World War One at Netley

From the battlefield to the hospital

    The chain of evacuation:   

The stretcher bearers took the injured to the Regimental Aid Post
then my ambulance to the Casualty Clearing Station where they were treated and sent back to their regiment unless they were severely injured in which case they were taken to a nearby Field Hospital and then returned to England.
Soldiers who were affected by mustard gas

The soldiers were transported from France in Hospital Ambulance Troopships. They arrived in Southampton docks and were taken by train to the back of Netley Hospital. The train lines can still be seen in the ground today.

Read more here:

From ship to train. Martin Curtis.

They were then taken into the hospital....

Operating Theatre.
B1 Surgical.
Wells Journal 30th October 1914
Hampshire Advertiser 10th April 1915
May 3rd 1915 Herald newspaper
Gloucester Journal October 23rd 1915 Spagnum moss for the wounded.
Ward 14A.
"A" Corridor.
Soldiers from many countries..
X Ray room.

or treated in the Red Cross Hospital, the entrance of which was at the end of a path directly in line with the Chapel.

Red Cross Huts.
L.Cpl. Randolph TAIT. See also Those who worked at Netley. FromThe Berwickshire News August 7th 1917

From The Netley British Red Cross Magazine August 1918

from Netley Hospital Heritage Group archive
The End of a Perfect Day at Netley - the patients had been invited to have a picnic at Hamble Cliff House.
Hamble Cliff House today.
The Dog That Has No Breeding

This note was left on the cenotaph I think by the lovely people of the Dogs Trust.



A lovely footstool made in 1917 at Netley which was on display in the Seacity museum's exhibition "A Soldier's Journey"

From The Netley British Red Cross Hospital Magazine June 1918

Grand Red Cross fete from Netley Hospital Heritage Group archive

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