Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bags for Wounded Soldiers

Inside a military hospital, 1914-1918 [X758/1/21/60]

Thursday 24th June 1915: The National Service League has appealed for working parties to be set up across the county to provide bags in which wounded soldiers’ personal effects can be placed. These are proving extremely useful at casualty clearing stations and in hospitals and large numbers are needed. The League will supply materials to volunteers and subscriptions have been requested for this purpose. Every five shillings subscribed will provide sufficient for 38 bags. Each bag requires 12 inches by 10 inches of unbleached calico, with double strings of tape and glazed calico labels sized 4 inches by 2 inches which are to be sewn on flat. Sample bags can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary of the League at 54, Clapham Road, Bedford.

Source: Bedfordshire Standard 25th June 1915

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