Featured Casualties     

A soldier of the Black Watch is allowed to convalesce away from the Front Line.  The hospital blues uniform was often baggy and ill-fitting and was deliberately designed with an absence of pockets to make it even less utilitarian.

Voluntary Aid Detachment ambulance driver assists wounded soldier towards the departure point.  The route will take the wounded rearward from the Casualty Clearing Station where further medical treatment awaits.

French poilu lies victim to an artillery barrage.

The Padre lends a hand to bring in a wounded French poilu as Matron directs casualty arrivals.

Walking wounded assist one another on their journed to the Casualty Clearing Station.

More wounded arrive at the Casualty Clearing Station.

Canadian soldier being treated at the Casualty Clearing Station.

Wounded soldiers help each other reach medical aid.

French colonial with a nasty leg wound.

French stretcher bearers bring in a wounded soldier.

The Matron and Nursing Sisters tend to the wounded.

A stretcher nestled on wooden trestles serves as a makeshift operating table.  Scrub nurse and Medical Officer, with a Nursing Sister serving as the anaesthetist.

Gas casualties.

Bringing in the wounded.

Wounded Zouaves with Canadian Nursing Sister.

Mass casualties descend upon the Casualty Clearing Station.  French, British, and American soldiers await triage and treatment alongside German prisoners.

Ministering to the fatally wounded our Military Chaplain adds new dimension to the Casualty Clearing Station.

A Thomas Splint has been applied to a fractured lower limb.  The poilu toasts the success of his treatment.

Wounded Lewis gunner of the Black Watch.

A few words of reassurance.

Escorting a wounded prisoner.

A few moments reflection.

All soldiers regardless of nationality receive excellent care at CASUALTY CLEARING STATION No. 3.  Here we have soldiers of the Central Powers accompanied off the field by one of their own medical personnel.

Stretcher bearer completes a FIELD MEDICAL CARD detailing the nature of injury.

American infantry walking wounded make their way back to the Casualty Clearing Station.

Canadian Nursing Sisters assess a casualty.

Carefully documenting casualty information.

A Nursing Sister provides comfort by reading a letter to an injured French Poilu.

Victims of a gas attack.

Gas attack casualties arrive at the Casualty Clearing Station.


Gas casualty.

Neck wound being treated by the Matron and a Nursing Sister.

An unpleasant outcome for this soldier with a through-and-through neck wound and shrapnel lacerations to the head.

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