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British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers 1914-18 (£45.00 each)

British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers 1914-18



Including Voluntary Aid Detachments, Order of St John, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Friends Ambulance Unit, Serbian Relief Fund, Scottish Women's Hospitals, covering all theatres of war.

Throughout the 1914-18 War, the Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross and the Order of St John of Jerusalem organised voluntary medical assistance to the British Forces. Initially trained men and women were sent overseas, but it was not long before the scale of the war led to a severe shortage of those available to give medical assistance and to provide anciliary services. The problem was solved by the creation of the General Service Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) which enabled women with little or no medical training to undertake more routine jobs. So appeared the cooks, laundry maids, waitresses, housemaids and wardmaids, as well as hospital storekeepers, dispensers, laboratory attendants, typists, and drivers and mechanics for ambulance convoys.

Accurate records were kept and published by the British Red Cross, of which this reprint is the last and largest, of over 18,000 men and women. It includes individual details, including rank, unit and destination to which each person was sent; Lists of Headquarters Staff in London and Boulogne and ofCommissioners and representatives abroad; together with a Roll of Honour etc.

Many of those named in this register received campaign medals or honours for their contributions to the rar and this volume gives essential information about their services which may also provide a base for further research.


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