7th July 1916 Friday

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“Friday July 7th was a miserable day – cold and very wet. I was hounded out of bed at 5am and proceeded ‘up the line’ with Burke and 100 stretcher-bearers. We had a long tramp up and down dale. Guns were all around us big and small. After a good deal of wandering about, we arrived at our Advanced Dressing Station at ‘The Citadel’. Here I was left with five men while the others went across to the 131st Field Ambulance A.D.S. at Minden Post. Here I had sick and wounded to care for and evacuate by motor ambulance in the early hours of the morning. We were up to our knees in liquid mud and the mess room was flooded out.”

Lots of activity at Minden Post

Lots of activity at Minden Post

R.A.M.C. stretcher–bearers removing a badly wounded German to safety on the Somme Battlefield 1916.

R.A.M.C. stretcher–bearers removing a badly wounded German to safety on the Somme Battlefield 1916.

Find out about our connection with Dr Page and an introduction to his diary here

Join Dr Page’s grandson-in-law (and Westminster Guide) Ray Coggin on a Somme themed walk around Westminster on Thursday 14th July at 6pm.  Ray’s walk includes personal references to both Dr Page and those who knew him. Book here

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