2. 5th London Field Ambulance (47th London Div TF).

3. 2/2nd in France (City of London Field Ambulance).

4. 6th London Field Ambulance.

5. 2/3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance.

6. Birmingham TF units of the R.A.M.C.

8. First London Sanitary Company R.A.M.C. (City of London).

9. 2/4th London Field Ambulance.

10. Home Counties Medical Services of the TF.

I have more but would have to find them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Two books to add to the subject...

First a personal narrative diary of a Canadian ambulance in 1915, available on-line:

With a Field Ambulance at Ypres: Being Letters Written March 7-August 15, 1915 By William Boyd

"And every mound of Flemish earth

Shall witness bear, as men go by,

That greater things than Life and Death

Are Truth and Right, which cannot die."

Includes description and picture of Canadian gas victims at 2nd Ypres 28 Apr 1915.

This second book below has various chapters detailed the organization of the R.A.M.C., ambulances etc.

A PHYSICIAN IN FRANCE by Major-General Sir Wilmot Herringham, K.C.M.G., C.B

VI. THE R.A.M.C. - - - - - - 46

VII. THE FIELD AMBULANCES - - - -57

VIII. THE CLEARING STATIONS - - - -69

IX. TRANSPORT—BASE HOSPITALS—NURSES - - 83

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Greetings

A link to the Canadian Medical Official History Online, probably the best single medical OH.

Regards

Mart

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
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...