World War One at Netley

From the battlefield to the hospital

    The chain of evacuation:

http://www.ramc-ww1.com/chain_of_evacuation.php   

How to research a soldier who served in the British Army in WWI http://www.researchingww1.co.uk/british-soldiers-ww1

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.

From ship to train. Martin Curtis.

They were then taken into the hospital....

Gloucester Journal October 23rd 1915
Soldiers from many countries..

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

May 3rd 1915 Herald newspaper
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

from Netley Hospital Heritage Group archive

Here is a link to Picture Postcards from the Great War 1914 - 1918. A very informative site with postcards of soldiers, their uniforms and much more. Scroll down the page and you will find references to Netley about two thirds down.

 

http://www.worldwar1postcards.com/real-photographic-ww1-postcards.php

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