Monday, 28 March 2016

A Work Party for Hospital Dressings

From the Aberdeen Express, 24th March 1916.



Towards the end of last year Miss Nicol, Roscobie, resolved to start a work party for making hospital dressings in affiliation with the Aberdeen depot for such work.  The idea was taken up with enthusiasm by a number of ladies and the money to provide the materials came in freely.

This work party has received a certificate of recognition, granted by the War Office, as from the 23rd February.  The workers have met twice a week at Roscobie, and the result up to the beginning of March is that 6690 articles, including splints, bandages, swabs, pneumonia jackets, and pillows have been sent to the Aberdeen depot.  Special consignments were sent to Dr Eden Brand, Banchory, who is with the 1st Highland Field Ambulance in France.

[I think that the 'certificate of recognition' from the War Office is part of Sir Edward Ward's scheme to co-ordinate the efforts of work parties.  There is no mention of the Red Cross, so presumably the 'Aberdeen depot' was supplying military hospitals and medical units run by the War Office.] 

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